Endowment Fund for School Choice
​Because a Jewish Soul should be nurtured; not squandered

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Please consider volunteering.  Our success depends on whether Jewish Day School supporters can mobilize.  If you would like to volunteer, please email us with an indication of interest; along with a resume if you have one. Our e-mail is [email protected]  Thanks. Aaron Sears, President, 29 May 2016.


Meet your Board of Directors:
Sam Braun, VP
Aaron Sears, CPA - President
  • ​​​Sam has served as Comptroller of the NJ Transportation Trust Fund Authority the past 5 years and previously served as Controller of NJ Network/NJ Public Broadcasting Authority for over 13 years. Sam has his MBA in Finance and a BS in Accounting from Brooklyn College. He and his wife are strong supporters for providing Jewish children a strong Jewish foundation and are proud to have raised two boys who attended and thrived in a Hebrew Day School and Yeshiva High School. Sam has served as Board President and Treasurer of his Synagogue and currently serves as a Board Trustee. He also currently serves as Program Coordinator for the synagogue's Life and Legacy Giving Initiative in cooperation with the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Mercer County.

  • Father of 3 boys; all educated in yeshivas from pre-school
  • Accountant/CPA/MBA/CISA with USDA
  • Lieutenant Colonel, US Army, Retired; with combat tours in Bosnia & Iraq
  • Corporate governance guru; including 15 years as AVP-Internal Audit for United Nations Federal Credit Union (UNFCU) - New York, NY
  • Former shul treasurer & youth sports​ director
  • ​Grandfather
  • ​Private school advocate
Devorah Blumberg - Secretary
Elliot Braun, Esq., VP & Legal Counsel
  • Licensed attorney; The Rutgers School of Law
  • Currently freelancing and interning for the State of NJ Division of Law
  • Attended Shalom Torah Academy of Central New Jersey and Moshe Aaron Yeshiva High School (NJ)
  • Grateful to my parents for sending me to yeshiva.  The benefits from attending yeshiva; including the friends and education received, are tremendous and will carry me through life's journey.
  • I believe all Jewish children should have the opportunity to attend yeshiva regardless of background or affiliation
  • Devorah is the proud mother of 3 girls and 2 boys. She and her husband, Yisroel, are advocates for a strong Jewish and secular education. Their children have attended yeshivos since preschool. She is currently the Development Coordinator for Shalom Torah Academy of Central New Jersey and holds her Masters Degree in Teaching English to Students of Other Languages (TESOL) from Queens College.

Warren Hyman, VP
David Goldstein, VP
  • Proud father of 3 girls; all yeshiva educated
  • ​Supervisor, New York City Department of Finance
  • Former Board member, Congregation Toras Emes in E. Windsor (Twin Rivers), NJ
  • Supporter of Jewish Day schools which teach midos, torah and rigorous secular studies to prepare our children for the challenges ahead

  • Proud father of two yeshiva-educated students
  • B.S. - Computer & Electrical Engineering, and applied math
  • President, Congregation Toras Emes in E. Windsor (Twin Rivers), NJ
  • Advocate for making Jewish schooling available and affordable for all Jewish children
Mindy Sears, VP
Bob Ertel, VP
  • Rehab Program Manager and Physical Therapy Assistant for Genesis Healthcare
    B.S. - Syracuse University
    VP - Congregation Toras Emes in E. Windsor (Twin Rivers), NJ
    Mother of three yeshiva educated children
    Former Shalom Torah Academy of Central NJ PTA President and fundraiser
    Former daycare provider
    Grandmother
      
  • ​​Former President, Congregation Toras Emes in E. Windsor (Twin Rivers), NJ
  • Former accountant in private industry and now retired
  • Married for almost 50 years and proud grandfather of many children and grandchildren, all in yeshiva, kin ahora
  • Resident of E. Windsor (Twin Rivers), NJ; formerly of Brooklyn, NY
  • Strong advocate for yeshiva education for all Jewish children regardless of background