GOA spring gala to be held in June

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Wednesday, June 6, Golda Och Academy will hold its annual spring gala at The Crystal Plaza in Livingston. The event is not only an opportunity to reflect on the successes of the past year, but to also celebrate the school community, as well as its values and mission. This year’s […]

Golda Och Academy appoints new Upper School principal

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Golda Och Academy recently appointed Rabbi Elliot Goldberg as the new Upper School principal, effective July 1. Goldberg comes to Golda Och Academy with more than 20 years of experience working in Jewish day schools. He has served as head of school at the Solomon Schechter Day Schools of Greater Hartford […]

Local athletes honored by UNICO

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Orange-West Orange chapter of UNICO National held its 44th annual Sports Awards Breakfast in the West Orange High School Cafeteria on Feb. 25, honoring athletes from WOHS, Orange High School, Seton Hall Prep, Golda Och Academy and the West Orange Police Athletic League football team and cheerleaders, who were undefeated […]

WOHS sees PD presence upped after Fla. massacre

WEST ORANGE, NJ — As news broke of the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., in which 17 were murdered and more than a dozen more injured Wednesday, Feb. 14, parents and guardians across the country once again were left feeling scared for their own children’s safety. West Orange was no exception. As such, West Orange […]

Golda Och Academy holds first Lower School Community Service Day

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Wednesday, Jan. 17, Golda Och Academy hosted its first Community Service Day at the Wilf Lower School Campus with students in pre-K through fifth grade participating in service activities benefiting local organizations. “We are delighted to bring Community Service Day to the Lower School,” Lower School Principal Carrie Z. Siegel […]

Golda Och students raise money for Rachel Coalition

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Golda Och Academy National Honor Society chose Rachel Coalition as the recipient of the proceeds from its fundraising efforts, which included a bake sale, bowl-a-thon and more. Pictured, students Mikayla Spierer and Sammi Glennon present Pam Fishman, vice-chairwoman of Rachel Coalition, with the gift from the GOA NHS.

GOA students join ‘Names, Not Numbers’ Holocaust project

WEST ORANGE, NJ — High school students at Golda Och Academy in West Orange will become documentary filmmakers this year, as 20 students in grades 10 through 12 participate in the “Names, Not Numbers” program. The program turns studying the Holocaust into an interactive project, enabling students to interview Holocaust survivors and subsequently create a […]

Moore Love kindness program spreads to Golda Och Academy

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Friday, Nov. 3, Golda Och Academy’s Lower School kicked off Moore Love’s Pass It On program with founder Betsy Stephens. The program, which started in 2014 at Gregory Elementary School in West Orange, was created in memory of Stephens’ sister with the belief that one small act of kindness can […]