Monday, April 29, 2013

Atom Eve

Fundraiser for Jewish Academy of Arts and Sciences: New Mexico’s only Jewish day school plans to introduce and celebrate its new name and growth plans at its annual fundraiser, beginning at 7:30 pm Saturday, May 4 at the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, 601 Eubank Blvd SE. The event is open to the entire community.

Atom Eve ~ Fundraiser
Jewish Academy of Arts & Sciences
Saturday May 4 ~ 7:30 pm
National Museum of Nuclear Science & History

Solomon Schechter Day School of Albuquerque, which serves Jewish children from kindergarten through fifth grade, will officially become the

Jewish Academy of Arts and Sciences

Head of School Steve Barberio said the 17-year-old school  needed a name that better reflected the diverse Jewish community the school has served. 

“We want the name to say exactly who we are and what we do,” he said. “The new name also reflects our commitment to high  academic standards and a comprehensive Jewish education for  our students.”

Barberio, who has a long history of managing programs in arts and education and moved to Albuquerque last year to oversee the school, said he is excited about the school’s recent undertakings and eager to share them with the community.  

“We hope people will enjoy  themselves, contribute to the school, and become advocates for the Jewish Academy,” he said.

Thanks to its scientific locale, this year’s fundraiser is being billed as “Atom Eve” and aims to raise scholarship funds for its students. 

Guests will be treated to party appetizers and drinks, guided museum tours and a short Havdalah service beginning at  8:30 p.m.  (Havdalah is a Jewish ritual marking the symbolic end of the Sabbath.)

Tickets are $36 per person and can be purchased at the door, at the school’s website at or by calling (505) 232-2325.

Corporate and/or individual sponsors interested in making a tax-deductible charitable contribution should call Randi Bressler at (505) 348-4442.

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