Schalls are Golda Och Academy gala honorees

Schalls are Golda Och Academy gala honorees

Mindy and Alan Schall
Mindy and Alan Schall

The Golda Och Academy in West Orange will honor Mindy and Alan Schall at this year’s spring gala on Tuesday, June 6, at the Crystal Plaza in Livingston.

Mindy ’97 and Alan ’92 Schall live in Livingston and are the parents of Emily ’22, Sophie ’25, Brandon ’26, and Zoe ’30. They have dedicated their time, resources and talents to further the mission of Golda Och Academy.

According to the Schalls, “Golda Och Academy is our second home; it has helped shape our lives and our children’s lives, which is why it is so important for us to be involved in all aspects of school life.”

Alan, a real estate developer and partner at Atlantic Realty in Woodbridge, is the former vice-chair of GOA’s board of trustees and chairs the building committee. He is the Signature Society chair and a board member of Israel Bonds, an executive committee board member of Camp Ramah Berkshires, and a founding board member of the American Friends of Israeli Navy Seals. He’s also past president of the family’s synagogue, Etz Chaim in Livingston. Mindy has spent hours on the Upper and Lower School campuses between her volunteer leadership roles as the Major Gifts chair for the development team, past president of the Parents’ Association, and the Parents’ Association school lunch coordinator. She is also the sisterhood president at Etz Chaim. Both Mindy and Alan are supporters of Yad Vashem and the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest.

“As an alumni couple who have sent four children to GOA, Mindy and Alan set a high bar of commitment to the school and the Jewish values for which it stands,” Rabbi Danny Nevins, GOA’s head of school, said. “They lead by example in their commitment to Jewish practice and support for Israel. We are so grateful for all that they do and so pleased to recognize their leadership at our spring gala.”

Steven Klinghoffer is the chair of GOA’s board. “Mindy and Alan Schall have been exemplary leaders of the Golda Och Academy community,” he said. “Mindy has been a force in the Parents’ Association. There is almost no PA event where one can’t find Mindy deeply involved. Alan is a long-time member of the board and chairs our very active building committee. GOA would not be what it is today without Mindy and Alan Schall.”

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