SARASOTA, FL – Hershorin Schiff Community Day School honored longtime former preschool teacher, school parent and grandparent, and all-around “mensch” Sue Rosin during the recent Goldie Feldman Award Brunch. She was recognized for her years of volunteering with the school’s literacy program, in particular for her dedicated service as a featured reader during the annual Dr. Seuss Day.
The program started with a cocktail hour before guests sat down to hear from Community Day’s Head of School Dan Ceaser. Then guests enjoyed a delicious brunch spread, two songs performed by Rosin’s granddaughter, Ava Rosin, an original song – written by Dr. Wendy Katz (last year Goldie Feldman Award-winner) and Community Day’s musical theater director Michelle Walker – performed by the school’s “Shir Squad,” and inspirational words from the honoree herself.
Rosin was raised in Miami and taught elementary school there before moving to Sarasota more than 51 years ago. She has been engaged with the Jewish community for decades. She became involved with ORT America in 1972 and later served as the first president of the Sarasota Evening ORT chapter. In 1986, she was recognized with the Israel Bonds Woman of Valor award and, in 1987, earned the Young Leadership Award from The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee. She has served as the co-chair of the Sarasota Committee for MOSAIC (early Jewish Florida history) and was a board member of the Jewish Museum of Florida – Miami Beach.
At Temple Beth Sholom, Rosin has been extremely involved, serving in a variety of positions over the years. She taught Judaica to youths enrolled at the temple’s religious school. She was co-President of the Sisterhood in 1980 and has co-chaired the Sisterhood’s popular Luncheon & Fashion Show for the past 10 years.
“We are so pleased and proud to recognize ‘our Sue’ with our fourth Goldie Feldman Award,” said Ceaser. “She has grown with our school and our community through many iterations and has been a transformative figure as an educator and advocate as our program has expanded and matured. We are grateful for her many contributions – and our students just love her!”
For more about Community Day School, a Jewish day school serving students from preschool through eighth grade, go to CommunityDay.org or call 941-552-2770.