College Search Consultant, Claire D. Friedlander, to present in Dobbs Ferry on Sunday November 17

Published: Thursday, November 7, 2013 By: Johnna Freud

Noted college consultant, Claire D. Friedlander, LPC, NCC, will provide practical advice for parents and grandparents of students, currently in grades 8 – 11, about post high school planning, at the Greenburgh Hebrew Center in Dobbs Ferry on Sunday, November 17 at 10:00 AM. This program is open to all free of charge and is sponsored by Sisterhood GHC and United Synagogue Youth (USY) – GHC Chapter. A continental breakfast will be served. Space is limited so reservations are strongly suggested and can be made at <> .
Claire will answer common questions such as: how do you know if college is the right choice for your teenager immediately after high school?  When does the college search really begin? How do you identify colleges that are “right” for your teenagers’ educational and emotional needs? How do you decide which ones to visit and how many applications to submit?  She will also address challenges, like: the college essay, dealing with the cost of college, and contemporary issues regarding Jewish life on campus.

Claire is the college consultant for Jewish Family Service of Greater Stamford and a former Director of Guidance for the Stamford Public School system. She produces workshops and is a much-requested speaker specializing in post high school planning for special needs students as well as the general high school population.

Sisterhood GHC, provides support to the entire Greenburgh Hebrew Center family and other worthy causes. With approximately 180 members, Sisterhood presents Brunches, Mah Jongg games and other activities, with a special emphasis on the Women of GHC. It is a participating member of Women’s League for Conservative Judaism. USY GHC is a local chapter of a national organization for Jewish high schoolers across the country.  Its mission is to provide Jewish teenagers with meaningful interactive experiences with Judaism, the Jewish people including other Jewish teenagers, and the Synagogue. The Greenburgh Hebrew Center is a Conservative egalitarian congregation with over 300 member families, serving the Rivertowns, Scarsdale, Hartsdale, White Plains, New Rochelle and Yonkers. It is located at 515 Broadway in Dobbs Ferry.

For more information and to reserve your seat for this highly-anticipated informational session, visit, call the Greenburgh Hebrew Center at (914) 693-4260 or email