WELCOME HOME TO WEEQUAHIC HIGH SCHOOL in its 86th year

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Join us in providing opportunity to the students
attending Weequahic High School today

at 279 Chancellor Avenue
in Newark, New Jersey


You are at the website of the WEEQUAHIC HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION. Now 22 years old, it has become one of the largest, most active, and successful high school alumni groups in the city of Newark, state of New Jersey, and across America.

The above SLIDE SHOW features some of our distinguished alumni and faculty representing all generations of the high school, as well as other wonderful memories. So take a step back in time and explore 85 YEARS OF WEEQUAHIC.

View information about your classmates and friends.  Learn about our extraordinary alumni.  Look for the latest class reunions, alumni and high school events. Tour the picture gallery. Watch a video. Check out our links which will take you to other related websites.

Discover what’s happening at the high school today. Learn more about the WHS Alumni Association. Read our Alumni Calumet newsletters and special articles about our grads and faculty.  Become a MEMBER. Purchase alumni merchandise. Buy a Legacy Brick. Make a contribution to a scholarship fund. Bookmark this site. Visit often.


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  • 20 NOTABLE INDIANS INDUCTED INTO ALUMNI HALL OF DISTINCTION
    On October 17, 2019, eighteen alumni and two faculty members were inducted into the Weequahic High School Alumni Association Hall of Distinction on the occasion of the organization’s 22nd anniversary. They join previous inductees Max Herzberg, Ronald Stone, Lester Fein, Dr. Robert Lowenstein, Hilda Lutzke, Dr. Victor Parsonett, Philip Roth, Alvin Attles, Seymour “Swede” Masin, […]
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  • HAL BRAFF, ALUMNI ASSOCIATION CO-FOUNDER, PASSES AWAY
    Attorney, family man, humanitarian, loyal to Weequahic High School, Temple Sha’arey Shalom – and the New York Mets Hal Braff learned early in life that being Jewish meant more than just religious observance. “Going to service was not sufficient,” he said. “Make the world a better place, that is your responsibility.” That statement became the […]
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  • BURNEY ADAMS, LEGENDARY WHS FOOTBALL COACH, PASSES AWAY
    Legendary N.J. football coach has died. His legacy? ‘That man saved my life.’ By Barry Carter, Star-Ledger There’s a picture somewhere of Burney Adams wearing a white suit when he dived head first into a pile of mud at Untermann Field in Newark. His dear friend, Donald Bradley, a former Newark South Ward councilman, hoped […]
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  • Weequahic Yearbooks – from 1950 to 1990 – are now digitized
    Through a grant received by The Newark Public Library with assistance provided by the Newark Public Schools Historical Preservation Committee, Weequahic High School’s yearbooks, from 1950 to 1990, are now digitized. Only a few yearbooks during that period of time are missing. Weequahic and East Side High School were the first high schools selected for […]
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  • WHS NOTE IS NOW ON OUR WEBSITE
    The very popular, WHS NOTE, which Jacob Toporek and the Class of 1963 Association have been emailing on Saturdays for many years, is now on our website under the menu item, PUBLICATIONS. In addition, the WHS Alumni Association is emailing the WHS NOTE every Friday using its CONSTANT CONTACT emailing service.
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  • $26,000 FOR CLASS OF 2018 SCHOLARSHIPS
    On Monday, June 11th, at the Weequahic High School Senior Awards Ceremony, the WHS Alumni Association honored 20 deserving students from the Class of 2018 with scholarships to attend college or a trade school. The scholarship recipients are: Samuel Adesina; Shellee Alexander; Latiefa Barrett; Richel Boakye; Leslie Bonsu; Laquan Breedlove; Salih Brown; Samir Craighead, Isioji […]
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  • ROGER LEON, Newark’s New Superintendent of Schools Is A “Newarker Through And Through”
    Roger León was born in the city of Newark, grew up in the city of Newark, remains a proud product of the Newark Board of Education, dedicated 25 years of service to the children in the Newark Public Schools, and still lives in Newark. Mr. León attended Hawkins Street School from Kindergarten to 8th grade […]
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  • THE PASSING OF PHILIP ROTH
    Philip Roth’s Newark roots inspired a lifetime of extraordinary storytelling By Brad Parks with Ted Sherman | For NJ Advance Media Philip Roth spent just 17 years in Newark, growing up in a succession of rental homes in its Weequahic section, where he came of age along the shopkeepers, bookies and schoolboys who filled its […]
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  • David Schechner – WHS 1946 – In Loving Memory
    Distinguished attorney, student of the Talmud, synagogue officer, and trustee of the Weequahic High School Alumni Association David Schechner, 89, of South Orange, N.J., passed away peacefully on April 12, 2018. Services were held Sunday, April 15, at Oheb Shalom Congregation, 170 Scotland Rd, in South Orange, with interment at the Oheb Shalom Cemetery, 1321 […]
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  • ALUMNI CALUMET WINTER 2018 LINK FOR VIEWING
    To view The full edition of the Alumni Calumet Winter 2018, click on the above picture of the newsletter cover and it will open in a separate window. Some of the featured articles in this edition are: * Andre Hollis, Weequahic’s New Principal. * Local Control Returns to Newark. * WHS Alumni Reassured. * 2017 […]
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