Friday, April 20, 2018


MTA Seniors Lead Meaningful Yom HaShoah Program

MTA seniors who participated in a nine-day trip to Poland led by the “Names, Not Numbers©” organization earlier this year, coordinated a meaningful school-wide Yom HaShoah program. Students described their experience visiting Polish towns with rich Jewish histories and touring concentration camps with

JEC Lower School Observes Yom HaShoah

The JEC Lower School observed Yom HaShoah with a selection of meaningful opportunities for the different grade levels. The third graders listened to “Terrible Things: An Allegory of the Holocaust,” by Eve Bunting. This tale introduced a key and age-appropriate theme, standing up against hate. In preparation

Yavneh Academy Marks Yom HaShoah

On Yom HaShoah, Yavneh Academy lower school students viewed the school’s Torah scroll which was rescued from the Nazis from Vyskov, Czechoslovakia, and presented by the Class of 1985. The curtain for the Torah scroll showcase is only raised once a year, on Yom HaShoah. Yavneh faculty member Azi Steiner sang with

Yeshivat Noam Fourth Graders Bake Challah With Their Teachers

RKYHS Students Remember the Holocaust and Heroism

RKYHS brought students together for Yom HaShoah to hear inspiring stories of survival, to remember those who were murdered and to honor those who survived. Students heard from Michael Zieger, a child survivor who fled Nazi persecution and lived for two terrifying years in unspeakable conditions under the barn of a

SAR High School Observes Yom HaShoah With Witness Theater

This past Yom HaShoah SAR HS students, parents and community members were treated to SAR’s fourth production of Witness Theater. The program, conceived by Irit and Ezra Dagan in collaboration with JDC-Eshel in Israel and run in the U.S. in conjunction with the UJA, Selfhelp and the Claims Conference, pairs Holocaust survivors

SAR Academy Students Observe Yom HaShoah

On Thursday, April 12, the students and faculty observed Yom HaShoah at SAR Academy. As students in grades two through eight gathered on the steps, Rabbi Binyamin Krauss, principal, told the students that on Pesach, we ask questions and today, we also ask questions—many questions that cannot be

Schanzer Brothers Visit JEC for Special Yom HaShoah Program

This week, JEC High School students and faculty were privileged to hear an amazing tale of survival and heroism from survivors Henry and Bernard Schanzer, grandfather and great uncle of current JEC students. These amazing men, identical twins, told of their miraculous journey of survival, and of the righteous gentiles who

Moriah’s Early Childhood Makes Memories

This week, in conjunction with Yom HaShoah, Moriah’s K-Silver began discussing the concept of a “memory.” Students discussed and defined the word, “memory” and listed various types of memories. The list included sad, happy, angry, excited and scary types of memories. They discussed that sometimes a song, a smell or even a

JKHA Middle School Commemorates Yom HaShoah

The JKHA middle school students had the opportunity to commemorate Yom HaShoah with Holocaust survivor Sonia Klein. Klein spoke to to the students and shared her miraculous story of survival. Klein was transported out of the Warsaw Ghetto, and was taken first to Majdanek, then survived three more concentration camps,

MTA Students Volunteer at Tomchei Shabbos

MTA sophomores in Rabbi Kerner’s shiur volunteered at Tomchei Shabbos of Bergen County, packing Shabbos meals for families in Bergen County. Chesed is an integral part of MTA’s programming. Every shiur participates in multiple chesed projects throughout the year and students truly enjoy giving back to

BPY Drama Club Performs ‘Beauty and the Beast’ to Packed Crowds

Students in Ben Porat Yosef’s drama club, in collaboration with Envision Theater, performed the play “Beauty and the Beast” during two performances on Sunday, March 25, at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. The auditorium was filled to capacity, for both performances, with fellow students, family and friends from the community. A