Friday, April 20, 2018


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

Yeshivat He’Atid Participates in Communal Food Drive

To help internalize the message of including chesed in simchat Yom Tov, Yeshivat He’Atid students and families participated in the Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey’s Mega Food Drive. In addition to collecting food at school, a number of students attending the packing event on Sunday to get more involved in this

LPS Students Count the Days Until Shavuot

LPS children continued learning the story of how the Jewish people left Egypt and journeyed through the desert until they reached Har Sinai to receive the Torah. They learned that we count sefirat haomer, the days from Pesach to Shavuot. Children began their preparations for Shavuot by practicing their numbers

Ma’ayanot Art Show Opens at Teaneck Library

The Ma’ayanot art department cordially invites the community to an art show: “Overcoming the Holocaust,” a moving depiction of the psychological aftermath of trauma and what it means to move on, creating a positive life for generations to come. Students’ artwork depicting images on the theme of arising up from the darkness

Yeshivat Frisch Seniors Visit Washington, D.C.

Yeshivat Frisch’s entire senior grade visited Washington, D.C. on April 11. There, they met with members of Congress and their staff to discuss the U.S.-Israel relationship. The students also had the opportunity to visit the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

“The trip was both

Shahar Azani of ‘Stand With Us’ Addresses Yavneh Students

Shahar Azani from Stand With Us, an organization which focuses on education to defend Israel in schools and college campuses, addressed Yavneh Academy seventh graders this past Wednesday. He spoke to launch their next unit in Advisory Class on the importance of standing up for what is right and specifically for Israel. This unit