Friday, April 20, 2018


BCHSJS Attends Weekend Shabbaton

This past weekend, students at the Bergen County High School of Jewish Studies had an amazing shabbaton at The Hudson Valley Resort and Spa. The weekend began with candle lighting followed by icebreakers so students could get to know each other better. The theme of the shabbaton was “Leadership” with various study sessions on

Rabbi Genack Discusses Modern Day Kashrut With RKYHS Students

RKYHS students were privileged to hear from Rabbi Menachem Genack, the esteemed rabbinic administrator of the Orthodox Union’s kashrut division and rabbi of Shomrei Emunah in Englewood. Rabbi Genack oversees the certification program of some 4,500 food production facilities in 68 countries around the world. In connection

JEC Alum Is 2018 Yeshiva College Valedictorian

JEC graduate Jared Rutner, of West Orange, was named Yeshiva College valedictorian this week.

Rutner, an amazing student in high school, both in and out of class, has always set a high bar for what it means to be a ben Torah and ba’al middos tovos. In what must have been a most difficult

MTA Sophomores Enjoy Epic Grade-Wide Trip

MTA’s tenth grade talmidim had an incredible experience bonding with each other and their rebbeim during their two fun-filled days in Connecticut on sophomore trip. Talmidim and rebbeim participated in sports activities, including bubble soccer, volleyball, ultimate frisbee, kickball and dodgeball at

JEC Second Grade Walks the Red Carpet

JEC second graders had their moment to shine! After weeks of researching, writing and creating, each child came prepared to present. The program began with a charming musical presentation that included a quick sketch of each famous person. At the fair itself, the detailed costumes and digital and tri-fold displays

Bruriah Torah Bowl Team Strikes Again

Taking the teamwork approach that’s worked throughout the school year, the Torah Bowl team finished its division as league champions and awaits its three opponents in the championship round, set for April 23. Torah Bowl is an inter-school competition in which players study the Chumash, this year sefer Devarim, including the

JKHA First Grade Heads to China

The first grade at JKHA has just completed a thorough, hands-on unit on China and Chinese culture. They learned about the geography, time differences and the Great Wall of China—which they then built using different materials in the MakerSpace. They read all about the Chinese New Year, made lanterns and dragon

RKYHS Sports Management Club Receives Insight From Philadelphia 76ers

The Sports Management Club had a very unique and enriching opportunity that helped offer a well-rounded look at different aspects of the sports business field. Twenty five students from the sports management club were invited by the Philadelphia 76ers for a special experience. The afternoon began with access to play

Bruriah Takes Annual Jewish History Trip

“Bruriah’s 11th grade Historia trip is something all schools should experience,” Rabbi Paysach Krohn said when he addressed the juniors during their annual Jewish History trip. The two-day trip through New York exposes the students to various Jewish communities and sects of Judaism. An institution at Bruriah

JEC Torah Bowl Wins Division

Last week, the first-place JEC Torah Bowl team cruised to sweeping victories in all their matches, winning the New Jersey division in dominating fashion. The boys will next head across the river to compete in the championship round against the New York division champions. Yasher koach to the team on their amazing work ethic and

IBECC Sunflower Class Builds a Kotel

In honor of Yom Ha’atzmaut this week, the children learned about Yerushalayim and the Kotel. Many people come from all over the world to daven there. They ask Hashem for different things that they feel are important to them. The children worked together to build a Kotel using wooden blocks.

Remove Sugar From Your Diet and Enjoy Better Health

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have found that most adults consume between 12.5 and 13.5 percent of their total calories per day from added sugar. Children are consuming up to 16 percent of their calories per day from sugar. This large amount of sugar in daily diets contributes to a number of unhealthy conditions,