Friday, April 20, 2018


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,

A Safer Fix for Heart Valve Problems

(Courtesy of RWJ Barnabas Hospital) What saps vitality after age 75? One thing, in many cases, is a condition called aortic valve stenosis—a narrowing of the valve that connects the left ventricle to the aorta, the body’s largest artery, often caused by the gradual buildup of calcium. The traditional treatment is open heart

Jewish High School Students Envision Shakespeare Like Never Before

On March 26, seven local Jewish high schools sent teams to participate in a drama competition entitled Envision Shakespeare. The objective was for each team to present Act 1, Scene 2 of “Julius Caesar,” using only four chairs and the participating students’ voices, bodies and imaginations.

BCHSJS Students Take Trip to Six Flags

Students at the Bergen County High School of Jewish Studies went on a trip to Six Flags Great Adventure during Chol Hamoed Pesach. Despite the rainy weather, students had a fun time going on all the rides, seeing the shows and hanging out with Bugs and Daffy.

Envision Shakespeare Is Labor of Love for Student Actors

A larger than life politician so beloved by the masses that if he “had stabbed their mothers” they would love him “no less.” The elite senators who fear his abuse of power. A conspiracy hatched to overthrow him. An ominous warning from the “press” that he should be worried about the future. Plucked from today’s headlines?

TABC Prepares for Pesach With Students and Alumni

TABC spent the time before Pesach preparing for the upcoming chag in many ways. Aside from the learning in the daily shiurim, there were several special opportunities as well. A week before Pesach, TABC had a special pre-Pesach Parent-Son Learning night. After dinner, there was multi-generational chavruta