Friday, April 20, 2018


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

Yeshivat Noam Buds and Kindergarten Experience Seder and Learn About Pesach

Yeshivat He’Atid Does Biur Chametz

Before Pesach, Yeshivat He’Atid preschoolers had the opportunity to participate in the mitzvah of Biur Chametz. Rav Ronen led the way, explaining the mitzvah and taking care of the burning.

BPY Raises Funds for Project Ezrah Maot Chitim Campaign

Ben Porat Yosef fifth grade students, under the guidance of Rabbi Acoca, the school’s rav beit hasefer, and Rav Haim, fifth grade Judaic studies teacher, raised over $500 for Project Ezrah’s “Maot Chitim” campaign before Pesach. Students learned about the age-old Jewish tradition to ensure that everyone has the necessary

Dr. Schnitzel Combines Model Seder With Science Experiments at TCA

TCA middle school students were treated to a wonderful show and seder experience with Rabbi Goldin, also known as Dr. Schnitzel. The students in grades six through eight had a blast as they made connections between the four cups of wine and science. Student Eli Caren said, “This was the best show I have ever

MTA Talmidim Enjoy Queens Shabbaton

MTA’s inaugural Queens shabbaton took place on March 16-17 at the Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills. Head of School Rabbi Joshua Kahn, freshman rebbe Rabbi Rafi Pearl and Executive Director Yoni Cohen joined 40 talmidim for an exciting and meaningful Shabbos, spearheaded by Director of Student Activities Elie Hirt and parent