Thursday, May 24, 2018


BCHSJS Students Participate in ZOA Mission to Washington

On May 9, three Bergen County High School of Jewish Studies students accompanied by their principal, Fred Nagler, joined the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) Washington, D.C. Mission. Jarod Forer, Sarah Gordon and Sam Pitchkhadze listened to Mort Klein, president of the ZOA, as well as a number of members of

MTA Freshman Sam Verstandig Leads ‘Stop Bullying’ Program in Albany

MTA freshman Sam Verstandig, of Queens, has been lobbying for anti-bullying legislation at the State Senate and Congress levels for the past two years and was recognized as one of the “Jewish Week’s” 36 Under 36 in 2017 for his efforts. Accompanied by his parents, Verstandig has made multiple trips to Albany, where he has

Yeshivat Noam Fourth Graders Learn About the Environment

Yeshivat Noam fourth graders traveled to the Meadowlands Environmental Center for an innovative, hands-on environmental science program.

Frisch Farm Celebrates Shavuot by Donating Fresh Crops

Students at Yeshivat Frisch who work the “Frisch Farm” with Yosef Gillers prepared for the harvest holiday of Shavuot with tzedaka last week, practicing the midah of caring for the poor that is a central theme in Megillat Ruth. The Thursday before the chag, students picked a beautiful harvest of cabbage, chives, mint and chive

The BPY Community Gets Ready for Shavuot

From early childhood through the parent body, the Ben Porat Yosef community was busy preparing for Shavuot last week. Early childhood students learned all about Shavuot in a variety of fun and interactive ways in order to impress upon them the meaning behind and the traditions associated with the chag. Some of the

RYNJ Creates Poets

RYNJ students in grades first through fifth were treated with a visit from a very special poet and illustrator, Douglas Florian. Florian has authored and illustrated close to 60 very creative poetry books. With the students, he discussed various poetry elements and entertained them with his hilarious poems and

Yavneh Students Attend Friendship Circle Volunteer Celebration

On Tuesday night, May 15, Friendship Circle honored their many Bergen County volunteers with a beautiful volunteer celebration. Over 200 people gathered in Tenafly at the Lubavitch on the Palisades to recognize very unique teenagers. Grandparents, parents, friends and teachers joined Rabbi Moshe and Zeesy Grossbaum, Bergen County

Shavuot Is in Full Bloom at Anshei Lubavitch Preschool

The children at Anshei Lubavitch Preschool were excited to finish up counting the omer and welcome Shavuot. Each class found its own unique ways to celebrate the giving of the Torah.

Bet class used their baking skills to make chocolate cheesecakes and Har Sinai cupcakes

Moriah Hosts ‘Names, Not Numbers©’ Premiere

The Moriah community gathered together last week at The Frisch School for the presentation of the eighth grade production of “Names, Not Numbers©.” The student-made documentary of survivors’ and war veterans’ accounts of the Holocaust included emotional and inspirational stories of strength, determination

Join Ma’ayanot for Heartbeats 2018

Ma’ayanot invites women and girls in the community to their 10th annual performance of Heartbeats: A Night of Song and Dance, on Thursday, May 31 at 7 p.m. at the Moriah School, 53 South Woodland Street in Englewood. Proceeds will benefit Tackle Kids Cancer, the Children’s Cancer Institute at Hackensack

BPY Seventh Grade Visits Philadelphia

Ben Porat Yosef seventh grade students enjoyed a long-anticipated grade overnight trip to Philadelphia earlier this week. The students began their trip with a visit to the National Museum of American Jewish History, where they explored exhibits and displays about immigration and freedom. They experienced an

Gan Yaldenu of Teaneck Celebrates the Gift of the Torah