Thursday, May 24, 2018


Moriah Early Childhood Marks Rosh Chodesh Sivan

Last week, early childhood enjoyed a beautiful celebration in honor of Rosh Chodesh Sivan. The students heard a Shavuot themed story, read by Morah Divsha, and then “picked flowers” from the “Moriah Har Sinai” and created colorful garlands. They then filled their baskets with fruit (to remind them of the bikurim-

Gan Yaldenu Tots of Bergenfield Celebrates Shavuot

Ma’ayanot Presents STEAMishmar and STEAMposium

Ma’ayanot capped off a week of STEAM-related events with STEAMishmar, an evening of Torah learning taught by the school’s science teachers during the weekly Bruce Ritholtz z”l mishmar program. Gila Stein, chair of the science department and co-director of STEAM, taught a class called, “Where There

BCHSJS Holds Graduation

The Bergen County High School of Jewish Studies (BCHSJS) recently held its annual graduation at The Glen Rock Jewish Center. This year’s 14 graduates are Eitan Ahdoot, Adam Alper, Mikaela Bichler, Rebecca Brandon, Simon Castiel, Jarod Forer, Julia Ganbarg, Madison Gold, Sarah Gordon, Eric Levine, Noah Mandelman, Jonathan Marcus,

Linked In: Teaching the Shoah to Children With Special Needs

Sometimes, an individual can have a tremendous impact on the collective strength of his or her community. This was demonstrated recently at SINAI Schools at RYNJ, when Erika Sauerhoff, a child Holocaust survivor, spoke to SINAI’s middle school students about her experiences and reflections pertaining to the Holocaust. One of the

JKHA Sixth Grade Makes Pre-Shavuot Siyum

It was fitting that on erev Shavuot, JKHA sixth grade students were treated to a special siyum lunch celebrating their completion of the entire Mishnah Brachot and marking the start of their Gemara learning which will begin in seventh grade. Students heard inspiring words from their rebbeim, recited the customary

MTA Senior Fellowship Program Offers Unparalleled Experience

MTA seniors have the unparalleled opportunity to meet with and learn from experts in their fields of interest, thanks to the unique fellowship program that connects students with incredible role models, created by math and physics instructor and Yeshiva University Executive Director of Science Management and Clinical Professor of

JEC Holds Digital Citizenship Month

May is Digital Citizenship Month at the JEC! To complement the JEC’s social-emotional programming and technology initiative, teachers in grades one through six are each dedicating several classes to teaching developmentally appropriate lessons about digital citizenship. Topics include internet safety, sharing personal or private

RKYHS Students Participate in Shavuot Shteig

This past Thursday evening, RKYHS students participated in a special “Shavuot Shteig” after school learning program run by the Jewish Life Committee. As an expansion of their regular Thursday evening mishmars, this program featured student-led learning sessions, a delicious dinner of waffles, cereal and ice cream and a special

JEC First Graders Celebrate Chagigat HaChumash

On Wednesday night, May 16, first graders wowed the audience with their captivating performance of Chagigat HaChumash. Under the direction of Aviva Singfer and Leslee Brown, this major highlight of the first grade experience featured the story of Briat HaOlam and Matan Torah. The children’s singing and smiles

Frisch Seniors Learn About Plight of Agunot

Yeshivat Frisch seniors were sensitized to the plight of agunot last week, with a presentation from Michelle Greenberg-Kobrin, a board member of ORA (Organization for the Resolution of Agunot) and clinical assistant professor at YU’s Cardozo School of Law. Students learned about the challenges that agunot face, what the community

RYNJ 5B3 Is out of This World

Over 150 RYNJ students from kindergarten, third grade and fifth grade came to visit 5B3’s Spectacular Space Spot. There, the visiting students learned about planets, NASA and other space topics through interactive and educational museum exhibits created by the RYNJ fifth grade boys.