Monday, May 21, 2018


SAR High School Takes Its Choir on the Road

It has been a busy performance season for the SAR HS choir. The choir traveled to the New York Supreme Court building to perform at the annual Jewish Lawyers Guild Holocaust Remembrance Program. The keynote speaker was Menachem Rosensaft, Holocaust survivor and general counsel to the World Jewish Congress. The program was a moving

JKHA Celebrates Yom Yerushalayim

In advance of Yom Yerushalayim, JKHA celebrated the momentous reunification of Yerushalayim. Lower school joined with middle school for the singing of Hatikvah followed by an amazing daglanut performance by the eighth grade girls. Middle school continued the celebration with a spirited chagiga to

RKYHS Students Engage in ‘Tanach Circles’

In RKYHS Tanach classes, students have been engaging in “Tanach Circles,” an activity based upon what is commonly known as Literature Circles. Students choose, among multiple sifrei Tanach, a sefer that they would enjoy learning and then prepare a portion of the sefer for each time they meet.

Bruriah’s ‘Swab for Life’ Helps Save Lives

Bruriah senior Chana Rutner organized this year’s Gift of Life swabbing drive. According to Ellen Azizollahoff, faculty adviser for this drive, “This was our most successful drive yet. Amazingly, three matches have been found from our drives, since we started running them in 2011.”

JEC Primer Celebrates Chagigat HaSiddur

Bruriah Competes in Russian Olympiada

Bruriah’s 34 Russian-language students competed in the annual Olympiada of Spoken Russian Language at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey. Organized by American Council of Teachers of Russian (ACTR), the event provides students who study Russian with the opportunity to match their language skills against other students from

JEC Early Childhood Celebrates Yom Yerushalayim

Mazal Tov to Yerushalayim on its 51st birthday and to Israel for the grand opening of the American Embassy in Jerusalem. For this historic event, several JEC early childhood classes had the opportunity see this exciting moment live from Israel. Morah Batsheva prepared a presentation that included some beautiful

JEC HS Students Enjoy Pre-Shavuot Shabbaton in Passaic

This past Shabbos, more than 40 JEC students participated in a pre-Shavuot shabbaton in Passaic. The weekend was packed with learning, shiurim and ruach as all involved made the choice to join for a Shabbos dedicated to growth and inspiration. Students were able to hear Divrei Torah and chizuk, learning together with Rabbi Menachem Zupnick,

JKHA Students Welcome Rabbi Avrohom Stone From the OU

As a complement to the seventh and eighth graders’ study of kashrut in sefer Devarim in their Chumash classes, students had the special opportunity and honor to welcome Rabbi Avrohom Stone, senior field representative of the Orthodox Union. Rabbi Stone amazed students with his command of both Torah knowledge and technology and

Bruriah Marks Yom Yerushalayim and Embassy Opening

Bruriah students witnessed history being made. Through a live feed, the students watched the opening of the American Embassy in Jerusalem. Listening to David Friedman, American ambassador to Israel, speak about the months leading up to the momentous occasion brought tears of joy and hope to many of the students’ eyes. Rabbi

Cake Wars Comes to JEC

How do you create a cake that represents Matan Torah? In the latest big brother program, in honor of Shavuot, the JEC HS juniors and Middle School students engaged in a unique Cake Wars challenge. Each team used basic materials like cakes, frosting and toothpicks to design creative thematic representations of the

JEC Middle School Takes Science to the Beach

The JEC Middle School students ventured out to Sandy Hook Beach where each grade engaged in a different area of study. Sixth grade focused on sand, comparing the difference between grains found near the beach and those found near the dunes. Seventh grade studied ecology, identifying different organisms and