Monday, January 22, 2018


New Jersey Educators Attend Hidden Sparks’ 11th Annual Retreat

(Courtesy of Hidden Sparks) This year, at the Hidden Sparks’ annual retreat held last week at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, over 70 educators from partnering schools came together for a full day of learning on the topic of “Building Emotionally Healthy, Welcoming and Caring Classrooms.”

RYNJ 3B2 Makes Siyum

RYNJ’s 3B2 class celebrated the completion of the first perek of Mishnayot Rosh Hashanah. The class prepared a bulletin board that summarizes the perek and enjoyed a beautiful siyum in honor of their learning.


BPY Commemorates Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Ben Porat Yosef students honored Martin Luther King Jr. by learning about his life on Monday, January 15. Prior to this day the students in kitah bet learned about the civil rights movement and the role played by Martin Luther King Jr. in this era. In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the students extended their knowledge by

Moriah Kindergarteners Celebrate Completion of Sefer Bereshit

In honor of finishing the study of sefer Bereshit, Moriah kindergarten students celebrated in a special way. The children carefully depicted parsha scenes from Bereshit, and joined the pictures together to create a Torah mural, which is hanging outside our classroom. Then each child had the opportunity to share

TCA Cuddles Up and Reads

On Friday, January 12, all the children at Tenafly Chabad Academy got to snuggle up with a book and hot cocoa in special TCA mugs.


Yeshivat Noam Eighth Grade Scientists Investigate Living Organisms

Students in Yeshivat Noam’s eighth grade science classes are investigating the mysteries of living cells. After building models to understand how cell membranes work, students created their own slides to view live cells with a microscope and adapted their cell phones to capture digital images of their microscopic

‘Mishmover’ Turns Ma’ayanot ‘Inside Out’

What do you get when you combine mishmar with a fun sleepover? Mishmover—of course!—an annual Ma’ayanot tradition that combines Torah learning, ruach, guest speakers and the opportunity to spend an overnight in school with friends. This year’s Mishmover, on Thursday, December 21, brought together 240

LPS Creates Ice Paintings

Nursery students learned all about the water cycle and did experiments with ice. Children combined water and food coloring into muffin pans and froze them with popsicle sticks. Children then used the colored ice chunks to create beautiful paintings.


Moriah Hosts MLK Jr. Day Morning of Learning for Parents and Grandparents

On Monday morning Moriah hosted a morning of learning for parents who were home for work due to Martin Luther King Jr. Day. It was a special site to see parents and grandparents davening with their children and grandchildren side by side. After davening and breakfast, the adults heard a shiur given by Head of School Rabbi

Author Patricia Polacco Visits Yavneh Academy

“The Keeping Quilt” is a beautifully written and illustrated saga about the family history of Yavneh Academy guest author Patricia Polacco, who shared this story and others with the students and faculty on Tuesday, January 9, 2018. She spoke of the quilt’s journey through countries and time, the

Frisch Halacha Class Welcomes Rabbi Mordechai Willig

Eleventh-grade Halacha students at Yeshivat Frisch had the opportunity to hear from Rabbi Mordechai Willig, Rabbi Dr. Sol Roth professor of Talmud and contemporary Halacha at Yeshiva University’s Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary and longtime spiritual leader of Young Israel of Riverdale in the Bronx, on January

He’Atid Fifth Graders Participate in Diversity Day

On Martin Luther King Day fifth graders from Yeshivat He’Atid participated in a wonderful multicultural program to celebrate diversity. Children from different communities and cultures came together for a day of service. The children worked on various communal projects and participated in