Sunday, February 25, 2018


Lev Echad Visits RYNJ

The Students of RYNJ were visited by some very special guests on a recent morning—a delegation of IDF soldiers representing the Lev Echad organization. The soldiers visited younger students and spoke to older students, sharing meaningful stories and connecting and inspiring the talmidim and talmidot.

Tenafly Chabad Academy First Graders Learn About Communities

The children in Morah Shari and Morah Dorya’s first grade have been learning about communities. They made their own map of a community complete with a pizza shop, candy store, homes, a hospital, great places to shop for clothing, food and toys and so much more! They even put the school at the center of the

BPY Early Childhood Students Experience Cubetto

Ben Porat Yosef early childhood students enthusiastically welcomed a special “visitor” this week: Cubetto, a fun, screen free robot that teaches the basics of coding using a programming board and robot. Students planned out a path for Cubetto, programmed it with blocks and watched as the robot followed their

Yeshivat Noam Enjoys Spirit Day

In conjunction with Rosh Chodesh Adar, Spirit Day was filled with creative programming reflecting the mission of Yeshivat Noam. The morning started with the entire elementary school students davening a beautiful Hallel together. In middle school, students sold chocolate milk to support

Frisch’s Ira Miller Named Chair of JLIC HS Committee

Frisch Director of Mentoring and Academic Advisement Ira Miller has been appointed chair of a new high school committee under the auspices of the Orthodox Union’s Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus (OU-JLIC). According to the OU-JLIC website, the program “was created to help young men and women thrive in a campus environment

BCHSJS Students Visit Daughters of Miriam

In the Jewish tradition, there is a mitzvah to honor the elderly. At the Bergen County High School of Jewish Studies students take part in a service learning class entitled the Jewish Volunteer Corp. In this class, the students are actively involved in volunteering with a group of residents at the Daughters of Miriam in

Moriah Celebrates Sephardic Culture Month

During the entire month of February, Moriah is celebrating Sephardic Culture Month. Teachers around Moriah will infuse their lessons with Sephardic culture from around the world. The students will also enjoy an array of delicious Sephardic dishes courtesy of the school’s talented kitchen staff.

BPY Middle School Experiences Meaningful Tefillah Trip

On Tuesday, February 6, Ben Porat Yosef middle school students participated in a moving and meaningful tefillah trip to Congregation Ahavath Torah. Students joined together in tefillah at the Benaroya Sephardic Center. Afterwards they heard words of inspiration from Rabbanit Dina Acoca, a BPY educator, who shared her personal

Color War at Ma’ayanot Celebrates 70 Years of Israel

Ma’ayanot celebrated Rosh Chodesh Adar with a two-day color war focusing on the theme of “70 Years of Building Our Home.” Each grade was assigned to a different group that has contributed to the building of Medinat Yisrael since 1948: Chayalim, Olim, Chalutzim and Bonim. Students incorporated these themes into competitions for

SAR High School Builds Bridges

SAR HS hosted students from University Heights High School and Fieldston for the fourth Building Bridges meeting of the year. The last time they met with each other, the activities, discussions and debrief centered around issues of race, class, power, privilege and identity. During this meeting, students shared a personal story with a partner

Noam Students Innovate to Make Life With Polio Easier

In Ricki Kurtz’s sixth grade English class, the students read and analyzed “Small Steps” by Peg Kehret, a story of courage and hope about learning to walk after having polio. Then, the students created inventions that would help make the lives of children who suffer from polio easier.

MTA Freshman Gets Rare Win at YU Model UN

Mazal tov to MTA freshman Binyamin Fox, who beat the odds to win an Honorable Mention for MTA in this year’s YUNMUN conference. Binyamin, who represented Ukraine, had worked incredibly hard to prepare for the conference and won, which is highly unique as a freshman win is rare. Kudos also to MTA YUNMUN