Monday, May 20, 2019


Moriah Kindergarteners Visit ‘Their Tree’

The Moriah kindergarteners were so excited to return back from Pesach break and have a chance to visit “their tree.” In the fall, the children selected a small red-fruited dogwood tree, growing in the field across the driveway in front of the main entrance of Moriah. The children have been observing the tree through

SAR Holds Israeli Election Day

Last week, students and faculty voted in an SAR Israel mock election, which concluded the Ivrit classes election discussions. For class, students researched the different parties that ran for Israel’s Parliament, from the left to the right of the political map. In order to make an informed decision, students presented

Kol Chaverim Preschool Loves Their Model Seder

Kol Chaverim Preschool students all re-told the story of Pesach by celebrating with a model Seder. The children read Haggadot, sang the Ma Nishtana together and hid the afikoman! They leaned to the left as they drank like kings, jumped like frogs during the makkot and dipped karpas into salty water! They learned

RYNJ Boys Get the Point With Seurat

The RYNJ boys in Mrs. Blumenthal’s class welcomed in spring with pointillism. The students focused on the artistry of George Seurat. They were fascinated by the way he made the most beautiful scenes using dots.

After studying his pictures, Mrs. Blumenthal’s students were ready to

Academies @ GBDS Creates Leaders

The Academies @ GBDS is a Leader in Me school. Student leadership curriculum and special programs cultivate self esteem, confidence and communication skills. “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” creates a school-wide culture of excellence, accountability and achievement. This week, sixth graders were

MTA Freshmen and Sophomores Join 800 Talmidim in Voluntary Torah Learning Program

MTA talmidim in Rabbi Danto’s freshman shiur have voluntarily taken it upon themselves to not only be mesayem the entire Masechet Megilla, but to also do chazara on each daf at least four times. As part of this unique initiative, the entire shiur was invited to participate in a very special event, held on Thursday, April 11, and

RPRY Student Art Show Amazes Attendees

Rabbi Pesach Raymon Yeshiva’s art show was a beautiful portrayal of the creativity and artistic expression nurtured in its art program. Students’ artwork filled the walls and tabletops of the school gym, creating a visual wonderland for the students’ families to see. Parents, grandparents and friends were

Bruriah Two-Time Champions Strike Again

After placing first in their division playoffs, Bruriah’s Torah bowl team advanced to the championships, held on April 9, in Brooklyn. The team played against Ma’ayanot, Central and SKA and emerged victorious. In preparation for this championship meet, the girls studied the entire Sefer Bereishit, including pshat and every

JKHA Second Graders Experience Life as Colonial Kids

Second graders at JKHA have been studying colonial life and recently concluded their Colonial Kids research report. Students had the opportunity to see their learning come to life at the Liberty Hall Museum. Students rotated through four different stations including playing colonial kids games, performing chores,

JEC Early Childhood Learns How to Make Wine

This past week the JEC was fortunate enough to have expert sommelier, Jay Buchsbaum of Kedem Wines, visit for a demonstration for the whole Early Childhood. Buchsbaum, aka Zeide to early childhood students Olivia and Nate Buchsbaum, showed the children highlights of the wine-making process. The children got to

BMT Learns With Heichal

On Monday, morning April 15, the Beit Medrash of Teaneck and the tenth grade at Heichal HaTorah joined together for a morning of chavruta learning and shiur. Rabbi Dovid Komet shlit”a, renowned mechanech and maggid shiur at Heichal, delivered an engaging and thought-provoking shiur on the topic of reciting

JKHA Eighth Grade Boys Enjoy Hands-on Learning About Tzitzit

Eighth grade boys at JKHA were all “tied up” during an annual tzitzit making program. After a tutorial on how to make your own tzitzit, students got right to work on making their own. It was impressive to see how they worked diligently and with excitement to finish their tzitzit. A remarkable number of