Tuesday, February 20, 2018


BCHSJS Enjoys Young Leadership Trip to Israel

A delegation of 14 American students who participated in a year-long Young Leadership course sponsored by Partnership2Gether of the Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey, and hosted at the Bergen County High School of Jewish Studies, just returned home from a week-long mission to Israel. They spent the week

Moriah First Graders Learn Engineering

Moriah’s first graders have become engineers. To kick off their latest lesson, students learned how to create a blueprint from a real architect. After creating blueprints of their own and using the engineering principals they learned, the students built their unique structures using only recycled materials.

Moriah’s Kindergarten Measures

Moriah’s Kindergarten students began learning about measurement. They discussed that one aspect of measurement is to measure for length. Through discussion and observation, the children discovered there are other ways to measure as well. Each child was given a measurement challenge. They had to design a measuring tool

RKYHS Students Learn to be Smart Digital Citizens

As part of the ongoing effort to teach students about being responsible in the fast-paced, digital world, RKYHS students participated in an interactive program about teenagers and technology. Students had the opportunity to hear from Detective Edward DeLafuente, from the Millburn Police Department. Drawing on his experience in law

JEC Second Grade Erupts With Excitement

BOOM! Volcanoes erupted in the JEC Lower School second grade class alongside their teachers Aliza Berkowitz and Esti Cantor. As a culminating project to the pebbles, sand and silt science unit, the students paired up and constructed volcanoes out of air dry clay! Magma is molten rock—a perfect connection to our science

The Sunflower Class at IBECC Reads ‘The Mitten’

The Sunflower class has been reading the wonderful book “The Mitten.” The children decorated a mitten just like in the story and sewed the two sides together using white yarn and a plastic needle. Then they made each animal from the book to put inside the mitten, based on pictures of the real animals. This literacy activity

BCHSJS Students Visit Urban Air Adventure Park

Students at the Bergen County High School of Jewish Studies took a trip to Urban Air Adventure Park. Students had a high-flying fun time on the various trampolines, ropes course and climbing walls.


BPY PreK Students Learn Meteorology

On Tuesday, January 9, Ben Porat Yosef pre-k students studied clouds and rain and the tools that meteorologists use to predict the weather during a visit with BPY parent, and geography and meteorology buff, Stacy Goldstein, who came to share her knowledge of meteorology with them. The students watched a short video about all the

TCA Taekwondo Students Have Their Promotional Belt Test

TCA Elementary School got ready for vacation with a promotional belt test. The students spent the past semester taking the Taekwondo elective with Mr. Golombeck. On Tuesday, they broke boards with punches and kicks, and each mini-Sensei went home with a trophy and a new belt.


Beit Hamikdash 3.0: BCHSJS Students Take Design Challenge

This past Sunday, the students in the Crafting a Jewish Life class competed in a 50 minute design challenge called “How Would You Build a House on a Hill?: Beit Hamikdash 3.0. The topography of Mt. Moriah was a core element of the challenge to design a modern Holy Temple in Jerusalem for the 21st century. Working with clay, the

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.