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Monday, September 25, 2017

Schools

Meet Yeshivat He’Atid’s Newest Shlichim

As Yeshivat He’Atid continues to grow, so does the school’s commitment to Ivrit b’Ivrit and exposing students to authentic Israeli culture. An important component of the Ivrit program is bringing in shlichim from Israel to teach and inspire. In addition to three veteran shlichim, Oshrat and Ido Benshahar and Ziva Weiss,

Frisch Students Learn Sketchnoting, a New Technique for Learning Tanach

Students at Yeshivat Frisch are tackling Tanach texts with a new tool this month, courtesy of Frisch’s Director of Visual Arts Ahuva Winslow. On the first day of her “Biblical Portraits: Artist Beit Midrash” class, Winslow introduced students to a technique called ‘sketchnoting,’ which they will utilize in their textual

Three TABC Students Named Semifinalists in 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program

TABC is proud to announce three students who are National Merit Scholar semifinalists this year: Tani Greengart ‘18, Yosef Kahan ‘18 and Shlomi Helfgot ‘18. This outstanding achievement ranks TABC as second among all of the yeshivot in the Tri-State area.

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BCHSJS Holds Orientation and Registration

On Sunday, September 10, new eighth grade students attended orientation and registration at the Bergen County High School of Jewish Studies (BCHSJS). After several ice-breakers, in which students got to meet each other, and a quick lunch, the students, together with two teachers and the principal, boarded a bus for an

Erev Shabbat Assembly Inspires Yavneh Students

Yavneh Academy’s lower school students started preparations for Shabbat early with lots of ruach and singing at the first erev Shabbat assembly of the year.

 

Yeshivat Noam Eighth Grade Girls Build a Sculpture With Noodles and Marshmallows

Ben Porat Yosef Commemorates 9/11

BPY middle school students heard from Wendy Lansky, a survivor of 9/11, who spoke about her experience on that fateful day. Lansky works for Horizon Blue Cross/Blue Shield, which had offices in the Twin Towers. In age-appropriate language, she described her morning on 9/11 and what life was like back in 2001, when smart-phones were

RYNJ Enjoys Visit From Shofar Factory

The RYNJ ECD children enjoyed learning all about Rosh Hashanah and shofrot at Rabbi Grossbaum’s Shofar Factory. The yiladim learned about the different animals a kosher shofar can come from and were excited to have the chance to see, hear and feel a variety of shofrot from different animals. The children helped

MTA Seniors Provide Vital Assistance to Houston Jewish Community

A group of six MTA seniors embarked on a relief mission through the Orthodox Union, providing critical assistance to the Houston Jewish community impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Under the supervision of Executive Director Shuey Jacoby, the students spent three days helping families whose homes experienced

TABC Seniors Study the Destruction of European Jewry

The 2017-2018 academic year has only just begun and students in TABC’s Holocaust studies class are already beginning to understand the historical roots of antisemitism in Europe and the dangers of stereotyping and prejudice. As a major part of their course of study, Cary Reichardt, chairperson of the history

JEC Feels the Buzz

The sweetness of the new year is already upon us! The JEC Lower School had two wonderful programs about bees. The early childhood had a visit from Beekeeper Cliff. He brought along so many fascinating displays—a real honeycomb swarming with bees, a beekeepers protective suit and more. The children got

Bruriah Students Take a Day Trip

Bruriah students got a big send off on day five of the new school year, as each grade headed off on a day trip. The freshman went to High Exposure Rock Climbing, sophomores to Monmouth Beach, juniors to Spring Lake and seniors to Governors Island. Students shared their reactions to a couple of the trips,