Friday, February 23, 2018


Butterfly Class at IBECC Explores Different Sounds

In learning about the Purim story, the children learned about Haman, who was not nice to the Jewish people. When we hear Haman’s name, we make a lot of noise! The children practiced making noise when they heard Haman’s name and then being quiet. Then they explored many materials and the sounds they

RKYHS Model UN Delegation Discusses World Challenges

The RKYHS Model UN team attended the Yeshiva University conference in Stamford. Ten RKYHS students representing France and Iraq worked on the global issues of our time including the civil war in Yemen, North Korean nuclear weapons threats and climate change. The students truly enjoyed the competitive environment and the ability to

MTA Alumnus Leads Ivrit Q&A for Juniors

MTA alumnus Chanoch Aminsky (‘15) led a Q & A session in Ivrit in Morah Liora Haibi’s Israel Today class for juniors, which focuses on current events in Israel. The class recently learned about events related to the Israeli Army and had the opportunity to ask Aminsky questions about his experience as a member of

JEC Lower School Designates Health Week

Health professionals educated and inspired JEC Lower School students this week as part of a larger Health Week initiative.

Early Childhood experienced a bright and colorful program about the importance of healthy eating! After learning about “My Plate,” the types of food that help us grow and develop, Early

WINS Is a Win for Bruriah

Bruriah students, parents, and faculty attended a recent motzei Shabbat WINS program in Passaic at the home of Bruriah chemistry teacher, Selma Eis.

WINS, incepted by Bruriah Navi teacher Amy Tropp several years ago, stands for Women’s Inspiration NightS, and was developed as

RKYHS Female Students Enhance Their Teacher’s Siyum

Traditionally when someone completes a book of Tanach, Mishna or Gemara they make a siyum, or celebration, to mark the culmination of this learning. The female high school students at RKYHS had the special opportunity, along with administration and faculty, to join RKYHS faculty member Sarah Robinson for a siyum upon her

SAR HS Partners With Lir’ot Olam to Bring the World Into the Classroom

A twelfth grade conversational Hebrew class at SAR High School met an Israeli MD in an online conference conversation. Before meeting Dr. Speier they learned different phrases and a wide vocabulary that revolved around medical assistance and health. They also learned about the difference between the Israeli and American health systems. It was the

Yavneh Academy Bat Mitzvah Girls Look to the Future

On Sunday, February 4, Yavneh Academy grandmothers, mothers, aunts and sixth grade girls joined in a bat mitzvah celebration honoring the generations of women. The class of 2020 dedicated the event to the Jewish Institute for the Blind and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the organization.

Rabbi Dr. Meir Soloveichik Speaks to MTA Honors College Students

Students in MTA’s Honors College, an enriched academic program that provides a challenging and comprehensive student experience, had the opportunity to hear from Rabbi Dr. Meir Soloveichik, director of the Straus Center for Torah and Western Thought at Yeshiva University and rav of Congregation Shearith Israel (also known as The

BPY Eighth Graders Interview Holocaust Survivors

A group of eighth grade Ben Porat Yosef students filmed interviews with survivors of the Holocaust survivors in the next step in the program, as part of the school’s affiliation with the “Names, Not Numbers”© program. The students interviewed Stella Levi and Tova Friedman, both survivors of

He’Atid Preschoolers Enjoy Tu B’Shevat

In preparation for Tu B’Shevat, Yeshivat He’Atid preschoolers learned about plants and trees. Students got their hands dirty with soil, created trees in original ways, learned about the rainforest and studied how trees absorb water. Of course, Tu B’Shevat itself came with a delicious and

Elizabeth Kratz Visits RYNJ

Elizabeth Kratz, associate publisher and editor of The Jewish Link of NJ and The Jewish Link of BWC, visits RYNJ’s 5G to share tips and tricks of newswriting. Morah Chana Greenberg’s class creates a newspaper annually, written as though the students are residents of Shushan while the Purim story is happening. One of the best