Sunday, September 24, 2017


Girls to Don Tefillin

SAR High School in Riverdale is now allowing girls to wear tefillin to davening each morning. Two girls wore tefillin every day, but were not permitted to do so in school until Principal Rabbi Tully Harcsztark decided to allow it.

“I believe that it is halachically permissible although it is a communally complicated issue,” he wrote in an email to his

JEC Saves Lives!

Elizabeth, NJ--A holiday blood drive that was open to the public and sponsored by the Jewish Educational Center yielded an impressive 84 pints of blood in just a few hours for the New Jersey Blood Services, a division of the New York Blood Center.

Indeed, this year’s intended goal was slightly higher, but considering the breakdown of two critical

Ma’ayanot Shares Resources at Day of Study

For the fifth year running, Ma’ayanot Yeshiva High School for Girls opened up to the community at large for a Day of Study in the Liberal Arts and Sciences. The program, designed by assistant principal Tamar Appel, featured Rabbi Dr. Ephraim Kanarfogel as keynote speaker, followed by two breakout sessions, each featuring a variety of classes. According to

26 Acts of Kindness

On December 26th, The Frisch School in Paramus held its second annual 26 Acts of Kindness Day in memory of the 26 victims of the Newtown tragedy. The idea came from Mrs. Tikvah Wiener, an English teacher at the school. She thought of it last year when she saw a campaign on Twitter asking people to tweet their kind acts to the hashtag #26Acts. “I thought it

Yeshivat Noam Emphasizing the Meaning of Tefillot Through Parent-Child Learning

In the classroom and in the Beit Midrash, students learn the words of the tefillot (prayers) and their meaning. To build on that foundation, Yeshivat Noam hosted two Parent-Child Learning Events this week to enable parents and children to learn and grow together.

On the morning of December 25, Yeshivat Noam hosted a Parent-Child Learning

Making the Ask

Yeshivat Noam invited local day schools to join together to offer a lay leadership training seminar with fundraising coach Amy Schiffman of Giving Tree Associates. The Moriah School, Yavneh Academy, Solomon Schechter of Bergen County, and Ben Porat Yosef were excited to jump in and recruit campaign ambassadors to attend the evening workshop. Together, the five schools,

Moriah’s Bucket Brigade

Throughout the month of Shevat we are engaging in a school-wide program based on the Bucket Filling series of books. “Bucket Filling” is a character-building program designed to improve social-emotional learning at school. This program is based on the simple premise that each one of us has an invisible bucket with the singular purpose of

Yeshivat Noam Bracha Bee

In conjunction with Health Week at Yeshivat Noam, grades 3-5 participated in a grade-wide “Bracha Bee” to emphasize the importance and beauty of saying blessings (brachot) when they eat. To build on the foundation learned in the curriculum, the students studied a packet listing all the brachos Jews say before and after eating in order to

Lubavitch on Palisades Food Drive

Lubavitch on the Palisades School is participating in a food drive as part of an ongoing tzedakah campaign for the greater Bergen County community. Pictured here is Benjamin Sichel, a pre-K student who chooses a food item from his kitchen pantry every day to bring to school as a donation.

Yeshivat He’Atid Makes Snow

Learning about the weather changes by making snow in Gan Kofim at Yeshivat He’Atid

BPY 8th Graders Dissecting

Ben Porat Yosef eighth graders get some ‘hands-on’ learning, in conjunction with their studies of the human body and the circulatory system.  Shown here are Elianna Benhamu (left) and Odelia Fried dissecting a sheep heart.

YU Launches SLP Degree Program

New YorkYeshiva University has announced a new Master of Science (MS) degree program in Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) beginning in the Fall 2014 semester. The program will prepare students to become speech-language pathologists working in hospitals, rehabilitative centers, university or college clinics, specialized clinical settings or private