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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Schools

TABC Juniors and Seniors Perform Chesed

At the end of “Avinu Malkenu,” we ask HaKadosh Baruch Hu to deal with us using His midah of chesed. The request acts as an impetus to encourage all Jews to reciprocate in turn by engaging in meaningful acts of kindness. TABC’s seniors and juniors took this idea to heart, as each

Teaneck Chabad Inaugurates Learning Lab

The children at Teaneck Chabad preschool had fun in the new learning lab, a space for exploring materials in open-ended ways with an emphasis on asking children questions about what they are doing and helping them make hypotheses and connections, beyond what goes on in the classroom.

RYNJ Students Study the Story of Yona and the Whale

Yeshivat Noam Seventh Graders Dive Into Yom Kippur Machzorim

Inspired by their Rebbe, Rabbi Jason Finkelstein, Yeshivat Noam seventh graders dive into the Yom Kippur machzor to make their tefillot more meaningful.

 

LPS Preschoolers Learn About Jewish Unity

Preschoolers at Lubavitch on the Palisades prepared for Sukkot by making their own arba minim sets. The children learned that although the four species are different from one another, they are held together for one mitzvah. This hands-on activity helped the children understand the concept of Jewish unity. They learned that

BPY Starts Sukkot Preparations

Ben Porat Yosef students are just beginning their Sukkot preparations. Even before the school sukkah is built—by the sixth grade students—the fifth grade students are doing their part to get decorations in order.

 

He’Atid Preschoolers Build Sukkot

Pre-k students at Yeshivat He’Atid were introduced to the beauty of building a sukkah in school this week. Students painted, decorated and constructed sukkot made from recycled materials. The preschoolers also went the extra mile to collect schach, a great way to learn the importance of doing a mitzvah

MTA Kicks Off ‘Meet the Israeli Author’ Elective Course for Juniors

MTA recently kicked off the eighth year of Meet the Israeli Author, an elective course for juniors, created by Director of Hebrew Language Tova Fish-Rosenberg.  The course, which is unique to MTA, provides students with the opportunity to work directly with an award-winning Israeli author via video-conference workshops

Integrating Nach, Yamim Noraim and Studio Art at Frisch: Like Clay in the Hands of the Potter

Last week, tenth grade Nach classes at Yeshivat Frisch had the opportunity to learn about the classic phrase “kachomer be-yad ha-yotzer”—“like clay in the hands of the potter”—through a multidisciplinary lesson combining limudei kodesh, art history and studio art experience.

JEC High School Introduces Morning Seder

What started as a pilot program, after Pesach last year, has now become part of the culture and fabric of JEC High School. “Learning happens best when our students are put in the driver’s seat of their own experiences,” said Principal Rabbi Ami Neuman. “Growth, specifically in limudei kodesh, has always come through

Rabbi Yaakov Glasser Addresses Yavneh Academy Middle School

In preparation for Yom Kippur, Rabbi Yaakov Glasser addressed the Yavneh Academy middle school students. Through stories, both from midrashim and his life, he demonstrated for the students that each individual student has the ability to be a leader. Just like Bnei Yisrael are referred to as “mamlechet kohanim”- a nation of

JKHA Lower School Creates Memorable Tashlich

During the Aseret Yemei Teshuvah before Yom Kippur, and in keeping with the personal growth theme in the school for this month, second through fourth grades had their own tashlich. Each student wrote down anonymously on a starfish and cast away their “mistakes” that they don’t want to repeat this