Thursday, September 20, 2018


Superheroes at YOE

Fifth graders from the Jewish Educational Center’s Yeshiva of Elizabeth enjoyed dressing up as “Super-heroes” during the PTA-sponsored two week long dress-up campaign leading up to Purim.

JKHA Celebrates the 100th Day of School

Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy students are 100 days smarter! The JKHA Lower School students celebrated the 100th day of school and the number 100 in so many ways. Throughout the day, students designed 100 days glasses, beaded necklaces in bundles of 10 and made crowns. The students also made “100 fingers”

A Purim Message from YOE Tots

Students throughout the “Chalav U’Dvash” (Milk and Honey) division crafted cards with personal messages of encouragement and appreciation to the soldiers in the IDF. One student creatively painted a hand with the message “Shalom.” The cards will be distributed in Israel in time for Purim.

JKHA 3rd Graders Learn About the Four Mitzvot of Purim

The JKHA 3rd grade excitedly learned about the four mitzvot of Purim in great detail. They learned why, when and where these mitzvot are performed. After learning the halachot, the children split the four mitzvot into two categories: bein adam l’makom and bein adam l’chavero. As a culminating activity, the children completed

Ma’ayanot Alumnae Association Launches College Connections

The Ma’ayanot Alumnae Association recently unveiled a new program, College Connections, which is designed to foster connections between Ma’ayanot seniors contemplating attending specific colleges with Ma’ayanot alumnae at, or recently graduated from, those colleges.

The program is the

Google Visits Ben Porat Yosef’s Junior High Students

Ben Porat Yosef junior high students had a special visit from Micah Lemonik, a Google employee who works on products that the students frequently use, including Google Docs and Google Drive. Micah spoke to the students about innovation, and about the importance of trying things that seem impossible and the importance of failure in

‘Amelia Bedeliah’ Visits Yeshivat Noam

The laughter filled the room for each of the three workshops presented by Herman Parish to the students in kindergarten through 5th grade at Yeshivat Noam. Herman Parish shared the history of the legendary Amelia Bedelia books beginning with his aunt, Margaret Parish, who was known as Peggy Parish.

Celebrating Dr. Seuss’s Birthday at Yeshivat Noam

The 1st and 5th Grades at Yeshivat Noam joined together as reading buddies in honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Each 1st grader chose a favorite Dr. Seuss book that their 5th grade buddy read to them. Afterwards, the students played a Kahoot trivia game challenging them on their knowledge of Dr. Seuss and his

Yeshivat He’Atid Celebrates Adar with Sports

The children, teachers and staff of Yeshivat He’Atid came together as a team to celebrate Adar in their favorite sports jerseys. From football to futbol, from the Jets to the Mets, they cheered for their favorite teams and spoke about their favorite sports.

Ferkauf Professor Roee Holtzer’s Mentorship and Innovative Research Foster Impressive Student Publications

New YorkOver the course of the last academic year, four doctoral students and one recent alumna of Dr. Roee Holtzer’s Neuropsychology and Cognition Lab at Yeshiva University’s Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology were listed as first-authors on articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals—a rare and

Danny Ayalon, Former Israeli Ambassador, at JEC

Elizabeth—The excitement in the room was palpable as RTMA Principal Rabbi Peretz Hochbaum informed the RTMA and Bruriah seniors that their esteemed guest speaker, Danny Ayalon, former Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. had arrived. In recognition of the RTMA and Bruriah students accepted into YU

JKHA 1st Grade Brings China to Life

If you step into a first grade classroom at the Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy, it would not be unusual to find the students writing their names in Chinese. The students have been learning about China, with highlights of the curriculum including comparing children’s lives in China with their own in America, learning about