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Saturday, May 26, 2018

Schools

Ehud Barak Visits SAR High School

The students of SAR High School had the remarkable privilege on Monday of being addressed by Ehud Barak, former prime minister of the State of Israel. Barak described his dramatic experiences as an officer in Sayeret Matkal, the elite commando unit of the IDF, and shared his thoughts on the most recent political

Moriah Second Graders Learn About Native Americans

Second grade has been studying all about Native Americans who lived in the Woodlands, the Plains, the Southwest and the Northwest of America. Each area was explored with regard to how the Native Americans were affected by their area’s individual characteristics and environments. The children enjoyed learning through

TABC Sophomores Visit Philadelphia

TABC’s sophomore trip was a wonderful opportunity for grade bonding. After Shacharit at TABC, the group headed out to Six Flags Great Adventure for a day of fun. This was followed by a great visit to Dave and Busters and then bowling and laser tag at Bowlero Feasterville Lanes. The next day began with a tour of

MTA Senior Joseph Friedman Named National Merit Scholarship Winner

MTA senior Joseph Friedman of Highland Park has been selected as a winner of the National Merit Scholarship. Approximately 1.6 million students nationwide entered this year’s National Merit Scholarship Program and only 16,000 of those students were selected as semifinalists. Those selected as semifinalists had the opportunity to

Yeshivat Noam Students Thank Their Moms

In science class, Yeshivat Noam first graders had a blast creating heart-shaped scented soap as Mother’s Day gifts for their moms.

Yeshivat Frisch’s Anny Safier Wins Poetry Slam’s ‘Best Performance’

When Yeshivat Frisch junior Anny Safier stepped up to the poetry slam podium at SAR on May 8, something was different. Unlike, the rest of the participants, Safier carried no sheet of paper or smartphone with her. In addition, Safier, who is legally blind, noted that there hadn’t been time to print her compositions on

JEC High School Recognizes National and Segula Honor Societies

Last Friday, JEC students were recognized for their being elected to two very special societies. The National Honor Society counts as its members those students who have excelled in their classes and have demonstrated acts of kindness and community service.

Years ago, JEC launched its

SAR High School Takes Its Choir on the Road

It has been a busy performance season for the SAR HS choir. The choir traveled to the New York Supreme Court building to perform at the annual Jewish Lawyers Guild Holocaust Remembrance Program. The keynote speaker was Menachem Rosensaft, Holocaust survivor and general counsel to the World Jewish Congress. The program was a moving

JKHA Celebrates Yom Yerushalayim

In advance of Yom Yerushalayim, JKHA celebrated the momentous reunification of Yerushalayim. Lower school joined with middle school for the singing of Hatikvah followed by an amazing daglanut performance by the eighth grade girls. Middle school continued the celebration with a spirited chagiga to

RKYHS Students Engage in ‘Tanach Circles’

In RKYHS Tanach classes, students have been engaging in “Tanach Circles,” an activity based upon what is commonly known as Literature Circles. Students choose, among multiple sifrei Tanach, a sefer that they would enjoy learning and then prepare a portion of the sefer for each time they meet.

Bruriah’s ‘Swab for Life’ Helps Save Lives

Bruriah senior Chana Rutner organized this year’s Gift of Life swabbing drive. According to Ellen Azizollahoff, faculty adviser for this drive, “This was our most successful drive yet. Amazingly, three matches have been found from our drives, since we started running them in 2011.”

JEC Primer Celebrates Chagigat HaSiddur