Last week, in honor of Yom HaShoah, Yavneh Academy hosted Rabbi Jacob Jungreis, a survivor of the Holocaust. From Szeged, Hungary, Rabbi Jungreis is heir to a two-thousand-year-old rabbinic dynasty. (His sister is the famed Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis.) Rabbi Jungreis described growing up in an anti-Semitic environment amidst a
Mr. Mark Weitzman, Director of Government Affairs of the Simon Wiesenthal Center and its Chief Representative to the United Nations, is a globally recognized expert and scholar of international relations, anti-Semitism, extremism and digital hate. At the Frisch School’s annual Abraham and Fela Kolat Memorial
West Orange—It is a tall order to develop a special relationship with each student and parent, to build a cohesive classroom community, and to create a nurturing, fun-filled environment targeted for the academic challenges ahead. But this is exactly what Amy Nelson expects to accomplish as JCC MetroWest’s Early Childhood Director,
Livingston—To commemorate Yom HaShoah, the JKHA Middle School participated in an interdisciplinary day of Holocaust studies. After viewing the ‘Names Not Numbers’ video created by last year’s eighth grade, the students were taught that the greatest gift in a post-Holocaust world is the gift of a Jewish
RTMA juniors are learning how to be role models to younger students. As part of a Big Brother-Little Brother program, juniors were partnered up with middle school students. The school treated all the boys to lunch on Elmora Avenue for the second event of the year-long program.
The RKYHS Muslim-Jewish Exchange Program visited a Muslim high school in Union City, NJ. The students began the afternoon by eating lunch together, talking about concerns, questioning assumptions, delving into differences and exploring similarities. The day culminated with a circle discussion wherein students from both schools were
On Thursday, April 16, the JKHA Lower School commemorated Yom HaShoah with a program tailored to this young audience. Students gathered in the Klatt Beit Midrash and were shown the school’s Holocaust Sefer Torah—donated by the Mosberg family—which was saved from that time period. A discussion of how many letters are in a sefer Torah
While the goal of most Yom Hashoah programs is to commemorate and remember the victims and impact of the Holocaust, this year’s Yom Hashoah program at RKYHS sought to engage the students directly and assist them in finding their own, meaningful connections to the day and its objectives.
River Edge—The Rosenbaum Yeshiva of North Jersey, in its largest fundraiser of the year, is honoring the 13 faculty members of the school who have also matriculated from its ranks. “There is no greater nachat than having our alumni return as rebbeim, morot and teachers,” said Rabbi Daniel Price, RYNJ’s head of school. The
The 4th and 5th grade members of Shir Chadash Choir, led by Morah Sharon Kinstlinger, joined with 250 students from area schools to perform two Yiddish songs with for the finale of the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene 100th Season Gala at Carnegie Hall. The students experienced the thrill of on-stage