Sunday, May 26, 2019


Yavneh’s Tu B’shvat Seder

Yavneh Academy students celebrated Tu B’shvat with a special seder prepared by the Banot Sherut leumi, Atara and Hila. The students learned about  the sheva minim, tasted the great fruits of Eretz Yisrael, and danced to Tu b’Shevat songs.

YU Students Present North America’s Largest Jewish Book Sale: February 2 – 23

New York, NYThe students of Yeshiva University will present their annual Seforim Sale, North America’s largest Jewish book sale, February 2 to 23, in Belfer Hall, 2495 Amsterdam Ave on YU’s Wilf Campus in Manhattan. The sale is operated entirely by YU students—from ordering to setting up the premises, marketing, and all the technology the

Fox Wins Noam Brachot Bee

Mazel Tov to Binyamin Fox, grade 5, for winning the Yeshivat Noam Brachot Bee for the 2nd year in a row.

Spelling Bee Buzz at RYNJ

RYNJ 6th grader, Amira Isenberg, is the first place winner in the annual RYNJ Junior High Spelling Bee. Mazel Tov, Amira!

BPY Opens “Hospital” in Classroom

As a follow up to their visit to Englewood Hospital and their unit on the human body, Ben Porat Yosef Kindergarten, Gan Chaverim, opened their own hospital in their classroom, complete with hospital signs in the hallway, a waiting area, a triage area, an x-ray machine and lots of doctors.  This was part of the students’ unit about the human body.


Lubavitch on Palisades Hosts “Mr. Eitz”

Lubavitch on the Palisades Preschool students learned about Tu B’shvat by exploring trees and the sources of various foods and the blessings for each one. The children here are posing with Mr. Eitz, who wore a birthday crown in honor of the “birthday for the trees.”


He’Atid Happenings: Nutrition Day

Yeshivat He’Atid students received a special visit in honor of Nutrition Day. Mrs. Rivki Berman, a registered dietitian and Pediatric Community Health Leader from Clara Maass Medical Center, came to the yeshiva to teach the students all about the importance of healthy eating and how different foods help us in different ways. The children learned that in

Yavneh Havdalah PJ Night

Yavneh Academy’s Pre-K yeladim learned all about and experienced the different parts that make up havdalah. The children stomped grapes at their very own wine press, created besamim and neirot, and decorated a special cup for the wine. Finally they attended a spectacular Havdalah Night which was a smashing success!

With an

Covenant Grant Advances Hi-Tech Holocaust Center at SSDS

New Milford—The Covenant Foundation has granted the Solomon Schechter Day School a $20K ignition grant to further develop in-house technology for the expansion of the Jewish Heritage/Holocaust Education program for Middle School students following the school’s proven approach of interdisciplinary and cross-curricular education. The school is only one of eight

Shema Under the Stars at Noam

Kindergarten students enjoy a motzei Shabbat program “Shema under the stars” in their pajamas with their morot.

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