Thursday, March 21, 2019


BCHSJS Students Hear From a Speaker About Israel

On Sunday, March 10, Dr. Eric Mandel, director of the Middle East Political Information Network, spoke to the students of the Bergen County High School of Jewish Studies on the topic of “Understanding Israel’s History and Today’s Dangers.” Using various maps and other visual representations, he showed the

Yeshivat Frisch Hosts Envision Shakespeare Competition

Yeshivat Frisch was delighted to host the Envision Shakespeare Competition last week, for which acting troupes from different yeshiva high schools performed a scene from “Romeo and Juliet.” No props were allowed, other than plain folding chairs, and a panel of distinguished judges chose the best performances.

SAR Academy Hosts FIRST LEGO League Qualifying Tournament

On Sunday, February 24, SAR Academy hosted a FIRST LEGO League (FLL) qualifying tournament for the first time. FIRST is a non-profit and a global movement transforming lives and inspiring future innovators and problem solvers. In 1998, FIRST and The LEGO Group partnered to create this program with the hope of

Moriah Hosts Speaker for Sephardic Culture Month

In the spirit of Sephardic culture month, the students were privileged to hear a fascinating first-hand account from Marc Setton, a prominent member and founder of the Englewood Sephardic community. He talked about his experience of life in Egypt and being forced to flee before resettling in Brooklyn. The students were

Ma’ayanot Wins Battle of the Bands

Ma’ayanot’s band “Room 217” came in first place at Battle of the Bands held at Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School on Thursday night, March 7. The band members include Penina Krischer (vocals and flute), Daniella Shlagbaum (vocals), Hannah Merczynski-Hait (keyboard), Shira Glicksman (guitar), Leora Rothschild (vocals and

Academies @ GBDS Enjoys ‘Three Little Pigs’ STEAM Challenge

As part of the fairy tale unit, the first grade read “The Three Little Pigs” and then the children were challenged with building a house that could stand up to the big, bad blow dryer. Students first spoke about the houses that the pigs built out of straw, sticks and bricks. They discussed which was the

Gan Yavneh Gets Ready for Purim

The children enjoyed a special visit from Rabbi Fridman at Gan Yavneh! They learned all about the similarities and differences between a sefer Torah and Megilla. They even heard Rabbi Fridman read from a real Megilla and reviewed everything they know about the Purim story. What a special treat. The children

A Lenni Lenape Visits RYNJ

RYNJ was thrilled to welcome Robert Aptaker from the artist collaborative, Young Audiences, came to RYNJ and gave an interactive presentation to the third grade girls and boys about the Lenape Indians. As part of the social studies curriculum, the students have been learning about the early New Jerseyans, or the Lenni Lenape.

TABC Welcomes Rabbi Shlomo Zuckier as Guest Speaker for Distinguished Scholars

This past Tuesday, the freshmen and sophomores in TABC’s Distinguished Scholars Program had the great privilege hearing from Rabbi Shlomo Zuckier.

This independent honors program is designed for students who have demonstrated the critical thinking and academic skills, as well as ambition,

JKHA Teams Are Torah Bowl Champions

Mazal tov to the JKHA Torah Bowl teams on first place finishes in both the girls and boys divisions! The boys and girls competed against RPRY, Hillel and JEC/Bruriah. In the intense competition, both boys and girls displayed their knowledge as they finished as division champions. The teams have now completed all

RKYHS Student-Led Battle of the Bands Draws Hundreds of Attendees

This past Thursday, RKYHS hosted the ninth annual Battle of the Bands. The entirely student-run event featured bands from RKYHS and from many other yeshivot in the tri-state area.

It was a very social event, with several hundred people attending, from RKYHS and other schools,

JEC Celebrates Grandparents Day

“Dor L’dor Yeshabach Ma’asecha.” The JEC community values the continuity of Jewish generations! Grandparents and Special Guest Day 2019 was an exciting, warm and special day for JEC grandparents and guests. From the interactive classroom activities, to the delicious food, to the Purim sing-along, the