Monday, January 21, 2019


Wax Museum Comes to Life at RPRY

Ben Franklin, Helen Keller and Harry Houdini are just some of the exciting people who visited Rabbi Pesach Raymon Yeshiva for the third grade “wax museum” project! Students chose a historical person, researched them and dressed up as them in costume, creating a “museum” that was visited by students and

JEC Lower School Spends Time at Barnes and Noble

The JEC Lower School enjoyed a fun family event this past Sunday at the Barnes and Noble of Springfield. The children (and parents) loved meeting Tara Lazar, a famous children’s author, and listening to her animated storytelling. The children also enjoyed an adorable crafts activity. The event was free for all

Bruriah Performs ‘Wait Until Dark’

Bruriah seniors Baila Landa and Arielle Weiss earned a standing ovation from appreciative audiences for directing Bruriah’s annual dramatic performance. “Wait Until Dark” kept students, faculty and parents at the edges of their seats. Junior Temima Hyman was convincing as the visually impaired Suzy Hendrix, and junior Rivka

RKYHS Alumni Come ‘Home’ During Their Winter Break

The youngest RKYHS alumni came back to school for a reunion while they are home from college for winter break. The many attendees were excited to reminisce with fellow classmates, see current students and catch up with their former teachers. The young alumni also heard from a panel of alumni – Daniella

RKYHS AIPAC Group Is Very Active

The RKYHS AIPAC student group is one of the most active student AIPAC groups in the country, and consistently the largest student delegation at the policy conference. Throughout the year, the group actively participates in programming, including welcoming a speaker each week. This week, the RKYHS AIPAC delegation heard

JEC 4B Has Parent Child Learning With Rabbi P.

JKHA Students Modernize American Colonists

The JKHA seventh grade social studies classes have been studying the Declaration of Independence. After dissecting the language of the original Declaration of Independence, students modernized the list of grievances from the document by creating text message conversations between King George III and the American colonists.

Bruriah WINS Inspires Students

Bruriah’s WINS program continues to inspire Bruriah’s students and their communities. WINS programs are hosted throughout the winter and deliver positive messages to students. Faculty member Amy Tropp and I led the Motzei Shabbat winter inspiration initiative 2018-2019 at which 33 Bruriah students gathered at Yad Leah

SAR HS Literature and Film Class Visits Jewish Museum

Ora Meier’s senior SAR High School’s literature and film class visited The Jewish Museum for a screening of “Like Any Other Kid,” a documentary that explores what happens when incarcerated youth are guided with love and respect. “Like Any Other Kid” was screened as part of The Jewish Museum’s Movies That

The Value of Arts in Education

My entire life I have been fortunate enough to have art, and performing artists, all around me. I grew up in a family of musicians, and often fell asleep listening to my grandfather play Mozart or Beethoven on the piano. I remember how peaceful and soothing it felt, as a little girl, to be drifting off to sleep

IBECC Wants to Build a Snowman

The 3-year-old children at the Iris Berman Early Childhood Center learned some amazing poems about winter and snowmen. The children can not get enough of it and they loved acting the poems out.

Ben Porat Yosef Middle School Learns Torah Together

Every Monday night, BPY sixth, seventh and eighth graders gather together for chavruta learning. This week was extra special. After learning, shiurim and pizza, students heard from Rabbi Yair Hindin, a BPY parent who recently donated a kidney. What an inspiration! BPY is so proud of its students who spend their