Thursday, February 22, 2018


39 Avot Melacha = One Amazing Sunday Morning at RYNJ

This past Sunday RYNJ eighth grade students had the opportunity to enjoy an interactive hilchot Shabbat presentation by Josh Rossman (aka “Melacha Man”). After hearing explanations and instructions about the different equipment, the students tried out many of the melachot that are hard to visualize or

SAR HS Hosts Freshman Tisch

SAR HS’s ninth grade enjoyed their first grade-wide tisch featuring Shabbat songs, great food and a Dvar Torah from ninth grade advisor and SLC teacher Eli Steier!

Steier spoke about trusting our inner light as Bnei Yisrael did during makat choshech, the plague of darkness.

Frisch Students Win Scholastic Writing Awards

Yeshivat Frisch junior Nina Gerszberg and sophomore Caroline Waxman were named recent winners in the the New Jersey region’s Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, presented annually by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers. The competition accepts submissions in 29 different categories of writing and art, and is open to all

BCHSJS Visits Yad Leah Volunteer Center

This past Sunday, students from the Bergen County High School of Jewish Studies had the opportunity to visit the Yad Leah Volunteer Center in Passaic. Prior to their visit, a clothing drive was held at school each Sunday and 20 large bags of new and gently used clothing were collected. During the visit, Jessica Sosland

Friendship Circle Hebrew School Takes Field Trip

After learning the practical Jewish life skills of kashrus and brachos, classes daled and hey of the Friendship Circle Hebrew School went on an amazing field trip to Rockland Kosher supermarket, the largest kosher grocery store of its kind! They were given a VIP tour of all of the different

SAR HS Hosts Blood Drive

Kol hakavod to all who contributed to the SAR HS Blood Drive! Whether you donated blood, or your time, you were involved in a wonderful mitzvah!


Ma’ayanot’s Mock Trial Team Has Their Day in Court

Ma’ayanot’s Mock Trial team, coached by Rabbi Donny Besser, had an impressive year, completing the preliminary season 3-0, followed by wins in the quarter and semifinals last week. On Thursday evening, February 1, they advanced to the county finals, competing against Northern Valley Regional High School at Demarest.

BPY Seventh and Eighth Grades Participate in Mishmar

Ben Porat Yosef Head of School Rabbi Zucker hosts Thursday night mishmar class for seventh and eighth grade students in his home each week, where the group studies a topic that is not part of the regular school curriculum. On Thursday, January 11, the group analyzed a seeming contradiction between sources and focused on a

Moriah Begins New Biweekly Lower School Sephardic Minyan

The first session of the new biweekly lower school Sephardic minyan took place this past week in the Sephardic beit midrash with Rabbi Kuessous. The children began to learn the Sephardic ta’amim to many of their morning tefilot and were surprised with donuts afterward for participating so nicely!

Makor Chaim Talmidim Enhance the Ruach At MTA

MTA partners with Yeshivat Makor Chaim in Israel for an annual exchange program in which MTA sophomores and YMC juniors spend an academic quarter in each other’s yeshiva. YMC juniors are currently spending this quarter learning at MTA. In addition to joining the yeshiva’s academic programs, YMC talmidim work

Gan Yaldenu Tots of Bergenfield Celebrate Tu B’Shevat

Gan Yaldenu Tots of Bergenfield had a great day on Tuesday celebrating Tu B’Shevat. They planted and watered seeds, had a Tu B’Shevat party with dancing and singing and made animal sculptures out of fruits and vegetables.


BPY Marks Tu B’Shevat With Special Programming

On Wednesday, January 31, Ben Porat Yosef students enjoyed a meaningful celebration of Tu B’Shevat, the time when trees in Israel begin their next fruit-bearing cycle. The day focused on providing students with hands-on experiences. BPY staff created a variety of educational stations about the sheva minim (seven