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Carmel Academy’s Eighth Grade Engineering Students Debate Ethics Behind Bioengineering

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Not everything is black and white. That’s exactly what Carmel Academy’s eighth grade engineering students learned during a recent unit surrounding the ethical issues associated with bioengineering.

The students, who are taking a yearlong course designed to introduce them to the major fields of engineering, debated...

WDS Seventh Graders Visit the Mazon Hunger Exhibit

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On Friday, April 28, Westchester Day School seventh grade students visited the “Mazon: This Is Hunger“ community engagement program. This digital interactive museum exhibit, on national tour, was in Mamaroneck for just a few days and WDS seventh graders were lucky to have had the opportunity to visit the exhibit. This brilliantly designed program is built into the back of 53 foot trucks and includes numerous digital interactive stories and visuals to help the participant understand the severity of the problem of hunger in this country. Students were challenged to prepare a healthy meal, representing five different food groups for under $1.40. Students walked away understanding the...

WTA’s Upcoming Color Run Fundraiser Will Be Held on New Campus

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Westchester Torah Academy will be hosting its first ever Color Run on June 11 at 10 a.m. This will be a fun-filled event that culminates the school year with family and friends and brings the entire WTA community together in support of WTA’s promise for accessible Jewish education. With a goal of raising $70,000, Color Run is an event that will involve families and friends in support of WTA’s mission.

Families at WTA will be creating their own fundraising pages to seek sponsorships from family, friends, coworkers and neighbors. At the event, the students and friends will get together on WTA’s new campus for a fun-filled, paint-filled run outdoors. Participants run through activity...

Bi-Cultural Social Studies Teacher Will Attend Yad Vashem Program

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The International School for Holocaust Studies at Yad Vashem has accepted Erin Hupal, a middle-school social studies teacher at Bi-Cultural Day School in Stamford, into its Seminar for Educators in Jewish Day Schools to be held in Jerusalem in July. The intensive 12-day program focuses on empowering teachers to create individual Shoah (Holocaust) study programs tailored to their respective schools.

“After spending last spring in Israel with Bi-Cultural’s eighth grade class, I had the opportunity to tour Yad Vashem, and I knew it was a great learning environment,” said Hupal. “This seminar will give me the chance to have a real hands-on experience to bring back to my students; to...

Mishkan Israel Day Camp Is Ready for Summer 2017

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Mishkan Israel Day Camp has been the talk of the town since it first opened its doors in Stamford in 1975.

“This camp is simply fantastic!”

“What is your magic!?”

“You simply cannot find a program that provides such exceptional sports & swimming instruction, activities and fun, combined with a culturally respected, Jewish tradition that is in the ‘here and now’ for us!”

“The activities are beautifully taught by experts, but this program is more and much richer than any enrichment program you will ever find.”

“A wholesome, caring, professional program bar-none!”

“Can you guys make a year-round program?”

“My kids don’t want camp to end!”

These...

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