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SAR High School Students Hear from Yankee Mentors

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The Sport Management Mentoring Program was implemented to expose local high school students, ages 15-18, to various careers associated with professional sports. On a monthly basis, the New York Yankees work in conjunction with various schools/organizations that identify approximately 25 students to attend an interactive...

MTA Students Join YUPAC Lobby Mission in Washington

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Every year, a group of MTA students joins Yeshiva University’s Political Action Committee (YUPAC) lobby mission to Washington, DC, and this year was no different. Participating students had to practice their advocacy skills in advance, starting with a half-day training session held on February 1st, at which they prepared their talking points for this incredible opportunity. At the prep session, the boys learned about pressing issues that they would address in Washington regarding American-Israeli relations.

In all, 11 MTA students joined over 100 YU participants as they carried out their important mission in the capital. The boys first visited the AIPAC headquarters and then...

A Different Kind of Orthodox High School for Girls

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Sharon, Mass—My husband and I chose The Binah School carefully for our daughter Chana. We were impressed that the co-founders of this new school realized their educational model is ground-breaking, ran a pilot program before opening a year later as a full-time school in 2012. They were successful at gaining the interest of one of the most notable Jewish philanthropies in America and Israel, the AVI CHAI Foundation, to fund their early years of operation.

From Day One the school exceeded our admittedly high expectations and we knew we were in for something special. Chana’s Torah learning grew in depth and sophistication. Chana was challenged to think deeper and explain her ideas...

At MTA, Students and Teachers Stay Late for Study Night

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What is the equivalent to a SAT prep course for mid-term exams?  At MTA, it is called Study Night. In what has become an MTA tradition, students and teachers stayed in school for three hours on the final night of classes in preparation for the upcoming mid-terms. About 150 students stayed to study and prepare with the general study teachers, as well as Arista National Honor Society students who were there to work with their fellow students.

Pizza was served to kick-off the event. Once the program got started, there were three individual study sessions, providing the students with the ability to study for multiple disciplines. Tutors also met with students, one on one, to...

Koren Ani Tefilla Educational-Style Siddur Named National Jewish Book Award Winner

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The Koren Ani Tefilla Siddur, the Hebrew/English weekday prayer book with translation by Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, Kressel and Ephrat Family University Professor of Jewish Thought at Yeshiva University, and commentary by Rabbi Dr. Jay Goldmintz, adjunct professor at YU’s Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration, has been named a Winner in the Jewish Book Council’s 2014 National Jewish Book Awards.

The Koren Ani Tefilla Siddur is an engaging and thought-provoking siddur for the inquiring high school student and thoughtful adult, conceived of by Rabbi Goldmintz, a well-respected Jewish educator and scholar. It is designed to stimulate an intellectual...

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