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WTA Shows Off New Campus

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Westchester Torah Academy has cut the red ribbon, so to speak, on its brand new campus. Located just off Stratton Road in New Rochelle, the new campus had a groundbreaking open house event in early December that served the community, prospective parents, WTA families and special guests. More than 200 people attended one...

SAR Academy Families Gather for STEM Family Challenge Day

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On Sunday, December 4, over sixty families gathered at SAR Academy for the school’s very first STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Family Challenge Day. Led and created by SAR Academy’s Director of Science Curriculum and STEM Initiative, Dr. Chaya Fine, and assisted by teacher and mechanical engineer Ayelet Feinberg, the program was organized so that every family had an opportunity to engage in five of the ten available interactive STEM stations. Although each station presented a different STEM challenge, the common thread among all of the activities was that they all involved the engineering design process: define the problem, plan solutions, make a model...

MTA Seniors Visit Hebrew Home at Riverdale

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Over the last few weeks, several groups of MTA seniors have been traveling to Riverdale to volunteer at the Hebrew Home nursing facility. Each group was initially given a tour of the home and its Derfner Judaica Museum, containing a large collection of art—much of which has been created by the home’s own residents.

During each subsequent visit, students were divided into groups and everyone sat down with small groups of residents throughout the home, holding friendly and meaningful discussions. Some students even sang for the grateful members of the home. The residents were happy to be given the opportunity to converse and connect with the MTA students.

TABC Brings Warmth, Ruach and Limud HaTorah to Riverdale

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TABC enjoys several community shabbatonim throughout the year. Last Shabbat, 60 talmidim participated in the Riverdale shabbaton, together with their rebbeim, Rabbi Yablok, Rabbi Malitzky, Rabbi Rich, Rabbi Yoni Mandelstam and Rabbi First.

After eating wonderful meals in their hosts’ homes, everyone enjoyed a ruach-filled oneg together at the home of TABC music and media teacher, Shim Craimer. On Shabbat day, the group came together for lunch, after which the talmidim were engaged in shiurim from their rebbeim. Seudat shlishit was split between the Sturm family hosting on the south side and Rabbi Yablok speaking in Rabbi Hain’s shul (Ohab Zedek) on the north side. After Shabbat...

Gan Miriam Early Learning Center Helps Feed the Hungry

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The Gan Miriam annual food drive was very successful, thanks to the children and their families who donated nonperishable food.

Linden, a driver for City Harvest, came to pick up the donations. He thanked the children for the amazing job they did and explained to the children how the food is distributed through the food pantry and to soup kitchens. He took the children down to his truck to show them all the boxes of food he had already collected. He said it was a wonderful time and the children were very proud.

Gan Miriam has begun the Chanukah toy drive for Chai Lifeline. The goal is to make it as successful as the food drive. If anyone wishes to add a donation to the Chanukah toy...

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