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Bi-Cultural Dad Fills Students In on a Soldier’s Life

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Recently, Bi-Cultural Day School students were given an inside glimpse into the life of an American soldier, when Sgt. First Class Larry Ostroff stopped by for a visit. Sgt. Ostroff, who serves in the U.S. Army’s 990th Engineer Company, discussed with seventh and eighth graders the challenges soldiers face today, taking...

RYNJ First Graders Receive Their Chumashim

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Two very special evenings took place in the RYNJ gym last week. First grade students received their Chumashim. What an amazing job everyone did to make these beautiful performances happen. More than 120 children were onstage to entertain family and friends with songs and hand motions.

Thanks go out to the morot and assistants, as well as music teacher, Harriet Zitter aka Morah Hadassa, who worked closely with the teachers as she accompanied the children in their musical rendition.

All this was done under the watchful eye of first grade principal Mrs. Stephanie Summers. These beautiful presentations and performances represent all that is pure in the children and a culmination of...

Stein Yeshiva Enjoys Pre-Purim Fun

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On Sunday March 5, Stein Yeshiva’s PTA held a festive pre-Purim costume party at the North East Jewish Center. The children made chocolate, strawberry and apricot hamantashen by rolling, pinching and filling the dough; parents and children made masks using various materials; and children danced and sang on the stage. Grandparents, parents and children came in costume; there was a yummy lunch; and fun was had by all.

Bi-Cultural Chess Team Makes an Impressive Move

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The Bi-Cultural Day School chess team took an impressive third place overall in the NECA (National Educational Chess Association) Chess Tournament, held February 5 at Stamford’s Italian Center. Team members Nathan Tadiashvilli, Gabriel Haron and Eric Kwalwasser were among 75 students hoping to shout out “checkmate.” In addition to their team win, Tadiashvilli placed third and Haron placed fourth in the tournament’s primary open division. This follows the team’s fourth place win at the 32nd NECA Chess Tournament on December 11 at the King School in which 72 students participated. In that tournament, Kwalwasser raised high the first place trophy in the primary novice division...

MTA Honors College Is Fascinated by Einstein Epidemiologist

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On Thursday, February 23, Yeshiva University High School for Boys’ (MTA) Honors College was privileged to hear a presentation from Dr. H. Dean Hosgood Ph.D., M.P.H., a noted professor at the Albert Einstein School of Medicine, on the topic of epidemiology. Dr. Hosgood introduced students to the field of epidemiology in general, which studies the health of a population as a whole, and to environmental epidemiology specifically, which looks at how the environment impacts a population’s health. Dr. Hosgood’s lecture was relevant to the subject of this year’s Honors College reading, the book Toms River, which discusses the effects of chemical pollution on the health of a New Jersey...

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