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Manhattan Day School Israel Advocacy Team Presents ‘What Can You Do for Israel?’

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On Wednesday, February 15, the MDS Student Israel Advocacy team presented “What Can You Do For Israel?”

Topics included Israel: The Legitimate Sovereign, presented by Avital Feuerstein; Erroneous Allegations Against the IDF, by Rachel Halpern; Terrorism and Palestinian Payments, by Ruthi Gerber and Allie...

SAR Model UN Team Wins at YUNMUN XXVII

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Mazal tov to SAR’s Model UN team, which won for the fourth consecutive year at YUNMUN XXVII. Individual team members also took home seven Best Delegate awards and two honorable mentions. The team members are Ayelet Rubenstein, Nate Katz, Noah Lang, Miriam Stern, Eva Ingber, Tamar Geller, Sarah Bolnick, Zevi Siegel, Lia Solomon, Rita Feder, Shamma Pepper Fox, Adin Gitig and Maya Rubenstein. Mazal tov also to faculty adviser Ms. Pepper.

WDS Celebrates Tu B’Shevat With a Focus on Blessings

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Tu B’Shevat at Westchester Day School is used as an opportunity, through project based learning, for students and faculty to focus on appreciating all the blessings they have in their lives. This year, that goal was accomplished primarily through a focus on brachot in different ways throughout the school. At the beginning of the month of Shevat, kindergarten through fifth grades were each assigned one of the blessings said on food. The grade learned about their assigned blessing and then designed bulletin boards to adorn the lunchroom, encapsulating their bracha and encouraging a greater focus on blessings. To go along with the visual display, classes also had to create a word cloud for...

Carmel Academy Middle School Band Spreads Its Wings

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If people haven’t yet heard of Angels & Prophets, they may be downloading one of the band’s songs in the near future.

What began as a musical outlet for a group of Carmel Academy’s students has turned into perhaps one of the first-ever middle school Jewish rock bands. Angels & Prophets, which performs weekly at Carmel and entertains guests at the school’s largest events, played their first live venue in December and is gearing up to record several original tracks at a recording studio.

“I feel proud of all of us. When we first started this last year many of us couldn’t do what we do now. In the time we have been together we have learned so much,” said drummer Adam...

Chabad Preschool Offers New Full Day Option for Westchester Working Parents

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Chabad’s Alef Bet Preschool, 1228 North Avenue in New Rochelle, will offer both early care and after care hours beginning in Fall 2017.  The school opened In 2014.

“Alef Bet’s mission is to empower children to explore ideas in an emotionally safe environment,” said Rochel Butman, Director of the Early Childhood center. “The Jewish component adds a warm community feeling to the space. The children bake challah, sing Hebrew songs and learn about their Jewish heritage in a loving and nurturing setting. We educate young children in a respectful and stimulating learning environment, helping them grow into self-aware, empathetic, capable learners for life.” She said the staff at...

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