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MTA Junior Trip a Roaring Success

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As the MTA Juniors made their way into school on Wednesday morning, there was a special energy in advance of their annual grade trip. After davening, the students boarded the coach buses and headed straight to the Connecticut Sportsplex, where they played laser tag, whirlyball, and football in the massive domed field at the...

Westchester Chabad Hosts Successful Purim Candyland Event

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Thursday’s snowfall was no match for all the families who enjoyed the festivities during the Purim holiday at the Chabad Alef Bet Preschool in New Rochelle.

The Chabad facility was adorned with decorative candy from floor to ceiling, and families dressed in their Purim best.

The event kicked off with a Megillah reading, followed by a delicious seudah and activities for the children. Participants also were entered into a raffle for a lollipop centerpiece, and a vase of gumballs was also on display for attendees to guess how many gumballs were inside. The correct answer was 111, and the winner was 2-year-old Alef Bet Preschool student Sarah Weinberg, who with the help of her...

MTA 10th Graders Help Out at Masbia

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Rabbi Axelrod’s 10th grade MTA shiur had the privilege to go to the Masbia soup kitchen in Queens and help out in feeding the needy. The shiur split up into two groups, one group which helped with packaging in a room full of onions and potatoes, and another which, using their Russian-speaking skills, helped get people in need the food they required. In a couple of hours, the boys were able to package a large amount of vegetables,\ to the point where staff members at Masbia remarked that no group had ever packaged so many vegetables in such a short amount of time! The Masbia freezer was filled with sacks of potatoes and onions, and by the end of the day, the freezer was empty...

MTA’s Asher Finkelstein Named National Merit Finalist

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The National Merit Scholarship Qualifying competition for the class of ’15 is now complete, and once again YUHSB has placed a student among the finalists. Asher Finkelstein, a Memphis native, was recognized by National Merit as one of the most outstanding students in the country. Only 15,000 finalists are chosen each year out of more than 1 million juniors who took the PSAT.

In qualifying as a National Merit Scholarship Finalist, Asher scored in the top 1% of PSAT test takers a year ago, and then followed that up with equally impressive SAT scores and grades. He also received the recommendation of his teachers here at YUHSB.

SAR Purim Pics Scrapbook

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