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TABC Students Partake in Time Honored Tradition

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The Gemara in Eruvin 54b relates that Rav Preida would always review with one of his students 400 times and once had gone over the material 800 times until the student understood. Yeshivot have always appreciated the vital importance of chazara as a way to be koneh Torah. As the zman ended TABC talmidim were engaged in...

MTA’s Model UN Takes On the Actual UN

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As lunch began on Tuesday, January 3, Yeshiva University High School for Boys (MTA) students from the Model UN team boarded a bus and headed down to the United Nations headquarters. With little traffic, the group of students arrived downtown earlier than expected, affording them time to stop in at the British and Venezuelan consulates to learn something about these countries, which the students will be representing this year at the Yeshiva University Model United Nations (YUNMUN). Though neither consulate granted them a meeting with their respective international politicians, the students did have the chance to relax in the inviting lobby, taking pictures and looking at the exquisite...

Breuers Seventh Grade Boys Go Snow Tubing

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The boys in Rabbi Grunebaum’s seventh grade class at Yeshiva Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch/Breuers Washington Heights enjoyed a well deserved snow tubing trip.

Making Our Private School Bubbles Broader Public Squares

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Editor’s Note: This week we welcome the first in what we know will be a wonderful series of chinuch articles, contributed by the heads of school at our community institutions.

I have often heard from teachers, students and parents that Jewish day school is a “bubble.” On the one hand, this term is used affectionately in that the bubble is a safe, warm space, with shared values and a shared outlook—a space where we gain strength as a school community.

But the bubble is also seen by many as dangerous. It can be a place that perpetuates insularity and can lead to narrow and skewed views. So much so that students often talk about becoming free and leaving the bubble.

And...

WDS Celebrates 69 Years

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Westchester Day School was proud to celebrate its 69th anniversary dinner on Saturday night, January 7, at the Greentree Country Club in New Rochelle. The dinner’s theme, mi dor l’dor (from generation to generation) applauded the involvement and commitment of alumni parents Rinat and Rafi (WDS ’92) Kalman, Sarah Meyers Sadinoff (WDS ’84) and Kenny Sadinoff, and Nancy and Ari (WDS ’87) Weinberger. The dinner also honored Susan Chasan, director of early childhood, who will be retiring at the end of the school year after 33 years at Westchester Day School, and is herself an alumni parent and grandparent. WDS friends, alumni and current eighth graders were excited to have...

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