This past summer, the New England Jewish Academy (NEJA) – a newly merged Orthodox Nursery-12th grade school serving the Greater Hartford, New Haven and Springfield region – launched a transformational initiative reducing tuition by up to $10,000 per student. Thanks to the extraordinary vision and generosity
Except for the day of 9/11, I have never felt as broken as an SAR teacher as I did this week. But I have never felt prouder either.
I have been teaching Judaic studies at SAR Academy for over 20 years. I remember the atmosphere on the day the Twin Towers came down, when we were staggering around, seeking
My philosophy of education is that we start from a place of loving children. My own counseling theories, informed by the work of psychologist Carl Rogers among others and honed over more than 15 years of experience counseling students (and also as a mother of six), always have been very “person-centered.” I believe in getting to the
I distinctly remember being in shul on Yom Kippur when I was a youngster, and when the chazzan repeated the line in the Shema Koleinu prayer—“Do not cast us away in our old age”—several women sitting in the front row of the women’s section burst into tears. In fact, I would always hear very loud and audible cries on
Rosh Hashanah begins this year on Sunday night, September 29. Chabad of Yonkers will hold services at 6:30 p.m., followed by a 7 p.m. community dinner. Services on Monday, Sept. 30, and Tuesday, October 1, will begin at 10 a.m., with children’s services at 11 a.m., and shofar blowing at 11:30 a.m.
Please contact the Chabad of Yonkers/Greystone Jewish Center
Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. It is a time of reflection, a time of spirituality. For many people, tefillah, community and family feel like a warm embrace. To others, such as those experiencing infertility, these can feel more like a straitjacket.
I always ask my patients about their religious
In the food and “foodie”-centric world in which we live there are numerous terms you will likely hear bandied about as the latest and greatest food creations to come forth. It was pointed out to me how sad it is that there is more money to be made by scientists in finding a new artificial sweetener with no calories than there
Most people don’t think about their keys that much, except when they lay down for an afternoon nap.
The thing about key chains is that they’re designed to dig into you. You’re basically carrying around a ring of tiny saws in your pocket. I use mine
Long before “simanim” were trendy, when I was growing up we always had a “Rosh Hashanah seder” complete with apples and honey, pomegranates, dates, black-eyed peas, spinach, leeks and of course fish heads. We recited a yehi ratzon before eating each siman, read from the small, cracking black siddur that my
On Sunday, September 9, Rabbi Sruli Deitsch of the Chabad of Bronxville presented a shofar factory workshop for the Young Israel of New Rochelle Youth Department. YINR was only one of Rabbi Deitsch’s stops in the month of Elul preparing children and their parents for Rosh Hashanah.
On Wednesday, September 4, SAR Academy opened its 2019-2020 academic year. A significant change at SAR this year is the school’s expanded Hebrew immersion program for its youngest students. This program began three years ago with just the kindergarten classes. It has now been extended to include the entire Early Learning Center