Wednesday, May 22, 2019


WDS Third Through Fifth Grades Explore Brachot for Tu B’Shevat

The third through fifth grades at WDS began the month of Shevat with an uplifting and enjoyable joint Hallel on Monday morning followed by a brachot activity, this year’s theme for Shevat. To introduce the brachot theme, every student received the name of a food from the January lunch menu and

MTA Model UN Team Visits United Nations and China Mission

On Thursday, January 3, MTA’s Model UN team visited the United Nations and the Permanent Mission of China. In preparation for the Yeshiva University National Model United Nations (YUNMUN) in February, the team has been learning about how the UN works, as well as the policies

Kindergarteners at WTA Prepare for Tu B’Shevat

As they began their week celebrating Rosh Chodesh Shvat, students in gan yeladim (kindergarten) at WTA have started to prepare for Chag Ha’Ilanot, Tu B’Shvat. After learning the different parts of a tree in Hebrew, and learning about the significance of the chag, the

RYNJ Sixth Grade Swims in the Shark Tank

RYNJ sixth graders spent an exciting afternoon pitching their invention ideas to some esteemed investment bankers, as a prelude to their upcoming Invention Convention. Some of the creative products shared included: the Anti Dark Backpack (a glow in the dark backpack), Swiftly

SAR HS Literature and Film Class Visits Jewish Museum

Ora Meier’s senior SAR High School’s literature and film class visited The Jewish Museum for a screening of “Like Any Other Kid,” a documentary that explores what happens when incarcerated youth are guided with love and respect. “Like Any Other Kid” was screened as part of

WTA Has Groundbreaking News


On Monday, January 7, contractors began to prepare the land for Westchester Torah Academy’s bayit l’netzach, their soon-to-be permanent home in New Rochelle. The groundbreaking ceremony will take place on Sunday, January 13, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at 150 Stratton Road, and

‘Once Upon a Mattress’ Is a Hit at SAR High School

The SAR High School drama society staged two superb performances of “Once Upon a Mattress,” Mary Rodgers’ and Marshall Barer’s charming fractured fairy tale based on the classic, “The Princess and the Pea.” With hilariously larger-than-life characters, clever

Kitah Alef at WTA Learns About the Scientific Method

Almost nothing in the Westchester Torah Academy STEAM lab makes it into a student’s mouth—that is until the experiment involves their very own taste buds! Students in first grade used medical swabs to taste something salty, something sweet, something sour and something

Dr. Barry Coller Addresses SAR HS Students

On Thursday evening January 3, Dr. Barry Coller addressed 65 SAR students on the bioethics of human gene editing.

Dr. Coller is the physician in chief, vice president for medical affairs at

WTA Middle School Ivrit Students Are Headed in the Right Direction

Middle schoolers at Westchester Torah Academy have spent time learning how to give directions in Hebrew. They learned many verbs and useful words to give valuable directions to one another, and as a final project, chose to create a scavenger hunt for their fellow classmates.

The Value of Arts in Education

 My entire life I have been fortunate enough to have art, and performing artists, all around me. I grew up in a family of musicians, and often fell asleep listening to my grandfather play Mozart or Beethoven on the piano. I remember how peaceful and soothing it felt, as a little girl, to be

Stein Professional Development Focuses on Students’ Social-Emotional Well-Being

On Tuesday, December 18, on the fast day of Asara B’Tevet, following an early dismissal, early childhood teachers at Stein Yeshiva participated in a professional development seminar with Dr. Tamar Blank, child psychologist.

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