Friday, March 22, 2019


WDS Hosts 11 High Schools for Eighth Grade High School Fair

Admissions representatives from 11 different high schools in the tri-state area participated in a High School Fair at Westchester Day School to offer a variety of options to the eighth grade graduating class. Together with various admissions directors, heads of schools traveled far-and-wide to promote themselves to WDS students.

SAR HS Offers Enrichment Beyond the Classroom

SAR HS students in Ora Meier’s AP art history class visited the Ancient Near East, Ancient Egyptian and Ancient Greek and Roman wings of the Metropolitan Museum. The visit focused on comparing each cultures funerary practices, materials and representations of political rulers and deities. It is a gift to have the opportunity to

Westchester Day School Celebrates Yom Sigd

This past Wednesday, Westchester Day School celebrated Yom Sigd—a holiday commemorating the safe arrival of Ethiopian Jews in Israel. Slenate Mkonen and Inbar Frenkel, the Bnot Shlichut from Bnei Akiva at WDS prepared and facilitated an engaging and developmentally appropriate program for our

WTA Third Graders Study What MATTERS

Kitah gimmel at Westchester Torah Academy are enjoying an in depth exploration of the states of matter. Students conducted three experiments to help them better understand the distinct properties of solids, liquids and gases. How does matter change from one state to another? What are two less common states of

BCHA Israel Advocacy Club Leaders Attend AIPAC Leadership Institute

Leaders of the Israel Advocacy Club of Bi-Cultural Hebrew Academy (BCHA) upper school recently attended the Schusterman Advocacy Institute High School Summit, held at the end of October in Washington, D.C., where they had the opportunity to lobby members of Congress regarding pro-Israel legislation.

Kinneret CHEMDAT Program Brings Light to Riverdale

What can ordinary kids do to balance out the hate and negative energy that currently permeates the world? They can donate their time, effort and energy to making a small dent of positive change. Kinneret Day School seventh and eighth graders are working through their Jewish Life and Practices class to spread Jewish values in their

First Graders at Westchester Torah Academy Celebrate the Marriage of ‘Q’ and ‘U’

Students in first grade at WTA have finished reviewing the sounds and formation of the lower case letters that they learned in kindergarten. Part of this conclusion was the joyous marriage of the letters ‘q’ and ‘u.’ The teacher emphasized that these two letter are almost never found apart—they love each other

WDS Continues Innovative Art Initiative

Learning to Look is a program for first through fifth graders in which parents and relatives can volunteer to teach classes about art from a specific period in art history and do related art projects with students. The year culminates with an exciting trip to see the original artwork at one of the New

2 Year Old Nursery at Stein Yeshiva Explores Math and Science Through Parsha

The yeladim of kitah 2N cooked, counted, celebrated and shared, all inspired by the beautiful narratives of the parsha.

Just as Avraham Avinu loved to have guests in his home, so too, the 2 year olds were overjoyed to welcome in the threes class to their kitah. In preparation

WTA Welcomes Two Very Special Visitors

On Friday, October 26, Avraham and Sarah made a surprise appearance at the Westchester Torah Academy morning tekes. The students answered enthusiastically when asked about Sarah’s baby, Yitzchak, and the important mitzvah of hachnasat orchim. Students in early childhood enjoyed fulfilling this mitzvah by

SAR Honors the Life of Ari Fuld, HY”D

On Wednesday, October 17, SAR Academy eighth graders joined representatives of Amcha and other Jewish institutions, along with 10th graders from SAR High School and students from Westchester Day School, Ramaz and North Shore Hebrew Academy, to participate in a memorial gathering to honor the life and

Middle Schoolers at WTA Learn About Yitzchak Rabin

The young shlichot of Bnei Akiva at WTA led a meaningful lesson in honor of the yahrzeit of Yitzchak Rabin. After watching an informational video about Rabin, students engaged in a discussion about tolerating different opinions and views. Different everyday scenarios were given, and students were asked how they would

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