Sunday, January 20, 2019


First Graders at WTA Churn Their Own Butter

Kitah Alef at Westchester Torah Academy have been learning about the pilgrims and their voyage to the new world. One of the things they learned was that the pilgrim children were charged with making butter for their families. The students were excited to

Bi-Cultural Hebrew Academy Team Competes at Torah Bowl

“Our kids were amazing!” commented Jackie Herman, head of school of Bi-Cultural Hebrew Academy (BCHA), who accompanied the school’s Torah Bowl team to the Torah Bowl competition recently held in Rockland County.

SAR Academy Eighth Graders Participate in Riverdale Skywriters Project

The eighth graders at SAR Academy recently participated in a special Chanukah chesed program with the Riverdale Skywriters Project. The students first listened to a presentation about the experience of patients who are in the hospital or in hospice, and then crafted beautiful

Carmel Academy Hosts Chanukah Math Night

Math activities for the entire family + candle lighting + pizza dinner = a fantastic Chanukah celebration for all!

More than 125 students, parents and community members gathered at Carmel Academy for a

RYNJ Torah Bowl Teams Are Perfect

Congratulations to the girls’ and boys’ RYNJ Torah Bowl teams for their perfect record. Each team had an impressive record of 8-0! Kol hakavod!


WDS Seventh Grade Spreads Light

During Chanukah, WDS seventh graders joined together with middle school students from Schechter Westchester and Carmel Academy to welcome the light of the holiday and use it to dispel the darkness felt in the wake of the anti-Semitism witnessed at the Tree of Life Synagogue in

WTA Fifth and Sixth Graders Narrate Cooking Demos in Hebrew

Middle schoolers at WTA are learning the use of present tense masculine form in Ivrit. As a culminating project, they prepared their own cooking demo videos in which they demonstrated and narrated how to make smoothies, sandwiches, salads,

Third Graders at WTA Make a Rainbow in a Jar

Why does a balloon filled with helium float, while one filled with air falls? Kitah gimmel at Westchester Torah Academy had no problem answering that question after completing a density experiment in their STEAM lab. Five different liquids with varying densities were placed in

WDS Performs Chesed in Response to California Woolsey Fires

WDS middle school faculty and students were looking to provide support for The Ilan Ramon Day School (IRDS) in Agoura Hills, California, a Jewish Day school that was damaged by the Woolsey fires. Middle school science teacher Aaron Kogut organized an Amazon registry where school supplies and gift cards

TABC Students Are Accepted Into Prestigious Undergrad Programs

 TABC is proud to announce that a third of the Class of 2019 has already been accepted to at least one college of their choice and has collectively been awarded over $350,000 in academic scholarships. Three TABC boys were accepted to Ivy League colleges—Columbia University, University of Pennsylvania, and Yale

RIETS Roshei Yeshiva Enhance Asara B’Tevet Davening at MTA

MTA’s Shacharit minyan was enhanced by the presence of RIETS Roshei Yeshiva Rav Hershel Schachter and Rav Herschel Reichman, who joined talmidim and rebbeim from all grades and helped set the tone for the fast. According to the Chasam Sofer, Asarah

The Threes at Stein Yeshiva Learn About STEM and the Five Senses

The yeladim of the three year nursery at Stein Yeshiva have been busy exploring and investigating the five senses. Through play and hands-on experimentation, the children have been gaining tremendous knowledge of how their own personal senses of sight, hearing, smell, touch and

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