Sunday, January 20, 2019


Carmel Academy Artists Create Portraits for Refugee Children

When Carmel Academy sixth grader Aviva Moss enrolled in the school’s middle school art elective earlier this fall, she said she had no idea the course would become so meaningful for her. Moss and her classmates are participating in The Memory Project, an organization that

Stein Preschool Parents Come Together to Celebrate Chanukah

This past Sunday, Dec. 2, preschool aged children from all over Riverdale, White Plains and New Rochelle joined together to celebrate Chanukah with their friends, parents and grandparents, at Stein Yeshiva’s annual Chanukah carnival!

BCHA Upper School Hosts a Shabbaton to Remember

“Journeys” was the theme of the Bi-Cultural Hebrew Academy upper school shabbaton and to set the BCHA teens off on a meaningful journey, Head of School Jackie Herman gave the students matching blue knit hats emblazoned with the letters BCHA. A fun touch, be

SAR High School Celebrates Chanukah

Chanukah celebrations began last week with a school-wide candle lighting and Maariv on Monday afternoon, the second night of Chanukah, with a beautiful performance from SAR choir featuring the song “Miracle” by Matisyahu. The festivities continued on Tuesday with an amazing

WDS Early Childhood Enjoys Interactive Performance From the Olive Oil Press

The early childhood was treated to a hands on experience making olive oil, or shemen zayin zach, just like they did during the days of the beit hamikdash! They “picked” olives, pressed them in the olive press, made wicks from cotton, watched the oil separate from the olive

WDS Puts a New Spin on the Dreidel

At Westchester Day School, in celebration of the Festival of Lights, the teachers innovated to incorporate the classic Chanukah game of dreidel into their academic lessons, giving a new spin to traditional topics.

Kinneret Seventh and Eighth Graders Bring Chanukah Chesed to the Halls

What a miracle! This year’s Chanukah holiday gifted us with six full days of school—a unique opportunity for celebration. For Kinneret Day School’s CHEMDAT students, this was a beautiful opportunity to bring the miracle of chesed—kindness and service—to the halls of the

WTA Celebrates Chanukah With Grandparents and VIPs

Westchester Torah Academy welcomed grandparents and VIPs for their annual Chanukah mesibot (parties) in early childhood through middle school. Each class prepared remarkable Chanukah performances that included song and dance. Guests of lower school students participated in a

KDS Eighth Grade Participates in Hour of Code

Kinneret students participated in the Hour of Code international push to have students connect to basic principles of programming and computer science.


SAR High School Welcomes Dr. Edward Reichman

On Friday, November 30, Dr. Ed Reichman spoke to the entire ninth grade on the topic of “Stem Cell Research, Cloning and Jewish Law.” Dr. Reichman is professor of emergency medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where he teaches Jewish medical ethics. He began by discussing cases in

Kitah Alef at Westchester Torah Academy Add Unique Light to Chanukah

In preparation for the festival of lights, first graders enjoyed crafting their very own Chanukah candles to use at home, with their families, throughout the chag. Using different shapes and colors, the students did a fantastic job putting together

MTA Takes Home Awards at Great Debate

On Sunday, November 2, MTA hosted multiple yeshiva high schools for the Great Debate, a series of debate matches organized by MTA debate coach Harriet Levitt. The debate topic this year was birthright citizenship— whether children of undocumented immigrant parents but born in US

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