Friday, August 07, 2020


MTA Sophomores Volunteer At Masbia of Queens

MTA talmidim in Rabbi Kerner’s sophomore shiur volunteered at Masbia of Queens: A community supported kosher soup-kitchen and food-pantry on Thursday morning, January 2. Talmidim were grateful for the opportunity to give back to the community and help an organization that

Naaleh Hosts ‘Experience Day’ for Prospective Students

On January 2, over 100 Naaleh applicants joined together for the annual Naaleh Experience Day. Eighth graders from over 15 elementary schools spent the morning getting to know each other and getting a taste of Naaleh. The day started off with a welcome from Mrs. Kobre, followed by Cupcake Wars

WDS Invites Readers

WDS is loving its Library Readers volunteer program where parents and grandparents volunteer to read stories to early childhood and elementary school classes. Harold Aspis who reads to the 4s classes every week, is the parent of two WDS alumni. WDS is thankful to Harold and all who join the volunteer

Stein Yeshiva Hosts Chanukah Party

Stein Yeshiva had a non-stop fun Chanukah party that included a sing-a-long with Tkiya and a Chanukah Dance Jam with Kara Tatelbaum!

Friendship Circle Trains RYNJ Students

The RYNJ students of sixth grade were privileged to participate in a Friendship Circle volunteer training session. Dr. Naphtali (RYNJ graduate) and Leah Rosenberg presented an informative, hands-on program that was designed to help the students gain a greater sensitivity and a better understanding of the strengths

Ramaz School Remembers Jersey City Victims

The Ramaz School’s tradition of activism and communal responsibility continues after 80+ years. At its core, Ramaz believes that כל ישראל ערבים זה בה זה - All of Israel is responsible for one another. Last week, students from Ramaz, The Shefa School and Park East Day School, and about 100

WDS Sixth Graders Explore Ancient Egypt

The sixth grade students studied Ancient Egypt with Miss Roode in social studies class. They started the unit by learning how to analyze primary and secondary source documents and how to plan and organize a DBQ essay that they wrote this week. Then, students explored the geography, achievements, history, government and culture of Egypt. The students eagerly

MTA Celebrates Chanukah

MTA talmidim enjoyed a whirlwind week of Chanukah celebrations and activities! The festivities included Maccabi Games, shiur vs. shiur Jeopardy, 11th and 12th grade shiur trips, ninth and 10th grade seudas with their rebbeim, a yeshiva-wide Chanukah swag contest, sports, a lively Chanukah chagiga, Chanukah auction

WTA Middle School Hosts Bat Mitzvah Night

In anticipation of one of the most profound Jewish rites of passage soon to occur in their young lives, middle school girls gathered together with their mothers, rabbis and morahs to learn about—and celebrate—the joys and responsibilities of becoming a bat mitzvah at WTA’s very first Bat Mitzvah Night!

WDS First Graders Begin Yisrael B’Chayai

Kitah aleph began their study of Yisrael by going through passport control and having their passports stamped. Once they settled into Eretz Yisrael, they used their map skills to find Yisrael on the world map. Each child was given a globe balloon to take home and find Israel and how far it is from New York. A great time was had by

Visitors Enjoy Chanukah at WTA

On December 23, grandparents and special visitors joined at Westchester Torah Academy for a special Chanukah celebration. Early childhood visitors enjoyed performances and activities with students in their classrooms, while lower school visitors joined for tefillah and Hallel b’tzibur. Afterwards, the entire

WDS Fourth Grade Creates Menorah Projects

After changing the clocks students noticed how dark it is outside by the time they get home! Fourth graders decided to “find the light” together and created a special project to see what lights up their lives to get ready for Chanukah! Each student created a chanukiyah with each of the flames representing something

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