Friday, March 22, 2019


Bi-Cultural Hebrew Academy Receives Ignition Grant for New Middle School Tefillah Program

Bi-Cultural Hebrew Academy is the recipient of a $7,000 2019 Ignition Grant from the Jewish Education Innovation Challenge (JEIC) to support its recently launched Tefillah Curriculum for middle school students. JEIC Ignition Grants jump-start new or developing out-of-the-box programs that improve

Westchester Torah Academy Celebrates Tu B’Shevat

The halls of WTA on the Friday prior to Tu B’Shevat revealed each class preparing for the chag in its own special way.  The students learned the many traditions we have and celebrated by enjoying their own Tu B’Shevat seders in their

Kinneret Launches Arts and Tech Initiative

Kinneret kicked off a brand new project-based tech and visual arts initiative with programming, ceramics and New York skyline units for seventh grade.

WTA Holds First STEAM Expo

On Sunday, January 13, families of students at Westchester Torah Academy gathered to enjoy the school’s first STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) Expo. Students presented projects and experiments in groups, pairs, or individually. Areas

Pre-K at WTA Receives New Mezuzah

It’s not every day that students get to witness a mezuzah being affixed to a doorpost. When ganon (pre-k) students at WTA needed a replacement mezuzah, they gladly welcomed this special opportunity. Together with the rav beit sefer, they learned what is inside of a mezuzah, why

WDS Eighth Graders Interview Holocaust Survivors in Names, Not Numbers Project

WDS eighth graders moved onto the second stage of their participation in “Names, Not Numbers,” a program designed to preserve the video testimonies of Holocaust survivors. Students took turns working professional video cameras, managing the recording sound quality and

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

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