Friday, March 22, 2019


‘Once Upon a Mattress’ Is a Hit at SAR High School

The SAR High School drama society staged two superb performances of “Once Upon a Mattress,” Mary Rodgers’ and Marshall Barer’s charming fractured fairy tale based on the classic, “The Princess and the Pea.” With hilariously larger-than-life characters, clever

Kitah Alef at WTA Learns About the Scientific Method

Almost nothing in the Westchester Torah Academy STEAM lab makes it into a student’s mouth—that is until the experiment involves their very own taste buds! Students in first grade used medical swabs to taste something salty, something sweet, something sour and something

Dr. Barry Coller Addresses SAR HS Students

On Thursday evening January 3, Dr. Barry Coller addressed 65 SAR students on the bioethics of human gene editing.

Dr. Coller is the physician in chief, vice president for medical affairs at

WTA Middle School Ivrit Students Are Headed in the Right Direction

Middle schoolers at Westchester Torah Academy have spent time learning how to give directions in Hebrew. They learned many verbs and useful words to give valuable directions to one another, and as a final project, chose to create a scavenger hunt for their fellow classmates.

The Value of Arts in Education

 My entire life I have been fortunate enough to have art, and performing artists, all around me. I grew up in a family of musicians, and often fell asleep listening to my grandfather play Mozart or Beethoven on the piano. I remember how peaceful and soothing it felt, as a little girl, to be

Stein Professional Development Focuses on Students’ Social-Emotional Well-Being

On Tuesday, December 18, on the fast day of Asara B’Tevet, following an early dismissal, early childhood teachers at Stein Yeshiva participated in a professional development seminar with Dr. Tamar Blank, child psychologist.

WDS Eighth Graders Take Trip to Museum of Jewish Heritage

The eighth grade at WDS toured the Museum of Jewish Heritage in Battery Park City, to gain a hands-on understanding of the events that led up to the Holocaust and its subsequent impact on the Jewish people. This trip marks the beginning of Westchester Day School’s annual

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!


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