Wednesday, August 05, 2020


A Year Later, Makerspace Is Changing the Face of Education at Bi-Cultural

Wouldn’t it be great if someone designed a speaker capable of amplifying the sound on an iPhone so that you could actually, well, hear it?

Wishful thinking? Maybe. Still, a group of middle-schoolers at Bi-Cultural Day School has its sights set on making this very wish come

Westchester Night School on Artist Gustav Klimt Shines

On Wednesday evening, WDS preschool teacher Morah Erica Strongin opened her home for an art history edition of the popular parent education program Westchester Night School. Despite the snow, parents and faculty came out to hear her talk, entitled “The Art of Gustav Klimt: Painter of The Lady in Gold.” Because Gustav Klimt was

We Have the Power to Shape Young Lives

The past few weeks have been particularly trying ones to be in the field of Jewish day-school leadership. Our usual conversations about curriculum, Yiddishkeit and student achievements have been interspersed with meetings about security measures, new protective drills and emotional wellbeing. Each day’s news seemingly brings

Bi-Cultural Dad Fills Students In on a Soldier’s Life

Recently, Bi-Cultural Day School students were given an inside glimpse into the life of an American soldier, when Sgt. First Class Larry Ostroff stopped by for a visit. Sgt. Ostroff, who serves in the U.S. Army’s 990th Engineer Company, discussed with seventh and eighth graders the challenges soldiers face today, taking the time

RYNJ First Graders Receive Their Chumashim

Two very special evenings took place in the RYNJ gym last week. First grade students received their Chumashim. What an amazing job everyone did to make these beautiful performances happen. More than 120 children were onstage to entertain family and friends with songs and hand motions.

Stein Yeshiva Enjoys Pre-Purim Fun

On Sunday March 5, Stein Yeshiva’s PTA held a festive pre-Purim costume party at the North East Jewish Center. The children made chocolate, strawberry and apricot hamantashen by rolling, pinching and filling the dough; parents and children made masks using various materials; and

Bi-Cultural Chess Team Makes an Impressive Move

The Bi-Cultural Day School chess team took an impressive third place overall in the NECA (National Educational Chess Association) Chess Tournament, held February 5 at Stamford’s Italian Center. Team members Nathan Tadiashvilli, Gabriel Haron and Eric Kwalwasser were among 75 students hoping to shout out “checkmate.” In

MTA Honors College Is Fascinated by Einstein Epidemiologist

On Thursday, February 23, Yeshiva University High School for Boys’ (MTA) Honors College was privileged to hear a presentation from Dr. H. Dean Hosgood Ph.D., M.P.H., a noted professor at the Albert Einstein School of Medicine, on the topic of epidemiology. Dr. Hosgood introduced students to the field of epidemiology in general,

New Bi-Cultural Day School Program Speaks to the Heart

The notion that Judaism is a way of life that is carried in one’s heart—that its core values and foundational concepts must become a part of life for children so that they may be guided by them as adults—is the catalyst behind a unique program introduced this year at Bi-Cultural Day School.

WDS Turns Upside Down for Purim

Westchester Day School Middle School celebrated the lead-up to Purim with an amazing night of project based learning, collaboration and Purim spirit. The theme of this year’s v’nahafoch hu program was the Beit Hamikdash, as Purim is the holiday that occurred between the first and second Beit

Manhattan Day School Israel Advocacy Team Presents ‘What Can You Do for Israel?’

On Wednesday, February 15, the MDS Student Israel Advocacy team presented “What Can You Do For Israel?”

Topics included Israel: The Legitimate Sovereign, presented by Avital Feuerstein; Erroneous Allegations Against the IDF, by Rachel Halpern;

SAR Model UN Team Wins at YUNMUN XXVII

Mazal tov to SAR’s Model UN team, which won for the fourth consecutive year at YUNMUN XXVII. Individual team members also took home seven Best Delegate awards and two honorable mentions. The team members are Ayelet Rubenstein, Nate Katz, Noah Lang, Miriam Stern, Eva Ingber, Tamar Geller, Sarah Bolnick, Zevi Siegel, Lia Solomon,

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