Monday, July 13, 2020


WDS Celebrates 69 Years

Westchester Day School was proud to celebrate its 69th anniversary dinner on Saturday night, January 7, at the Greentree Country Club in New Rochelle. The dinner’s theme, mi dor l’dor (from generation to generation) applauded the involvement and commitment of alumni parents Rinat and Rafi

Carmel Academy Fifth Graders Lead a Greek Symposium

Wearing Greek togas and laurel head wreaths, Carmel Academy’s fifth graders took their parents back in time to Ancient Greece as they led an exciting Greek symposium.

The symposium was the culmination of the students’ integrated study of ancient Greek civilization—a time period

Van Saun Park Zookeepers Visit RYNJ

This past week fourth grade students had a special visit from staff members of the Van Saun Park Zoo in Paramus. The zookeepers taught the students about invertebrates and vertebrates, and how to classify different animals. All of the students were very excited to meet some of the animals the keepers brought in.

STEM Programming at MTA Leads the Way

With the increasing importance of computer science and engineering, Yeshiva University High School for Boys continues to update its educational programming to best equip its students for the rapidly changing workforce and the changing times. As Dr. Seth Taylor, principal for General Studies explained, “STEM education

Eight MTA Students Admitted to YU Early Decision

Congratulations to the eight Yeshiva University High School for Boys (MTA) students who were admitted to the Honors Programs at Yeshiva University during the Early Decision period. These students, by applying Early Decision, have committed themselves to attending YU even though they have the capability to be admitted to many Ivy

TABC Students and Rebbeim Enjoy Pre-Chanukah Learning With Eighth Graders

TABC ran a multi-tiered late night learning program, one for eighth graders and one for its current talmidim. Rabbi Raphi Mandelstam led off the program for the current talmidim with a Chanukah shiur. The two programs then intersected, as the TABC talmidim helped the visiting eighth graders prepare mekorot for a shiur by

RYNJ Makes A Hagafen

RYNJ pre-k students enjoyed a fun morning making grape juice as they began their brachot unit with the bracha of “Hagafen.” The children washed and squeezed bunches of grapes and then strained them to remove the pulp. Finally, the yeladim enjoyed a taste test between their homemade grape juice and several popular

Carmel Academy Third Graders Purchase Toys for Sick Children

Imagine being a child in a toy store with the go-ahead to purchase more than $1000 worth of toys?

In the days before Chanukah, Carmel Academy’s third graders did just that. They traveled to a toy store and purchased more than 100 toys—yet they did not keep even one toy for

Rabbi Shimon Green Challenges Students: Who Is Your Hero?

Stein Yeshiva recently had a very special visitor, Rabbi Shimon Green. Rabbi Green founded Yeshiva Birchas HaTorah in the Old City and was its Rosh Yeshiva for 25 years. He is currently the Mora D’Asra of Kehillas Shomrei Emunim in Phoenix, Arizona, and Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshivas HaTurim.


Bi-Cultural Hosts First-Ever Chanukah Hullabaloo

On Sunday, December 4, more than 200 people attended Bi-Cultural Day School’s first-ever Sesame Street Chanukah Hullabaloo, a program for families with young children from birth to six years old. The two-hour, free-of-charge event included a line-up of child-friendly activities and holiday-themed entertainment, including food,

Westchester Day School Learns with Legos

With 21,000 Legos in colorful piles around the room, Westchester Day School students undertook a menorah Lego challenge in the days leading up to Chanukah. Under the direction of Rabbi Daniel Schwechter, student activities coordinator and middle school rebbe, students in grades one through eight learned the

Bi-Cultural Parents Crack the Code in Computing Class

At Bi-Cultural Day School, computer coding is an integral part of the digital literacy curriculum throughout the entire year. This year for Computer Science Education Week and Hour of Code, which took place during the week of December 5-10, Director of Technology Sarah Hochman wanted to try something different—teaching coding to

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