Monday, May 20, 2019


RYNJ Students Color Friendship

In conjunction with RYNJ's second grade unit about Martin Luther King Jr., the second grade boys classes read the poem, “A Box Of Crayons” by Shane DeRolf.

After each class read the poem, they discussed how it related to what they had read and learned about Martin Luther King Jr. This led to

Rabbi Aaron Frank to Join Kinneret Day School as Head of School

Rabbi Aaron Frank, the current associate principal of SAR High School, has accepted a position as head of school at Kinneret Day School in Riverdale. The hiring of Rabbi Frank appears to represent a major step for the school as it seeks to attract a broader student body from the local Bronx Jewish community. This newly-created

Bi-Cultural Students Unite to Honor Ezra Schwartz H"YD

Bi-Cultural Day School grieved as a community following the tragic news of the murder of Ezra Schwartz, an 18-year-old American student working as a volunteer in Israel when he died in a terrorist attack on November 19. In his memory, Bi-Cultural students joined together on December 21to mark the end of the

Technology and Torah: It’s Bashert!

Manhattan Day School Uses Technology to Engage Students in Jewish Studies Classes

Learning Torah and other Jewish studies subjects is no longer limited to flipping the pages of a well-worn Chumash. These days, apps, podcasts and video chats

Waves of Wi-Fi, Meet Walls of Ivy

Westchester Day Integrates New Waves of STEM and Educational Technology Initiatives Into Curriculum

Westchester Day School has always been known for its strong science and mathematics programs, but this year it is raising the bar by introducing several new STEM

Frisch Students Become Friendship Circle Camp Counselors

Last week, while public schools had no sessions, Frisch students ran a Friendship Circle camp for families with children with special needs, many of whom attend public schools. This offered the families a safe, fun and meaningful childcare option during the school winter break.


TABC Students Embark on Odyssey

Mrs. Miller's ninth grade English class at TABC recently completed an interactive group project.

Each group received a book of Homer's Odyssey and an iPad. They created graphic novels based on their assigned book using the app BookCreator. Students employed drawing, animation, and photography to

RYNJ Spelling Bee Goes Live

Coffee, normally a vital part of our daily routines, was also the winning word in the annual RYNJ Lower School Spelling Bee.

As the RYNJ fourth and fifth graders filled the room, student-made banners, signs and posters popped up, cheering on classmates who had advanced to the final round. The

Jonathan Holub Named Director of Carmel’s PALS Program

Carmel Academy has named veteran special education educator and Middle School Dean, Jonathan Holub, to head the school’s groundbreaking PALS program.

Holub has been appointed Carmel Academy’s Director of Educational Resources effective immediately–a role that puts him at the helm of the

Carmel Academy Participates in Global Hatikvah

Carmel Academy joined more than 40 schools from around the world in “Global Hatikvah,” an event to display solidarity with Israel during these difficult times. At exactly 12:30 p.m. on December 7, Carmel Academy’s students, faculty and staff sang Hatikvah, Israel’s national anthem, merging their voices via live video feed

Bi-Cultural Students Contribute to David’s Treasure Tree Closet

A task force of seven Bi-Cultural Day School students recently took ownership of restocking the shelves at David’s Treasure Tree Toy Closet, a community service of the Pediatric Unit at Stamford Hospital which offers new toys for any child admitted to the hospital. As part of Bi-Cultural’s Chesed Committee, eighth grade

WDS Middle Schoolers' Engineering Put to the Test

In celebration of Chanukah, Westchester Day School middle school students, in groups of two or three, were tasked with designing their own dreidels, to be printed on the STEM lab’s 3-D printer. Students were required to create dreidel designs that were four-sided, included the Hebrew letters found on the sides of standard dreidels and

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