Saturday, July 20, 2019

Schools

Simply Tsfat Captivates Frisch Music Students

Adar was immediately more joyous with the musical appearance of Simply Tsfat, whose members visited Frisch to discuss the power of music. They stipulated that music enhances the ability to serve Hashem, and serves as a source of positive energy. Simply Tsfat addressed seniors enrolled in the music elective course

Ma’ayanot Tackles How to Navigate the Teenage Years

It is not easy to be a teenager. Navigating the complexities of the 21st century, balancing school work, friendships, family obligations and your own tremendous growth–it can feel like a full-time job. At Ma’ayanot, each student has a mehanekhet to help her through the process.

MTA’s ‘Names, Not Numbers’ Participants Interview Holocaust Survivors

Over the past two weeks, seniors at Yeshiva University High School for Boys (MTA) in the Names, Not Numbers program conducted interviews with Holocaust survivors for the students’ oral history projects. These were not, however, simply question and answer interviews. All of the students involved in the class spent an entire

TABC Students Learn Lessons of Responsibility

TABC guidance programs aim to encourage its adolescents to make smart decisions and to keep the lines of communication between parents and children open. The juniors and seniors recently participated in a program on the dangers of drunk driving. They heard from Mr. Steve Benvenisti, a local personal injury attorney, who described

Dads Group Gains Popularity at Bi-Cultural

For many parents, the morning rush typically involves a mad dash for the train, a quick cup of coffee or sitting in heavy traffic. At Bi-Cultural Day School one Tuesday of the month, the morning routine is just as harried, but it’s a lot more enjoyable as a group of dedicated fathers get the chance for some special time with

Bi-Cultural Chess Team Wins National Awards

Bi-Cultural Day School’s newly-formed travel chess team has earned its first trophies since the team's creation. More than 85 participants competed in the four-match National Scholastic Chess Foundation Grand Prix Tournament, held on January 10 at Carmel Academy. Two Bi-Cultural students placed in their age groups. Second-grader

WTA Make Biographies Come to Life

On Friday, January 22, Westchester Torah Academy became the site of Westchester's very own Wax Musem. Third graders read and studied the biographies of famous individuals from history. These studies culminated with the creation of their very own impersonations of these figures. Characters represented were Albert Einstein, Helen

Bi-Cultural Teacher Presented at Education Conference

On Monday, January 25, at Chase Collegiate School, Bi-Cultural Day School middle-school teacher John Sakson presented at the annual “Connecticut Association of Independent Schools (CAIS) Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century: Teachers Helping Teachers” professional conference. Sakson is the most recent Bi-Cultural teacher to be

Westchester Day School Students Enjoy the Snow

Bi-Cultural Students Combine Technology With Talmud

Bi-Cultural Day School students recently combined the use of Skype technology with the study of Talmud. Rabbi Israel’s eighth grade Talmud class studied sections of the Talmud concerning crimes committed directly and those committed through an agent. Students studied the original texts as well as some renowned cases in which

Westchester Day School Goes Green

Last month, the first phase of an exciting development at Westchester Day School began. Solar panels were installed on the school’s roof as part of a green initiative WDS has undertaken to reduce its carbon footprint. This project was enabled by an alumni parent and supporter, David Bieber. Mr. Bieber liked the idea of finding a

JLBWC’s Guide to the Yeshiva Interview

Among the biggest decisions facing graduates of Jewish high schools is deciding whether or not to spend a gap year in Israel. If a student chooses to spend the gap year in Israel, then comes the choice of where exactly to learn. These two decisions can impact a student’s religious observance for the rest of his life. After the narrowing

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