Monday, May 20, 2019


Local Author Visits Bi-Cultural During Book Fair Week

Elliot Sloyer, a Stamford resident and local author, visited Bi-Cultural Day School on Thursday, December 3, during the school’s Book Fair Week. Sloyer, a Bi-Cultural alumnus, read his latest book, “Bats in the Bunk,” a picture book adventure story based on Sloyer’s childhood experiences attending summer camp. This is the

Bi-Cultural Students Are Up to Code

“I think everyone should learn how to program a computer, because it teaches you how to think. I view computer science as a liberal art, something everyone should learn to do,” technology visionary and Apple founder Steve Jobs said in the ‘90s. In 2015, students at Bi-Cultural Day School are taking this prophetic quote to

Mishmover at Ma’ayanot

Mishmover–Thursday night mishmar plus sleepover–is an annual Ma’ayanot event where a majority of the student body remains in school from Thursday afternoon through Friday morning, learning Torah, bonding with classmates and teachers and maybe catching a few moments of sleep as well. Ma’ayanot’s Mishmover

Uncle of Ezra Schwartz Visits Frisch on Ezra’s Shloshim

On the occasion of the shloshim of Ezra Schwartz, a”h, Peter Schwartz, Ezra’s uncle and a Frisch parent, spoke to Frisch’s entire student body about his nephew’s life, his character and his “quiet acts of chesed, every single day,” on Ezra’s shloshim.

After Ezra was murdered by

Carmel Academy Students Witness Engineering History

Carmel Academy’s eighth grade engineering class witnessed history in the making, during a visit to the construction site of the New Tappan Zee Bridge Project.

The bridge, which connects Westchester and Rockland counties, is being designed and built by a consortium of some of the

WHHS Teams Up With Binghamton University

Head of School, Rabbi Jeffrey Beer, and Director of Admissions, Shari Levitan, led a group visit to Binghamton University with WHHS students who have taken, or who are taking, World Regional Geography with Professor Mark Reisinger. “Master Mark” is Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies at the

WDS Partners With Leket Israel to Assist Israeli Poor

Building on one of Westchester Day School’s annual themes of “Why Chesed?” WDS is partnering with Leket Israel, Israel’s national food bank, on a creative and worthwhile project. Leket Israel is Israel’s largest food rescue organization, working to alleviate nutritional insecurity among Israel’s poor. By

MDS Israel Advocacy Team Presents at Community Forum

Two hundred residents of the Upper West Side attended Manhattan Day School’s Stand With Israel event this past Wednesday evening. The MDS Eighth Grade Israel Advocacy Team presented “Israel Past, Present and Future: The True Story.” Topics included “Misrepresented History” by Liana Goldstein,

Stein Yeshiva Students Experience Chanukah Workshop

There is great excitement in the air at Stein Yeshiva, as the children prepare for Chanukah. The PTA sponsored an olive oil workshop so that the students could see the process of taking olives, pressing them and extracting the oil from all of the crushed olives. The children made their own wicks and lit a menorah

WDS Learns the Art of Making Oil

On the first day of Chanukah, Westchester Day School welcomed Sruly Deitsch from Bronxville Chabad Jewish Center, who came to help the students discover the ancient art of olive pressing. As it was done during the time of the Chanukah story, students refined the olive oil in the way it was needed for the Menorah in the

WDS: Bringing Books to Life

The annual book fair at Westchester Day School is always an exciting time when students, parents and faculty come together to share their love of reading. This year, in particular, the magic of literacy came to life when a special visitor greeted the WDS family: Janice Hechter, illustrator of favorites like “The Great

Ma'ayanot Alumna Returns to Teach Lobbying

Alumna Ayalet Kahane ('06), who currently serves as AIPAC Associate Area Director, Bergen and Rockland Counties, came to speak with students in the 12th grade U.S. Government classes about the role of a lobbyist in general, and about the important work she does for AIPAC in particular.

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