Monday, May 20, 2019


Westchester Torah Academy Announces Expansion: 'Hogwarts' Acquisition

Westchester Torah Academy, the Jewish school with a unique blended learning program, will be moving to a new magical location in the heart of New Rochelle. Earlier this month, WTA’s head of school, Rabbi Rami Strosberg, and Board Chair, Kevin Shacknofsky, jointly announced that WTA had purchased a brand new 8.5 acre

WDS Fifth Graders Discover Life on the Long Island Sound

Westchester Day School Fifth graders kicked off their semester-long study of the Long Island Sound with a visit to the WDS waterfront to explore the intertidal zone and the creatures who call it home. The students first spent an hour turning over rocks and squatting next to tide pools to find crabs,

What Makes Alef Bet Tick

In 2014, Chabad’s Alef Bet Preschool opened its new renovated site at 1228 North Avenue in New Rochelle

When asked about what makes Alef Bet Preschool so unique, Debbie, a Scarsdale parent explained, is that the mission at Alef Bet is to empower children to explore

SAR Kicks Off Year With a Bang

SAR started its year with a bang. The class of 2019 held its Freshman Day at Camp Ramah Nyack for a fun-filled day of competition and teamwork. Students designed a coat of arms to represent the group, combining personalities together to gain greater insights into what identifies each student. They also

Carmel Academy Students Tap Into Inner Genius

Once a week, Carmel Academy fifth grader Sophie Citron puts aside her math, science and Hebrew learning to explore what it takes to publish a book. Classmate Annie Mozer does the same as she delves into research about the medieval period and why people wore such strange clothing in the Middle Ages.

WDS Spectacular Scavenger Hunt

On Sunday, October 18, Westchester Day School held its Open House Kickoff event, a scavenger hunt on the beautiful beachfront grounds of WDS. Teams set off, armed with their cell phones and a list of 27 photo-based missions/tasks for them to complete. With clues like, “Google School: Our middle

Stein Yeshiva of Lincoln Park Expands Tuition Initiative

One of the major motivations of Stein Yeshiva’s founders was to make Torah education available to all families despite their ability to pay, but without sacrificing educational excellence. Mr. Stuart Stein, president of the yeshiva, says, “Torah education does not ultimately run on any business model. It is about teaching Jewish

Edible Science at Carmel Academy

Carmel Academy’s fifth grade has come full circle. Last spring, as fourth graders, they planted a plethora of vegetables, herbs and flowers in Carmel Academy’s organic garden as part of their life sciences curriculum.

Now, as fifth graders, the same students are harvesting the fruits of

Bi-Cultural Begins Year With Back-to-School Barbecue

On Sunday, September 20, the Bi-Cultural Day School gathered for food, fun and community during the annual Back-to-School Barbecue and Picnic organized by Bi-Cultural’s Parents Association. More than 500 parents, children, teachers and family members met for games, sports, arts and crafts, face painting, a

Inspiration Strikes for Bi-Cultural “Makers”

For students who thrive on learning by doing, the opening of a “Makerspace” lab at Bi-Cultural Day School is an exciting milestone for the school and the community. Makerspace is a forum for hands-on invention and creation; melding DIY (do-it-yourself) methods with modern technology. The teaching format combines STEM (science,

Rain Doesn’t Dampen MTA Sukkos Simcha

On Thursday, October 1, the rain did not keep the simcha away from MTA students and rebbeim. Early in the evening, MTA Maggid Shiur and Assistant Rabbi at Congregation Beth Abraham Rabbi Tanchum Cohen hosted boys from the 12th grade, as well as alumni, for a Simchas Beis Hashoeva at his home.

Bi-Cultural Students Experience Tashlich

On Monday, September 21,students in the upper school participated in a Tashlich service at Stamford’s Bartlett Arboretum and Gardens. Meaning “to cast off,” Tashlich is a ritual that involves symbolically casting off the sins of the previous year by tossing pieces of bread or another food into a body of flowing

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