Friday, March 22, 2019


WDS Seventh Grade Spreads Light

During Chanukah, WDS seventh graders joined together with middle school students from Schechter Westchester and Carmel Academy to welcome the light of the holiday and use it to dispel the darkness felt in the wake of the anti-Semitism witnessed at the Tree of Life Synagogue in

WTA Fifth and Sixth Graders Narrate Cooking Demos in Hebrew

Middle schoolers at WTA are learning the use of present tense masculine form in Ivrit. As a culminating project, they prepared their own cooking demo videos in which they demonstrated and narrated how to make smoothies, sandwiches, salads,

Third Graders at WTA Make a Rainbow in a Jar

Why does a balloon filled with helium float, while one filled with air falls? Kitah gimmel at Westchester Torah Academy had no problem answering that question after completing a density experiment in their STEAM lab. Five different liquids with varying densities were placed in

WDS Performs Chesed in Response to California Woolsey Fires

WDS middle school faculty and students were looking to provide support for The Ilan Ramon Day School (IRDS) in Agoura Hills, California, a Jewish Day school that was damaged by the Woolsey fires. Middle school science teacher Aaron Kogut organized an Amazon registry where school supplies and gift cards

TABC Students Are Accepted Into Prestigious Undergrad Programs

 TABC is proud to announce that a third of the Class of 2019 has already been accepted to at least one college of their choice and has collectively been awarded over $350,000 in academic scholarships. Three TABC boys were accepted to Ivy League colleges—Columbia University, University of Pennsylvania, and Yale

RIETS Roshei Yeshiva Enhance Asara B’Tevet Davening at MTA

MTA’s Shacharit minyan was enhanced by the presence of RIETS Roshei Yeshiva Rav Hershel Schachter and Rav Herschel Reichman, who joined talmidim and rebbeim from all grades and helped set the tone for the fast. According to the Chasam Sofer, Asarah

The Threes at Stein Yeshiva Learn About STEM and the Five Senses

The yeladim of the three year nursery at Stein Yeshiva have been busy exploring and investigating the five senses. Through play and hands-on experimentation, the children have been gaining tremendous knowledge of how their own personal senses of sight, hearing, smell, touch and

Carmel Academy Artists Create Portraits for Refugee Children

When Carmel Academy sixth grader Aviva Moss enrolled in the school’s middle school art elective earlier this fall, she said she had no idea the course would become so meaningful for her. Moss and her classmates are participating in The Memory Project, an organization that

Stein Preschool Parents Come Together to Celebrate Chanukah

This past Sunday, Dec. 2, preschool aged children from all over Riverdale, White Plains and New Rochelle joined together to celebrate Chanukah with their friends, parents and grandparents, at Stein Yeshiva’s annual Chanukah carnival!

BCHA Upper School Hosts a Shabbaton to Remember

“Journeys” was the theme of the Bi-Cultural Hebrew Academy upper school shabbaton and to set the BCHA teens off on a meaningful journey, Head of School Jackie Herman gave the students matching blue knit hats emblazoned with the letters BCHA. A fun touch, be

SAR High School Celebrates Chanukah

Chanukah celebrations began last week with a school-wide candle lighting and Maariv on Monday afternoon, the second night of Chanukah, with a beautiful performance from SAR choir featuring the song “Miracle” by Matisyahu. The festivities continued on Tuesday with an amazing

WDS Early Childhood Enjoys Interactive Performance From the Olive Oil Press

The early childhood was treated to a hands on experience making olive oil, or shemen zayin zach, just like they did during the days of the beit hamikdash! They “picked” olives, pressed them in the olive press, made wicks from cotton, watched the oil separate from the olive

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