Westchester Day School sixth grader Beni Romm recently earned a regional championship in the Chidon HaTanach competition. The Chidon HaTanach is an international competition in which students in sixth grade and above independently learn select pieces of Tanach and take written tests as evaluations. This years’ competition
Magic and mystery came to Westchester Day School on Sunday, March 15, as the WDS Playhouse performed a Hebrew-English adaptation of the hit movie and show “Aladdin.” Directed by four dedicated WDS teachers—Barbra Rosen, Ronit Korenblit, Jolanta Goldstein, and Deborah Freedman—students in grades
SAR third graders were thoroughly immersed in workshops designed to teach them about the culture of the Eastern Woodland Indians. Their guides were familiar faces to SAR. Jamie, a Cherokee Indian, mesmerized the children with an array of objects such as tools, weapons, headdresses, pots, cradleboards, wampum
In preparation for Pesach and in partnership with the Bronx Jewish Community Council, elderly across the entire county anxiously await “care packages” of groceries and other Passover food items. With the help of students in the three major Jewish schools in Bronx and Westchester counties, an extremely successful chesed operation was
Students and survivors rehearsing for SAR’s Yom HaShoah performance of Witness Theater on April 15, 2015. This unique program is produced in cooperation with Selfhelp Community Services and UJA-Federation.
Hebrew Institute of Riverdale will be running its annual spring clothing drive on Sunday, April 19. Hours for drop off will be between 9:30am and 12:30pm at HIR located at 3700 Henry Hudson Parkway, Bronx, NY 10463. Clothing will be donated to Furniture Assist, an organization that serves the needy in northern NJ.
Ma’ayanot hosted its third annual Book Day, an event where all Ma’ayanot students and faculty read the same book and then participate in a day of interdisciplinary programming aimed at exploring issues and topics related to that book. This year’s book, In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez, is a
Rosenbaum Yeshiva of North Jersey has awarded 55 middle school students with the Keter Shem Tov Award. To qualify for the Keter Shem Tov award, a student is nominated by his rebbi and endorsed by all of his general studies teachers. The award is given for outstanding behavior, derech eretz, exemplary middot, excellence in davening,
In anticipation of the elections in Israel, students in the SAR Middle and High Schools learned about the Israeli electoral process in preparation of their own versions of the Israeli elections. For weeks, the students were given an immersive education on the Israeli
This week in MTA, a new cutting-edge piece of technology was unveiled: A 3D printer, named the EKOCYCLE, was set up and utilized by members of the Scientific Engineering team. Everyone in the room gazed in awe as a functional object was extruded before their eyes. To print, the user must craft the object on a computer in “CAD,” or a