Friday, August 07, 2020


Jonathan Holub Named Director of Carmel’s PALS Program

Carmel Academy has named veteran special education educator and Middle School Dean, Jonathan Holub, to head the school’s groundbreaking PALS program.

Holub has been appointed Carmel Academy’s Director of Educational Resources effective immediately–a role that puts him at the helm of the

Carmel Academy Participates in Global Hatikvah

Carmel Academy joined more than 40 schools from around the world in “Global Hatikvah,” an event to display solidarity with Israel during these difficult times. At exactly 12:30 p.m. on December 7, Carmel Academy’s students, faculty and staff sang Hatikvah, Israel’s national anthem, merging their voices via live video feed

Bi-Cultural Students Contribute to David’s Treasure Tree Closet

A task force of seven Bi-Cultural Day School students recently took ownership of restocking the shelves at David’s Treasure Tree Toy Closet, a community service of the Pediatric Unit at Stamford Hospital which offers new toys for any child admitted to the hospital. As part of Bi-Cultural’s Chesed Committee, eighth grade

WDS Middle Schoolers' Engineering Put to the Test

In celebration of Chanukah, Westchester Day School middle school students, in groups of two or three, were tasked with designing their own dreidels, to be printed on the STEM lab’s 3-D printer. Students were required to create dreidel designs that were four-sided, included the Hebrew letters found on the sides of standard dreidels and

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,

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