Friday, March 22, 2019


WDS Puts a New Spin on the Dreidel

At Westchester Day School, in celebration of the Festival of Lights, the teachers innovated to incorporate the classic Chanukah game of dreidel into their academic lessons, giving a new spin to traditional topics.

Kinneret Seventh and Eighth Graders Bring Chanukah Chesed to the Halls

What a miracle! This year’s Chanukah holiday gifted us with six full days of school—a unique opportunity for celebration. For Kinneret Day School’s CHEMDAT students, this was a beautiful opportunity to bring the miracle of chesed—kindness and service—to the halls of the

WTA Celebrates Chanukah With Grandparents and VIPs

Westchester Torah Academy welcomed grandparents and VIPs for their annual Chanukah mesibot (parties) in early childhood through middle school. Each class prepared remarkable Chanukah performances that included song and dance. Guests of lower school students participated in a

KDS Eighth Grade Participates in Hour of Code

Kinneret students participated in the Hour of Code international push to have students connect to basic principles of programming and computer science.


SAR High School Welcomes Dr. Edward Reichman

On Friday, November 30, Dr. Ed Reichman spoke to the entire ninth grade on the topic of “Stem Cell Research, Cloning and Jewish Law.” Dr. Reichman is professor of emergency medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where he teaches Jewish medical ethics. He began by discussing cases in

Kitah Alef at Westchester Torah Academy Add Unique Light to Chanukah

In preparation for the festival of lights, first graders enjoyed crafting their very own Chanukah candles to use at home, with their families, throughout the chag. Using different shapes and colors, the students did a fantastic job putting together

MTA Takes Home Awards at Great Debate

On Sunday, November 2, MTA hosted multiple yeshiva high schools for the Great Debate, a series of debate matches organized by MTA debate coach Harriet Levitt. The debate topic this year was birthright citizenship— whether children of undocumented immigrant parents but born in US

Leadership and Collaboration Shine Through in WDS School-Wide Chanukah Extravaganza

Building off of a famous YouTube video about a boy who created a cardboard box arcade several years ago, Caine’s Arcade, WDS first-eighth grade students created their own arcade games out of boxes and other household items. The

SAR HS Ninth Graders Swarm ‘The Hive’

The ninth grade had their first shabbaton in the SAR High School building—and what an incredible shabbaton it was!! The theme of Shabbat was “Who you Become,” which is part of the school’s tagline: “It’s not just what you learn. It’s who you become.” Discussion groups and words of Torah were all themed

Students at WTA Are Thankful for Their Teachers

The entire school gathered for a special morning tekes just before Thanksgiving break to give thanks to their teachers and staff in the school. Each teacher was called up to receive a poster made by their students with help from the banot sherut who run activities for each grade throughout the week. The teachers

Chanukah Festivities Abound at Stein Yeshiva

Chanukah is fast approaching and the Stein Yeshiva students are super excited for all the festivities. The little ones are exploring the concept of light and the menorah, while the older students are learning the halachos of Chanukah, while planning their chagigas. Stein Yeshiva’s early childhood is holding its

SAR HS AP Bio Students Visit Dolan DNA Learning Center 

Forty two SAR High School AP biology students visited the Dolan DNA Learning Center in Cold Spring Harbor, New York where they performed two labs: a restriction analysis and a bacterial transformation.

The restriction analysis lab involved cutting up viral DNA with bacterial enzymes. The

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