Wednesday, August 12, 2020


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

Frisch Juniors Walk for The Friendship Circle

Atara Schulhof (‘17) organized a contingent of Frisch juniors at the Friendship Circle walk in Teaneck.

Special Shiur at Frisch in Memory of Coby Burstein, a”h

Students at Frisch heard from Rabbi Elisha Citroen, the father-in-law of Coby Burstein, a”h, this week. Coby was a 2007 Frisch alum who was serving as a lone soldier in the IDF when he was killed in a car accident this past summer. Rabbi Citroen gave a special shiur in the merit of Coby’s neshama.

Come Take a Peek Inside a Carmel Academy Classroom

Carmel Academy announces its Take-A-Peek Tuesdays Program for parents interested in an informal introduction to school life at Carmel Academy. The new program gives parents of prospective students an opportunity to spend some time inside a Carmel classroom.

“We are thrilled to offer Take-A-Peek

Westchester Torah Academy (WTA) Taking Innovation to the Next Level

WTA was founded in partnership with Affordable Jewish EducationProject (AJE), whose mission is to improve the academic quality and affordability of Jewish day schools. Over the past three years, AJE has worked with WTA and other new and established Jewish day schools to pilot innovative educational approaches. Their educational model, which

MTA Outdoors Club Goes Kayaking

On September 11, the MTA Outdoors Club went kayaking on the Pompton and Passaic Rivers. The trip was arranged by YUHSB faculty advisor Mr. Murray Sragow, who also serves as Director of College Guidance and an instructor of history. Eleven MTA students, Mr. Sragow and faculty member Mr. Chayim Goldberg attended the trip.

Westchester Day Middle School Debuts STEM Program

Westchester Day School Middle School students will be piloting a new STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) program and developing their engineering and technology skills in multiple ways this year. Project-based learning will be integrated into the sixth through eighth grade science

RYNJ Starts the Year Off Right

With the new school year off to a great start and in light of the nature of Tishrei, RYNJ orchestrated a meaningful initiative called Machsom l’Phone. RYNJ modeled Machsom l’Phone after the widely embraced concept of Machsom l’Fi translated as “seal for the mouth.” The objective of the campaign is to

‘Names, Not Numbers’ Kicks Off

“Names, Not Numbers ©,” a YUHSB is a 12th grade elective in which participants interview survivors of the Holocaust and compile the stories into a documentary film. The class has gotten off to an excellent start. The program had an inaugural meeting this past Thursday, featuring Head of School Rabbi Michael Taubes,

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