Monday, September 25, 2017


TABC Students and Rebbeim Enjoy Pre-Chanukah Learning With Eighth Graders

TABC ran a multi-tiered late night learning program, one for eighth graders and one for its current talmidim. Rabbi Raphi Mandelstam led off the program for the current talmidim with a Chanukah shiur. The two programs then intersected, as the TABC talmidim helped the visiting eighth graders prepare mekorot for a shiur by

RYNJ Makes A Hagafen

RYNJ pre-k students enjoyed a fun morning making grape juice as they began their brachot unit with the bracha of “Hagafen.” The children washed and squeezed bunches of grapes and then strained them to remove the pulp. Finally, the yeladim enjoyed a taste test between their homemade grape juice and several popular

Carmel Academy Third Graders Purchase Toys for Sick Children

Imagine being a child in a toy store with the go-ahead to purchase more than $1000 worth of toys?

In the days before Chanukah, Carmel Academy’s third graders did just that. They traveled to a toy store and purchased more than 100 toys—yet they did not keep even one toy for

Rabbi Shimon Green Challenges Students: Who Is Your Hero?

Stein Yeshiva recently had a very special visitor, Rabbi Shimon Green. Rabbi Green founded Yeshiva Birchas HaTorah in the Old City and was its Rosh Yeshiva for 25 years. He is currently the Mora D’Asra of Kehillas Shomrei Emunim in Phoenix, Arizona, and Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshivas HaTurim.


Bi-Cultural Hosts First-Ever Chanukah Hullabaloo

On Sunday, December 4, more than 200 people attended Bi-Cultural Day School’s first-ever Sesame Street Chanukah Hullabaloo, a program for families with young children from birth to six years old. The two-hour, free-of-charge event included a line-up of child-friendly activities and holiday-themed entertainment, including food,

Westchester Day School Learns with Legos

With 21,000 Legos in colorful piles around the room, Westchester Day School students undertook a menorah Lego challenge in the days leading up to Chanukah. Under the direction of Rabbi Daniel Schwechter, student activities coordinator and middle school rebbe, students in grades one through eight learned the

Bi-Cultural Parents Crack the Code in Computing Class

At Bi-Cultural Day School, computer coding is an integral part of the digital literacy curriculum throughout the entire year. This year for Computer Science Education Week and Hour of Code, which took place during the week of December 5-10, Director of Technology Sarah Hochman wanted to try something different—teaching coding to

Carmel Academy Students Receive Hands-on Lesson From a Sofer

Carmel Academy’s second grade Chumash studies were brought to life with a visit from a sofer (scribe). The visit was part of the students’ Chumash learning, as they experienced what a Torah is made from, how the ink for writing a Torah is prepared, what is used to write a Torah and many other interesting and

Bi-Cultural Son and Mom Co-Author Two Children’s Books

Aaron Liebskind, a seventh grader at Bi-Cultural Day School, and his mother Illana Barran, have taken the adage, “Like mother, like son” to a new and literary level as they have recently teamed together to publish two children’s books, each with a unique focus, meaning and audience.

WTA Shows Off New Campus

Westchester Torah Academy has cut the red ribbon, so to speak, on its brand new campus. Located just off Stratton Road in New Rochelle, the new campus had a groundbreaking open house event in early December that served the community, prospective parents, WTA families and special guests. More than 200 people

SAR Academy Families Gather for STEM Family Challenge Day

On Sunday, December 4, over sixty families gathered at SAR Academy for the school’s very first STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Family Challenge Day. Led and created by SAR Academy’s Director of Science Curriculum and STEM Initiative, Dr. Chaya Fine, and assisted by teacher and

MTA Seniors Visit Hebrew Home at Riverdale

Over the last few weeks, several groups of MTA seniors have been traveling to Riverdale to volunteer at the Hebrew Home nursing facility. Each group was initially given a tour of the home and its Derfner Judaica Museum, containing a large collection of art—much of which has been created by the home’s own residents.

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