Sunday, January 20, 2019


The Old and the New

I am sitting to write this from a cafe in Jerusalem. In Jerusalem, every meter, every stone, every street name are reminders of the past—from streets named for David Hamelech and Shlomzion Hamalka, to Rabbi Tarfon and Resh Lakish, to Rashi and Ramban. There is the new highway

WDS+Ice Cream=Chesed

The mission statement of Westchester Day School includes devotion to the United States and the State of Israel, as well as encouraging a proactive approach to the needs of others. Students participate in chesed projects throughout

Welcome Back! New Hires for Schools 2018-2019

New Faculty Comes to Bi-Cultural

Bi-Cultural Day School and Jewish HS of CT Announce Merger

After months of careful planning, two highly acclaimed Jewish schools in Stamford have announced plans to create one comprehensive, unified educational institution. The first of its kind in the state, the newly formed Bi-Cultural Hebrew Academy (BCHA), for pre-K through grade 12, will

Kinneret Shakespeare Society’s Macbeth Receives Standing Ovation

Last month, Kinneret Day School students, parents, staff, friends and family were treated to an outstanding production of William Shakespeare’s tragedy, “Macbeth.” Directed by Assistant Principal Allyson Israel, the Kinneret Shakespeare Society

WDS Students Design Geometry Cities

As the school year drew to a close, the entry hallway of Westchester Day School was lined with five original miniature geometry cities, the result of a collaborative design project in the third grade.

Camp 613 Starts Nine Days With a Mitzvah

Camp 613 started the nine days on Friday by adding the mitzvah of challah making to our day. After discussing the importance of hafrashas challah, campers decorated their challah Camp 613 style. Chocolate chips, sugary cinnamon and colored sprinkles topped the dough and smiles

Camp Shalom Heads Out for Fun Filled Trips

From Mountain Creek, Rye Playland, Dave & Busters, Bowcraft and Urban Air, Camp Shalom hit the main attractions in the area and loved every minute of it! Campers made sure to #GetInTheGame “the Torah way” by having fun while making a kiddush Hashem. Now that is success

Dr. Schnitzel Entertains at Camp Kef

Dr. Schnitzel came to camp Kef- how fun! In Camp Kef, the campers have something new and exciting every week!


SAR HS Honors the Class of 2018 at Graduation

Author’s note: Abby Finkelstein is my granddaughter and I couldn’t be more proud of her graduation address to her fellow graduates.

Westchester Torah Academy Enjoys Second Annual Color Run

On June 17, WTA families gathered at the site of their new property in celebration of another successful school year. The “Ratzim B’Tzevah” Color Run campaign raised over $70,000 that will go toward building the playground on their

Kinneret Day School Marches in Celebrate Israel Parade

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