Thursday, November 21, 2019


Students Lead Yom HaShoah Program at Bi-Cultural Hebrew Academy

“From Holocaust to Revival” was the them this year’s Yom HaShoah program conceived, created and led by the seventh grade class of Bi-Cultural Hebrew Academy on Thursday, May 2. Students, staff, parents and friends were moved by the program’s inspirational message, which the seventh graders brought to life through original

Second Graders at WTA Host Authors Dinner

Throughout the year, second grade students at Westchester Torah Academy have been engaged in learning all aspects of different literary genres. They had the opportunity to investigate how a book is created and its individual parts: title page, information page, endpapers and dedication. They learned about

Carmel Academy Students Pitch ‘Inventions’ in Mock Shark Tank 

The printing press, kinetoscope, typewriter, telephone, motion picture, radio and television—all the future of communications! That was the mindset of Carmel Academy’s sixth and seventh graders as they put themselves in the shoes of the inventors of history’s most important communication tools.

MTA Raises More Than $550,000 for Scholarship Fund

MTA raised a total of $551,080 for its scholarship fund during a 24-hour fundraising blitz held on Monday, May 6 and Tuesday, May 7. With help from a committee of dedicated parents, rebbeim, faculty members and talmidim who worked around the clock, MTA surpassed its original goal of raising $400,000 and increased the goal

Bi-Cultural Teen Selected to Join Prestigious Yale Summer Program

Bi-Cultural Hebrew Academy-Upper School junior Sarah Hanna of Stamford was among a select group of high school students from all across the country chosen to participate in Yale University’s Discovery to Cure High School Internship Program.

Established in 2003, the summer program introduces

Stein Yeshiva Marks Yom Ha’atzmaut

WDS First Grade Science Learns about Ears and Senses

First grade at WDS has been learning about their senses in science class, and this week, they had a special treat. First grade dad and audiologist Dr. Jonathan Goldminc came to visit the class and taught the students all about the ear, how sound vibrations work and hearing aids. The students got to feel their

Ma’ayanot Prepares for Pesach

Ma’ayanot students entered Pesach on a wave of inspiration after a Tuesday, April 16, yom iyun on the subject of emunah. The highlight was a keynote address by renowned author and lecturer Rabbi Paysach Krohn, whose engaging style captivated the audience. Sophomore Elisheva Raskas stated that “Rabbi Krohn was an

RYNJ Welcomes Author Douglas Florian

RYNJ second grade got to hear from author, poet and illustrator, Douglas Florian. The presentation, sponsored by the library and the PTA was a great wrap up for the poetry unit the children have been working on for the past few weeks. Florian shared details of the process he goes through when writing his books, the

SAR Holds Israeli Election Day

Last week, students and faculty voted in an SAR Israel mock election, which concluded the Ivrit classes election discussions. For class, students researched the different parties that ran for Israel’s Parliament, from the left to the right of the political map. In order to make an informed decision, students presented

MTA Families Enjoy Chol Hamoed Trip to NYCFC Game

On Wednesday, April 24, MTA talmidim, rebbeim, alumni and families enjoyed a Chol Hamoed Pesach trip to watch the New York City Football Club take on the Chicago Fire. The trip was organized by MTA’s Sports Management Club, which provides the unique opportunity for talmidim to learn about careers in sports

RYNJ Wins Big With Omer Scratch off Card

Five times a year—Pesach, Shavuot, Sukkot, winter-break and summer vacation—RYNJ students have the opportunity to self-monitor their Torah, tefillah and chesed outside of school during vacation. Students, together with their parents, complete a checklist and receive a Torah/mitzvah related prize upon their return.

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