Wednesday, June 28, 2017


Caterpillars Turn into Butterflies at Moriah

When the nursery morot came into the classroom a few weeks ago with a surprise package, the students were very excited to see five tiny caterpillars. They watched them grow into big caterpillars, form a chrysalis around their bodies and finally, after about a week, emerge as five beautiful Painted Lady butterflies. The

Yom Yerushalayim Is a Special Experience at JEC

A tekes Yom Yerushalayim in the JEC Lower School this week gave students an emotional sense of what it was like prior to 1967 when Jews were restricted from visiting the Kotel and much of Yerushalayim.

Rabbi Uzi Beer, principal of the JEC Lower School, screened historical

Yeshivat Noam Students Enjoy Yom Yerushalayim

In celebration of the reunification of Yerushalayim 50 years ago, Yeshivat Noam students recited Hallel and celebrated this historic and important moment. In middle school Ivrit classes, the students created presentations representing the people, places, songs and sayings of Israel’s capital.

Ben Porat Yosef Celebrates Yom Yerushalayim

On Wednesday, May 24, Ben Porat Yosef began its Yom Yerushalayim celebration with a festive tefillah and Hallel, in which the entire school participated. After tefillah, the students and teachers headed outside for a parade and dancing. The students had been learning about the Old City’s walls and their

JKHA Remembers 50th Anniversary of Reunification of Yerushalayim

The 50th anniversary of the reunification of Yerushalayim was celebrated in many meaningful ways at JKHA. A highlight of the day was when the entire JKHA and RKYHS gathered together in the auditorium. After hearing meaningful words from Rabbi Rubin, RKYHS students shared firsthand accounts of soldiers who

LPS MS Recognizes Yom Yerushalayim and Plans for the Future

Tenafly’s Lubavitch on the Palisades middle school celebrated Yom Yerushalayim with a student-run program about the beauty and history of the city—all in Hebrew. Seventh grade students put together a PowerPoint slideshow about Jerusalem that served as a visual background for their narrated story about the

TABC Marks Yom Yerushalayim With Special Events

TABC celebrated Yom Yerushalayim with the entire yeshiva joining together for davening, as they sang Hallel together as one. The group then heard from Rav Reuven Taragin, Ram in Yeshivat HaKotel, who poignantly described the religious significance of Yerushalayim. After enjoying blue and white doughnuts, the entire yeshiva

Yom Yerushalayim at Yeshivat He’Atid Is ‘Day of Unity’

The cafeteria of Yeshivat He’Atid was packed with students dressed in blue and white, eager to begin celebrating Yom Yerushalayim for the first time in their new building in Teaneck. Not only were the Yeshivat He’Atid students clutching their siddurim waiting to sing Hallel, they were joined for davening and

RKYHS Takes an In-Depth Look at Yerushalayim

Yom Yerushalayim at RKYHS began with a whole high school tefillah with Hallel. Students participated in educational programming that looked at the events of that momentous day in greater detail, talked about the Jewish connection to and the history of Har HaBayit and discussed the eternal, unwavering Jewish connection to

Yavneh Academy Celebrates Yom Yerushalayim

The celebration for 50 years of the reunification of Yerushalayim was celebrated at Yavneh Academy with beautiful tefillah and Hallel, a school-wide kumzitz, building a model of Yerushalayim using 70,000 Lego pieces, a carnival for younger students, scavenger hunts, a visit to the Shuk and inter-grade learning

LPS Holds First-Ever STEM Challenge

On Tuesday, May 23, LPS students had their first-ever STEM challenge. Students were challenged to design and build bridges using certain guidelines and materials. Each bridge was different. Prizes were awarded for overall winners, most creative, most aesthetic, most functional and overall use of materials.

RYNJ K5 Kids Are Artists

RYNJ K5 students have enjoyed learning art history and creating beautiful masterpieces in each style. The children learned about and created Stone Age art and hieroglyphics, and are now studying Greco-Roman style art and creating colorful mosaics in that style. They look forward to further exploring their artistic abilities when