Thursday, March 23, 2017


Purim Celebrations Are in Full Swing at the JEC Lower School

From the moment they walked into school on Shushan Purim, students in the JEC Lower School knew that it was going to be an extra special day.

Faculty greeted them joyfully at morning drop-off, backed by upbeat Purim-themed music and extra holiday cheer.

RKYHS Students Learn Purim Preparations—Sephardi Style

As preparations for Purim were underway at RKYHS last week, students were fortunate to hear a special presentation regarding the different minhagim of Sephardi and Ashkenzi Jews on Purim. RKYHS faculty member Rabbi Yosef Sharbat, dressed in traditional festive garb of his own Afghani tradition, described a number of the different

RTMA Purim Mesiba Raises the Roof

The walls of the Jewish Educational Center reverberated to the sounds of singing and dancing as the RTMA division celebrated at its Shushan Purim mesiba.

Following davening, students and rebbeim enjoyed a delicious breakfast together that was enhanced

Purim at RKYHS Is Filled With Ruach, Camaraderie and Fun

Ruach and simcha filled the halls of RKYHS on Shushan Purim. Students participated in “Purim Shmooze” sessions with their rebbeim and morot, and competed in trivia competitions, hamantaschen baking and an abundance of sports against each other and faculty. The day concluded with a

LPS Elementary and Middle School Celebrates Purim

Shushan Purim was a great day at Lubavitch on the Palisades School. After learning about the holiday, preparing megillot, dressing up for themed days and making hamantashen, the students of LPS had a lot of fun on Shushan Purim.

The sixth and seventh graders set up a carnival for the

Yeshivat Noam Eighth Graders Hear Survival Story From Holocaust Survivor

Yeshivat Noam eighth graders listened to Mr. Norbert Strauss share his story of survival during the Holocaust. The students are preparing for their Living Legacy Museum that they will create in May for Yom HaShoah.


BPY Second Grade Scientists Study Erosion

Ben Porat Yosef second grade students are learning to ask and answer essential questions about the earth’s land mass by studying land erosion experientially. They changed land by “wind” and water and tested the effect of rain on land in a second investigation to confirm their findings. Their goal is to learn the

Yavneh Academy and Daughters of Miriam Are Better Together

On March 8, the Yavneh Academy middle school students proudly packed mishloach manot packages to be delivered to Daughters of Miriam. It all started when middle school students wanted to perform a chesed in honor of Purim. Two weeks before the chag, posters were hung detailing the project and bins were made available for

TABC Students Are Inspired by Annual Book Day

TABC’s Book Day is an annual opportunity for interdisciplinary learning, as the entire school joins together to discuss the same novel. This year the school read “Outliers, The Story of Success,” by Malcolm Gladwell, an enjoyable and thought-provoking work. The day began with an address by Mr. Yoni Ellman, TABC’s

New York Historical Society Visits LPS

A representative of the New York Historical Society Museum visited the kindergarten at LPS to discuss the art and whimsy of author Mo Willems. Children learned about his books and did follow up activities, writing their own stories in his style.


Author Jerry Pallotta Visits Yeshivat Noam

Thanks to the Yeshivat Noam Parents Association, Yeshivat Noam hosted Jerry Pallotta, an award winning author of children’s books. The students enjoyed his presentations, book signing and some even had lunch with Pallotta. He is most famous for his alphabet series and his “Who Would Win” series. In addition,

RYNJ Students Study Megillat Esther

As a culminating activity to their in-depth textual study of Megillat Esther, RYNJ fifth grade students were given the opportunity to see a Megilla up close. Students were mesmerized by the multiple hints to upcoming events in Jewish history that were embedded within the text of the Megilla.