Wednesday, June 28, 2017


JEC Graduates RTMA and Bruriah Eighth Graders

The Jewish Educational Center is proud to have graduated its Rav Teitz Mesivta Academy and Bruriah Junior High School’s respective eighth grade classes last week.

Students from the eighth grades will move up into the high schools of each division, where they will continue their

RPRY Eighth Graders Graduate

Congratulations to RPRY’s eighth grade class on their graduation on Sunday. The school is very proud of their accomplishments and development at RPRY and looks forward to seeing the future that is in store for them.


JKHA Kindergarten Students Share All They Learned This Year

JKHA kindergarten students delighted their audience with songs about family, Shabbat, literacy and their love of Israel. The students presented videos they produced in which they recited a short poem that was illustrated by the use of props and dancing. The students also reflected on their year by reading to the audience selections

Bruriah Junior High Graduation Trip Is a Whirlwind of Sights and Adventures

The two day trip commenced with a 6 a.m. departure from Bruriah to Washington D.C., where students visited both the Capitol and the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. At the Jefferson Memorial they were treated to an unexpected bird’s eye view of a National Geographic film shoot. Following

JEC LS End-of-Year Trips Engage and Excite

The JEC Lower School’s end of year trips both engaged and excited students and chaperones alike. Some of the trips were further away than others but all—even those local to the neighborhood, such as the restaurant-based lunch and siyum for the second grade—were exciting and

JKHA Students Kick Off Summer Reading

JKHA’s annual Summer Reading Kickoff was held at Barnes & Noble in the Livingston Mall on Thursday, June 8. The number of students, parents and faculty participants surpassed last year’s attendance. Head of School Rabbi Eliezer Rubin kicked off the event by reading “We’re All Wonder” by R.J. Palacio, a book about seeing beyond

JKHA/RKYHS CFE Participants ‘Experience Excellence’

Participants in the Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy/Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School (JKHA/RKYHS) Campaign For Excellence (CFE) were invited for a private tour of JKHA/RKYHS to experience firsthand the impact of this vital campaign. The CFE is infusing $5,000,000 into JKHA/RKYHS over five years for academic excellence and

BPY’s Aaron Kogut Participates in Meetings at Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital

Dr. Kenneth Prager, professor of medicine and director of clinical ethics at Columbia University Medical Center, recently extended a personal invitation to Aaron Kogut, Ben Porat Yosef middle school science educator, to attend the monthly bioethics meetings held at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. Mr. Kogut holds a

Yeshivat Noam Eighth Graders Have a Blast in Lake George

Yeshivat Noam eighth graders enjoyed a fantastic trip together to Lake George. Some highlights included rafting, skating, swimming and tree trekking. A memorable and fun experience was shared by the students.


Yavneh Gives Back on Chesed Day

Yavneh Academy eighth graders, as part of their Yavneh Gives Back chesed day, visited the Mendel Balk Yachad Adult Community Center. There they packed summer gift bags for Yachad members, and went through a sensitivity training module to better understand what it means to have a disability.

Congratulations to the Ma’ayanot Class of 2017/5777

At their graduation ceremony on Sunday, June 11, Ma’ayanot bid farewell to the Class of 2017/5777. The school’s principal, Rivka Kahan, addressed the students with a Dvar Torah connecting the new graduates with the example of Moshe Rabbeinu, a leader who despite many difficult challenges continued to

RYNJ Wishes Mazal Tov to the Class of 2017