Tuesday, March 28, 2017


Yeshivat He’Atid Puts the Makot on Display

On Tuesday night, Yeshivat He’Atid fifth graders and their parents gathered in the cafeteria for a unique display of learning. As the culmination of a unit on the ten makot, students displayed their depth of understanding in a number a different ways. Each group of students was given a maka to present

JEC Lower School Study on Inventions Garners Unprecedented Attention

Traffic in the hallways has never been heavier, and people constantly stop to peruse the eye-catching and engaging museum of inventions that the third grade boys and girls in the JEC Lower School had produced as part of a chapter on inventions.

“We always love to do inventions because

JEC Students Learn From a Giant

When RTMA seniors (from left) Dov Frommer of Livingston, Mordechai Sheinson of Hillside and Etan Ohevshalom of West Orange wanted to prepare for their upcoming appearance at the Landers College Model Beit Din, they were granted an audience with the renowned Rosh Beit Din of Elizabeth, HaRav Elazar Mayer Teitz, who also is

RKYHS Macroeconomics Students Learn About the Stock Market in Real Time

For many months, students in the AP Macroeconomics class at RKYHS have been learning about how our economic system works and how government policy impacts economic performance. Students began a stock market simulation where they invested $100,000 to create a model portfolio. Students were then challenged to relate the performance

Lauren Elise Bier Nursery School Receives Generous Technology Gifts

Last month, the Lauren Elise Bier Nursery School at Congregation AABJ&D received a generous gift of educational technology from Andrea and Bryan Bier and family. The Bier’s gift marked the 30th yahrzeit of their daughter Lauren Elise, for whom the West Orange preschool is named.

Bruriah Student #MakesHerMark in Seton Hall Women’s Studies Essay Contest

Mazel Tov to Bruriah senior Esther Sheina Agishtein of Passaic who has been awarded one of two Honorable Mention prizes in the prestigious Seton Hall University Annual Women’s Studies Essay Contest. Esther Sheina has been formally invited to read her essay on “Women Who Inspire Me” at the Seton Hall Women’s Conference

BCHSJS Students Have Purim Fun

Students at the Bergen County High School of Jewish Studies are still talking about how much fun they had at the the Purim celebration that was held at school. A big thanks to NCSY for the awesome carnival and food. A Megilla reading, costume contest, mishloach manot, pizza and ice cream sundaes—who could ask

Bruriah STEM Students Out-Hack Competition

After out-engineering the collegiate competition at a regional hack-a-thon two weeks ago, Bruriah’s STEM students received an exclusive invitation to the coveted Weizmann Institute’s International Shalhevet Freier Physics Tournament in Israel.

Fewer than twenty schools will be participating

MTA Tenth Grade Honors College Visits the Met

This past Wednesday, Yeshiva University High School for Boys (MTA) sophomores in its Honors College went to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The students were excited to see much of the art that they have been learning about in history class this year. The first half of the trip was a guided tour, and students were split into two

Butterfly Class at Iris Berman Early Childhood Center Makes Matzah

The children at the Iris Berman Early Childhood Center at Suburban Torah in Livingston learned that flour is made from real stalks of wheat.

They broke open a stalk of wheat to see the seeds inside and then were excited to make their own matzah by mixing flour and water with

Snapchat Filter Day Comes to Bruriah Junior High

It was as if the characters from Snapchat’s filters came to life Monday in the hallways of Bruriah’s Junior High.

In an impossibly creative initiative, students were charged with dressing up as their favorite Snapchat filter character as students geared up towards Purim.

Two JEC Students Rank Among Top Three Scorers in Chidon HaTanach Bible Quiz

Two high school students from the Jewish Educational Center are ranked among the top three high cumulative scorers in the international Chidon HaTanach. With the rankings released this week, Shana Erblich, a Bruriah sophomore from Hillside, and Noah Pascher, a freshman in the RTMA boys mesivta division, of