Tuesday, March 28, 2017


SSDS Israel Night Honors Memory of Late Alumnus

New Milford—It was only last April when the Solomon Schechter Day School of Bergen County (SSDS) lost a star alumnus, Stephanie Prezant, 22, to a fatal hiking accident. The dynamic college senior had many passions, including a love of Israel. During her lifetime, she would frequently engage others and encourage them to visit and experience the land just as

Fourth Grade State Fair at Noam

The excitement at the presentation and performance of the Fourth Grade State Fair was was palpable! Within the geography curriculum, the students spent the entire year learning about and researching the distinctive and diverse characteristics of the regions within the United States. While studying each region, they learned about the land features and how its

Yavneh Academy’s iPad Pilot Program Has Begun

The excitement was palpable when every sixth grader at Yavneh was given an iPad at the end of April, that are integrated with classroom smart Lino corkboards. The school brought parents, students and teachers together to explain how hi-tech is going to work in the classroom. The tech teachers showed everyone at the meeting how certain apps work and how they

Ma’ayanot Seniors on a Mission

With graduation only weeks away, Ma'ayanot seniors are working hard to make their last days of high school as meaningful as possible. For six seniors, including Elise Rosenthal, Aviva Kahn, Hanna Culang, Ally Kreitman, Gali Sadek and Molly Brodsky that meant finding time to participate in what has been labeled a "seniors helping seniors" chesed

The Bicycle Messenger Debuts at Yavneh

The Yavneh Academy's 8th grade production of the Bicycle Messenger, under the leadership and direction of Rabbi Shmuel Burstein, Holocaust Studies Director of the School, went off without a hitch last week to much acclaim and applause.

In the months prior to the play, Rabbi Burstein spent hours with the students learning

Five SSDS Math Wizzes to Compete in Statewide Competition

Five Students at the Solomon Schechter Day School of Bergen County have been invited to the New Jersey Statewide Math Competition on May 9 in Marlboro Township, New Jersey, after sweeping first place individual and team places at the annual regional competition (Bergen, Hudson and Passaic Counties). Only a select number of students are eligible to compete in

Lubavitch on Palisades Welcomes New Associate Principal

Lubavitch on the Palisades School in Tenafly hosted a dessert reception on Wednesday, May 1, to welcome incoming Associate Principal Mrs. Jennifer Davis. Mrs. Davis brings her experience to LPS from her position as Assistant Principal of the Donna Klein Jewish Academy in Boca Raton, Florida. As a native New Yorker she is excited to return north to head up the LPS

Solomon Schechter Day School of Bergen County (SSDS) to Build Library Technology & Media Center for Holocaust Studies

Solomon Schechter Day School of Bergen County (SSDS) has announced the creation of the Ruth and Morris Kotek, z”l, Holocaust & Heritage Research Center, which underwrites Schechter’s current Holocaust programs and will fund the expansion of its Holocaust and Heritage curriculum. The first phase is expected to open in the fall of

Moriah Math Masters

On Thursday, May 2nd,  students  from Moriah took first-place honors in the Math Masters Tournament hosted by Kushner Hebrew Academy in Livingston, NJ. The team—Mark Abramovitz, Yehuda Koslowe, Hillel Koslowe, Eliana Herzog and Ayelet Rubenstein—made Moriah proud as they competed with eight other teams, including YNJ and Kushner, in a team event and an


The Yeshiva University High School for Boys (MTA) Chorus won the 2013 V’ata Banim Shiru Chorus Competition held at Rambam Mesivta in Lawrence, NY on Sunday, April 28. Chorus members include Ari Mandelbaum and C.J. Glicksman of Teaneck, NJ, as well as Devir Kahan, Gabi Rosenthal and Josh Birnbaum of Monsey, NY.

Sounds of Music at SINAI

The high school students at SINAI’s Rabbi Mark & Linda Karasick Shalem High School performed to a packed house on May 7, showcasing The Sound of Music in the Ma’ayanot auditorium. The teens sang, danced, and acted their hearts out in the fifth annual SINAI Schools show. Their excitement and enthusiasm was palpable as the audience laughed at

Ramaz: Cut For A Cause

On May 8th, Yom Yerushalayim, The Ramaz School, in conjunction with the Moscow [hair styling] Salon in Manhattan, hosted a day of giving. For two hours, the salon closed its doors to paying customers and opened its doors exclusively to Ramaz students, faculty and friends who were donating their hair to the non-profit organization Zichron Menachem,