Sunday, May 28, 2017


Yavneh Bake Sale to Benefit iShine a Huge Success!

The third annual Yavneh Academy Early Childhood Department Bake Sale was a huge success! The Ganon & Gan yeladim prepared an assortment of baked goods, including Rice Kripsie treats, chocolate dipped pretzels, and brownies. The yeladim were also in charge of creating posters for the event and selling the items. The students were able to brush

An Unexpected Teacher

I had a powerful experience several months ago. A series of events brought me to Hackensack Hospital to train as a chaplain. One does not need to be a rabbi or a priest to become a chaplain, but you do have to want to help people on emotional and spiritual levelsas they struggle with the various challenges they are encountering.

Very often in the hospital, I

Jewish Camp Foundation Launches Affordability Initiative

New York—The Foundation for Jewish Camp (FJC) has launched BunkConnectTM (BunkConnect.org), a new program that matches eligible families with high-quality, nonprofit Jewish summer camps at a more affordable price. This philanthropic business venture has been developed in collaboration with forward-thinking business executives and

Dora Golding Beckons Boys to the Poconos

Stroudsburg, PA—Being buried under four feet of snow this week did not stop the folks at Camp Dora Golding— the 89-year old,  all-boys, Torah-strong environment summer camp in the Poconos—from preparing for a great summer season. With many new additions to programs and facilities, campers and staff alike have lots to look forward this summer,

Heichal Welcomes Rabbi Dovid Komet as 10th Grade Rebbe

A close Talmid of Rav Meir Twersky Shlit”a, Rav Komet is known as one of the finest talmidei chachamim to come out of the YU Beis Medrash. Rav Komet also studied under the tutelage of HaRav Hershel Schachter, Shlit”a, Rosh Kollel, and was a member of Yeshiva University’s Kollel Elyon. Rav Komet received a B.A. in Mathematics from Yeshiva

Oral Testing at Lubavitch Preschool

Dr. Zev Schulhof of North Jersey Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery visited students at Lubavitch on the Palisades Preschool to give them a hands-on lesson about oral medicine. Dr. Schulhof gave each child the opportunity to examine a friend’s mouth using masks, gloves, and a special light.

Zo Artzeinu + Bergen County

Students at Yavneh Academy with Shlomo Walfish from Zo Arteinu who is visiting from Israel and making presentations in schools teaching all about the Mitzvot Hateluyot Baaretz in a fun and interactive way. The Topic of this year is that Next year is Shmittah!

Last year the Students of the Rosenbaum Yeshiva of North Jersey planted and dedicated their

Get the Most Out of Parent-Teacher Conferences

Parent-Teacher Conferences are fast approaching and each year I get calls from parents asking me how best to approach their children’s teachers.  “How do I tell them that my son feels bored in class?”  “How come they still don’t give my child the accommodations she is entitled to?” “How can I ask why my son doesn’t seem to have enough homework without

Moriah First Graders Receive First Siddur

Moriah first graders celebrate receiving their first siddurim.  As part of the play, they symbolically grab hold of the mesorah (as symbolized by the chain) to represent a new link.

RYNJ Celebrates Bracha Bee

The annual RYNJ’s Bracha Bee Program kicked off with an assembly right before Tu B’shvat and is taking place all through February. Morah Deena Katz’s third grade class celebrated the Bracha Bee kickoff with a bracha party. Each girl was assigned a bracha rishona and had to bring in a special treat for that bracha. The girls arranged all the foods in the

Family Math Night at BPY

Ben Porat Yosef hosted a Family Math Night for grades 3-5, where parents and students engaged in challenging math experiences utilizing real world situations and problems. The parents and students worked on pricing, estimating, conversions of grams to teaspoons and tablespoons, utilizing menus and data provided by local Teaneck restaurants. Shown here are Jeff

Super Bowl XXVII Champ Visits Yavneh

Paramus—Yavneh Academy’s Middle School hosted former NFL player Shlomo (Alan) Veingrad recently. After a career with the Green Bay Packers and Dallas Cowboys, including a Super Bowl ring, Veingrad began his journey towards a life of Torah and mitzvot.

Veingrad spoke inspiringly about living life with a passion for fulfilling one’s goal, about