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Sunday, April 30, 2017

Schools

YBH of Passaic Students Are Among Winners of National Engineering Challenge

Students at YBH of Passaic were one of the three winners of the 2017 Fluor Engineering Challenge. Working with limited materials and their imaginations, the students used the engineering design process to create an efficient irrigation design using only cups, tin foil and craft sticks. The winning team won $1,000 from

TABC Is Victorious in Torah Bowl Competition

Last week the Torah Bowl Western Division met at JEC to choose a regional champion team, one that would move on to play in the championships. The questions focused on parshiyot Pinchas, Matot and Masei, and their accompanying Rashis. TABC was the third seed in the four-team division, but stormed out of the gate by defeating the

Moriah Choir Visits Dor L’dor of Congregation Ahavath Torah

Last week, Dor L’dor of Congregation Ahavath Torah invited the Moriah choir to perform Pesach songs, in preparation for the upcoming holiday. Over the course of the year, the Moriah choir has spent time learning to understand their own personal vocal approaches in the recording studio, and has emerged as a cohesive vocal

JKHA Lower School Welcomes Grandparents for a Morning of Learning and Nachat

JKHA was thrilled to welcome close to 300 grandparents for its second-annual Grandparents/Special Visitors Day. Grandparents traveled from near and far to spend the morning with their grandchildren. They enjoyed engaging classroom programs where grandparents and visitors got to work side by side with

Ma’ayanot Presents ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’

Ma’ayanot’s drama society presented the play “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” last week. The production, based on the play by Dale Wasserman and the novel by Ken Kesey, about a mental institution in the 1960s, was directed by Matt Okin of Black Box Studios and student-directed by Ma’ayanot senior Shoshana

RKYHS Students Support Israel at Anti-BDS UN Event

Approximately 20 RKYHS students attended the “Ambassadors Against BDS” program at the United Nations last week. Over 2000 people attended this conference, and the theme was “Build Bridges Not Boycotts.” The students were able to learn firsthand about the dangers of BDS and how BDS is the 21st century incarnation of

Dvar Torah: Nirtzah and Reciprocity in Our Role as Royalty

Everyone is familiar with the song listing the order of the Pesach Seder, which we’ve most likely known since preschool. However, the development and significance of this order is far less widely known. The exact origins of the Seder order are unknown; however, it is commonly attributed to either Rashi or Rabbi Shmuel of Falaise, one of

RTMA Rallies at UN in Support of Israel

Students of the Rav Teitz Mesivta Academy, accompanied by Rabbi Shraga Schofield, joined thousands at the UN last week in support of Israel at the anti-BDS rally. “Our students had an opportunity to attend sessions and speak with many prominent players in the field,” explained Rabbi Yisroel Rich, director of student

RKYHS Chess Team Prevails in Recent Match

The RKYHS Chess Team defeated their opponent JEC in their recent chess meet, winning the match with a score of 8-6. The match proved that the RKYHS Chess Team is a force to be reckoned with. This win was extremely significant to the team, as it demonstrated the enormous potential of its freshmen, who played skillfully

JKHA Seventh Grade Tours American and Jewish History in Philly

The JKHA seventh grade explored historical Philadelphia. They began their day at the Franklin Institute where they experienced some fun, engaging and hands-on exhibits. Next, the seventh grade had an eye-opening visit where they learned about the beginnings of Jewry in America at the National Museum of

RPRY Art Show Dazzles Viewers

Rabbi Pesach Raymon Yeshiva’s art show this week was an amazing showcase of the creativity and artistic expression nurtured in its art program. Student work filled the walls and tabletops of the school gym, transforming the space into a pop-up art gallery.

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MTA Torah Bowl Team Heads to the Championship

Last Monday, Yeshiva University High School for Boys (MTA) participated in its fourth Torah Bowl meet of the year. It was the most tense meet yet: the playoffs. The participants were tested on Pinchas, Mattot and Masei. Due to MTA’s outstanding play throughout the season, they received a bye in the first round and were to play