Thursday, May 23, 2019


Gan Yaldenu of Teaneck

The children of Gan Yaldenu took an imaginary trip to Israel. They flew an airplane, stamped their passports, davened at the Kotel, danced in a disco, ate falafel at a cafe and waved flags in a parade. They concluded the celebration with dessert and a round of “Happy birthday to Israel!”

LPS Preschool

Lubavitch on the Palisades Preschool students celebrated Israel on Tuesday, May 9 with a special “trip.” Students boarded flight 613 to Tel Aviv with their passports in hand, sat in first class where they enjoyed snacks and in-flight entertainment and began exploring some of the beautiful places in Eretz

Yeshivat Frisch

Yeshivat Frisch celebrated Yom Ha’atzmaut last Thursday with a special davening, a joyful chagiga, a delicious outdoor barbecue and amazing historical vignettes by its talented faculty!

The vignettes focused on scenes from Israel’s early history. One juxtaposed the American


On Yom Ha’atzmaut, RKYHS students participated in an enriching day that kicked off with a beautiful musical Hallel and continued with SEED speaker with professional comedian, actor and IDF veteran Joel Chasnoff, who entertained students with his one-man show. The students also gathered to celebrate and watch the

JEC Lower School

The JEC Lower and Middle School celebrated Yom Ha’atzmaut with a full day of programming featuring different aspects of the Israeli experience. The morning began with a school-wide tekes and Hallel, infusing the day with ruach and excitement. Activities included pita baking, machanayim and soccer, army training,


Yom Ha’atzmaut is always an exciting day at RPRY! The entire school assembled outside for the annual parade around the neighborhood. With the police blocking off the streets, they sang and danced in the road, waving flags and celebrating Medinat Yisrael.

The festivities


JKHA was filled with energy and excitement for Yom Ha’atzmaut as students celebrated Israel’s 71st birthday!

The whole school from N-3 through 12th grade gathered together for a festive chagiga and singing of “Hatikvah.” The students also enjoyed a Daglanut performance

Gan Yavneh Nursery

Gan Yavneh celebrated Yom Ha’atzmaut by traveling to Eretz Yisrael! Children boarded a plane with their luggage and passports and visited many Israeli cities. They enjoyed squeezing oranges at the kibbutz, playing with water and sand in Eilat, davening at the Kotel and more! The yeladim loved wearing kachol

Kol Chaverim Preschool

KCP loved celebrating Israel’s birthday by taking a trip to Eretz Yisrael! They boarded the airplane wearing sunglasses and holding suitcases and passports. They davened at the Kotel, climbed Masada, sailed on a boat in Eilat and squeezed orange juice at a kibbutz!


JEC High School

Last week, JEC students strengthened their connection to Israel, in their hearts, minds, tefillot and actions.

Yom Hazikaron was commemorated through discussions about what it means to give one’s life serving and protecting Israel and remembering those who were murdered simply because they

Moriah Celebrates Yom Ha’atzmaut

Moriah honored Israel at the fourth annual Moriah Family Yom Ha’atzmaut Celebration last Thursday evening, May 9, at The Moriah School. This year’s theme was recognizing Israel as a world leader in innovation, technology and first response. The evening was filled with fun activities such as a carnival, arts and crafts,

RYNJ Celebrates RED Day

RYNJ celebrated RED week in the first grade. RED stands for Read Every Day. The week was spent on activities focused on reading and books. Each day the children were given the opportunity to read independently and for every ten minutes they read they were able to fill out a RED sticker with their name on it. The