Friday, December 06, 2019


RKYHS Comes Together for Incredible School-Wide Shabbaton

The entire RKYHS student body and faculty came together for an inspiring and ruach-filled school shabbaton. The theme of the shabbaton was “Who am I? Building Your Personal and Spiritual Identity” and programming throughout Shabbat reflected that theme. Shabbat began with a musical Kabbalat Shabbat which was

JEC Students Experience Chumash Firsts

Second graders began their Lech Lecha journey through the halls of the JEC and learned their very first pasuk! To celebrate this wonderful milestone they gathered in the beit midrash and enjoyed yummy cupcakes. Third graders learned their very first Rashi inside the Chumash after weeks of Rashi script practice. JEC can’t

Bruriah Principal Checks In on Graduates in Israel

Rabbi Oratz, Bruriah’s principal, continued the school tradition of visiting Bruriah graduates learning in Israel during the Thanksgiving break. This has been a tradition for over 30 years, as Bruriah was a pioneer in checking in on graduates early in the year to support the progress and growth of its students in seminary the

MTA Welcomes Freshman Families

MTA freshman families had a great time getting to know each other at the yeshiva’s Freshman Family Brunch on Sunday, November 17. The MTA community includes families from communities across the tri-state area and this event is the perfect way for both parents and talmidim to get to know each other over brunch

JEC Lower School Celebrates Thanksgiving

The JEC Lower School students enjoyed a Thanksgiving round robin filled with many fun and educational projects and activities run by general and Judaic teachers. The building was infused with a feeling of creativity and collaboration as the students moved from station to station from classroom to classroom. At one

JKHA/RKYHS Gathers for ‘Thanks for Giving’ Assembly

Hakarat hatov is a central value that is taught throughout JKHA/RKYHS. The school takes every opportunity to acknowledge and thank those who help us and who contribute to our daily lives. All of JKHA and RKYHS came together the day before Thanksgiving for a “Thanks for Giving” assembly to say thank you to school

Bruriah Juniors Have Uplifting Junior Shabbaton

Bruriah juniors had the best shabbaton at the Young Israel of Passaic- Clifton! They experienced a beautiful Shabbat, bonding with teachers and friends! The girls heard from Rebetzin Tziporah Harris on the topic, “Living my truth: being real with myself” and enjoyed a fun student/teacher panel as well. On Motzei Shabbat, the

LPS Has Pilgrim Day

Kindergarten children at Lubavitch on the Palisades experienced what it was like to be a Pilgrim. Children pretended to go to sleep and were woken to the sound of a rooster crowing. They washed up and got dressed in Pilgrim gear. After davening and enjoying a hearty meal, the children went off to do their chores.

Learning Is Brought to Life For MTA Sophomores

MTA’s Rabbi Baruch Gopin brought learning to life for his sophomore shiur on Tuesday, November 26, as his talmidim learned first-hand how to repair an eruv. Rabbi Gopin and his talmidim also helped install new poles for the Washington Heights eruv during this incredible experiential learning opportunity and enjoyed

Bruriah’s Tenth Grade Shabbaton to Remember

When the Bruriah 10th graders heard sophomore shabbaton, in Bergenfield, was coming up, they had no idea they were in for the experience of a lifetime. The adventure began with a pre-shabbaton speed dating program, where each girl and her partner were asked a silly question in order to expand their friendship.

BPY’s New Ability Ramp Makes Building Accessible to All

What a beautiful and meaningful dedication ceremony for BPY’s new Sandy Goldwyn Ability Ramp. Thank you to Sandy and Bruce Goldwyn, Ariel and Jared Harary, family and friends who generously donated and celebrated with BPY during the ribbon cutting ceremony. Sandy Goldwyn, you are an inspiration. Tizku

JKHA and RKYHS Students Team Up to Help Homeless

After reading the book “The Hundred Dresses” in which the main character was teased for always wearing the same faded dress, JKHA second graders organized a school-wide clothing drive to help those in need. The day before Thanksgiving the second graders brought the many bags they collected filled with