Thursday, May 23, 2019


Bruriah Middle School

In honor of Yom HaShoah, Annette Lauer from the Elizabeth community, shared her story with the Bruriah Middle School students about living through the Holocaust. Lauer, originally from Belgium, had to relocate and hide in France and Switzerland when she was 5-years-old. She shared the challenges she and her family faced during this

RYNJ Represents at River Edge Library Poetry Contest

The River Edge library recently held a poetry contest for students in second through sixth grade attending school in River Edge. Three winners were selected from each grade and were invited to read their winning poem at the River Edge library on Tuesday evening, April 30.

Mazel Tov to

Schechter Class of 2019 Emulates Work of Ancestors on Two-Week Israel Journey

Schechter’s Class of 2019 kicked off its life-changing trip to Israel with a visit to Neot Kedumim, a 625-acre ecologically restored recreation of the Biblical landscape located midway between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. Students experienced the ambiance of the Bible “as it was lived 3,000 years ago,” gaining a greater

Leah Sokoloff Nursery School Prepares for Yom Ha’atzmaut

The children of the Leah Sokoloff Nursery School of Shomrei Torah in Fair Lawn are busy preparing for Yom Ha’atzmaut. They are using the colors of blue and white in their classroom activities and art experiences. They painted the flag of Israel for the school wide parade, strung blue and white necklaces and enjoyed

The Idea School Students Talk With Teaneck Mayor

Last month, The Idea School welcomed Teaneck Mayor Mohammed Hameeduddin to the classroom. In the wake of the shootings in New Zealand, Mayor Hameeduddin spoke with the students, sharing his perspective as a Muslim and mayor of Teaneck; a town that is rich with both religious and ethnic diversity. Both students and

BPY Reads in Book Clubs

As part of the unit on social issues in Humanities, the BPY sixth graders have been working in book clubs. Students are reading novels, identifying social issues within the text and discussing the literature with their groups. In “Freak the Mighty,” by Rodman Philbrick, for example, the characters will

TABC Doubly Victorious in College Bowl

The TABC Storm College Bowl team took home JV and varsity championships on Thursday, defeating Rambam Mesivta and The Frisch School, respectively, at The Jewish Education Project’s annual College Bowl championship. Both teams were led by Manny “the goat” Landau, whose cool and experienced hand was invaluable

RYNJ Hosts Health Fair

RYNJ seventh graders have been studying the systems of the human body throughout this year and showcased their knowledge last week at their Health Fair. They have done research on many diseases and how each one can take a specific toll on a part of the body, which in turn has its effect on everyday life. What the

Claims Conference Comes to Yeshivat He’Atid

Thank you to Efrem Billauer of the Claims Conference (Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany) for presenting about their work to obtain reparations for Holocaust survivors to fourth through seventh grades.

Yeshivat Noam Fourth Grade Mothers and Daughters Bake Challah

Yeshivat Noam fourth grade girls enjoyed an amazing parent-led challah bake, making shlissel challah. Fantastic job by parent volunteers, Chani Chesner and Randi Sorscher Wartelsky for their tremendous undertaking to create and implement this meaningful experience. May all those who need a refuah be healed and all

LPS Celebrates Fathers and Mothers

Preschool students at Lubavitch on the Palisades learned all about the mitzvah of kibbud av v’em, honoring one’s parents. Fathers joined their children for a morning of special activities and a delicious bagel breakfast. As part of this special program preschool dads helped their children prepare a gift for

Happy Mother’s Day Gan Yavneh

Gan Yavneh celebrated Mother’s Day this week! All the yeladim welcomed their moms to their class. They enjoyed a craft, singing Mother’s Day songs together and refreshments. Wishing all the mothers, grandmas, savtas, bubbies and special guests a very happy Mother’s Day!