Tuesday, October 22, 2019


JKHA/RKYHS Participates in Names Not Numbers

Under the guidance of its creator, Tova Fish-Rosenberg, The Names Not Numbers© program has been embraced by the Kushner academic community with the support and encouragement of the Principal of JKHA, Debbie Finkelstein. The program links generations together, as survivors share

JKHA First Graders Receive First Siddurs

Livingston, NJ–This past week, JKHA’s kitah alef students celebrated an important milestone by receiving their very first siddurim. The students performed beautifully at their respective Siddur plays singing and dancing with enthusiasm and zeal. The students became the virtual students in the Tal Am program and incorporated many of the

Noam Under the Stars

On Motzei Shabbat, Noam kindergarten students and their parents gathered together dressed in their pajamas for “Shema under the Stars.” Activities included learning the meaning of Shema, coloring Shema pillowcases and decorating Mezuza cases. This was followed by an evening

Grandparents & Special Friends Spend Morning at JEC

Elizabeth, NJ–The atmosphere was electric as the Jewish Educational Center’s Yeshiva of Elizabeth Early Childhood Department recently hosted its annual Grandparents & Special Friends Day on the last day of Chanukah. Over 300 grandparents and special friends (that included parents, neighbors, aunts and/or uncles) joined

Jewish Life on Campus Program-2014: Informed Choices

Last Monday night, December 29th, the parents and students of Torah Academy of Bergen County and Ma’ayanot were privileged to hear from 30 student representatives and JLIC rabbi/educators–all under one roof–hailing from almost 20 universities, including such varied schools as Yale, Princeton, Cornell, SUNY at Binghamton, Stony Brook

CIJE High School STEM Group to Participate in First “CIJE-Tech: Journey to the Start-Up Nation”

New York–A group of CIJE–Tech High School Engineering Program students from Jewish day schools will be participating in the first “CIJE-Tech: Journey to the Start-Up Nation” STEM Education Israel Trip from January 13-23.

The 10-day initiative is a unique, new component of the Center for

RKYHS Hosts Alumni Breakfast

Livingston, NJ–On December 26, close to 40 young alumni of the Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School met at the school while they were home from college for winter break. The attendees had all graduated from RKYHS in the last several years and were excited to come back to visit the school, reminisce with classmates,

JKHA/RKYHS Chanukah Photo Retrospective

JKHA MS/RKYHS had an exciting, fun and meaningful Chanukah, complete with programming intended to teach and inspire. The week began with the school’s inaugural Yom Chesed–a day in which HS students were divided into groups and sent to a variety of locations to perform acts of chesed and

Moriah Does Rockleigh

A group of 8th graders from The Moriah School made two visits to the Jewish Home at Rockleigh on recent Fridays. During both, students enjoyed making friendships with the Rockleigh residents while helping them with a fun-filled craft project. This monthly trip is a highlight for Moriah

JKHA MS Holds Annual Parent-Child Learning Breakfast

On December 22, the sixth night of Chanukah, the Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy Middle School hosted its annual Parent-Child Breakfast and Learning. Many parents came out to learn with their children and partake in a festive and delicious meal. Morah Kayla Bluman and Rabbi Reuven Greenberg, members of the MS Judaic faculty, helped

Mishmover at Ma’ayanot

What happens when a Thursday night mishmar becomes an overnight event? Mishmover, of course: an annual Ma’ayanot event where a majority of the student body remains in school from Thursday afternoon through Friday morning, mostly learning Torah, but perhaps catching a few moments of shut-eye as well. Ma’ayanot’s Mishmover

Ma Nishma at RYNJ

“Ma Nishma?” is the modern Hebrew equivalent of “What’s new?” or “What’s up?” At Rosenbaum Yeshiva of North Jersey, the phrase “ma nishma” has taken on a whole new meaning. It is the title of the new quarterly Hebrew language newspaper that the students began publishing this year.