Monday, February 24, 2020


Hands-On Learning in Bruriah Junior High

The students in Bruriah Junior High School’s eighth grade received a hands-on lesson about the mitzvah of hafrashat challah, one of three unique mitzvoth assigned to women.

All divisions of the Jewish Educational Center place great emphasis on the development of its students into

JEC Harnesses Technology in the Classroom

JKHA Gan Aleph Goes on Ivrit Leaf Hunt

After learning about autumn leaves and colors in Hebrew, the students of JKHA’s Gan Aleph enjoyed a leaf hunt in Ivrit. This allowed the students to practice some of the language they had been using in class. The activity also gave them an opportunity to compare the leaves by color, shape and size.

YU Semicha Students Addressed by Kushner’s Rabbi Feit

Rabbi Yaacov Feit, rebbe at RKYHS, addressed first year rabbinical students at Yeshiva Universty’s Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary last week. Students participating in a survey course which reviews various career paths that the rabbinate has to offer, heard from Rabbi Feit about the rewarding experience of being a Torah

Yeshiva of Elizabeth Students Celebrate Yitzchak and Rivka’s Wedding

The JEC’s Yeshiva of Elizabeth’s Kindergarten classes celebrated the wedding of Yitzchak and Rivka in connection with this past week’s parsha. There were photographers, musicians, singers, waiters, flower girls and a Rabbi to officiate. Mazel Tov to the beautiful couples and their families!

JKHA Students Vote During Mitzvah Mania

As Mitzvah Mania came to an end at the Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy, students voted on their choice of chesed initiative. All of the middle school grades competed, compiling and sharing information about their suggestions. The fifth grade concept was “Car Wash for IDF,” the sixth grade’s, “Carnival for Diabetes,”

RKYHS Enjoys Friendship Day

RKYHS held its first ever Friendship Day in partnership with Friendship Circle of Metrowest. Students joined with the Friendship Circle participants for a fun-filled day of sports, arts and crafts, cooking and a magic show. The school was so appreciative of Toba Grossbaum and the Friendship Circle for providing its students with

RTMA Open House: Standing Room Only

There was standing room only at the Rav Teitz Mesivta Academy (RTMA) Open House this past Wednesday evening, as seventy boys representing fourteen schools and over eighteen communities came out to learn more about RTMA’s outstanding modern Torah Mesivta program. Faculty, students and parents presented information about RTMA’s

Olympic Athlete AJ Edelman Impresses Ben Porat Yosef Students

Ben Porat Yosef junior high students got to learn all about the sport of skeleton from Olympic athlete-in-training and Jewish day school graduate AJ Edelman on Friday, October 23. AJ is training to compete in the 2018 Winter Olympics as part of the Israeli delegation. He described what it is like to sled down a track at 90 mph with

JKHA Fourth Grade Sees Double

JKHA fourth grade students have started to learn double digit multiplication. After reviewing the partial products method, the teachers introduced the traditional multi-digit algorithm. Students are continuing to use their estimation skills to determine the reasonableness of their answer. In addition to small group work,

Fall Outing for SINAI Students

SINAI at RYNJ took a fall field trip to pick apples and visit a farm.

Local Jewish Day School Girls Visit Google Headquarters

More than 200 ninth and 10th grade Jewish day school girls participating in the CIJE-Tech High School Engineering Program, enjoyed a behind-the-scenes visit full of innovation and insight at Google’s New York headquarters.

Craig Nevill-Manning, founder of Google, New York welcomed