Sunday, September 22, 2019


Kaplen JCC on the Palisades Now Registering for JCC Middle School Leadership Council

Students in 6th and 7th grade throughout Bergen County are encouraged to join this fun and fabulous council, where they get to plan Saturday night events for their friends and fellow students. Past events have included ice-skating parties, snow tubing trips, cupcake wars, community service programs, and more.

“We are eager to

RYNJ Pre-K Learns About Rosh Hashanah

RYNJ Students in Morah Deena and Morah Robin’s Pre-K class learned “hands on” about Rosh Hashanah. K’tiva v’Chatima Tova from RYNJ!

Bee Keeper Visits the Preschool at Chabad of Fort Lee

The Preschool at Chabad of Fort Lee had a very special visitor last week, beekeeper Rabbi Danny Senter. Rabbi Dan told the students about bees, how they collect pollen and nectar, and how they make honey.

By Rachelle Zomick

MTA/YU Big Brother Program

Last Thursday the talmidim in Rabbi Schenker’s shiur kicked off a new and ground-breaking program in which the talmidim in Rabbi Yehuda Willig’s BMP shiur in Yeshiva University became their “big brothers.” For the inaugural event, the younger class met the college students in the Morganstern Dorm Beis Medrash where

“BeePY” Students Get Busy Learning All about Bees

Last week, Ben Porat Yosef students from grades Pre-K through fifth grade got busy buzzing to various workshops to learn all about bees as part of the school’s Discovery Learning Day program. Discovery Learning is an innovative, interdisciplinary STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) program created by BPY’s math and science

Afikim: Making a Difference

Afikim graduates Shmuel and Batel Asmara took Bergen County by storm and brought a whole new perspective to the recent Torah portion Ki Tavo with stories of their arrival from Ethiopia to modern-day Israel and their complete but rocky absorption into Israeli society.

The Asmara siblings fascinated the students of Yeshivat Noam and the congregants of

BPY Students Hear ‘Hasbara,’ First-Hand Accounts of Operation Protective Edge

On September 17th, Ben Porat Yosef Junior High School and fifth grade students had an enlightening visit with a delegation of 22 Israeli hazbara (diplomacy/advocacy) students from the Israeli non-profit organization, “Generations of Israel,” founded and directed by Avraham Kook. The main goals of “Generations of Israel” are to

The Buzz at Yeshivat He’Atid

Yeshivat He’Atid was buZZZing with excitement as it welcomed Cliff Sunflower and his “Dancing With the Honeybees” program last week. The students learned all about the life cycle of bees, the process of pollination, and how honey is made. They saw live bees working in their hive, explored honeycombs, made beeswax candles, and

Yeshivat Noam: Teaching History in Middle School

Yeshivat Noam commemorated the 13th anniversary of 9/11 with two very meaningful programs. In the morning, 5th through 8th graders gathered in the Middle School gym to learn about the events of that fateful day. Additionally, they were honored to hear from David Gluck, brother-in-law of 8th grade science teacher Mrs. Barbara Seghal. Mr. Gluck, who worked on

Yavneh Cuts the Ribbon: The Next Generation

Paramus–“The new 8th grade wing may look amazing, but that is not why it was built. Like the Beit Hamikdash it was built for what goes on inside,” said 8th grade student council president Jonno Rosen of Teaneck. While the new middle-school wing is the first expansion in 25 years, it is only the first in a series of phased

RYNJ Preschool Features Renowned Child Psychologist

Picture this scenario: You’re about to walk into the wedding of a distant cousin and you do not know anyone. You’re a little anxious…who will you talk with at the smorgasbord? Will you try to stand in close proximity to your bubbly great aunt from Tel Aviv and hope that she will come bouncing over? Or will you be bold and start speaking with

MTA Freshman Hike is a Soaring Success

On Wednesday, September 10th, the entire freshman class–MTA’s Class of 2018–went on a hike in Norvin Green State Forest to help kick off the school year. The students were thrilled to spend time together on the inaugural trip, and to become better-acquainted with their classmates, who hail from across North America. The boys trekked for