Sunday, September 22, 2019


Going Bananas for Science

Yeshivat Noam 4th grade scientists are using the scientific method to learn about the process of oxidation. They are hoping to discover methods to prevent their Rosh Hashana apples from oxidizing on their Yom Tov table this year!

YU Kollel Yom Rishon Adult Education Program

New York–Yeshiva University’s Center for the Jewish Future (www.yu.edu/cjf) has launched its annual Kollel Yom Rishon continuing adult education programming with lectures from Rabbi Meir Goldwicht, Joel and Maria Finkle Visiting Israeli Rosh Yeshiva at YU-affiliated Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS), and Mrs. Chaya Batya Neugrochl, head of school at

MTA Class of ’18 Has a Blockbuster First Day

On September 2nd, the MTA Class of 2018 entered Zysman Hall on Amsterdam Avenue, as they began their first year at Yeshiva University High School for Boys. Hailing from the greater tri-state area–as well as a number of other states, and Canada–the boys were thrilled to join a century-long legacy of excellence in Limudei Kodesh and general



Heichal Hatorah Opens to Younger Generation

In their first year, Heichal Hatorah ran a number of programs for the broader Bergenfield/Teaneck community, including: Benny Friedman concert, Purim chagigah, men’s chaburah, and lectures/shiurim given by Rav Schachter and Rabbi Wein.

Heichal Hatorah is now opening up its vibrant Beis Midrash to its junior high school

Teachers Teaching Teachers: Professional Development at Ma’ayanot

Over the course of the last few years, Ma’ayanot Yeshiva High School for Girls has developed a sophisticated professional development program that has significantly changed the culture of the school. Historically, professional development meant “experts” were brought in at specific times of the year to lecture to the faculty. Some were excellent, some


Ma’ayanot Growth, Renovations & Innovation

Teaneck–With five new state-of-the-art classrooms, an expanded student lounge and a Special Services suite, Ma’ayanot is ready to receive the largest student body in the school’s young history. While this is not the largest incoming 9th grade (the current 11th grade holds that record), this year’s enrollment is the highest ever, with 307 students and

Tips to Make Playtime Educational and Fun

StatePoint–Playtime should be fun, but who says it can’t also be beneficial to kids? From imaginative play that expands creativity to toys that develop crucial motor skills, kids’ play can be a time when learning and fun go hand in hand.

“Children don’t need to be in a classroom for quality learning to take place,” says Dr. Lise Eliot,

Start Early to Prepare for SAT/ACT Tests

Students entering their junior year of high school will be taking tests that will largely determine where they will go to college and how much scholarship money they will receive. The PSAT is given in the fall, followed by the SAT or ACT, offered several times during the year. And the sooner students start preparing,

Back to School

This week marks the end of summer vacation and a return to school. Parents play a vital role in creating a successful school year for their children. Most children who excel in school do not do so independently; rather it is a function of parental support and environment. This applies to students at all levels of academic achievement. Over the years there are several