Thursday, November 21, 2019


Suburban Torah Preschoolers “Visit” Jerusalem

The children of the Iris Berman Early Childhood Center at The Synagogue of The Suburban Torah Center in Livingston enjoyed “shopping” in the shuk, Machene Yehuda, during their virtual trip to Jerusalem.

TABC’s Yom Iyun at Museum of Jewish Heritage

Students in TABC’s Holocaust Studies class braved the elements to journey into Manhattan to participate in a special Yom Iyun at the Museum of Jewish Heritage. TABC’s special day at the museum had been arranged by Museum Educational Director Dr. Paul Radensky and Mrs. Cary Reichardt. As a special treat, TABC alumnus Josh Rubin,

TABC Learning the ABC’s of Government

This past week, as part of their study of the Government of the United States, the TABC Advanced Placement U.S. Government and Politics class traveled to Trenton, New Jersey to visit the home of the New Jersey state government. They toured the State House, the Assembly and Senate Chambers, the Governor’s office and the

RTMA Students Enjoy “Shabbos in the Woods”

Elizabeth—The Jewish Educational Center’s RTMA rebbe, Rabbi Schofield, has developed a creative way for putting his lessons into practice for students of his hilchot Shabbos class. He takes them to a cabin in the woods for Shabbos, where they have the unique opportunity to literally “make Shabbos” and deal with halachot

At JKHA, Simcha Is More Than Just a Word

Livingston—Simcha permeated the walls and halls of JKHA last Thursday, as students and faculty celebrated Rosh Chodesh with a Chagiga, complete with music, dancing, and a juggling, funny clown. Students learned that when celebrating, they also must think about how they can help those

Ma’ayanot Students: Mission to Omaha

For the fifth time in as many years, Ma’ayanot, in conjunction with NJ NCSY, sent a group of students to participate in a five-day Leadership Training/Service Mission. These missions, subsidized by NJ NCSY, are designed to educate about the importance of chessed and tikkun olam and to provide

Civil Rights Activist, Ms. Gwen Moten, Speaks to Yeshivat Noam Students

On February 12th, the 4th and 8th graders of Yeshivat Noam had the privilege of hearing from Ms. Gwen Moten, a Civil Rights activist. For several weeks leading up Ms. Moten’s presentation, both the 4th graders and 8th graders focused on the struggles of the Civil Rights Movement. The 4th graders learned about

Thurnauer School of Music Performs at the Times of Israel Gala

Nineteen violinists, ages 6-18, from the Thurnauer School of Music at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, performed at the Times of Israel Gala at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City on Feb 15, featuring Tania Vinokur, a singer, dancer, drummer and virtuoso violinist, who travels the globe with her performance

JKHA Mathletes Shine in Competition

Livingston—JKHA recently hosted two Math League competitions in which over 130 students from nine schools participated. In the elementary division, 6th grader Eli Novick came in first in both his grade and overall, defeating over 100 students to claim the top title. In the 7th grade division, Abigail Klein won 2nd place, and

YOE Faculty Focuses on Math

Elizabeth—As part of the Jewish Educational Center’s Professional Development program, a focus on math has been instituted at the Yeshiva of Elizabeth. As part of its “Math in Focus” program, several faculty members participated in a webinar entitled, “Fractions and the C-P-A (Con-crete-Pictorial-Abstract) Approach.”

Bruriah Gets Creative with Ancient History

Bruriah Junior High 8th grader Sarit Rosenzweig of Elizabeth, presents her artistic interpretation of India during ancient times as part of a colorful exhibit that is being featured at the Bruriah campus. The project was the brainchild of faculty member Mrs. Zisi Freudenberger and focuses on the ancient histories

JEC Keeps Its Students Warm, Even Outside in the Snow!

Students at the Jewish Educational Center’s Yeshiva of Elizabeth were treated to a blast of warmth as they prepared for the day’s carpool. Despite an ice storm and snow flurries, a portable heater, one of two donated by parents for this purpose, kept both students and attending faculty members warm as they waited in the carpool