Wednesday, November 20, 2019


Father of Slain Israeli Teen Visits JEC

Elizabeth–Students at the Jewish Educational Center’s Rav Teitz Mesivta Academy middle and high school divisions were offered a rare glimpse into the painful tragedy experienced by the Yifrach family, whose son Eyal was kidnapped and then murdered this past summer along with two other Israeli teens Gideon Sa’ar and

K-Bet at Yeshivat Noam: A Day in the Life of Pilgrims!

Dressed in handmade hats and bonnets, the children of Kindergarten Bet are experiencing Pilgrim life. The students started the day outdoors where they hunted and gathered turkeys and vegetables for making homemade food and soup. The students also collected sticks to be used as firewood and to be used to


As part of Ben Porat Yosef’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education, 5th graders began a weekly Lego Robotics workshop. They continued the next day with an exploration of circuitry by creating circuits with multiple lights. Their challenge: how to design a circuit so that if one light bulb

Yeshivat He’Atid Under Contract to Purchase Building

Teaneck–Parents of children at Yeshivat He’Atid have told JLBC that school officials are “under contract” to purchase a property at 1500 Queen Anne Road in Teaneck, directly adjacent to Torah Academy of Bergen County (TABC). At press time, JLBC was still waiting for official confirmation from the school’s chairman of the board.


Ma’ayanot Students Learn About Aliyah and Israel

As a relatively young school, only recently has the Ma’ayanot Alumni Association begun to plan 10-year reunions (the first of which took place in 2010 for the school’s inaugural class of 2000). However, in planning these events it quickly became apparent that two gatherings would need to be planned for each 10-year reunion due

Yeshivat He’Atid 1st Graders Commemorate Veterans’ Day

Yeshivat He’Atid first graders commemorated Veterans Day by writing letters to the Jewish American soldiers to thank them  for their service.

RYNJ Mitzvah Clowning

With their pink smudged cheeks, big outlined smiley mouths, and creative designs, you’d never guess that it was the RYNJ 7th grade girls at school. As the girls arrived at school, they began their prep to become perfect Mitzvah Clowns. With help from Heather Hagler, the school psychologist, their teachers, and the very

Yavneh at the Opera

On Monday, October 27th, a group of 55 Yavneh students, comprised of Middle School music students and members of the popular Opera Club, attended the final dress rehearsal of Aida at the Metropolitan Opera. Before entering the opera house, the students braved a strong autumn morning sun to capture the moment.

Moriah at Chai Lifeline Shabbaton

Moriah 6th Grade girls recently participated in the Chai Lifeline Shabbaton at Cong. Keter Torah in Teaneck. The students had a wonderful Shabbat which included davening, z’mirot, chesed activities and lots of fun. All of the girls look forward to participating again!

MK Rabbi Dov Lipman at JEC

The Jewish Educational Center in Elizabeth was excited to host visiting Israeli Knesset Member Rabbi Dov Lipman at both the Rav Teitz Mesivta Academy and Bruriah High School campuses this morning.

Lipman, a Maryland native, is the first U.S.-born parliament member in over 30 years. He

Mixing and Kneading and Braiding, Oh, My!

The Yavneh Academy yeladim were introduced to the many wonderful qualities of Sarah Imainu from Parshat Chayei Sarah. As one of the extension activities, the children learned about hafrashat challah and then they had the opportunity to braid or shape their dough and then enjoy it at their Shabbat table.

Understanding Differences @ BPY

On Monday, November 10, as part of a year-long unit of study, “Understanding Differences,” Ben Porat Yosef fourth grade hosted Mrs. Rose Pizzo, who spoke with them, through signing, about her experience as a deaf person. Morah Leah Margolin interpreted for the students. Mrs. Pizzo talked about growing up deaf, being a student