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Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Schools

Choosing Kind at Yavneh

This year, all Yavneh Academy Middle School stu­dents read the book Wonder by R.J. Pala­cio. Wonder is about a boy named Aug­gie who is excluded and teased because of a physical deformi­ty. But the book is tru­ly about the courage of those students who stood by Auggie’s side and supported him. The book represents the motto “Choose

TABC Wins Lander College Model Beis Din Competition

New York—The Beis Medrash L’Talmud- Lander College for Men (LCM) held its inau­gural Model Beis Din competition for high school students in the tri-state area. The cut­ting-edge tournament invited teams to the Kew Gardens Hills campus to match wits with regard to the Jewish legal ramifications of a complex halachic quandary. The teams repre­senting the

A Mother’s Prayer

Last week, my daughter along with near­ly 100 other RYNJ kindergarten students, re­ceived her very first siddur. As anyone who has attended a Chagigat siddur can attest, the event is an exciting celebration for our children as they are now taking an independent step in Jewish tradition. The party is a culmination of weeks of preparation, and it marks the

SpaceIL Makes New Jersey Debut at Frisch

New York—SpaceIL, a nonprofit organiza­tion aiming to land the first Israeli spacecraft on the moon and a leading contestant in the prestigious Google Lunar X Prize (GLXP) com­petition, made its New Jersey debut at the Frisch School in Paramus on Thursday. They presented their mission and overall objec­tives as part of several

Moriah Student Wins International My Family Story Competition

Englewood—The Chumash that Oscar Fingerhut bought and studied from in pre-war Poland sustained him through a move to Berlin, during the growing awareness of Nazi atrocities against the Jews, and on an ocean voyage to a new life in America. Now the Chumash is in the hands of his great grandson, Evan Haimm of Englewood, a sixth grade student at the Moriah

Rutgers Students Recognized For Excellence in Jewish Studies

New Brunswick/Piscataway—On May 6, Rutgers students were recognized for their academic achievements in Jewish Studies. Grants were also given both to undergraduate and graduate students for study in Israel, and for a special research project. In addition, the event celebrated the graduating seniors in the department this year, as well as the graduation of

Sophie Knapp to Perform Off-Broadway in A Little Princess

Sophie Knapp, a kindergartner at RYNJ, will be performing in the extended Off-Broadway run of A Little Princess, a new musical straight from London. Performances will be held June 4-15 at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center, located at 480 West 42nd Street, New York City.

Based on the beloved novel by Frances

Hearts and Hoops at Yavneh Academy

Yavneh Academy students celebrated Lag B’Omer in school while learning an impor­tant lesson in chesed. Lag B’Omer is tradition­ally a festive day on which children engage in outdoor activities or sports. But it is also a day when we celebrate the importance of “Love your neighbor as yourself.” On this day, we com­memorate the importance of

Yeshivat Noam First and Second Graders Visit Green Meadows Farm

Yeshivat Noam Color Me Fun

Blue. Pink. Purple. Green. Bursts of color were everywhere on the Paramus campus of Yeshivat Noam on Monday, May 26 for the Inaugural Color Me Fun-two mile family fit­ness experience. Over 1,100 people participat­ed and enjoyed getting splattered with color. Over 50 volunteers, including several alum­ni, assisted as

Learning from the Experts

Elizabeth, NJ—Following the success of last year’s inaugural program, students at the Jewish Educational Center of Elizabeth’s Yeshiva Elementary and Rav Teitz Mesivta Academy (RTMA) divisions were treated to another round of financial literacy training by the renowned multinational financial organization PricewaterhouseCoopers. The

Jewish Pride and Unity in the Streets of Tenafly

Over 500 men, women and children of the LPS Elementary School and community of Lubavitch on the Palisades along with the Tenafly Police Department, Tenafly Fire Department, and Mayor and Council marched together with Jewish pride and unity in the streets of Tenafly celebrating Lag Ba’omer. There were rides, BBQ, bonfire, live music, entertainment for