Thursday, January 23, 2020


Pesach at Preschool at Chabad Fort Lee

After many weeks exploring different concepts of Passover, including life in a desert and how to work hard, the children at the Preschool at Chabad of Fort Lee celebrated the holiday of Passover using many ritual objects that they creatively designed on their own. Each family’s own

Direct Descendant of Thomas Jefferson Visits Ben Porat Yosef

As a culmination of their study of the US Presidents, Ben Porat Yosef fourth graders received a visit from Jane Randolph Schluter, a direct descendant of Thomas Jefferson. She presented many artifacts that were in her possession from her esteemed relative, which fascinated the students.

Yavneh Academy Graduating Class Presents ‘Soldiers and Slaves’

Paramus—In the 1950s, when my schoolmates and I grew up in what came to be known as “the Fourth Reich” of Washington Heights and attended the Jewish schools of that time, we all seemed to be short of relatives.

Our experience back then as mostly children of European

Bruriah Wins Top Honors at Inaugural Envision Shakespeare Competition

Elizabeth—The Jewish Educational Center’s Bruriah division has proven its creative prowess as eight seniors secured three of six of the most prestigious awards at the inaugural Envision Shakespeare competition.

The girls were introduced to the competition through the extra curricular club

MTA Mock Trial Team Advances to Next Round

With one victory and one loss, the MTA Mock Trial Team held their breath as they went into Round 3 of the New York Mock Trial Tournament. Winning this round meant that the team would advance and potentially make it to the Finals.

The team did not disappoint. The witnesses, Larry Likhtenstein, Shimmy

Ma’ayanot Drama Club Presents The Grapes of Wrath

The Ma’ayanot drama club, in conjunction with Black Box Studios, recently presented a daytime dress rehearsal and two evening performances open to the public, of the intense drama The Grapes of Wrath. The production was directed by Mr. Matt Okin, student directed by Ma’ayanot senior Naima Hirsch. and

BPY Students Stage Alice In Wonderland

On March 22, students of Ben Porat Yosef (“BPY”) from grades three through seven performed Alice in Wonderland Jr. to much acclaim. In what is sure to go down as a “very important date” in the history of BPY’s leading theater arts program, the stage was filled with hatters gone mad, rabbits

“Cult-Buster” Richie Maisel Speaks to MTA Students

MTA boys from all grades were privileged to hear from Mr. Richard Maisel, father of 10th grader Shiah Maisel, who wove together his amazing story of how, as an undergraduate student in SUNY Albany, he infiltrated a messianic cult called “Seed of Abraham.” It was an amazing tale of dedication, heroism and hashgachah

MTA Lions Meet the New Jersey Devils

On Wednesday afternoon, about 25 members of MTA’s Sports Management club traveled to the Prudential Center for a private tour of the arena, as well as a Q&A Session with Adam Davis, Executive Vice President of Corporate Partnerships for the Prudential Center and the New Jersey Devils. The students were escorted through various areas of the arena, including

Yeshivat Noam Parents Go Bowling

Yeshivat Noam Parents Association hosted a bowling night for parents of students in Buds (pre-K) through Grade 3. According to the co-presidents, Shaindy Brothman and Paula Cohen, they created the event to give parents the opportunity to meet new people and develop new social relationships in a relaxed

JEC Students, “Who is Hungry, Let Them Eat!”

Embracing the spirit of the Pesach-related mitzvah of Maot Chittin (literally “money for wheat”), students from the Jewish Educational Center’s Yeshiva of Elizabeth donated over 10,700 portions of food to the local Jewish Family Service Kosher Food Pantry.

Students collected food

Noam Third Graders Vist Edison Museum

Who invented the phonograph? First motion picture? The Third grade students of Yeshivat Noam visit the Thomas Edison Museum in West Orange in conjunction with their curriculum learning about inventors and inventions.