Every year, since its inception in 2000, Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey has nominated an excellent Jewish educator from one of our schools for the Grinspoon-Steinhardt Award for Excellence in Jewish Education. This year, the winner is Sarah Gordon, a teacher and Director of Student Affairs at Ma’ayanot High School for Girls in Teaneck. Rivka Kahan,
Paramus—On Tuesday morning, November 19, Hannah Swieca and I made our way to Manhattan to hear Mr. Naftali Bennett, Israel’s Minister of the Economy, Religious Services and Jerusalem and Diaspora Affairs, speak about his hopes for Israel’s future at a meeting of the Council of Presidents of Major Jewish American Organizations. Hannah and I are in our
With aspirations to set our own new Chanukah record, Yeshivat Noam Elementary School students gathered together for Dreidelpalooza. Inspired by Yeshiva University’s Guinness record setting dreidel spinning event in 2010, approximately 500 Yeshivat Noam students and teachers gathered together on the gym floor, each armed with a dreidel. As the countdown began
Yeshivat Noam’s Middle School was full of inspiration and ruach this week as Chanukah was celebrated during a Surprise Color War! Color War broke out on Wednesday, erev Chanukah, as the students returned on Monday dressed in yellow for or/light, red for aish/fire, blue for mayim/ water, and green for aitz/ trees.
Ben Porat Yosef had a lively Maccabiah during Chanukah. Students competed in sports, art, songs, skits, preparing divrei Torah, and other activities. Pictured here, orange team students and teachers compete in a tug of war with their opponents of another color.
Following their highly acclaimed Chanukah performances on Wednesday morning for the students, and in the evening for parents, relatives and friends, the very talented fourth grade girls of RYNJ once again took their act on the road. Their success was due to the amazing teamwork of the Morot Packer, Schuh, Stechler, Herz, and Katz together with their music teacher,
Visitors to Israel usually see a sanitized image of Jerusalem filled with beautiful hotels, tempting restaurants and colorful shops, enhanced by the holiness of the Old City and its Wall. In her novel, In the Courtyard of the Kabbalist, Ruchama King Feuerman introduces us to a more complicated city.
As we enter Ms. Feuerman’s Jerusalem, we
When it comes to planning events for fall and winter, time is not on your side. Weather changes, school days and packed work schedules all place added stress on planning a fall event! Here are some tips for planning stylish events on a time crunch!
• Any venue works. With the right creative team, that is. If you’re looking for a
New York—Yeshiva University (www.yu.edu) recently announced that Israeli diplomat and politician Danny Ayalon has been appointed the Rennert Visiting Professor of Foreign Policy Studies at Yeshiva University for the spring 2014 semester. Ambassador Ayalon will teach on both the
The Rosenbaum Yeshiva of North Jersey is proud to announce that Mrs. Stephanie Summers has been selected from a highly competitive applicant pool to participate in YU Lead, the YU School Partnership’s exclusive leadership development program.
This year’s cohort is comprised of 30 teachers, division principals,
Yavneh Academy kicked off the Aleinu Safety Kid program with a presentation by Mrs. Elke Stein, MSW, LCSW and Director of JFS in Clifton. Mrs. Stein met with Yavneh parents during a special evening meeting to describe the safety program and explain the structure and goals of Aleinu. She emphasized the importance of the culturally sensitive program and