Sunday, September 22, 2019


Ma’ayanot Teacher Wins Grinspoon-Steinhardt Award

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,

Bridging Startup and Lighthouse Nations

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

Yeshivat Noam Dreidelpalooza!

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 Goes to War

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.

Chanukah Maccabiah

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.

Olive Oil Press

Rabbi Grossman, of Chabad, teaches the Ben Porat Yosef Early Childhood students all about how olive oil is produced for the mitzvah of lighting on Chanukah.

RYNJ Fourth Grade Girls Entertain the Residents of Care One

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,

In the Courtyard of the Kabbalist By Ruchama King Feuerman

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

High Style Your Event

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

Israel Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon Appointed Visiting Professor at YU

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

Rosenbaum Yeshiva Represented in YU Lead 2013

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,

Aleinu Program _ Yavneh

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