Saturday, January 18, 2020


RKYHS Student Named Chidon HaTanach Regional Champion

Sophomore Avi Bendory has been named regional champion of the National Bible contest for 2015. Avi will now compete in the national contest to be held in NYC on May 3rd. The winner of the national contest will become one of over 100 contestants from all over the world to participate in the international contest held in Israel on

JKHA 7th Grade Tours Philly

The JKHA 7th grade students went on an exciting trip to Philadelphia last Thursday. On this co-curricular outing, the students bonded through learning about freedom while experiencing historic sites. They visited the National Constitution Center, North American Jewish Heritage Museum, Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell and the

RKYHS Students Committed to Water Quality Safety

The Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School AP environmental students went to Sandy Hook National Park to perform WQI testing (water quality index). The visit was part of a series of 9 scientific data collection tests where the students are working as environmental scientists to prove how safe and clean the water is for both

Alon Shvut Halachic Authority Visits RTMA

Students at the Jewish Educational Center’s Rav Teitz Mesivta Academy were treated to a discussion on the laws of shmittah by Rav Binyomin Zimmerman of the Halacha Education Center in Alon Shvut Israel, under the leadership of Rav Yosef Tzvi Rimon.

Rabbi Zimmerman is the author of a prominent

JKHA Participates in Ivrit Festival

This past weekend, school choirs from the Tri-State area gathered together for a concert at The New School in New York City. Included in the concert was a group of Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy Lower School students who performed Hebrew songs by renowned Israeli lyricist and songwriter Naomi Shemer, as part of the Hagigah Ivrit

RTMA Seniors Make Siyum on Mesechet Megillah

Proving what can be accomplished in “just five minutes a day,” seniors in the Jewish Educational Center’s Rav Teitz Mesivta Academy made a siyum on Masechet Megillah last week, which they completed in under two years of learning just five minutes a day voluntarily immediately after breakfast.

Pesach in the Air at JEC

The smell of Pesach was in the air at the Jewish Educational Center as students in the Yeshiva of Elizabeth elementary and early childhood divisions tried their hand at matzah baking.

The activity gave the children an opportunity to experience the sensory elements of the

Stop! It’s the JEC Chametz Police

MTA Junior Trip a Roaring Success

As the MTA Juniors made their way into school on Wednesday morning, there was a special energy in advance of their annual grade trip. After davening, the students boarded the coach buses and headed straight to the Connecticut Sportsplex, where they played laser tag, whirlyball, and football in the massive domed field at the

As Seen on TV: Yavneh Academy Examines Science Behind Advertised Products

The annual 6th grade science fair was held at Yavneh Academy, with students choosing “as seen on TV” products and creating hypotheses based on the advertisements. They researched the history of the product, chemical reactions that take place by using the product and/or engineering of the product. The 6th

MTA Brings Its New 3D Printer Online

This week in MTA a new, cutting-edge piece of technology was unveiled: A 3D printer, named the EKOCYCLE, was set up and utilized by members of the Scientific Engineering team. Everyone in the room gazed in awe as a functional object was extruded before their eyes. To print, the user must craft the object on a computer in “CAD,”

TABC Outdoors Club Practices Winter Hiking Skills

The Outdoors Club went on a winter leadership training hike to practice winter hiking skills, learn about land stewardship and discuss plans for the spring. Club members learned the important “leave no trace” principles of low impact hiking and camping and they practiced using mini crampons on their boots to hike on snow