Tuesday, October 15, 2019


Yavneh: Oft’ Told Tales

Yavneh Academy fourth graders presented their annual Storytelling Festival of Fables for 2014 on Monday evening, March 31, and Tuesday evening, April 1, to their parents and guests in an exciting program.

In our fast-paced, media-driven world, they proved that there is still room and love for the quiet spoken story, which continues to engage

He’Atid Children Prepare for Pesach

Washington Heights to Washington, MTAPAC Lobbies the Hill

On Thursday, April 3rd, I had the chance to be a part of the third annual MTA lobbying mission to Washington, D.C., on a trip we’ve dubbed “MTAPAC.” Fort-five students from all grades and seven staff members made the trip to lobby for Israel. We had a great time and conducted a very successful mission, ultimately meeting with seven different

RYNJ Play Raises Money for Project Ezrah In Memory of R’ Yossie Stern

“Practically perfect in every way.” Those were the rave reviews of the audience members who watched the students of RYNJ’s production of Mary Poppins. Every year the seventh grade students of the Rosenbaum Yeshiva of North Jersey perform an original, Hebrew play based on a classic Disney story, and this year was no exception. For two

Yeshivat He’Atid Pioneers Collaborative: 21st Century Learning Model

BergenfieldA revolutionary three-pillared pedagogical model is what drives every day’s activities at Yeshivat He’Atid, a yeshiva day school now completing its second full year of operation. Currently located on South Washington Avenue in Bergenfield, where the school plans to stay for just one more year while it

RYNJ 2nd Graders Learning About Kosher Fish Signs

Rabbi Kitay’s 2nd grade Talmidim at RYNJ learn the signs of a kosher fish.

BPY’s Heritage Fair

BPY fourth graders enjoyed speaking, singing, dancing, and teaching at BPY’s Annual

Heritage Fair, on Wednesday, March 26. The students sang a medley of Ashkenazic and Sephardic songs, including Yiddish songs, and performed Chassidic- and Sephardic-style dances. After the performance, the students displayed and explained their heirlooms to visiting

BPY Drama Club Presents Annie

The Ben Porat Yosef drama club, students in grades three through eight, performed a musical production of Annie, in conjunction with Envision Theater, on Sunday, March 30th.

Kudos to the actors and to director Rebecca Lopkin for an extraordinary event. The student actors performed at two sold-out performances and were received with

Handwriting Workshops for Noam Buds Morot

The Buds (Pre-K) teachers at Yeshivat Noam participated in a five week evening OT and Handwriting Workshop with Linda Sragow, MA OTR. During this time, the teachers added to their prior knowledge of how to best work with 4- and 5- year-old children when teaching them how to write. The teachers reviewed and acquired additional knowledge to teach the

Diamonds in the Forest Gem of a Play

Paramus—Zelik and Mindl Diamond sit front row center in the Paramus High School auditorium, VIPS waiting for the beginning of the performance. Surrounded by their two adult daughters, they exude calm and grace, chatting easily with the many well-wishers who surrounded them. The play they are about to see, Diamonds in the Forest, is the story of

Yavneh Students Do the Gorilla Thing

Mrs. Shifra Srolovitz, a child life specialist, came to speak to Yavneh Academy’s 7th-grade students about what how it feels to be a child facing illness. The students then decorated stuffed gorillas with pictures, jokes and, most importantly, inspirational and encouraging words. They were carefully trained as to what are “do’s” and “don’ts” when

Leah Sokoloff Nursery School Celebrates Purim