Monday, September 16, 2019


Yavneh Academy Team Wins Stock Market Game

Yavneh Academy placed first in the spring 2013 Stock Market Game sponsored by the Sifma Foundation. Out of over 400 teams in their division, seventh graders Yechiel Hyman and Shlomi Helfgot turned $100,000 into $118,700 in a ten week period. Shlomi was also part of the third place team in the fall 2012 competition that included Benjy Feintuch, Shmuel Ross, and

Bringing a Novel about Cerebral Palsy to Life at Yeshivat Noam

The seventh graders at Yeshivat Noam recently read and completed the novel Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper.  It is the story of Melody, an 11 year old with Cerebral Palsy.  The novel is beautifully written and covers the topics and themes of inclusion, friendship, courage, bravery and kindness. Since these are all such important messages to understand and to

Yavneh Academy Participates in Fourth Annual Inter-School Spring Concert

On Thursday May 30th, the choirs of the Yavneh Academy in Paramus, along with choirs from the SAR Academy in Riverdale, NY,  Park East Day School and the Ramaz School, both of the Upper East Side in Manhattan, participated in the 4th annual inter-school choral festival, which was held in the beautiful historic Park East Synagogue. Started in 2009 by Marsha

MTA Hosts Grand Siyum to Celebrate Completion of Masechta by over 170 Students

New York City— The annual end-of-the-year Grand Siyum, celebrating the completion of a masechta by over 170 students was celebrated at  Yeshiva University High School for Boys (MTA) on Thursday evening, May 30th.  The siyum, which took place in Furst Hall, brought together students, parents, grandparents, and

Frisch Fashion Show and Dance Performance Links to Social Justice

Paramus—If there was a mirror on the wall at the Frisch Fashion Show and Dance Performance, Sunday May 19, the fairest of them all would be…all the girls who modeled, danced and created an art exhibit for the event.

Mrs. Tikvah Weiner, Coordinator of Interdisciplinary Studies and Mrs.Ahuva Mantell, Art Teacher, directed the program titled

Human Trafficking World’s Second Largest Criminal Enterprise

Paramus—Ariel Siegel, Program Manager with the Somaly Mam Foundation, was an NYU college student, studying abroad for a semester, when she read Somaly Mam’s book The Road of Lost Innocence for a course in her major, Public Health and Human Rights. “I thought it was the most horrifying account I had ever read and I knew I wanted to work with Somaly Mam or

SSDS Israel Night Honors Memory of Late Alumnus

New Milford—It was only last April when the Solomon Schechter Day School of Bergen County (SSDS) lost a star alumnus, Stephanie Prezant, 22, to a fatal hiking accident. The dynamic college senior had many passions, including a love of Israel. During her lifetime, she would frequently engage others and encourage them to visit and experience the land just as

Fourth Grade State Fair at Noam

The excitement at the presentation and performance of the Fourth Grade State Fair was was palpable! Within the geography curriculum, the students spent the entire year learning about and researching the distinctive and diverse characteristics of the regions within the United States. While studying each region, they learned about the land features and how its

Yavneh Academy’s iPad Pilot Program Has Begun

The excitement was palpable when every sixth grader at Yavneh was given an iPad at the end of April, that are integrated with classroom smart Lino corkboards. The school brought parents, students and teachers together to explain how hi-tech is going to work in the classroom. The tech teachers showed everyone at the meeting how certain apps work and how they

Ma’ayanot Seniors on a Mission

With graduation only weeks away, Ma'ayanot seniors are working hard to make their last days of high school as meaningful as possible. For six seniors, including Elise Rosenthal, Aviva Kahn, Hanna Culang, Ally Kreitman, Gali Sadek and Molly Brodsky that meant finding time to participate in what has been labeled a "seniors helping seniors" chesed

The Bicycle Messenger Debuts at Yavneh

The Yavneh Academy's 8th grade production of the Bicycle Messenger, under the leadership and direction of Rabbi Shmuel Burstein, Holocaust Studies Director of the School, went off without a hitch last week to much acclaim and applause.

In the months prior to the play, Rabbi Burstein spent hours with the students learning

Five SSDS Math Wizzes to Compete in Statewide Competition

Five Students at the Solomon Schechter Day School of Bergen County have been invited to the New Jersey Statewide Math Competition on May 9 in Marlboro Township, New Jersey, after sweeping first place individual and team places at the annual regional competition (Bergen, Hudson and Passaic Counties). Only a select number of students are eligible to compete in