Sunday, March 29, 2020


Back to School: Backpack Readiness

It is hard to believe that another school year is upon us. As parents and as pediatric occupational therapists, we are busy trying to help all of “our” (both literally and figuratively) children prepare for school. This column will focus on backpack readiness. What seems like such a basic idea can drastically affect a child’s

Back-To-School Preparation For Young Children

Part 1

It’s almost that time of year again. In a few weeks school will be back in session. Is your child ready to succeed? Are you ready to help? It is a fact that parents who play an active role in their children’s education make a huge difference in their success. Here are

Organizing an Effective Study Space

Both parents and mechanchim strive to build independent children with healthy habits. Teaching “lifeskills” is one way to help your child reach higher levels of independence. As we find ourselves beginning the homework /school project time of year, it is a momentous and advantageous opportunity for an organizational life lesson. Let’s

TABC Parents Unleash Their Inner Artists

On Tuesday Aug. 11, the Parents Association at TABC (TAPA) had a meet-and-greet for both new and existing TABC parents.  Some 26 women from near and far came out to find their inner artists. It was a fun night of painting with Nikki from Paint With Me, and a wonderful opportunity for parents to get to know one

Camp Lavi Turns Packing Into Chesed

Camp Lavi campers turned their packing on their last day in camp into a chesed opportunity.  All unopened toiletries such as soap, shampoo and deodorant were collected and donated to the Northern Wayne MANNA (Meeting A Neighbors Need Abundantly) mission group of Lake Como and Shehawken.  Special thanks to Mike Dube, Head

Ma’ayanot Teachers Take Part in Unique Tefillah Symposium

Rabbi Jay Goldmintz, Tanakh and Halakha teacher at Ma’ayanot, was part of a select group of Jewish day school teachers and administrators chosen to take part in a unique tefillah symposium, entitled Aleinu Leshabe’ach, run by the Pardes Center for Jewish Educators.

Seventeen participants who

Moriah Faculty Attend Lehavin Ulehaskil L’Havin Ul’haskil Conference

TABC Chess Team Finishes Strong

The TABC chess team, led by Moshe Pahmer (‘15) and Solo Shulman (‘15), had an impressive season this past school year. After two very successful meets, the team had a final record of 23 wins and 3 losses. For the championship round, the team traveled to MTA to compete against Flatbush, MTA and Ramaz. They suffered an extremely

Learning Continues at TABC

On Wednesday night, July 22, over 20 students from all over the Tri-State area gathered at TABC for a special shiur and dinner. After enjoying pasta and sushi from Rock N’ Roll Sushi and Noodle Bar, the students participated in a lively shiur from Rabbi Sariel Malitzky. The shiur focused on the essence of Tisha B’av

World Renowned Educator for Gifted Children Visits Yavneh

On Tuesday, July 21, after months of planning, Yavneh Academy welcomed Dr. Jim Delisle for a full day of teacher and administrative training, followed by a parent workshop in the evening. Yavneh connected with Dr. Delisle through a parent who had attended one of his seminars and was awed by his work.

A Meaningful Tisha B’Av Experience at Yeshivat Noam

“A state of brokenness is an opportunity to become something even more beautiful than before.”

This ancient message of Yermiyahu HaNavi echoed within the walls of Yeshivat Noam as, for a second year, students and family

Bruriah Administrators Selected to Be Trained as Mentors

Ask a veteran teacher what adjectives come to mind when thinking of “that first year” and you will likely hear “overwhelmed,” “stressed” or “anxious.” Most teachers enter the classroom filled with passion and excitement, and as the year progresses feel increasingly overwhelmed by the numerous responsibilities and