Friday, November 15, 2019


Ma’ayanot Students Win Awards in Prestigious Art and Writing Contest

Four students from Ma’ayanot Yeshiva High School for Girls received awards for creative works submitted to the prestigious Scholastic Art & Writing Competition, for the Northeast Region at Large.

Junior Naima Hirsch from Teaneck, NJ won numerous awards including a Silver Key for Poetry (“The Midnight Confidante”; “Flannel Arms, Denim Legs”;

Book Day at Ma’ayanot

On Wednesday, February 12th, Ma’ayanot hosted its second annual Book Day, an event where all Ma’ayanot students and faculty read the same book and then participate in a day of interdisciplinary programming aimed at exploring issues and topics related to that book. This year’s book, The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore, is a

Yeshivat He’Atid: Our Blended Learning Model

At Yeshivat He’Atid, there are a variety of components to our learning day. Many lessons begin in the community space, in which whole group instruction creates the opportunity for diverse learners to come together in enriching and meaningful discussion and conversation. We further implement our blended curriculum by utilizing a rotational model. The class is

Midreshet Torat Chessed: A Different Kind of Gap Year for Girls

Englewood/Netanya—For local students who want to spend their gap year in Israel looking for the opportunity to learn Torah while performing continuous acts of chesesd, Midreshet Torat Chessed in Netanya can be the perfect choice.

Now in its second year, the midrasha is headed by Rabbi Yossi Goldin, son of Rabbi Shmuel Goldin, spiritual

Yavneh Students Volunteer at Local Homeless Shelter

“Love your neighbor as yourself” is a biblical source for the important skill of empathy. “The key to success in relating to others and to all prosocial behavior is empathy,” asserts Dr. Aliza Frohlich, Director of Guidance at Yavneh Academy Middle School. “Our entire Advisory program is geared to molding young adults who are menschen who

Botman is New YU VP for Academic Affairs and Provost

New York—Dr. Selma Botman will serve as Yeshiva University’s next vice president for academic affairs and provost, effective July 1. Botman joins YU from The City University of New York, where she served as executive vice chancellor for academic affairs and university provost and most recently as professor of Middle Eastern history at the Graduate Center.

Color Us Friends

On Martin Luther King Jr., the second grade classes of RYNJ collaborated on a meaningful project. Inspired by the poem, “A Box of Crayons,” by Shane DeRolf.. After reading the poem, the children discussed how it related to what they learned about Martin Luther King Jr. This led to a grade-wide discussion about the importance of treating everyone with

Yeshivat Noam Family Adventure in Israel

Lisa & Chaim Rose participated in the YN Family Adventure in Israel, led by Rabbi Chaim Hagler, with their two sons, Benjamin, grade 2, and Calvin, Kindergarten.

What better place to spend winter break than Israel? I cannot imagine a better way to introduce children to Israel than the Yeshivat Noam Family Adventure!  From davening at the Kotel

Yavneh’s Tu B’shvat Seder

Yavneh Academy students celebrated Tu B’shvat with a special seder prepared by the Banot Sherut leumi, Atara and Hila. The students learned about  the sheva minim, tasted the great fruits of Eretz Yisrael, and danced to Tu b’Shevat songs.

YU Students Present North America’s Largest Jewish Book Sale: February 2 – 23

New York, NYThe students of Yeshiva University will present their annual Seforim Sale, North America’s largest Jewish book sale, February 2 to 23, in Belfer Hall, 2495 Amsterdam Ave on YU’s Wilf Campus in Manhattan. The sale is operated entirely by YU students—from ordering to setting up the premises, marketing, and all the technology the

Fox Wins Noam Brachot Bee

Mazel Tov to Binyamin Fox, grade 5, for winning the Yeshivat Noam Brachot Bee for the 2nd year in a row.

Spelling Bee Buzz at RYNJ

RYNJ 6th grader, Amira Isenberg, is the first place winner in the annual RYNJ Junior High Spelling Bee. Mazel Tov, Amira!