Monday, September 27, 2021


Children’s Author Floreva Cohen Visits Yavneh Academy

Children’s author Floreva Cohen visited The Yavneh Academy Early Childhood classes to read her popular book, A Hanukkiyah for Dina.  The students had a chance to ask Mrs. Cohen many intuitive questions they had about how she got the idea for this book, whether the book is fiction or non-fiction, and how to go about having a book published. After


GBDS Choir at Neiman’s

The melodic voices of The Gerrard Berman Day School Choir sang out at Neiman Marcus at The Garden State Plaza on Thursday, December 12. The repertoire included “Lean on Me” by Bill Withers, “Roar” by Katy Perry and a Hebrew version of “Cups Song/When I’m Gone” by Anna Kendricks.


GBDS Talent Show

On December 3rd, second graders Logan Zur and Zachary Schoenblum of Wayne performed “Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better” to rave reviews at the Gerrard Berman Day School, Solomon Schechter’s annual Talent Show.


Yavneh Academy Welcomes Nahariya Sister School

Yavneh Academy welcomed teachers from their sister schools in Nahariya. The joint venture was formed through the Partnership2Gether Education Task Force of the Jewish Federation and the Nahariya Educator Delegation. Together, the educators discuss Jewish Education and Eretz Yisrael. During this visit, the delegation from Nahariya visited third and


RYNJ Jr. High Geography Bee Winner

Where is Lake Erie?  Name an African landlocked country? Which is the hottest desert on our continent? What is the longest US river? Which famous US river flows both ways, north and south? Which two famous landmarks cross the USA and Canadian border? Where can you stand in the US and be in four states at the same time? In which continent would we find the


World Memory Project: Frisch Students Make History Live

ED. NOTE: More than a decade ago, when historian Paul Shapiro of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) convinced the powers of the world to release the Holocaust files stored at Bad Arolsen, Germany, historians faced a Herculean task. They needed to scan all the documents and make them searchable. As advanced as the systems they looked at


MTA “Miracles” Shabbaton

On the weekend of November 21-23, over 300 MTA students, rebbeim, faculty members and mentors from the YU Semichahprogram headed to the Raleigh Hotel in South Fallsburg for the annual yeshiva-wide Shabbaton. The program, which was held from Thursday night through Motzaei Shabbos, featured many learning,


Technology Helps Meet Needs of Diverse Learner

Each one of us has areas that we excel at and areas that we find challenging.  Meeting the needs of a classroom filled with over 20 diverse learners is a daunting task for a teacher. Yeshivat Noam teachers have been differentiating instruction since the inception of the school. We use small group instruction, two classroom teachers, support teachers and the


Ma’ayanot Teacher Wins Grinspoon-Steinhardt Award

Every year, since its inception in 2000, Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey has nominated an excellent Jewish educator from one of our schools for the Grinspoon-Steinhardt Award for Excellence in Jewish Education. This year, the winner is Sarah Gordon, a teacher and Director of Student Affairs at Ma’ayanot High School for Girls in Teaneck. Rivka Kahan,


Bridging Startup and Lighthouse Nations

Paramus—On Tuesday morning, November 19, Hannah Swieca and I made our way to Manhattan to hear Mr. Naftali Bennett, Israel’s Minister of the Economy, Religious Services and Jerusalem and Diaspora Affairs, speak about his hopes for Israel’s future at a meeting of the Council of Presidents of Major Jewish American Organizations. Hannah and I are in our


Yeshivat Noam Dreidelpalooza!

With aspirations to set our own new Chanukah record, Yeshivat Noam Elementary School students gathered together for Dreidelpalooza. Inspired by Yeshiva University’s Guinness record setting dreidel spinning event in 2010, approximately 500 Yeshivat Noam students and teachers gathered together on the gym floor, each armed with a dreidel. As the countdown began


Yeshivat Noam Goes to War

Yeshivat Noam’s Middle School was full of inspiration and ruachthis week as Chanukah was celebrated during a Surprise Color War! Color War broke out on Wednesday, erevChanukah, as the students returned on Monday dressed in yellow for or/light, red for aish/fire, blue for mayim/ water, and green for aitz/ trees.

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