Thursday, January 27, 2022


Lag B’Omer at Ahavat Achim

The Gita Cooperwasser Youth Program (a”h) at Congregation Ahavat Achim in Fair Lawn, NJ, joined with Cub Scout Pack 613—the only Orthodox Cub Scout Pack in Bergen County—to celebrate Lag B’Omer with a bonfire, ‘smores, crafts, and sports.


Yavneh Third Grade Winners at SITE Fair

Aiden Barr and Jeremy Knopf, fi rst place winners for the Insulated Challah cover.


JEC Parading on Lag B’Omer

On Sunday, May 18 at the Jewish Educational Center Yeshiva of Elizabeth’s annual Lag B’Omer Parade at Nomahegan Park in Cranford, New Jersey, JEC schoolchildren are all lined up at the starting line. Close to 500 attended this second annual event with all proceeds going to the yeshiva’s PTA to help develop new programming. (Photo by Dr. Harris


RYNJ 4th Grade Girls Wow Holocaust Survivors

On May 15, the amazing fourth grade girls of Rosenbaum Yeshiva of North Jersey went to Care One of Teaneck. They were there to entertain the Café Europa Holocaust survivors at a special luncheon sponsored by the Jewish Family Service of Bergen and North Hudson. Under the musical direction of Mrs. Harriet Zitter (aka Morah Hadassa), more than 50 young


Solomon Schechter Day School Greets Rwandan Students

Jacky Tuyisenge told middle-school students at the Solomon Schechter Day School of Bergen County that before she came to the Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village (ASYV) three years ago, her days were spent hiking up nearby mountains collecting firewood for heat and cooking.

“Exhaustion stole any desire to learn,” said the


Yehuda Avner at Moriah

Englewood—When Ambassador Yehuda Avner walked into the shul of the Moriah School recently, 200 7th- and 8th-grade students rose to their feet to greet him. None of them had ever met him and only a handful had ever heard of him. All they were told was that he was the former advisor to four Israeli prime ministers, Israel’s ambassador to several different


Temple Emeth’s Early Childhood Center Celebrates Israel’s Birthday

When Israel turned 66 on May 6, the children in the Temple Emeth Early Childhood Center were right there to celebrate!

The photos were taken by Barbara Balkin.


Yavneh Celebrates Yom Ha’atzmaut

As students entered the decorated halls of Yavneh on Yom Ha’atzmaut morning, they immediately felt the spirit of the day. The festive feeling was in the air as the children continued to their classrooms or the Bet Midrash for tefila chagigit.

Each grade then made its way to the Yavneh fields for dancing filled with lots of ruach to celebrate


Yeshivat Noam and the Israel Experience

Fifth grade girls practiced and performed Daglanut in celebration of Israel’s 66th Birthday.


Moriah Students at Rockleigh Home

On Friday, the Moriah 8th grade visited the Jewish Home at Rockleigh. Students bonded with residents over life experiences and common interests. In honor of Mother’s/Father’s Day, students helped created a paper bouquet of flowers. Everyone enjoyed the time spent talking and laughing.


Color Me Fun: Family Run/Walk for the Entire Community

Earlier in the year, Yeshivat Noam was brainstorming the creation of an event that could raise funds for the school, build school spirit, and invite the community to join in the fun. Ben Porat is known for its Annual Carnival and 5k; YNJ hosts a biannual amazing Auction; and Yavneh a well-known competitive 5K. After many calls, emails, and


Stern College Class Charity Campaign Goes Viral; Raises $32,000 to Make Home Wheelchair Accessible

New York For the final project in his “Social Media to Drive Business Results” course at Yeshiva University’s Stern College for Women, Adjunct Instructor Rob Longert gave students a simple assignment: raise money for a charitable cause by crowdfunding—collecting small amounts of money towards a shared goal from a large

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