Friday, May 20, 2022


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 Siyu m, celebrating the completion of a masechtaby over 170 students was celebrated at  Yeshiva University High School for Boys (MTA) on Thursday evening, May 30 th.  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 Innocencefor 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 8 thgrade 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


Lubavitch on Palisades Welcomes New Associate Principal

Lubavitch on the Palisades School in Tenafly hosted a dessert reception on Wednesday, May 1, to welcome incoming Associate Principal Mrs. Jennifer Davis. Mrs. Davis brings her experience to LPS from her position as Assistant Principal of the Donna Klein Jewish Academy in Boca Raton, Florida. As a native New Yorker she is excited to return north to head up the LPS


Solomon Schechter Day School of Bergen County (SSDS) to Build Library Technology & Media Center for Holocaust Studies

Solomon Schechter Day School of Bergen County (SSDS) has announced the creation of the Ruth and Morris Kotek, z”l,Holocaust & Heritage Research Center, which underwrites Schechter’s current Holocaust programs and will fund the expansion of its Holocaust and Heritage curriculum. The first phase is expected to open in the fall of

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