Saturday, July 02, 2022


Yom HaShoah at Yavneh Academy

Yavneh Academy had the privilege of hosting Mr. Zelik and Mrs. Minde Diamond for Yom Hashoah. The Diamonds told their stories of survival during the Holocaust.

The Diamonds, both from the town of Dohlinev in eastern Poland, spoke first of life in pre-war Poland, later Russian and German, occupations. The brutal reality of the period was punctuated with touching


Halls of Remembrance: Students win award for bio-pic of Sigmund Rolat of the North American Council of the Museum of the History of Polish Jews

New Milford—Students at the Solomon Schechter Day School of Bergen County (SSDS) moved quietly through the hallways last week, mindful of the solemnity of Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Dressed in black and white, Lower School students (3 rd-5 thGrades) lit Yahrzeitcandles, listened to tuneful recitations of


Students at TABC’s Annual Yom HaShoah Program

Students in the photo from left to right:

Drew Stromer (Manhattan) Jonathan Meiner (Highland Park), Ariel Fromowitz (Teaneck) Pinny Rapp (Riverdale), Ari Tepler (Teaneck), Shalom Gottesman (Teaneck), David Kaufman (Teaneck), Yoni Friedman (Teaneck), Mr Bernard Gotfryd, survivor, Noam Fromowitz (Teaneck), David Berlin (Teaneck), Marty Spiewak (Teaneck) Jacob


After Anne Frank

TABC Remembers in a Unique Way

Anyone walking by the Beit Knesset at the Torah Academy of Bergen County (TABC) on April 8 thmight naturally have wondered what was capturing the attention of a large audience of teenaged boys. In fact, the yeshiva’s day-long Yom HaShoah commemoration was culminating in a dramatic presentation by the multi-talented


Keeping the Faith: Lavi Greenspan

A fellow by the name of Lavi Greenspan came to speak to Moriah Middle School students recently and ended up inspiring everyone. As Rabbi Bernstein said, “Bodybuilders have muscles from head to toe, but this man is much stronger than they are.”

Before Lavi reached the age of 26, he’d undergone six surgeries, a journey which began after he was diagnosed


Chinuch Roundtable

We are proud to present a new forum called the Chinuch Roundtable , an opportunity to get to know the people who teach our children, set educational policy in our yeshivot and contribute so much to our thriving and growing community.

For our pre-Pesach issue, the following question was asked: How can we use


Yavneh Students Spend A Day At the Opera

Recently, 43 sixth graders and Opera Club members from Yavneh Academy attended the final dress rehearsal of La Traviata at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City.  The trip was organized by Yavneh music director Mrs. Marsha Greenberg Motzen. The Opera Club, a popular club at Yavneh, is open to all 3rd, 4th and 5th graders. So far this year, the club has seen Madama


RYNJ’s Musical Recital

Rosenbaum Yeshiva North Jersey has many enthusiastic and talented students who sing and perform their way through the calendar year. Recently, RYNJ hosted their annual music recital. There were musicians on piano, keyboard, guitar, drums, violin, trumpet, recorder and flute. Students from grades K-8 participated in this year’s program. Some of our students have been


Shalom Academy: Tied Up in Red Tape

Charter School Won’t Give Up

Teaneck - Shalom Academy, the Hebrew immersion charter school approved by Governor Chris Christie in January 2011, has been looking for a home ever since. The school planned to open in the fall of 2012, but because they did not have a place to have the school located. They tried to get an extension on the first


Reflections Program at Yavneh Academy

Each year Yavneh Academy sixth graders look forward to a visit from the program Reflections, a Teen Improvisational Theater program run out of the Bergen County Division of Family Guidance. Actors from local high schools are trained to do “improv” about social/emotional topics and present to younger students. Dr. Aliza Frohlich, Director of Guidance for the Middle


Assemblywoman Wagner Meets Concerned Yeshiva Parents at Yeshivat Noam

Bergen County Assemblywoman Connie Wagner (D) was recently hosted at Yeshivat Noam at an event organized by New Jersey Voters Organized for Tuition Affordability and Educational Support (NJ VOTES), a new initiative of the Orthodox Union’s Institute for Public Affairs (IPA).  The group aims to connect voters to their legislators.


Ma’ayanot Yeshiva High School Continues to Serve Those Struck by Natural Disasters

Ma’ayanot Students Travel to New Orleans on a Chessed Mission

For the third time in as many years, Ma’ayanot, in conjunction with NJ NCSY, sent a group of students to participate in a humanitarian mission in a community devastated by natural disasters. Three years ago students participated in a mission to help victims of the Red

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