Wednesday, September 28, 2022


Yavneh Havdalah PJ Night

Yavneh Academy’s Pre-K yeladimlearned all about and experienced the different parts that make up havdalah. The children stomped grapes at their very own wine press, created besamimand neirot, and decorated a special cup for the wine. Finally they attended a spectacular Havdalah Night which was a smashing success!

With an


Covenant Grant Advances Hi-Tech Holocaust Center at SSDS

New Milford—The Covenant Foundation has granted the Solomon Schechter Day School a $20K ignition grant to further develop in-house technology for the expansion of the Jewish Heritage/Holocaust Education program for Middle School students following the school’s proven approach of interdisciplinary and cross-curricular education. The school is only one of eight


Shema Under the Stars at Noam

Kindergarten students enjoy a motzei Shabbat program “Shema under the stars” in their pajamas with their morot.


Girls to Don Tefillin

SAR High School in Riverdale is now allowing girls to wear tefillin to davening each morning. Two girls wore tefillin every day, but were not permitted to do so in school until Principal Rabbi Tully Harcsztark decided to allow it.

“I believe that it is halachically permissible although it is a communally complicated issue,” he wrote in an email to his


JEC Saves Lives!

Elizabeth, NJ--A holiday blood drive that was open to the public and sponsored by the Jewish Educational Center yielded an impressive 84 pints of blood in just a few hours for the New Jersey Blood Services, a division of the New York Blood Center.

Indeed, this year’s intended goal was slightly higher, but considering the breakdown of two critical


Ma’ayanot Shares Resources at Day of Study

For the fifth year running, Ma’ayanot Yeshiva High School for Girls opened up to the community at large for a Day of Study in the Liberal Arts and Sciences. The program, designed by assistant principal Tamar Appel, featured Rabbi Dr. Ephraim Kanarfogel as keynote speaker, followed by two breakout sessions, each featuring a variety of classes. According to


26 Acts of Kindness

On December 26th, The Frisch School in Paramus held its second annual 26 Acts of Kindness Day in memory of the 26 victims of the Newtown tragedy. The idea came from Mrs. Tikvah Wiener, an English teacher at the school. She thought of it last year when she saw a campaign on Twitter asking people to tweet their kind acts to the hashtag #26Acts. “I thought it


Yeshivat Noam Emphasizing the Meaning of Tefillot Through Parent-Child Learning

In the classroom and in the Beit Midrash, students learn the words of the tefillot (prayers) and their meaning. To build on that foundation, Yeshivat Noam hosted two Parent-Child Learning Events this week to enable parents and children to learn and grow together.

On the morning of December 25, Yeshivat Noam hosted a Parent-Child Learning


Making the Ask

Yeshivat Noam invited local day schools to join together to offer a lay leadership training seminar with fundraising coach Amy Schiffman of Giving Tree Associates. The Moriah School, Yavneh Academy, Solomon Schechter of Bergen County, and Ben Porat Yosef were excited to jump in and recruit campaign ambassadors to attend the evening workshop. Together, the five schools,


Moriah’s Bucket Brigade

Throughout the month of Shevat we are engaging in a school-wide program based on the Bucket Fillingseries of books. “Bucket Filling” is a character-building program designed to improve social-emotional learning at school. This program is based on the simple premise that each one of us has an invisible bucket with the singular purpose of


Yeshivat Noam Bracha Bee

In conjunction with Health Week at Yeshivat Noam, grades 3-5 participated in a grade-wide “Bracha Bee” to emphasize the importance and beauty of saying blessings ( brachot) when they eat. To build on the foundation learned in the curriculum, the students studied a packet listing all the brachosJews say before and after eating in order to


Lubavitch on Palisades Food Drive

Lubavitch on the Palisades School is participating in a food drive as part of an ongoing tzedakahcampaign for the greater Bergen County community. Pictured here is Benjamin Sichel, a pre-K student who chooses a food item from his kitchen pantry every day to bring to school as a donation.

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