Friday, December 09, 2022


SSDS Brings Green Idea to the Table

New Milford—Dr. Issa Salame spoke about genetically-modified organisms (GMO’s) to students at the Solomon Shechter Day School of Bergen County (SSDS) on October 11 as part of their yearlong initiative, Going Green Starts With Me.

A discussion about GMO’s does not intuitively fit in with the idea of going green, but as the fifth to eighth grade


Winning with Twinning: Bergen and Israeli Students Share Cultures and Classes

Paramus—Ten teachers from Northern New Jersey visited 10 teachers from Nahariya, Israel this summer. Now hundreds of Israeli and American students will be working together on sharing cultures and projects in their classrooms.

Partnership2Gether, an initiative of The Jewish Agency in Israel in conjunction with the Jewish Federation in the U.S.,


Keeping the Camp Spirit Alive

When the last day of camp approaches, campers and counselors lament over the fact that summer vacation is only two short months long. Phone numbers and email addresses are exchanged as everyone promises to keep in touch.

Fast forward just a few weeks into the school year and unfortunately the reality of different schools, different neighborhoods and


The Bostoner Rebbe Visits RYNJ

On October 10th students at RYNJ had the privilege to greet Rabbi Mayer Alter Horowitz shlita, the Bostoner Rebbe of Yerushalayim. The Rebbe was welcomed by 1st and 2nd grade students who recited out loud the bracha one says on seeing a great Rabbi. The Rebbe was then escorted to the RYNJ Beit Midrash where he addressed students in grades 5-8. The Rebbe


Sinai Opens Netivot: New Program for High School Graduates

Netivot, a new Teaneck-based Sinai Institute program for high school graduates looking to transition into adult life, began its inaugural year on September 9 with five participants. With 32 years running elementary schools in two locations, high schools in three and a group home for adult men, Sinai administrators thought it was time to fill a gap they had


The Secular College Campus: Can Orthodox Students Keep the Faith?

You’re a parent who has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars educating your child in Jewish day schools and maybe a year or two of yeshiva/seminary in Israel. Now you are sending him or her off to live at a secular college. Are you risking that investment?

That’s the question Rabbi Menachem Schrader asked himself more than a decade ago while teaching at


Is It Too Late to Refinance?

It seems like everywhere you turn, you’re hearing about rising mortgage rates and the unfortunate news that it’s too late to lower your bills with the snap of your fingers.  And with interest rates having risen approximately 1.5% in the past two months, it’s hard to argue with reality.

However, just because you didn’t jump on the opportunity earlier


Local Schools Commemorate 9/11

Elizabeth “An event of the magnitude of 9/11 can be commemorated in so many ways,” said Dr. Goldie Grossman, the Assistant Principal of the Yeshiva of Elizabeth’s elementary division.

This year, throughout both the Early Childhood and Elementary divisions, age-appropriate classroom discussions and presentations ranged


Upholding the Art of Chazanut: YU’s Belz School of Jewish Music

New York City—Once a week for the past seven years, New York State Supreme Court Justice Martin Schulman has made the trip from his courthouse chambers in Jamaica, Queens to Yeshiva University’s Philip and Sarah Belz School of Jewish Music on YU’s Washington Heights Wilf Campus.

Joined in a classroom by students who run the gamut


RYNJ 7th Grader Pays it Forward to Benefit Chai Lifeline

Fair Lawn—A young student from Fair Lawn at RYNJ, herself a cancer patient, hopes to give something back to others stricken with the same disease, with an ambitious Bat Mitzvah project that she hopes will raise several thousand dollars for Chai Lifeline.

12-year-old Anny Safier, a seventh grader at the Rosenbaum Yeshiva of North Jersey, was


Money, Math and Kids

(StatePoint)—From keeping track of an allowance to learning basic budgeting skills, teaching kids about money can help them improve their math abilities and develop important life skills.

While parents may feel inclined to shield children from certain realities of adulthood, personal finance experts say that learning money management early can play a key role


BOLD Grant Awarded to Moriah for Updating Education

Englewood—The Moriah School has been awarded a grant from The AVI CHAI Foundation, The Kohelet Foundation and The Affordable Jewish Education Project—together known as the BOLD funders. The BOLD funders issued an RFP (a type of bidding solicitation in which a company or organization announces that funding is available for a particular project or program)

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