Thursday, March 30, 2023


The Importance of Summer Reading for Children

I am often asked “What can my child do over the summer to be ready for a new school year?” My best answer is “Read, read, read!”

It almost does not matter what they read as long as they read. Reading includes, maga­zines, newspapers (sports sections counts), po­etry and, of course, books. Do not worry if your child chooses a book that you


LPS and Stop & Shop Encourage Healthy Living

Lubavitch on the Palisades Elementary School ended the school year with a Healthy Habits party sponsored by Stop & Shop. LPS had a healthy habits program in which a specif­ic healthy habit was highlighted each month. Students were taught about the habit and were encouraged to incorporate the habit into their everyday lives. Habits included eating fruits and


He’Atid’s End of Year Carnival

This week Yeshivat He’Atid held its annual end-of-the-year carnival for all students. An ice cream truck, moonwalk, face painting, prizes and games are just a few of the many fun activities the students got to enjoy. A ter­rific end to an amazing year!


Yeshivat Noam Wins First-Place in Law Fair Competition!

Yeshivat Noam’s 5th grade boys, Aleph section, worked for months under the direc­tion of enrichment coordinator Margi Saks on the law fair case called “The Unexpected Fall.”

The subject of the case was whether the town neglected its responsibility in maintain­ing safety standards on its playground.

The students and


Inter-School Choir Festival

What started out five years ago as a col­laboration between two music teachers has expanded into a well-anticipated and well-attended non-sporting event for the local ele­mentary day-school world.

In 2009, Marsha Greenberg, music di­rector at Yavneh Academy, invited her col­league Naomi Cohen, then music director at SAR, to bring her choir to


BPY Kindergarten Graduation

Ben Porat Yosef Kindergarten students celebrated their graduation on Tuesday, June 17, 2014. They sang songs for proud parents and guests in the audience, received diplomas, viewed a slide show of the year’s events, and each child received a special award for his/her unique accomplishments over the course of the year.


Yeshivat Noam—H.O.P.E.-ful

Paramus—Areyvut, a non-profit based in Bergenfield, NJ, just completed the fifth year of its Jewish Teen Philanthropy Program at Yeshivat Noam. The H.O.P.E. (Helping Organi­zations Provide Essentials) Program engaged 23 Yeshivat Noam 7th grade students and brought them together to act as the board or teen foundation. Students learn about com­munity needs,


Noam Celebrates Graduation


Naale Students Continue Herzl’s Dream

Youth Aliyah contributed to the founda­tion of Israel more than any other group in history. They came to this country with hopes and dreams and sweated blood and tears to build Israel into the proud nation it is today. Even now, Jewish youth from all over the world come to study, serve and protect, and to con­tinue


Theater Takes Center Stage in the Day School Curriculum

What do a pizza maker, a scuba diver, and a bully at an ice skating rink have in common? They are all roles acted out by day school students taking theater classes as part of their curriculum.

It’s the middle of the afternoon at Ma’ayanot Yeshiva High School for Girls, and the elective improvisational theater class for juniors is about to


Ma’ayanot at the Forefront of Women’s Torah Learning

When Rav Aharon Lichtenstein, Rosh Yeshi­va at Yeshivat Har Etzion, spoke at Ma’ayanot’s chanukat habayit in November, 1996, he em­phasized that “if Torah is to be taught, then it needs to be taught seriously to assure that in­deed Torah is understood and absorbed with the seriousness, earnestness, exhilaration, ex­citement, and passion that


Yavneh Graduation Class of 2014

Mazal tov to the Yavneh Academy class of 2014. Graduation was held Wednesday evening, June 11, at Teaneck High School.

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