Friday, May 29, 2020


Chabad of Tenafly Holds Mom Series

Lubavitch on the Palisades Preschool moms were treated to a weeklong nightly series of Zoom classes on several topics, including applying makeup for special occasions, pilates, yoga, baking and clean eating. The expert presenters included Natalie Zarour, Arielle Sheinbein, Tal Tanne, Tal Ironi and Shira Teichman. All of the classes


Yavneh Academy Holds Eighth Annual Lag B’Omer Maccabiah

What a day it was!! Not being able to be in school didn’t stop the Yavneh Academy third-fifth graders from participating in the eighth annual Lag B’Omer Maccabiah!

With background screens changed to country flags, the Yavneh athletes dressed in the color of their


Naaleh Students Go on Mystical Scavenger Hunt for Lag B’Omer

Naaleh celebrated Lag B’Omer with an amazing “Mystical Scavenger Hunt” revolving around the themes of the day. Each team solved riddles of gibberish phrases that revealed themes and symbols of the day, such as Meron, Kabbalah, Rabbi Akiva, bonfires, carob trees, acting with kindness and joyous celebration. After deciphering


RKYHS Scientific Engineering Students Pivot as They Develop Prototypes

The RKYHS 10th grade scientific engineering students had to make a significant shift when they started remote learning. In the physical classroom, students were working hard using circuitry and programming to build physical prototypes of solutions they designed to solve real world problems. In the last two months,


Virtual Lag B’Omer Is Absolutely Electric in Heichal

Virtual Lag B’Omer was absolutely electric at Heichal HaTorah. On Lag B’Omer night, the talmidim gathered round their screens with their lights off to join a spiritually uplifting Zoom kumzitz complete with multiple bonfires, singing and divrei Torah. The talmidim had the next afternoon off from classes so they could


BMS Hosts Virtual Lag B’Omer Celebrations

Bruriah Middle school Lag B’Omer celebrations started at night with a bonfire—complete with an inspiring story and incredible kumzitz. The fun continued during the day with presenting a Lag B’Omer/Sefira-themed cakes, voting and then announcing the winners. Congratulations to Estie Hess for winning first place and


Students at WTA Celebrate Lag B’Omer

There is a first time for everything! This year, WTA students and faculty took part in a virtual Lag B’Omer celebration. Staying true to the many components that would normally take place at school, the staff got creative with ways to engage the children from home. From a live kumzitz with music and stories, to


BCHSJS Holds Closing Exercises

The Bergen County High School of Jewish Studies (BCHSJS) has been holding classes online via Zoom. This past Sunday, was the last day of classes at which closing exercises were held. Students received awards as “Outstanding Students” if they were so named by at least two of their three teachers.



MTA Talmidim Experience Unforgettable Virtual Color War

MTA talmidim, rebbeim and faculty had a blast during virtual Color War on Thursday, May 14! Seniors dominated as the blue team with a theme of kibbud av v’em, juniors crushed it as the red team with a theme of zachor v’shamor, sophomores fought hard as the green team with a theme of Torah and freshmen


Lag B’Omer at JKHA Is Filled With Meaningful Programming

Lag B’Omer throughout JKHA brought fun and educational programming to the school day. Early childhood and lower school began their day on Lag B’Omer by coming together to learn about Lag B’Omer from principal Rabbi Srolovitz and to create their own bonfire crafts so that they can keep the flame of Torah


Bi-Cultural Hebrew Academy Teen Accepted Into Prestigious Yale Research Program

Ben Marcus, a junior at Bi-Cultural Hebrew Academy-Upper School in Stamford, is among a select group of high school students from across the country chosen to participate in Yale University’s Discovery to Cure High School Internship Program.

Only 8% of eligible students were selected to


The Idea School Welcomes Dr. Yael Ziegler

The Idea School was incredibly privileged to have Dr. Yael Ziegler virtually visit the 10th grade beit midrash class and give a shiur on Megillat Rut. The sophomores have been studying Megillat Ruth and using a collection of Dr. Ziegler’s essays to do just that. One topic in particular that the students have been exploring is the