Wednesday, June 03, 2020


JEC’s Yeshiva of Elizabeth Introduces Lexia Learning Tablets

JEC’s Yeshiva of Elizabeth has been successfully teaching children in their reading centers using new tablets, featuring a reputable phonics-based program. Mrs. Randi Beals, a second grade instructor, was proud that her students have been flourishing while enjoying their lessons and activities.


MTA Makor Chaim Trip to Israel Is Going Strong

Last Sunday morning, after a restful “out” Shabbos spent with families and friends, the Yeshiva University High School for Boys (MTA) Makor Chaim students met at the famous Malcha Mall and the action picked up immediately. They split into pairs and took pictures of depictions of the ten plagues, the most Israeli types


TABC Makes Use of December 25

“Lo yamush haTorah mepicha u’mepi zar’acha.” The sounds of multi-generational learning permeated the halls of TABC during the annual Dec 25th Yom Iyun. Parents of freshman and sophomore students joined the Yeshiva for a beautiful davening. Afterwards, everyone in attendance was able to take part


RKYHS Students Present Tanach Projects to Peers

Many RKYHS Tanach classes have engaged in projects over the last few weeks. Students have worked both textually and creatively as they researched a topic, cited numerous sources and approaches to understanding the topic and then taught the material to their classmates. Presentations included movies, songs, Prezis, artistic


JEC Bids Fran Farewell

After 10 years of dedicated service to the JEC, Fran Bijou has left the financial department’s role as accounts payable administrator, for greener pastures. Last Thursday, colleagues, facility staff and family joined for a heartfelt Chinese lunch to celebrate her exit as she follows her passion. She invites everyone to


RYNJ Spelling Bee Goes Live

Coffee, normally a vital part of our daily routines, was also the winning word in the annual RYNJ Lower School Spelling Bee.

As the RYNJ fourth and fifth graders filled the room, student-made banners, signs and posters popped up, cheering on classmates who had advanced to the final


B’Damayech Chai’yi

JEC blood drive collects 56 pints in six hours.

The annual JEC blood drive successfully met its goal of bringing in fifty donors. NJ Blood Services was able to collect a total of 56 life-saving pints to help hospital patients in need of blood transfusions.


MTA Finds Jedis in Tanach

On Thursday, December 31, in response to the revived nation-wide interest in Star Wars, sparked by the recently released movie directed by J.J. Abrams, Rabbi Blackstein gave a shiur to Yeshiva University High School for Boys (MTA) students on the topic of connecting Torah to The Force. Without spoiling the movie for you: the gist of the


Moriah Students Learn About Mezuzahs

The Moriah kindergarten classes have been busy learning about mezuzot. They were taught that Shema is written inside a mezuzah and that Hashem commanded us to place mezuzot on the door posts of our homes. As a culminating of the unit, each child designed his own mezuzah from Sculpy III, a man made clay. The


Kushner Alum Lights Chanukah Candles With Jeb Bush

NYU student and Kushner alum Adina Lichtman (JKHA ‘07/RKYHS ‘11) had the honor of lighting the Chanukah menorah at the NYU Bronfman Center with presidential candidate and former Florida governor Jeb Bush. Lichtman is the founder of the non-profit “Knock Knock Give a Sock” (www.knockknockgiveasock.org) which has collected


RKYHS Welcomes Back Alumni

RKYHS welcomed back its college-age alumni while they are home for their winter break. In addition to re-connecting with friends, classmates and teachers, the alumni got a tour of all the new enhancements and additions to the school including the new Student Lounge, the state-of-the-art Ike Krenkel Technology


Who Says School Can’t Be Fun?

JKHA students roll out the welcome mat for Friendship Circle.

Eighth-graders at the Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy in Livingston welcomed children from Friendship Circle into their school for Friendship Day on December 24, and turned an ordinary morning into a