Tuesday, October 20, 2020


Ben Porat Yosef Students Measure Up

“Mr. Fischman has a model train set. In the model, there are nine street lamps placed at equal intervals along a 64 inch long footpath. How far is the fourth street lamp from the seventh?” This is a math question posed to BPY third grade students. To help her students calculate the solution to this problem, Morah


TABC Book Day Enlightens and Inspires

TABC’s annual Book Day program was truly outstanding. Leading up to Book Day, the TABC school community read “The Other Wes Moore,” a thought-provoking book about two individuals who shared a common name and background, but whose lives developed in radically divergent directions. The day began with all the morning shiurim watching


JKHA Choir Performs in Tri-State Hebrew Music Festival

The JKHA choir performed in New York City as part of Hagigah Ivrit, Celebration of the Hebrew Language in Metropolitan New York. The choir was accompanied by JKHA student musicians. The Hebrew Song Celebration is an initiative taken jointly by the Council for Hebrew Language and Culture in North America and the World Zionist


Lauren Elise Bier Nursery Celebrates 100 Days of School

The Fours class at The Lauren Elise Bier Nursery School at Congregation Ahawas Achim B’nai Jacob and David recently celebrated the 100th day of school. They enjoyed doing crafts, participating in exercises, and even eating 100 snacks!


JKHA Students Investigate Chinese Culture

Over the past month, the first graders at JKHA have been conducting a hands-on investigation of China and the Chinese culture, which culminated in a Chinese feast celebration. The unit focused on world geography, comparing and contrasting our American culture and Chinese culture and learning about the Chinese New Year. The


Bruriah Students’ Talents Showcased at Annual Variety Show

On Sunday the Annual Variety Show took place at Bruriah. Each year, the students of Bruriah work together to create a wonderful event. All of Bruriah’s students participate by either performing, singing, dancing, acting, preparing backdrops or arranging the lighting. This year’s performance of “Heartbeats” was a raving


NJ State Assemblywoman Sumter Addresses RYNJ Students and Parents

New Jersey State Assembly Majority Conference Leader, Assemblywoman Shavonda Sumter (D-35) visited RYNJ through Teach NJS—a coalition of 20 New Jersey Jewish day schools, the Jewish Federations of Northern New Jersey and the Heart of New Jersey and the Orthodox Union Advocacy Center—”Schools in Session” program on


JEC Students Build Mishkan Keilim

The JEC sixth graders did a magnificent job creating models of the Klei haMishkan. They researched the details and lessons related to each vessel and garment. They made beautiful posters and amazing sequined art that will adorn the school walls. The student body thoroughly enjoyed this meaningful and exciting exposition.


Elizabeth Mayor Chris Bollwage and Holocaust Survivors Tour Bruriah’s Holocaust Museum

Bruriah High School’s Annual Holocaust Museum project culminated with a visit from Holocaust survivors and Elizabeth’s mayor, Chris Bollwage. The students of Bruriah were humbled and honored by these very important visitors to the Museum.

Each year, the students at Bruriah create exhibits in


JEC Second Graders Celebrate Birkat HaShachar Initiative

Rabbi Eliezer Zwickler, Rav of Congregation AABJ&D of West Orange, NJ, and a proud parent of students in each of the three divisions of the Jewish Educational Center—Yeshiva of Elizabeth, Rav Teitz Mesivta Academy and Bruriah High School—visited with YOE second graders last week to teach them about brachot and learn


JKHA Students Learn Financial Literacy

Representatives from PwC came to JKHA to introduce students to the basics of saving and investing. They spent time with both the third and sixth grades, and in developmentally appropriate ways discussed these topics. Students had the opportunity to share their own perspectives on the advantages and disadvantages of saving


BPY Celebrates ‘Read Across America Day’ and Dr. Seuss’ Birthday

BPY students celebrated reading on Wednesday, March 2, by hosting special guest readers and inviting students from other grades to read with them. Eighth graders and kindergartners were excited to discover that they use many of the same techniques and strategies when encountering new texts. One wise kindergartner proudly