Monday, April 19, 2021


Gan Yaldenu Tots of Bergenfield Is Ready for Pesach

The children at Gan Yaldenu Tots of Bergenfield have been busy working hard on all their projects to show off to their families on Pesach. The children learned the story of Moshe taking all of the Jewish people out of Mitzrayim to bring them to Israel from the mean Pharoah. The kids each got to taste matzah and


ShaPODton Brings Each RKYHS Grade a Simulated Shabbaton Experience

The RKYHS shabbaton is usually the highlight of the school year when the whole school comes together for an inspirational Shabbat of friends, learning, bonding and fun. This year, each grade at RKYHS will be enjoying a sha-POD-ton!

Eleventh and 12th grades recently had their


Ma’ayanot Empowers Students To Make Healthy Choices

Ma’ayanot empowers students to make choices that will support their health and success. As part of comprehensive programming in the area of social and emotional wellness, Ma’ayanot welcomed Communities Confronting Substance Abuse (CCSA) to address Ma’ayanot sophomores, juniors and seniors in a program titled


JKHA Middle School Students Are Inspired Towards Gratitude

Popular social media figure Meir Kay joined the sixth grade students over Zoom for a book read of his book “A Kids Book About Optimism” followed by a Q&A. In the sixth grade, Chumash curriculum students are learning about being grateful for all we have and how to be more optimistic. Meir Kay is all about


Bruriah Participates in NCSY Pre-Pesach All Girls Yom Iyun

Bruriah students were privileged to participate in the NCSY Pre-Pesach All Girls Yom Iyun this past week, along with many other all-girl schools from across the New York-New Jersey area. After many hours of hard work from the NCSY Torah Committee of Student Leaders, led by Rabbi Jacob Bernstein of NSCY, this program inspired


The Lauren Elise Bier Nursery School Moves to the Music

The children of The Lauren Elise Bier Nursery School enjoyed a special virtual music performance by Evan Haller sponsored by the Tenafly Public Library. The children loved using their instruments and moving their bodies to the silly songs.


RKYHS Students Help Build Houses

Members of the RKYHS Habitat for Humanity club in the 12th grade were thrilled to be able to volunteer at an outdoor work site. Club members went to Patterson and assisted in the building of a house and preparing the house to be painted. The subsidized house will be offered to a family in need through the Habitat


Cheder Yaldei Menachem Enjoys Pesach Experience

This week’s highlight at Cheder Yaldei Menachem was the Pesach Experience! Children had the opportunity to relive the miraculous story of Pesach. Scenery, props and costumes were all set. The children just came in and naturally played the part. They acted out each scene with the familiar songs that went along


WDS Kindergarten Explores the Pesach Story

After learning about Pesach in their classes, kindergarten was challenged to recreate the plagues, pyramids and other parts of the story by using loose parts and manipulatives. Students worked both independently and with a partner to create their understanding of the story. It was wonderful to see how the various


MDS Students Join Teach NYS for Mission to Albany

On March 16, MDS eighth graders were given the opportunity to attend the Teach NYS Virtual Mission to Albany where they joined 900 students, parents and school administrators to advocate for equitable funding for nonpublic schools.

After getting to know Senator Brad Hoylman and


WDS Families Deliver Food for Pesach

Westchester Day School families participated in the BJCC, Bronx Jewish Community Council, Pesach Food Drive by bringing food for Pesach to those in need. One child showed off his new Hebrew skills when speaking with a Holocaust survivor as he delivered food with his mother. Another child told her mother: “It


Kinneret Third Grade Performs Songs of Naomi Shemer

In preparation for Pesach, the third grade learned the famous “Daled Banim” song written by Naomi Shemer. During their rehearsal, they sang it for her daughter Lely Shemer over Zoom. Lely said, “They are amazing and after such a challenging year, singing with masks and white shirts, my family and I are in tears here. Naomi