Tuesday, October 20, 2020


Help Students Keep Organized Lockers This School Year

(StatePoint) Parents can do everything in their power to provide children with the proper tools and supplies to stay organized this school year.  But when their kids get to school, all preparations can easily get thrown out the window—or, into a messy locker.

As the one piece of real estate students keep without regular parental review, the locker


TBO 9U Summer Travel Team Closes Strong

Last summer, the 8U Teaneck Travel team finished first in the Paramus League regular season and made it all the way to the tournament finals. However, with half of last year’s squad away at sleep- away camp this summer, the 9U team needed to rebuild and recruit new talent. Returning travel veterans Netanel Eckman, Yehuda Teitelman, Abie Schwartz, Caleb


Tips to Get Kids to be Healthier this School Year

(StatePoint)—Childhood obesity rates have skyrocketed over the past 30 years. Right now, one-third of American kids are overweight or obese.

“Unfortunately, healthy eating for kids isn’t always stressed consistently.” says Debbie Blacher, founder of Wholesome Tummies, a children’s food franchise devoted to bringing nutritious meals to


How to Slob Proof a College Room

Teenagers have never been known to be models of cleanliness. Their struggles with clutter are kicked up a notch when they strike off on their own and are faced with the cramped quarters of a shared college dorm room.

We asked Debbie Wiener, a Washington, D.C.-area interior and furniture designer known for her practical approach to interiors, how she


Back to School Tips: Get Your Home Organized for a Successful Year

(StatePoint)—When your carefree summer comes to an end, getting the family ready to go back to school can seem a little daunting. Establishing a routine will help students kick off the new school year and reduce stress for the whole family.

“Going back to school is a pivotal time for children and families across the country,” says Wendy


Building a Relationship with Your Child’s Teacher Matters

(StatePoint)—Children are mom and dad’s top priority, and parents want to give them every advantage in the world to succeed. But with all the time kids spend at school, parents cannot do it alone.

That’s why it’s important for the most influential adults in a child’s life to team up on a common goal.

Parents should cultivate relationships with


Back to School: Ad-dress-ing the Main Issues

It’s that time again! Summer is winding down quicker than you can say, “Are you ready for a heat wave?” and it’s almost time to head back to school. The yom tovim come early this year and that means the first day of school is likely still in the midst of August. What does this mean for you? It means heading out early to pick up clothes for the kids to


Nachamu, Nachamu, Ima V’Abba

Teaneck—NechamaComfort is breaking the silence around pregnancy and baby loss in the Jewish community. Our community speaks with great candor about the shidduch crisis, scores of young men and women, searching for years for their bashert, only to be met with disappointment and loneliness.

The subject is discussed from all angles, with the


YU Undergrads Selected for Advanced Biomedical Research Program at Einstein

New YorkEstee Robin of Fair Lawn, NJ, is one of 11 Yeshiva University undergraduates selected to participate in the Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP), an advanced biomedical research program at YU’s Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Directed by Dr. Victoria Freedman, Einstein’s associate dean for graduate programs in the


Household Tips: A Little Bit Of This; A Little Bit Of That

As an avid tip collector, I’d like to share some of my favorites.

Forget all the messy plastic bags that always regenerate under your sink. An empty tissue box keeps them neatly organized and ready for use.

Use a shower cap or recycle a plastic bag to wrap your shoes when traveling and preventing them from dirtying clothing packed in your



How much time do you spend looking for lost items?  After years of attempts on your own, make it happen by hiring a professional organizer.  Your dreams of living and working in an orderly, clutter-free environment will become your new reality.

Attempting to gain better control with more demands and less free time, manage your days and clear the


Israel’s Top Scientists Mentoring Talented Yu Undergrads

JERUSALEM—Yeshiva University (www.yu.edu) recently announced that 28 select undergraduate science majors from Yeshiva College and Stern College for Women have arrived in Israel to participate in the third “Summer Science Research Internship” program, a joint initiative with Bar-Ilan University (BIU) that will enable the students to gain hands-on experience in