Saturday, October 31, 2020


Upholding the Art of Chazanut: YU’s Belz School of Jewish Music

New York City—Once a week for the past seven years, New York State Supreme Court Justice Martin Schulman has made the trip from his courthouse chambers in Jamaica, Queens to Yeshiva University’s Philip and Sarah Belz School of Jewish Music on YU’s Washington Heights Wilf Campus.

Joined in a classroom by students who run the gamut


RYNJ 7th Grader Pays it Forward to Benefit Chai Lifeline

Fair Lawn—A young student from Fair Lawn at RYNJ, herself a cancer patient, hopes to give something back to others stricken with the same disease, with an ambitious Bat Mitzvah project that she hopes will raise several thousand dollars for Chai Lifeline.

12-year-old Anny Safier, a seventh grader at the Rosenbaum Yeshiva of North Jersey, was


Money, Math and Kids

(StatePoint)—From keeping track of an allowance to learning basic budgeting skills, teaching kids about money can help them improve their math abilities and develop important life skills.

While parents may feel inclined to shield children from certain realities of adulthood, personal finance experts say that learning money management early can play a key role


BOLD Grant Awarded to Moriah for Updating Education

Englewood—The Moriah School has been awarded a grant from The AVI CHAI Foundation, The Kohelet Foundation and The Affordable Jewish Education Project—together known as the BOLD funders. The BOLD funders issued an RFP (a type of bidding solicitation in which a company or organization announces that funding is available for a particular project or program)


Yeshivat Noam’s Summer Reading Blog

Paramus—“I like Ivy and Bean because they were never meant to be friends but they ended up being friends. But if you read Ivy and Bean Book 1 you might understand what I mean I just want you to know that you should make friends with everyone no matter what they look like you should be friends with them.”—comment posted on Mrs. Stock’s Summer Reading


Rabbi Brander Visits With Australian Jewish Community Institutions

(New York)—Rabbi Kenneth Brander, Vice President for University and Communal Life at Yeshiva University, spent close to three weeks visiting Australian Jewish community institutions in Melbourne, Perth and Sydney, delivering inspirational talks and meeting with communal leaders to strengthen ties between Australia and YU, better understand the needs of


Chanokh Lana’ar Al Pi Darko - We Could Do Better

When we have children, we expect to be able to raise them in our communities and educate them in our schools. For many, the story goes as planned. Others find this scenario to be a difficult or even impossible path to follow.

There seems to be a pattern, of sorts, in our schools and communities. Our children seem to fit within three general


Touro Grad Schools Ranks First in Special-Ed Teacher Prep

New York—The Touro College Graduate School of Education ranked first in two categories of teacher preparation and rated highly overall, a New York City Department of Education (DOE) survey found.

The DOE analyzed new hires at 12 teacher-education programs supplying new teachers to the New York City school system. Touro ranked first in the percentage of its


The Camp To School Connection

Memories of the mountains and lake are already beginning to fade. Closed-toed shoes are taking the place of flip-flops. The smell of sunscreen is dissipating. Yes, school is around the corner, and many of our kids have waxed a bit melancholy. What is it about summer camp that our kids love so much, and what can we learn from that to inform our transition into the


Helping Children Transition From Summer To A New School Year

Many local children will be headed back to school in the next few weeks.  For those with ADHD, Asperger’s, anxiety, and other challenges, this transition may be a difficult one.  There are a variety of strategies parents can employ to help ease the transition.  Some of these include adjusting sleep schedules, setting routines, priming, and social


Back to School Check-Ups: What to Ask the Pediatrician

(StatePoint) Between buying new school supplies and meeting your children’s teachers, back to school season is a busy time. But parents should not forget to prep for the school year by considering health and wellness.

Experts say the first step is to schedule a visit to the doctor.

“The start of a new school year is an excellent reminder to


What Every Parent Needs To Know: Changes In The Classroom

(StatePoint) Across the country, parents are beginning to notice that today’s classroom looks quite different from what they experienced in their own school days. From personalized learning technologies to new educational standards, teachers and administrators are using a variety of tools to ensure students are better prepared to succeed than ever before.