Tuesday, November 24, 2020


Family Math Night at BPY

Ben Porat Yosef hosted a Family Math Night for grades 3-5, where parents and students engaged in challenging math experiences utilizing real world situations and problems. The parents and students worked on pricing, estimating, conversions of grams to teaspoons and tablespoons, utilizing menus and data provided by local Teaneck restaurants. Shown here are Jeff


Super Bowl XXVII Champ Visits Yavneh

Paramus—Yavneh Academy’s Middle School hosted former NFL player Shlomo (Alan) Veingrad recently. After a career with the Green Bay Packers and Dallas Cowboys, including a Super Bowl ring, Veingrad began his journey towards a life of Torah and mitzvot.

Veingrad spoke inspiringly about living life with a passion for fulfilling one’s goal, about


Mechinat Yeud—How a New Approach Gained Traction

Each year, thousands of Jewish high school graduates, many with day school and yeshiva educations, travel to Israel for a year of study and growth. There are many fine schools that accommodate them with hours of intensive study inside their buildings. Rabbi Yaacov Shapira, Founder and Head of the Yeud, and Mr. Shmil Atlas, Executive Director of Yeud, realized


Yeshivat Noam Bayit Rishon Museum

As the 6th grade students studied the ancient Assyrian and Babylonian Empires, they noticed that these empires extended into the Land of Israel. Using the textbook and a Tanach, the students learned Jewish history from a new angle as they studied the experiences of the Jewish people under the rule of the Assyrians and the Babylonians, which were terrible times


Ma’ayanot Students Win Awards in Prestigious Art and Writing Contest

Four students from Ma’ayanot Yeshiva High School for Girls received awards for creative works submitted to the prestigious Scholastic Art & Writing Competition, for the Northeast Region at Large.

Junior Naima Hirsch from Teaneck, NJ won numerous awards including a Silver Key for Poetry (“The Midnight Confidante”; “Flannel Arms, Denim Legs”;


Book Day at Ma’ayanot

On Wednesday, February 12th, Ma’ayanot hosted its second annual Book Day, an event where all Ma’ayanot students and faculty read the same book and then participate in a day of interdisciplinary programming aimed at exploring issues and topics related to that book. This year’s book, The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore, is a


Yeshivat He’Atid: Our Blended Learning Model

At Yeshivat He’Atid, there are a variety of components to our learning day. Many lessons begin in the community space, in which whole group instruction creates the opportunity for diverse learners to come together in enriching and meaningful discussion and conversation. We further implement our blended curriculum by utilizing a rotational model. The class is


Midreshet Torat Chessed: A Different Kind of Gap Year for Girls

Englewood/Netanya—For local students who want to spend their gap year in Israel looking for the opportunity to learn Torah while performing continuous acts of chesesd, Midreshet Torat Chessed in Netanya can be the perfect choice.

Now in its second year, the midrasha is headed by Rabbi Yossi Goldin, son of Rabbi Shmuel Goldin, spiritual


Yavneh Students Volunteer at Local Homeless Shelter

“Love your neighbor as yourself” is a biblical source for the important skill of empathy. “The key to success in relating to others and to all prosocial behavior is empathy,” asserts Dr. Aliza Frohlich, Director of Guidance at Yavneh Academy Middle School. “Our entire Advisory program is geared to molding young adults who are menschen who


Botman is New YU VP for Academic Affairs and Provost

New York—Dr. Selma Botman will serve as Yeshiva University’s next vice president for academic affairs and provost, effective July 1. Botman joins YU from The City University of New York, where she served as executive vice chancellor for academic affairs and university provost and most recently as professor of Middle Eastern history at the Graduate Center.


Color Us Friends

On Martin Luther King Jr., the second grade classes of RYNJ collaborated on a meaningful project. Inspired by the poem, “A Box of Crayons,” by Shane DeRolf.. After reading the poem, the children discussed how it related to what they learned about Martin Luther King Jr. This led to a grade-wide discussion about the importance of treating everyone with


Yeshivat Noam Family Adventure in Israel

Lisa & Chaim Rose participated in the YN Family Adventure in Israel, led by Rabbi Chaim Hagler, with their two sons, Benjamin, grade 2, and Calvin, Kindergarten.

What better place to spend winter break than Israel? I cannot imagine a better way to introduce children to Israel than the Yeshivat Noam Family Adventure!  From davening at the Kotel