Thursday, June 04, 2020


Valley Chabad Hebrew School Graduates Have Successful Year Despite Pandemic

Emilie Cinancio, of River Vale, like just about anyone, never expected this year to turn out the way it did. She was enjoying the weekly classes and educational trips on Jewish life with her teacher, Rabbi Yosef Orenstein, on her last Hebrew School year before her bat mitzvah.

In mid-March when


Fifth Grade Tenafly Chabad Academy Plays Bingo

Tenafly Chabad Academy’s fifth graders aren’t letting social distancing interfere with their fun. Students logged into zoom after dinner for a bingo night with Morah Lisa. It was great seeing them have fun together. They were particularly excited for the remote learning prizes like free homework passes and


Anshei Lubavitch Students Are Going Places (Figuratively)

Education can take you anywhere and Anshei Lubavitch students are learning all the time! Classes are completing their English letter units and progressing with their Hebrew alphabet letters! They are also learning all about different modes of transportation in anticipation of someday using them again!


Gan Yavneh Goes to Space

Pre-k students in Kitah Shemesh learned all about space and planets the last few weeks. Teachers are proud of the children’s beautiful creations and participation in the daily zoom sessions and activities! They are out of this world!


Moriah Second Grade Gesher Yehuda Class Learns About Money

The Moriah second grade Gesher Yehuda class is learning about money. The students have learned how to recognize coins, assign value to coins and have been working diligently on counting mixed coins. Normally, in school, the teachers have a store where the students can “purchase” items. Now that students learn from home, the


The Jewish Link Sportstar Of the Week: Sarah Silver

The Jewish Link would like to recognize 12-year-old Sarah Silver as this week’s Sportstar of the Week. The sixth grade student at Yavneh Academy, was a key contributor on the 2-2 Redhawks team that had its season cut short by COVID-19. Silver has not let quarantine time mess with her game, getting her shots in at the Hustle &


Hustle & Heart Sports/Bergen Broncos Launch 5-3-1 League

As leagues are still not able to take place, Bergen Broncos teamed up with Hustle & Heart Sports to launch another shooting league for yeshivas, the 5-3-1 League! This is a team league with individuals competing from their homes. There are over 200 players registered to participate across 21 schools in New York, New


The Jewish Link Sportstar of the Week: Eytan Kirschenbaum

The Jewish Link would like to recognize 14-year-old Eytan Kirschenbaum as this week’s Sportstar of the Week. The eighth grade student at RYNJ, who will be taking his talents to TABC in the fall, wowed the crowd with an almost perfect 20/21 performance in the first two weeks of the Hustle Heart Sports/Bergen Broncos foul shooting


Ironman in Canada Part 7: When Bad Things Happen for Good Reasons

My wife bought me a new bike for my 50th birthday.

She did not buy me spare tires.

(You are going to blame this on her?)

Yeah, maybe I should change that tone.

(Doing so might


Sportstar Select Introduces Zoom Basketball Clinics

By Jewish Link Sports Desk

School seasons, rec leagues and travel teams have been cut short by quarantine and the very real threat of canceled summer camp is looming. Sportstar Select has partnered with an all star cast of professional coaches to offer one-on-one clinics, tailored to your child’s skill


Hustle Heart/Bergen Broncos Free Throw Shooting League Completes Playoffs

Over the past month, more than 250 kids across 27 schools and four states (New York, New Jersey, Florida and South Carolina), joined together in the launch of the Hustle Heart/Bergen Broncos Free Throw Shooting League. With seven divisions ranging from boys and girls for grades three through 12, it was a huge success! Participating


MVP Hosts Two Events on Memorial Day Weekend

(Courtesy of MVP) MVP celebrated Sunday and Monday of Memorial Day weekend with two exciting Zoom events.

Sunday featured boy basketball players from yeshiva day school teams competing in a unique 5-3-1 Challenge.

The creative and interactive event