On March 3, Westchester Torah Academy closed its doors for an indefinite period of time due to the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Westchester County. Realizing the immediate need for a virtual learning option once students and staff were quarantined, Principal Deganit Ronen, Assistant Principal Nellie Harris and their
MTA launched virtual learning sessions, beginning on Wednesday, March 11, enabling talmidim to participate in daily interactive and engaging virtual learning sessions with their rebbeim and teachers. Highlights from these sessions include a Maseches Makkos trivia game in Rabbi Konigsberg’s shiur, exploring the
The fifth grade chairs went on strike this week. Their occupants wrote persuasive letters trying to convince the chairs to return to their normal functions. As a result, the fifth graders had no choice but to find other means of completing work in a comfortable position.
On the first of every Hebrew month, on Rosh Chodesh, the fifth and sixth grade girls at Bi-Cultural Hebrew Academy invite their mothers to join them for Shacharit. The girls lead prayers with their mother’s joining in, and then the entire group engages in a meaningful conversation that creates a spiritual connection between
Since going virtual over two week ago, Westchester Torah Academy’s planned events have not been interrupted! Everything from a Virtual Bar Mitzvah, with leining and brachot from classmates, to a “Very Virtual Purim” community tefillah and Megilla reading—Zoom has allowed the community to stay connected and
Like so many other schools in Connecticut and across the country, Bi-Cultural Hebrew Academy in Stamford took heed of the advice of health care officials and, with the health and well-being of its students, staff, and all their families in mind, closed it’s campus on March 11.
But that did not
STEM Day at WDS this week was truly an extraordinary event. From the planning stages to it’s final execution, Mr. Kogut and Ms. Shapiro did an amazing job creating and facilitating the school-wide event, leaving both students and teachers truly captivated. The goal for each team was to build a bridge that could
MTA juniors had an incredible time on their two-day, action-packed junior trip, which took place on February 26-27. From golf, indoor sports and snow tubing to the Nickelodeon amusement park at the new American Dream mall, broomball, midnight BBQ, lively minyanim and inspirational shiurim, talmidim really had a
Last week the third grade performed their much anticipated Rashi play!
In third grade, students are introduced to Rashi’s commentary on the Chumash. The Rashi play helps to illustrate the role that Rashi and Midrash play in our understanding of the text. In the play, the
WDS kindergarten celebrated 100 days of school! It’s been so exciting to finally reach that milestone. The celebration showcased so much of what the students have learned. More importantly, learning takes place when learning is joyful. And it was truly a joyous day! Among the festivities: Morah Jane’s
The seventh and eighth grades of Kinneret Day School recently had a unique experience. They joined with other middle and high school students across the country in a one-of-a-kind electronic field trip to learn about the Manhattan Project and creation of the atomic bomb.
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