Saturday, August 08, 2020


MTA Freshmen Take to the Trails on Grade-Wide Hike

On Thursday, September 12, the entire MTA freshman grade enjoyed an exciting day of hiking. Talmidim spent time bonding with each other and their rebbeim on the hiking trails, where they pushed themselves outside their comfort zones in team-building activities and had the opportunity to make new friends. After a

WTA Values Learning Through Play

This year, The Westchester Torah Academy Early Childhood Faculty has embarked on a year-long learning program, with the guidance of a mentor from Teaching Beyond The Square. Teachers have engaged in exploring how to design the classroom environment to be more comfortable and flexible, and how they can awaken a true sense

Carmel Academy Opens New STEM Lab

Carmel Academy is expanding on its award-winning STEM program with the opening of a new STEM lab this fall. Structured as a maker’s lab, it is designed to provide multiple opportunities to construct, create and innovate. Students will engage in experiments to explore the laws of mechanics, optics and thermodynamics, and

WDS Tots Enjoy First Day

The tots had their very first day of school this week! It was so exciting to welcome them to Westchester Day School! B’hatzlacha!

Bi-Cultural Hebrew Academy Students and Jewish National Fund-USA Honor Firefighters

As ceremonies commemorating the tragic events of 9/11 were held across the world, Jewish National Fund-USA (JNF-USA) together with Stamford’s Bi-Cultural Hebrew Academy of Connecticut acknowledged the nation’s brave first responders at a ceremony honoring the Stamford Fire Department, held at the city’s Turn of the River

WDS Middle School Commemorates September 11

In Ms. Roode’s social studies class, students learned about the tragic events of September 11,  with an informative powerpoint. Then, each student wore an American flag sticker throughout the day to commemorate the day. Below are some sentiments that students shared during the presentation:

‘Carmel Reads Together’ Event Includes Prominent Authors 

On Monday, September 23, at 5:00 p.m., Carmel Academy will host the first “Carmel Reads Together” evening, with special guests to include two prominent authors of children’s books. The evening will include author readings and Q&A, themed participatory activities, casual conversation and snacks. “This is an incredible

Westchester Torah Academy Hosts Kabbalat Kitah Alef 

At the first WTA tekes of the year, surrounded by beaming teachers and parents, a kabbalat kitah alef was held in which the two first grade classes were welcomed from early childhood into lower school. Led into the room beneath an arched banner proclaiming ‘Shalom kitah alef!,’ they were assembled beneath a

Carmel Academy Receives Transformative Multi-Year Gift

Carmel Academy has recently received a commitment for a multi-year, multi-million-dollar investment to grow and enhance its educational offerings across all curricular areas. The commitments are from a small group of dedicated Carmel community member donors with deep ties to the school, and who believe deeply in

WDS Third Grade Bonds at the Beach

The third grade divided into groups and used their imagination and knowledge to build structures to represent Israel. The teams gathered rocks, shells, sticks and even had the chance to collect water from the Long Island Sound. Students built sukkahs with the kelp they retrieved from the water and mini Kotels

RYNJ Young Artists Are Hard at Work

Yom Tov prep is in full swing at RYNJ. RYNJ artists are busy preparing their honey dishes and shofars as they get ready for Rosh Hashanah.

WTA Third Graders Learn Math in a Fun Way

Children respond most to learning when engaged, challenged and enjoying their tasks. Game-based learning is an enjoyable way for students to step out of their comfort level and challenge their personal learning curve. Third graders at Westchester Torah Academy are using math games to practice skills such as place value,

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