Saturday, August 08, 2020


Mordechai Shapiro Wows at RYNJ

The RYNJ PTA provided an incredible Chanukah chagiga for the entire school! The morning buzz started when every student was given an amazing WeRYNJ shirt. The boys were directed to go to the gym where they watched a beautiful performance by the RYNJ choir. Then Mordechai Shapiro took the stage and the excitement

MTA Dorm Is Home for Talmidim From Across the World

Talmidim from across the tri-state area, the country and the world, call the MTA dorm home during the school year and enjoy the warmth of the yeshiva’s dorm community. From shabbatons to Sunday afternoon trips, weekly family-style dinners and inspiring shiurim and chaburahs, there is a variety of meaningful programming for dorm

A Sofer Visits the Third Grade at WDS

The third grade has begun its study of Rashi script by discussing the origins of the print and how the invention of the printing press led to its use in printing Rashi’s commentary. The students have been thinking a lot about font and the origins of Hebrew writing in general. In conjunction with all of this

SAR Academy Hosts Fourth Annual Family STEM Day 

On Sunday, December 15, approximately 50 families gathered at SAR Academy for the school’s fourth annual Family STEM Day. This year’s Chanukah theme was woven into each activity and incorporated science, math, engineering, coding and robotics. The program was organized so that every family had an opportunity

Second Graders at Westchester Torah Academy Receive First Chumashim

Kitah Bet at WTA recently celebrated their Mesibat Chumash, a tremendous milestone they have been looking forward to reaching. Parents, grandparents and friends gathered at the Young Israel of White Plains for a performance as well as the opportunity to hear each student read directly from a sefer Torah. Each

WTA Snuggles In for PJ Melave Malka

Students and prospective students in first grade and under gathered in their PJs for a special melave malka at Westchester Torah Academy. After creating their own individual Havdalah sets, the children cozied up with a blanket and pillow for a fun musical Havdalah with the Rav Beit Sefer Rabbi Avi Hoffman and

WDS Fifth Grade Studies Immigration Unit With Parent Visitors

As part of fifth grade’s ongoing immigration study to prepare for the Heritage Fair, Nathalie Chorna (mother of fifth grader Ben Chorna) visited the class to speak about her own immigration experience.

Emigrating from France to the United States just a mere five and a half years ago,

WDS Community Middle School Watches Harriet Tubman’s Story

When a student’s education can connect to everyday life, magic happens! Mrs. Rivel and Ms. Roode planned a movie outing for all middle school students and families to see Harriet, the story of Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad. Thirty six WDS community members came together to witness one of

TABC Hosts Legendary Rav Gav Friedman

World-renowned speaker Rav Gav Friedman of Aish HaTorah addressed the TABC student body this past Monday, December 9, infusing an otherwise cold and dreary day with a jolt of excitement as students started off the week. Director of Student Activities R’ Yitz Rabovsky introduced the program by encouraging students to fully embrace

Students at Westchester Torah Academy Put Theory Of Relativity in Motion

After beginning their study of Einstein’s theory of relativity, middle schoolers learned that when the theory was developed, it changed how people understood Sir Isaac Newton’s Laws of Motion. To demonstrate factors such as time and space, as well as the difference in perspective when one is in motion, the students used a

RYNJ Ushers in Chodesh Kislev

In honor of Rosh Chodesh Kislev the talented RYNJ talmidot of third grade performed a musical that enacted the five decrees that the Greeks imposed on the Jews during the time of Chanukah. The girls danced and sang to the amazement of their schoolmates.

vWDS Fourth Grade Navi Play Is a Success

xMazal tov to the fourth grade on their amazing performance in the Navi play! The Navi play is an all Hebrew production that offers an overview of Sefer Neviim. The students told stories from each sefer of Navi such as entering the land with Yehoshua, Yael and Devorah defeating Sisera, Shmuel anointing King Shaul,

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