Friday, August 14, 2020


MTA Talmidim and Rebbeim Have a Blast At Freshman Night In

On Thursday, November 14, MTA freshmen enjoyed an incredible night in yeshiva with their rebbeim and senior Cub2Lion mentors. The evening kicked off with pizza and a dvar Torah, then the real fun began! Freshmen and their mentors broke into groups and strategized the best way to build boats out of cardboard boxes.

WDS Eighth Grade Begins ‘Names, Not Numbers©’ Program 

Last Friday was the opening session of “Names, Not Numbers©,” the year-long oral history and video-testimony program that will be facilitated by the eighth grade students. The eighth graders beautifully welcomed Tova Rosenberg, founder of the program to the school. The group then discussed the importance of

WTA Enjoys Fourth Annual New Rochelle Family Shabbaton

On December 6-7, WTA middle schoolers and local families gathered for the fourth annual shabbaton at Young Israel of New Rochelle. Over 150 people were graced with the presence of Rabbi Reuven and Rebbitzen Fink and Rabbi Chaim and Rebbitzen Axelrod for a delicious dinner followed by age appropriate activities for students

KDS Welcomes Wounded Tzahal Warriors for Honor Day

On Friday, November 15, Kinneret Day School welcomed a delegation of six wounded IDF soldiers. The group’s nine-day visit to the New York metro area included visits with local Jewish institutions in advance of Honor Day. This annual governmental observance, created six years ago by the Knesset to acknowledge wounded IDF soldiers

WDS Explores Heroes, Hooks, Heirlooms and...Finger Crocheting

The fifth grade welcomed author Faye Silton to their class after reading her novel, “Of Heroes, Hooks, and Heirlooms.” The students had many questions that were answered by the author, including, “What inspired her to write the book?” “How long did it take her to write it?” “Is the story based on

Seventh Grade Students at Westchester Torah Academy Explore Cultural Differences

How can stories about our differences bring us together? This is the essential question seventh grade students at WTA have been exploring this semester in their Cultural Narratives project. First, they read “Flying Lessons, and Other Stories” a collection of multicultural short stories edited by Ellen Oh.

AIPAC’s President-Elect Talks Israel Advocacy With Bi-Cultural Teens

Recently, the Israel Advocacy Club of Bi-Cultural Hebrew Academy-Upper School hosted Betsy Berns Korn, president-elect of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), who spoke to students about her experience as an intern at AIPAC in 1989, when she first learned about the need to continually cultivate a strong

WTA Fourth Graders Celebrate Mesibat Navi

Fourth graders at Westchester Torah Academy reached an important milestone in their limudei kodesh this week, as parents, grandparents and guests joined to celebrate their Mesibat Navi. The theme this year was Sharsheret Hamesira, the beautiful commitment to transmit tradition from generation to generation. During

SAR Conducts Parent-Child STEM Workshop Initiative 

One of SAR Academy’s recent STEM initiatives is a workshop series geared toward fourth and fifth grade students and their parents. The goal for these workshops is to expose parents to the STEM skills that their children are learning in school as well as to encourage collaboration and engagement in STEM

WDS Second Grade Transportation Unit Is a Success

WDS second grade had an exciting week! They took a trip to visit Wings Air Helicopters at the Westchester County Airport. Students learned about helicopters as a mode of transportation and they were able to see firsthand the inside of a helicopter and learn about all of its parts and functions.

WDS Book Fair Welcomes Special Guest David Adler

David Adler, author of the Cam Jansen series, came to visit WDS as a special guest as the book fair. He spoke to the k-fifth grades about how he gets his ideas for his books and how writers can get ideas by observing everything that happens around them. Thank you to everyone involved in the book fair this

Grandfriends Visit All Week Long at Stein Yeshiva

In Parshat Vayera, Avraham and Sarah teach us the important mitzvah of hachnasat orchim, opening up our homes to guests. “What a wonderful opportunity this parsha provides us with then, to welcome in orchim and bring more intergenerational programming to our early childhood classrooms,” explains Stein

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