Saturday, August 08, 2020


El Ami-El Atzmi Soldiers Visit Westchester Torah Academy

Middle schoolers at Westchester Torah Academy were honored with a visit from representatives of the Israeli organization “El Ami—El Atzmi.” Two former IDF soldiers each gave a stirring presentation to the students about their wartime experiences which, following horrific injuries, included near-miraculous

Kinneret Launches Girls Who Code

As part of Kinneret’s ongoing commitment to finding innovative ways to ensure the excellence of its education, the middle school is proud to offer Girls Who Code, an enrichment opportunity in STEM skills. Club facilitators, Cheryl Provorny and Allyson Israel, are challenging students with learning coding, technology and

Stein Yeshiva Nursery Has Noah’s Ark Parade 

In celebration of Parshat Noach, the yeladim of the Stein Yeshiva early childhood marched in and around the school building as they sang along to their favorite Noach’s ark parsha songs! The yeladim enjoyed reenacting the parsha as they marched along with animal toys brought in from home. As many of the children

WDS: We Do Sunrise

What a special morning! WDS parents, students and educators came together for a neitz minyan. Davening as the sun rose over the water was truly a “mah rabu ma’asecha” moment. #mahrabumoment

Bi-Cultural Students Welcome Torah Scroll

A joyous parade of students and faculty of the Bi-Cultural Hebrew Academy-Upper School celebrated in song and dance the arrival of a Torah scroll to the Stamford school on Thursday, Oct. 3.

The scroll was brought over to the upper school’s new home on Bi-Cultural’s main campus on High Ridge

WTA Students Love Writing

After listening to many different fiction picture books being read, second graders at Westchester Torah Academy quickly found a pattern among the stories. They articulated that every story starts with character development, including several details and a hint at a problem that the character will confront. Next a

STEAM Program Is a Highlight at WDS Open House

At the WDS Open House this past week, Ms. Goldstein and Ms. Shapiro ran a STEAM program during which the students created a fall-themed project. Accompanied by Antonio Vivaldi’s violin concerto “Autumn” from the composer’s famous “Four Seasons,” the children made beautiful leaf prints with colorful

‘The Lion King’ Gets Set to Roar At Bi-Cultural Hebrew Academy

The Pride Lands are headed to Stamford in December, when the Bi-Cultural Hebrew Academy presents three performances of the hit musical “The Lion King Jr.” Performances of this shortened version of the Broadway show will be held Dec. 12, 7 p.m., and Dec. 15, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Featuring a cast and crew of close to 50 students,

WTA First Graders Learn the Power of Practice

Kitah alef at Westchester Torah Academy has begun two new learning adventures. Students started to learn new spelling words and began their science curriculum. As a launch for both of these units, the class did a brain experiment to understand how humans learn through repetition, and why writing spelling words

Creating Intention Behind Netilat Yadayim for Rosh Chodesh at WDS

When we wash before we eat, we remember what happened in the Beit Hamikdash. For Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan, the mitzvah of netilat yadayim, washing one’s hands before bread, was commemorated school-wide. Students learned about the intention behind the mitzvah cross-grades chavruta style, then worked together to

Stein Yeshiva Nursery Celebrates Torah Chagigah

On Tuesday, Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan, the children of the early childhood celebrated the start of their parsha learning this year with an extra special chagiga celebration!

Where do our parsha stories come from? The Torah! Teacher Rabbi Lane brought out the school’s real sefer

David Takes on Goliath in Bi-Cultural Upper School Battle Bot

It was a fight to the finish at Bi-Cultural Hebrew Academy upper school one recent afternoon, when two teams of Engineering 1 ‘Davids’ challenged two teams of Engineering 2 ‘Goliaths’ to a Battle Bot contest.

Organized by Dr. Paul Castle and William Berson, who teach the high school’s

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