Saturday, August 08, 2020


YU Apps Win Digital Marketing Awards

New YorkFor the second year in a row, two of Yeshiva University’s mobile applications have been recognized as winners in the Higher Education Marketing Report’s 2014 Education Digital Marketing Awards. Created for the

Tzitzis at Breuer’s

At Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsh Yeshiva (Breuer’s) in Washington Heights, Rabbi Gruenebaum’s 7th grade class makes its own tzitzis after learning the halachos.

SAR Defends Title at YUNMUN

Competing with 450 students from schools as far as Brazil and South Africa, SAR’s Model UN team successfully defended its title of winning delegation at the annual YUNMUN (Yeshiva University National Model UN) conference. Kol Hakavod to Ariella Schneider, Ben Perla, Ben Elias, Shalhevet Schwartz, Toba Stern, Allison Herstic, Avi

MTA Brings In Adar With Song & Joy

On February 19th, special programming kick-started the festive season of simcha for the whole MTA family. The previous night, the visiting Makor Chaim exchange students decorated the halls and library with awesome decorations, helping to set the tone for the day. They then helped lead a special Rosh Chodesh davening in Lamport

Chesed Does Not Take a Vacation

As long as I can remember, my mid-winter break in February has been one of the most anticipated weeks of the year. Although my school also has a week-long break at the end of December, our mid-winter break is when my family and I get a chance to escape the cold of New York City and spend a week together in a warmer climate where we

SAR High School Students Hear from Yankee Mentors

The Sport Management Mentoring Program was implemented to expose local high school students, ages 15-18, to various careers associated with professional sports. On a monthly basis, the New York Yankees work in conjunction with various schools/organizations that identify approximately 25 students to attend an interactive

MTA Students Join YUPAC Lobby Mission in Washington

Every year, a group of MTA students joins Yeshiva University’s Political Action Committee (YUPAC) lobby mission to Washington, DC, and this year was no different. Participating students had to practice their advocacy skills in advance, starting with a half-day training session held on February 1st, at which they prepared their

A Different Kind of Orthodox High School for Girls

Sharon, Mass—My husband and I chose The Binah School carefully for our daughter Chana. We were impressed that the co-founders of this new school realized their educational model is ground-breaking, ran a pilot program before opening a year later as a full-time school in 2012. They were successful at gaining the interest of one of

At MTA, Students and Teachers Stay Late for Study Night

What is the equivalent to a SAT prep course for mid-term exams?  At MTA, it is called Study Night. In what has become an MTA tradition, students and teachers stayed in school for three hours on the final night of classes in preparation for the upcoming mid-terms. About 150 students stayed to study and prepare

Koren Ani Tefilla Educational-Style Siddur Named National Jewish Book Award Winner

The Koren Ani Tefilla Siddur, the Hebrew/English weekday prayer book with translation by Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, Kressel and Ephrat Family University Professor of Jewish Thought at Yeshiva University, and commentary by Rabbi Dr. Jay Goldmintz, adjunct professor at YU’s Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish

MTA Honors College Students Visit the Met

On February 3rd, the 9th grade MTA Honors College students visited The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The students enjoyed learning about the fundamental juxtapositions between the Ancient Egyptians and the Biblical Jews who lived in Egypt at that time. With the help of Rabbi Eli Cohen and Mr. Adam Dobrick, the trip to the museum

Charter Schools: Fabulous or Failures?

Depending on whom you ask, charter schools may be either an important solution to persistent educational inequality, or a misguided attack on public

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