Colors: Blue Color

On Friday, September 10, the Yeshiva of Central Queens (YCQ) held a 9/11 memorial assembly for the Junior High School students. The assembly began with a short video showing a timeline of the day and clips of the attacks. Next, firsthand stories were told about experiences and memories by a few YCQ staff members: Mr. Miles Ehrenkrantz, Ms. Elisheva Simanowitz, Ms. Odelia Schlisser, and Ms. Darlene Picciano (JHS science teacher), who told her story of her family members who were in Manhattan on 9/11.

MTA talmidim were hard at work in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Ida, volunteering in their local communities. Talmidim helped families whose homes were damaged by the storm with cleanup and debris removal. “We are so proud of our talmidim, who are always willing to go above and beyond to help those in need,” said Director of Guidance Mrs. Tamar Sheffey. “At MTA, we work hard to instill the value of chesed within our talmidim, and it’s incredible to watch, first hand, as they put what they have learned to use and make an impact on their communities.”

It was with great excitement that Central welcomed students and faculty back home last week! After a wonderful summer, we are back, refreshed, and ready for the best year Central has ever seen. While all Central teachers have exciting, enriching lessons and programs planned, our students in 10th grade and AP Chemistry began the year by participating in a special CPR training program. The students will be trained and certified in the lifesaving skills of CPR and other first aid tools. Aviva Kessock, a sophomore from Oceanside, explained that she’s grateful for the program because “these classes not only taught me how to act properly in a situation where CPR would be necessary, but it showed me that you never know what can happen, so you should always be prepared.”