Colors: Blue Color

For Ariel Kaylokov and 18 other students in Emet’s Men’s Division, winter break in Arizona was a transformative experience. “This trip really opened my eyes to the importance of religion and helped me see how I could incorporate it into my daily life,” he shared. The annual excursion combined concentrated Torah study, exciting activities, and opportunities for friendship. Led by the dynamic team of Rabbi Mordechai Kraft, Rabbi Michael Fuzaylov, Rabbi Yakov Musheyev and Rabbi Ari Hertz, the trip was geared towards those who have completed Emet’s Fellowship program and are ready for more advanced learning.

SKAthletics held their annual Senior Night on Motza’ei Shabbos, January 7, where they recognized the graduating Seniors of the Stella K. Abraham High School for Girls at the last regular season game on home court.

The dream has remarkably become reality: Yeshiva Tiferes Moshe held a celebration marking the historic opening of their Junior High School building this past week. Following many months of construction, logistical planning, and fundraising, the seventh and eighth graders proudly moved into their new facility at the corner of Audley Street on Beverly Road in Kew Gardens, just a few short blocks from the main campus.

Bnos Malka Academy seventh graders study Life Science throughout the year. This year, The Center for Initiatives in Jewish Education (CIJE) offered an engaging workshop to bring a hands-on and relatable module on genetics to the students at Bnos Malka. The school was honored to have Mr. Jason Cury, Mr. Phil Brazil, Mrs. Faigy Ravitz, and the CIJE STEM mentor, Mrs. Yafa Lamm in attendance for the presentation. Bnos Malka was especially honored to host CIJE board member, Dr. Evelyn Lipper.

In early January, a group of twelve Central students traveled to Israel for a month to live and learn in Ulpanat Lachish, in the south of Israel, as a part of Central’s Ba’aretz program. While there, these students will have the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in Israeli culture. Those traveling include sophomores Amy Morris, Reema Gampel, and Serah Tolchin, as well as juniors Aviva Kessock, Tiferet Tuchman, Debra Burger, Keira Kahn, Gitty Kahn, Leora Strass, Meira Schuck, Talia Frankel, and Abby Keehn.

The Bais Yaakov Academy of Queens always seeks to meet the needs of all of their parents and students. As the midwinter break approached, the administration noted that although a large number of families would be traveling out of town for vacation, a significant number would remain in the New York City area. Many of the parents had work or other obligations and dreaded the annual scramble to find ways to keep their daughters occupied during the break. Rabbi Mordechai Ginsparg, BYQ’s Menahel, felt that creating an optional winter camp was extremely important, and the response to the offer was overwhelming. Around three hundred girls attended the program, including sixth, seventh, and eighth graders, who served as counselors.