Colors: Blue Color

Talmidim at the Rambam Mesivta celebrated Purim’s joy with their rebbeim in Brooklyn, Queens, and the Five Towns. During Purim day itself, the rebbeim opened their houses to the boys for singing, dancing, and nosh. In many cases, the talmidim joined their rebbeim for the full blown s’udah of challah, meat, and... soft drinks! Grape juice was offered to those who wanted to make a HaGafen.

On Tuesday, March 26, the Yeshiva of Central Queens’ sixth grade students participated in the annual STEM Fair. The winners will move on to the Inter-Yeshiva competition against students from several other schools. Students chose a topic in science, engineering, or technology; then they collected data, researched, and analyzed their information, resulting in an array of well-thought-out, interesting projects that they presented to YCQ faculty and students. Sarah Owadeyah said, “My topic was “Twin Telepathy.” I did it with my twin sister and it was very interesting to learn about telepathy and to see how it works.” The first-place winners, Joshua Noah and Aryeh Rozic, did a project on a robot that can sense color and complete a Rubik’s Cube; Esther Nazarov and Julia Mushayev, second place winners, did their project on “Extracting DNA from a Strawberry.” Esther said, “Learning about strawberry DNA has been a great experience, because I learned facts, and one of them is that strawberries have eight different types of chromosomes.”

This past Tuesday, the Seventh Grade at Yeshiva Tiferes Moshe had the kavod of having Rabbi Shaul Arieli, rav of Congregation Ohel Yitzchok, join them for a siyum on Perek HaKoneis. Rabbi Arieli started by “fathering” the boys on the perek and was impressed by the depth of knowledge in the perek that the boys shared with him.

On Taanis Esther, a group of Shevach students went to visit The Boulevard ALP to deliver mishloach manos provided by Agudath Israel of America, and to bring the spirit of Purim to the residents. With fun costumes and lively music, the elderly residents and the Shevach students alike had a memorable and uplifting experience.

Central (Yeshiva University High School for Girls) is fortunate to be selected as a participant in the Amazon Future Engineer program, in conjunction with curriculum provider EdHesive. The Amazon Future Engineer program is a comprehensive childhood-to-career program to inspire, educate, and train children and young adults to pursue careers in computer science. The program seeks to dramatically expand access to high caliber preparatory courses, curricular resources, and programs for schools and districts to help prepare and propel high school students forward in their pursuit of AP Computer Science education.

The Amazon Future Engineer opportunities are available for schools offering AP Computer Science for the first time. This opportunity will propel Central to further our commitment to enhancing the STEM opportunities for our students. This amazing opportunity will enable us to offer a compelling computer science curriculum that will both offer instruction and inspiration and further open the alluring world of STEM for our students.