Colors: Blue Color

MTA talmidim, rebbeim, and faculty enjoyed a fun-filled week of Purim celebrations! Organized by Dean of Student Life Rabbi Danny Konigsberg and Assistant Director of Student Activities Rabbi Sam Dratch, each day brought exciting events, including a candy cart that distributed sweet treats, Jersey Day, where talmidim showed off their favorite sports teams by dressing in team gear, and had fun playing grade-wide line-up, Anything But A Backpack Day, where talmidim came up with creative ways to carry around their things in anything but a backpack, Shiur Theme Dress-Up Day, where each shiur dressed up in a common theme, and a Purim Raffle benefiting Od Yosef Chai and the Meir Mishkoff z”l Mishloach Manos Campaign, started by MTA alumnus Eytan Mishkoff (’06) in memory of his father Meir a”h (’75), who ran a 20-year Purim campaign supplying mishloach manos to IDF soldiers and those living in Israel.

Bnos Malka Academy has recently been host to some very important guests. Our eighth graders have been meeting with and interviewing survivors of the Holocaust. Set up in the multi-purpose room, using state-of-the-art video equipment, the girls have been videoing and recording our grandparents’ and great-grandparents’ important stories so that they are not forgotten.

Our eighth grade had an amazing experience this week. The grade was divided up into groups and had the opportunity to interview Holocaust survivors. The students prepared extensively for these interviews. The students studied their survivors’ biographies and used them to prepare questions that would discuss the survivors’ memories from before, during, and after the war.

To get everyone in the Purim spirit, the students and staff of IVDU LI were treated to a special Pre-Purim Chagigah, with amazing music and dancing! Special thank you to DJ Ezra Eliyahu and singers David and Yisrael for providing the best entertainment.

Students In New 2022 Music Video
‘Purim Crashers’

International singing sensation Gad Elbaz surprised the Yeshiva of Central Queens (YCQ) Junior High School (JHS) students with an epic surprise experience. On Tuesday, March 1, JHS students were asked to assemble in the gym, dressed in festive Purim costume, for a mystery activity. The students did not know what was planned and were shocked and thrilled to find out that they were to be included in international singing sensation Gad Elbaz’s new Purim video. Entitled “Purim Crashers,” the music video was released Monday, March 14.