Colors: Blue Color

Although COVID-19 interrupted many aspects of our daily lives, learning and growing never ceased in Shevach High School. Despite the restrictions of remote learning and quarantining at times, Shevach’s “Live, Learn, and Grow” program, which started prior to the onset of COVID-19, was not interrupted.

The Cat in the Hat, The Lorax, and Hooray for Diffendoofer Day! are just some of the read-alouds HAFTR faculty shared with students in celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday. Kindergarten students celebrated by creating edible hats that resembled the famous white and red hat that the Cat in the Hat is known for. Throughout the day, they engaged in activities practicing rhyming words in the style of Theo Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss.


Names, Not Numbers is a program where eighth grade students interview Holocaust survivors and then create a documentary of their story. Mrs. Rachel Lefkovits, a Holocaust survivor, was interviewed. In the attached picture, she is surrounded by her great-grandchildren, all of whom attend HALB! Additionally, Yitzy Yudin had the privilege of interviewing his great-grandmother, Mrs. Judith Wohlberg. We can’t wait to see the documentary and hear their stories!

Seniors in MTA’s Names, Not Numbers elective course recently began filming their Holocaust documentary. They had the privilege of interviewing Holocaust survivors Ruth Gruener, Claire Grunwald, and Susan Charney in a safe and socially distant manner. Each woman shared her story in an effort to help MTA talmidim educate the world about the Holocaust and ensure that their stories of survival are never forgotten. Ruth Gruener described what it was like to be hidden by Righteous Gentiles in Poland during the War.

Do you like to argue? If you said yes, then the YCQ debate team would be a perfect fit for you. If you said no, I still think you should try it out; and if you disagree, then you are already arguing with me so I know you will be a great fit. The YCQ debate team, run by Mrs. Ayelet Katz, is a group of JHS students who compete in debate competitions against schools across the tri-state area now via Zoom. The debate team meets every Monday after school to practice and prepare for their upcoming debates.