Saturday, March 28, 2020


WTA Launches Virtual Learning Website in 48 Hours

On March 3, Westchester Torah Academy closed its doors for an indefinite period of time due to the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Westchester County. Realizing the immediate need for a virtual learning option once students and staff were quarantined, Principal Deganit Ronen, Assistant Principal Nellie Harris and their

MTA Launches Virtual Learning

MTA launched virtual learning sessions, beginning on Wednesday, March 11, enabling talmidim to participate in daily interactive and engaging virtual learning sessions with their rebbeim and teachers. Highlights from these sessions include a Maseches Makkos trivia game in Rabbi Konigsberg’s shiur, exploring the

WDS Fifth Grade Does Persuasive Letter Practice

The fifth grade chairs went on strike this week. Their occupants wrote persuasive letters trying to convince the chairs to return to their normal functions. As a result, the fifth graders had no choice but to find other means of completing work in a comfortable position. 

At Bi-Cultural Hebrew Academy, Tefillah and Mitzvot Go Hand in Hand

On the first of every Hebrew month, on Rosh Chodesh, the fifth and sixth grade girls at Bi-Cultural Hebrew Academy invite their mothers to join them for Shacharit. The girls lead prayers with their mother’s joining in, and then the entire group engages in a meaningful conversation that creates a spiritual connection between

WTA Continues School, No Matter the Distance

Since going virtual over two week ago, Westchester Torah Academy’s planned events have not been interrupted! Everything from a Virtual Bar Mitzvah, with leining and brachot from classmates, to a “Very Virtual Purim” community tefillah and Megilla reading—Zoom has allowed the community to stay connected and

Bi-Cultural Hebrew Academy Switches to Distance Learning

Like so many other schools in Connecticut and across the country, Bi-Cultural Hebrew Academy in Stamford took heed of the advice of health care officials and, with the health and well-being of its students, staff, and all their families in mind, closed it’s campus on March 11.

But that did not

WDS Builds Bridges and Connections on STEM Day

STEM Day at WDS this week was truly an extraordinary event. From the planning stages to it’s final execution, Mr. Kogut and Ms. Shapiro did an amazing job creating and facilitating the school-wide event, leaving both students and teachers truly captivated. The goal for each team was to build a bridge that could

Ma’ayanot Students Focus on Their ‘Whole Selves’ in Color War

MTA Juniors Enjoy Fun-Filled Grade Trip

MTA juniors had an incredible time on their two-day, action-packed junior trip, which took place on February 26-27. From golf, indoor sports and snow tubing to the Nickelodeon amusement park at the new American Dream mall, broomball, midnight BBQ, lively minyanim and inspirational shiurim, talmidim really had a

WDS Third Grade Rashi Play Is a Success

Last week the third grade performed their much anticipated Rashi play!

In third grade, students are introduced to Rashi’s commentary on the Chumash. The Rashi play helps to illustrate the role that Rashi and Midrash play in our understanding of the text. In the play, the

WDS Kindergarten Celebrates 100th Day of School

WDS kindergarten celebrated 100 days of school! It’s been so exciting to finally reach that milestone. The celebration showcased so much of what the students have learned. More importantly, learning takes place when learning is joyful. And it was truly a joyous day! Among the festivities: Morah Jane’s

Kinneret Seventh and Eighth Grades Experience Manhattan Project E-Trip

The seventh and eighth grades of Kinneret Day School recently had a unique experience. They joined with other middle and high school students across the country in a one-of-a-kind electronic field trip to learn about the Manhattan Project and creation of the atomic bomb.

This program comes on the 75th

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