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Both children and adults doubled their fun as the beautiful weather and exciting attractions made Kulanu’s annual community fair at Andrew J. Parise Cedarhurst Park the place to be last Sunday. The fair raises money for the Cedarhurst-based Center for Special Services. “It is important to support Kulanu for the wonderful work that they do for the special needs children in the community,” said Jay Goldmark, a Woodmere resident. more
Challenging students to focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and having them use that knowledge to produce a project which could spur them to a career applying those principles is the mission of the Manhattan-based Center for Initiatives in Jewish Education. The eight-year-old center hosted its second annual Young Engineers conference at the Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns and Rockaway (HAFTR) on May 30. more
Time is a precious commodity. We’re told to cherish it, not to delay until later. However, we don’t always follow this philosophy. Rather, through all of the tests, DBQs, APs and other schoolwork, we live our lives in this moment, as if we will never evolve to something else. We can’t see ourselves being older because here we are now. more
Ms. Trisha Kraker, a Kulanu special education teacher, and her students celebrated Earth Day by planting a tree in Kulanu’s Center for Special Services side yard. more
This past week, 94 tenth grade students from SKA went to Washington D.C. to lobby congressmen, senators and their aides to promote transparency within the United States funded organization, UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency). more
Over the weekend of April 19th-20th, Midreshet Shalhevet High School for girls gathered in Cedarhurst for their annual Five Towns Shabbaton, giving students ninth through twelfth grade a chance to spend Shabbat together as a school. more
Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns and Rockaway (HAFTR) High School students have been engaged in a variety of exciting activities these last few weeks. The junior varsity College Bowl team, with a record of 9-1, participated in the Yeshiva League College Bowl championship at the Heschel School, sponsored by the Jewish Education Project. more
Four high school yeshiva boys choirs will face off this Sunday, April 28th at 1 p.m. Lag Ba’omer at Rambam Mesivta in the fourth annual choir competition to benefit the Koby Mandell Foundation. more
An esteemed and influential force in Jewish education will be uniting with a new and different idea of learning this coming school year. The goal of modernizing Jewish education to increase learning and decrease costs galvanized a group of Five Towns parents to form Tiferet Academy. It was to start with grades K and 1 under a plan known as blended learning. Beginning in the fall of 2013, the Hebrew Academy of Long Beach (HALB) will be absorbing Tiferet Academy into its student body, incorporating its principles of blended learning into the curriculum of HALB’s 1700-student campuses. more
Eight years ago, HAFTR lost an ambitious student, star athlete, and extraordinary friend, Jacob Haden Greenberg. Anyone who knew Jacob will tell you that he lived life to the fullest and strived for excellence in everything he did. more
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