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Chanukah Chesed If you walked into DRS this past week, you would have noticed Chanukah preparations in full swing. Exciting flyers detail all of the exciting student activities that are scheduled to take place over Chanukah. These events include a toy drive for Ohel families, nursing home visits, raffles for the Ossie Schoenfeld Memorial Fund, a Chinese auction to benefit Od Yosef Chai, and a Chanukah party for local public school kids. more
HAFTR offers over 50 student clubs, sports teams and publications that help members develop interests in various fields that could serve as their future careers. more
This past Motzei Shabbat, DRS held their annual Parent-Son Melava Malka. The night began with a beautiful kumzitz in the DRS Beit Medrash. DRS Menahel Rabbi Yisroel Kaminetsky strummed his guitar, accompanied by other talented DRS rabbeim, as the students and their parents sang beautiful songs of praise to Hashem. more
If you walked into DRS last Thursday morning, you would be able to feel the excitement for the annual school wide Shabbaton. The spirits were high amongst all students who were just counting down the minutes to perhaps the most anticipated event of the yearly DRS calendar. On Thursday night, November 5th, 250 students drove up to Kutsher’s Resort in the Catskills to begin the 15th annual DRS Shabbaton. more
Sunday mornings at the HANC West Hempstead campus are busy with Torah learning, but the students are not the typical yeshiva audience. Each of the children has a developmental disability. So while their siblings are at home spending the weekend, these students receive an experience resembling a typical classroom. “We want to involve [each] child in the experience of being in a yeshiva just like their siblings,” said Annalee Ickowics, director of the Gottesman Learning Center. more
A pair of HAFTR seniors was among the semifinalists in the 2011 Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology held on Oct. 21. Wade Miller and Erich Hirsch studied the use of graphene and graphene oxide as a potential substitute for stem cells in replacing body tissue. more
The Jewish Star proudly presents its Back to School guide for 2011. Below is a selection of Queens day schools which submitted information to this newspaper. more
On the itineraries of Jewish travelers, Croatia lacks the depth of Jewish experiences found in Poland, Czech Republic and Hungary, but in early June, four students from Touro’s Lander College for Women traveled to the 20-year-old Balkan country to visit its Jewish community, which numbers approximately 2,500, mostly in the capital city of Zagreb. more
Local yeshiva students have been making their mark in the fields of science and technology this past year. At the Hebrew Academy of Nassau County, students spent months building a robot for the Gildor Family Projects and Inventions competition, an Israeli science and technology contest for high school students. HANC was one of only two American teams present at more
He spent a decade growing at Kulanu, and as he graduates from its most senior program, Far Rockaway resident Yoni Olenick, 21, recounts the variety of Kulanu options that transformed him to an active and outspoken member of the local Jewish community, an advocate and role model. more
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