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It has been an exciting start to the new school year. For the first time, the high school of HAFTR (the Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns and Rockaway) had a Big Read program, with freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors — along with many faculty members — all reading the novel “Exodus” by Leon Uris. more
A new program at the Lower School of the Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns and Rockaway is teaching fourth and fifth graders to go beyond not being a bully. The “Upstander” program asks HAFTR students to be an “Upstander — someone who, unlike a bystander, stands up to bullying,” said the school’s psychologist, Dr. Jennifer Yedlin, who developed the program. more
HAFTR Middle School students were joined by 30 students from the Lawrence Middle School on Monday to hear about the Names Not Numbers Project. The project was conceived by Tova Fish Rosenberg, … more
HAFTR seniors Jonathan (Yoni) Kastner and Justin Lish have been designated as National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists. The nationwide pool of semifinalists, representing less than one percent of … more
The new school year began just before Rosh Hashana for most Long Islanders. At the Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns and Rockaway, HAFTR parent and faculty member Robin Maron poses with her daughter … more
New York Islanders’ Matt Martin, four-time winner of the Bob Nystrom award, visited HAFTR’s Hillel Day camp, speaking about the importance of staying fit. He shared the story of his … more
Hillel Day Camp celebrated the end of the nine days by inviting Simcha Leiner to perform. Hillel’s choir, led by Izzy Keiffer, sang as well. The camp’s second grade girls later … more
In commemoration of the first yahrzeit of the three Israeli teens captured and murdered last year by the Palestinians, HAFTR students joined in what was proclaimed International Unity Day. After … more
As the culminating event of the yearlong Names Not Numbers Holocaust Memorial Project, the HAFTR and Lawrence Middle School communities gathered on June 2 to view the documentary created by … more
At HAFTR, 10th and 11th grade classes celebrate siyums. more
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