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Shalom Academy: Tied Up in Red Tape

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Charter School Won’t Give Up

Teaneck - Shalom Academy, the Hebrew immersion charter school approved by Governor Chris Christie in January 2011, has been looking for a home ever since. The school planned to open in the fall of 2012, but because they did not have a place to have the school located. They tried to get an...

Reflections Program at Yavneh Academy

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Each year Yavneh Academy sixth graders look forward to a visit from the program Reflections, a Teen Improvisational Theater program run out of the Bergen County Division of Family Guidance. Actors from local high schools are trained to do “improv” about social/emotional topics and present to younger students. Dr. Aliza Frohlich, Director of Guidance for the Middle School at Yavneh Academy and Mrs. Block, Reflections program director, planned this year’s program about Peer Pressure, to coincide with the students’ Advisory unit on Friendship and Relationships. Students were able to volunteer, act, and interact with the actors as they portrayed two scenarios- a child feeling peer...

Ma’ayanot Yeshiva High School Continues to Serve Those Struck by Natural Disasters

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Ma’ayanot Students Travel to New Orleans on a Chessed Mission

For the third time in as many years, Ma’ayanot, in conjunction with NJ NCSY, sent a group of students to participate in a humanitarian mission in a community devastated by natural disasters. Three years ago students participated in a mission to help victims of the Red River floods in Minnesota, and in each of the last two year students participated in missions to New Orleans to provide assistance to communities still recovering, seven years after the fact, from Hurricane Katrina.

For this year’s mission, which took place in mid-February, Ma’ayanot’s largest contingent ever, 21 sophomores and juniors, traveled to New...

Assemblywoman Wagner Meets Concerned Yeshiva Parents at Yeshivat Noam

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Bergen County Assemblywoman Connie Wagner (D) was recently hosted at Yeshivat Noam at an event organized by New Jersey Voters Organized for Tuition Affordability and Educational Support (NJ VOTES), a new initiative of the Orthodox Union’s Institute for Public Affairs (IPA).  The group aims to connect voters to their legislators. Before going into politics, Wagner, a public school supporter, worked as a guidance counselor in the New Jersey school system for more than 35 years.

“It’s important that the community meets legislators,” said New Jersey Regional Director of Public Policy for the Orthodox Union Josh Pruzansky, as he introduced Ms. Wagner to the audience. “It’s...

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