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Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death and the second most common cancer among both men and women in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In recognition of Lung Cancer Awareness Month this November, Dr. Benjamin Lee, chief of thoracic surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, shares tips on how to prevent and detect lung cancer and other respiratory diseases.

The award-winning Hishtadeil Lihyos Ish Midos Program has begun at the Bais Yaakov Academy of Queens. The program was introduced at a first-through-eighth-grade assembly with an all-new, fabulously fun and educational teachers’ play entitled “Miri Pops In.” The talented moros did a superb job acting out this musical presentation. Rabbi Mordechai Gewirtz, Dean, began the assembly by depicting the midos of Kavod HaBriyos and Lashon Tov through Adam’s naming of Chavah, his wife. Mrs. Nechama Jurkowitz, limudei kodesh principal, then said a perek of T’hilim together with the girls as a z’chus for those who are in need of a r’fuah sh’leimah.

Seniors Miri Granik, Rachel Rumstein, and Rina Shamilov had a fantastic experience at the three-day Schusterman High School Summit in Washington, DC, this past week, accompanied by Mrs. Audi Hecht, History chair. They joined 400 high school and college students in an experience of shared passion and interest in learning about how to advance the Israel-US relationship.

Yeshiva Tiferes Moshe’s fifth grade boys spent the beginning of the year preparing for the Gemara Mesibah. Their preparation included studying the background of Gemara and Torah She’b’al Peh. On Sunday morning, November 3, the fifth grade boys and their families joined with their rebbeim and menahalim to celebrate the initiation of the boys into the Yam HaTalmud.

The sixth graders at the Bais Yaakov Academy of Queens have been busy exploring the topic of volcanoes. They learned that a volcano erupts because of pressure built up inside it from rising gas-filled magma. To better understand and experience this concept, the girls headed outside to engage in a fun simulation activity. Working in groups, the girls added water and Alka-Seltzer tablets to film canisters before closing them tightly and setting them on the ground. They excitedly observed the erupting canisters and shared their hypotheses with one another.