After a very successful In-Service Day held for the Stella K. Abraham High School for Girls’ faculty and administration in August, Dr. Deborah Gilboa, a noted physician and youth development expert, returned to speak to the entire parent community of HALB – Lev Chana, HALB Elementary, SKA, and DRS – on Wednesday, December 11. Dr. Gilboa’s talk focused on “Rigor and Resilience: Strategies for Strengthening our Children Toward Success,” and the enthusiastic audience found her stories relatable and her suggestions thought-provoking.
Nevertheless, modern-day educators have a responsibility to teach their students how to succeed in the real world. As a result, Yeshiva Tiferes Moshe incorporates financial literacy into its Grade 8 curriculum. The yeshiva hosts Mr. Yaacov Granek, an instructor with over forty years of experience in the field of finance, enabling its students to enter adulthood with a broader knowledge of economics and financial discipline.
On a recent Sunday morning, students, families, teachers, and administrators of Yeshiva Har Torah in Queens gathered for the school’s first Yom Chesed. All told, more than 200 people worked on projects to benefit One Family Fund, Bikur Cholim of North Shore University Hospital, The Interfaith Nutrition Network, Kids Need to Read, and Billy’s Baseballs. Collectively, the participants helped victims of terror in Israel, patients in a local hospital, residents of a local homeless shelter, students at underfunded schools, and members of the US Armed Forces.
SKA attendees to this year’s NCSY JUMP (Jewish Unity Mentoring Program) Conference – Rachel Bodek, Kelly Friedman, Kayla Frenkel, Avigail Goldberg, Atara Greenfield, Sarah Leiderman, Hannah Lifschutz, Riki Posner, Ayelet Rosman, and Arielle Yarmish – had an exciting few days of training on Sunday, November 10, through Tuesday, November 12, in Connecticut.