Colors: Blue Color

The week of February 4 was designated as “PAUSE – Pausing and Understanding Speech’s Effect – Week” at the Stella K. Abraham High School for Girls, giving the students an opportunity to examine the importance of proper verbal expression and the effects of negative speech.

On Sunday, February 2nd, MTA hosted its 32nd annual Great Debate. The event attracted students from a variety of high schools across the tri-state area. The topic, whether a national tax on carbon emissions should be introduced, was extremely controversial and was passionately argued by both sides. The MTA debaters skillfully presented their respective points and performed excellently in their debates. Congratulations to Rafi Saperstein (’20) and Rachamim Seltzer (’20) for winning First Place Team, Michael Wein (’22) and Eli Canter (’22) for winning Third Place Team, Rafi Saperstein for winning Second Place Speaker, and Eli Canter for winning First Place Speaker.

This past week, the third grade talmidos of Bnos Malka Academy held their annual Rashi Breakfast. After the students complete learning “Rashi script,” they celebrate the momentous occasion with a special breakfast. The students were privileged to hear first from Rabbi Weichselbaum, the Menahel, speak about his experiences walking in Rashi’s footsteps literally. He described how special his visit to the city of Worms was.

At HANC ECC Nursery Bet, the students studied various artists and their techniques. The students then recreated their own versions. The culmination of this unit was a beautiful art gallery. All parents and special guests were invited to an art exhibit. Representative refreshments were served. For example, sunflower cookies echoed the art of Vincent Van Gogh.