On Lag B’ Omer, Sunday, April 28th, 2013, Yeshiva at the Jersey Shore students, families, friends and neighbors will join together to celebrate the welcoming of their very own Torah to their school.This Torah was generously gifted to Yeshiva at the Jersey Shore by Congregation Torat El.
The celebration will begin at 1:30 PM at Ilan High School, 1200 Roseld Ave., Ocean, NJ, and at 2:00 PM participants will depart in a joyous parade down Logan Road, escorting the Torah to its new home, Yeshiva at the Jersey Shore, 1515 Logan Road, Ocean, NJ. All are welcome to attend! Refreshments will be served!
Yeshiva at the Jersey Shore (YJS) Girls Team was crowned Division Champions at the final Torah Bowl competition held on March 7, 2013. Despite being a new team, in their first year of Torah Bowl Competition, the YJS Girls’ Team won the Championship of the Western (New Jersey) Torah Bowl Division.
The team is comprised of seventh graders Tova Braun and Amy Shapiro, and fifth graders Shari Samuel and Serah Shohet. The girls’ team was able to defeat Bruriah, RPRY, Kushner Academy, and reigning champs Yeshiva of North Jersey. The YJS team will now go on to face other division champions from around the region.
The Boys’ Team from YJS lost in the final round of the championship to take second place. This, too, is an extraordinary accomplishment for a brand new team in the competition. The boys’ team members are eighth grader Robert Samuel, seventh graders Avi Braun, Aviel Fradkin, Dov Tuchman, Simcha Shron, and Yosef Friedman, and sixth graders Ariel Braun, Jacob Winters, Joel Paley and Shea Cornick.
Each year, students in grades 6-8 from elite yeshivot throughout NJ compete on Torah Bowl Teams. Competing in a Torah Bowl requires a tremendous amount of dedication. Throughout the season, the students, on their own time, need to diligently study the material which consists of an entire book of the Torah, complete with all text and every Rashi commentary. This year’s teams studied the book of Devarim (Deuteronomy).
Both teams are coached by Head of School, Rabbi Dr. Elie Tuchman, Nechama Levitan and Shira Tuchman. Morah Shira was herself a member of a high school championship Torah Bowl team. “The children have brought an overwhelming sense of pride and achievement to our school and our community,” said YJS Board President, Lisa Shapiro of Ocean Township.
Yeshiva at the Jersey Shore is a modern Orthodox day school, based in Ashkenazi tradition, providing excellence in Judaic and general studies in a progressive integrated Hebrew and English curriculum. Its child-centered curriculum is designed to nurture every student’s intellect and unique sense of self.
Yeshiva at the Jersey Shore, Ocean, NJ Celebrates Literacy! YJS will host a Book Fair to benefit their school at Barnes & Noble, 869 Rt. 1 South, North Brunswick, NJ on Sunday, March 3rd from 2:30 to 4:00 PM. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Yeshiva at the Jersey Shore. Come shop and help them build their classroom libraries
Purchase a book for yourself or choose from the School Wish List Table.
There will be YJS student presentations, crafts, door prizes and more!!
A percentage of your purchase at any Barnes & Noble store on 3/3/13 will benefit YJS. If you cannot attend, Visit bn.com/bookfairs to support online from 03/3/13 to 03/8/13 by entering Bookfair ID # 11010923 at checkout.
Please see Book Fair Flyer for more details and for vouchers.
For questions, please call the school at 732-663-2929
Emphasizing that “Torah lies at the center of all that we are and all that we are striving to become,” Rabbi Aaron Schonbrun set the tone for the Dec. 16 morning ceremony at which Congregation Torat El celebrated the gifting of five scrolls to synagogues and Jewish organizations throughout the metropolitan region, as well as in Israel and Europe.
“The Torah is a living text,” Schonbrun said from the bima, and should not stay tied, covered, and sealed behind the doors of an ark. Continue Reading Scroll Give-Away Aims...
YJS students in Chaverim – 5th grade gathered donations from local vendors and packaged them into individual relief kits. Items included snacks, drinks, and personal items. The students then wrote personal cards reaching out to the victims and attached a card to every package. As our oldest elementary class, our fifth graders represented the rest of their YJS peers and went down to Union Beach, NJ. There, they delivered the packages to Homeless to Independence, an all-volunteer non-profit aimed at assisting and empowering those who are less fortunate. The organization was very grateful to receive them and will, in turn, give these packages of care to families in the surrounding areas who were hardest hit by the storm. Our students also took time to view some of the destruction wreaked by the hurricane in the beach towns of Keyport and Union Beach. Thank you to Mrs. Fischer for coordinating everything and giving the students this meaningful opportunity!
On August 19, 2012, YJS ran the Third Annual Nick Schwartz Memorial Golf outing. The event was once again graciously hosted by the Trump Organization at the Trump National in Colts Neck. The brunch was amazing, the golf great, and we once again raised a good sum of money for Jewish education. Thank-you to all who participated either behind the scenes or by playing.
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On August 21, 2011, YJS ran the Second Annual Nick Schwartz Memorial Golf outing. The event was once again graciously hosted by the Trump Organization at the Trump National in Colts Neck. Despite threatening weather, everyone had a terrific time, and once again, we raised a good sum of money for Jewish education. Thank-you to all who participated either behind the scenes or by playing. Continue Reading 2nd Annual YJS...
A major portion of our Social Studies unit in the fourth grade is States and Regions. The first region we explored was our home region, the Northeast. We took an imaginary vacation through the Northeast, learning about the geography, history, economy, and people along the way.
Each student selected a state for which to do an in-depth study. They completed their research at home and then fastidiously worked in class to write their state reports. They learned about outlining, organizing information into paragraphs based on topic, and varying sentence structure to make their writing more interesting.
Additionally, each student created a state float to accompany their report. The floats were creative and high quality, offering us a unique perspective on each state.
We concluded the unit by sharing our floats and reports with the rest of the school. The fourth graders were so proud of their work and did an excellent job at every step in the process!