Mazal tov to the Girls Hockey team on their three-peat champion win! Let's go Redhawks!
Congratulations - Stock Market Game Win!
Yavneh Academy finished first place in the Stock Market Game in the Northern New Jersey Division Fall game as well as the year long game of 2018-2019 . The first place team for the Fall session of the Stock Market Game was Sophia Esses, who ended the session with $119,400.50. The winning team of the year long game was Mason Bernheim, Avery Greenblatt and Jared Zimbalist. This team ended the year with an equity of $123,942.52. This team also won the award for making the most money in the year long game, competing against other middle school and high school teams. Both teams were under the guidance and leadership of Don Cutler, a"h. Don guided these students in the workings of the stock market and the best methods to make the most money. We are dedicating this win in Don Cutler's memory.
Friendship Circle Celebrates Yavneh Academy Volunteers
Yavneh Academy Chapter Presidents, Sam Adler, Sivan Kramarz, Daniel Sarasohn and Menukah Yaghoubzar, and volunteers Rachel Feld, Hannah Greenberg, Kayla Greenberg and Daniel Levy were recognized for their service to Friendship Circle at a dessert reception on May 19, 2019 at Lubavitch on the Palisades. In addition, recognition was given to Jordana Feldman, Eliana Kieffer, Rebecca Kieffer, and Natalie Wisotsky for their many volunteer hours. Rabbi and Mrs. Grossbaum also shared the new 2019 FC video featuring many of Yavneh's former and current students.
The evening is a joyous one full of desserts, raffles, gifts for the volunteers and most important, a certificate of recognition. Yavneh Academy is proud of our chapter and we look forward to another successful year in 2019-20.
Mazal tov to the faculty on their win over the students in the Annual Faculty- Student Basketball Game
Paramus Public Library's Poetry Contest
Yavneh Academy's students once again proudly participated in the Paramus Public Library's yearly Poetry Contest. All area elementary schools, public and private, from the City of Paramus were asked for submissions. We are proud to share that many Yavneh students were acknowledged for their writing and joined for a celebration at the Main Library on May 22nd.
This year's honorees are: Ava Krohn, Daphna Burack, Tamara Fogelman, Max Eckstein, Daniella Burack, Joel Weisberg, and Liana Goldberger.
Ari and Nes Blau
Last Friday, the Yavneh Academy 6th and 7th graders were privileged to welcome Ari and Nes Blau to share their inspirational story of how they went from Hollywood to Holy-Wood. The speakers used to be in the Hollywood industry and eventually moved on to becoming Torah scholars and religious Jews. Ari was an intern for Jimmy Fallon and Jon Stewart before having a paid job at the Late-Late Show with James Corden, while Nes auditioned for roles in TV shows and movie roles such as Now You See Me and Stealing Las Vegas. The speakers inspired the students by sharing that Hollywood life is not as amazing as it seems, and they showed the students that people outside of Hollywood live much happier and more fulfilling lives. They then shared how they felt so religiously connected to Hashem after moving away from Hollywood, and they instilled the important message to the students that Torah is the building block to having a successful life. We learned that true happiness comes from Hashem and not riches and fame. We thank Ari and Nes Blau for sharing such a powerful message to the 6th and 7th graders, and remember: "To be successful in life, you shouldn't have a plan B as long as plan A is with Hashem."
A Forger's Life: The Adolfo Kaminsky Story
This year's Holocaust play told the story of Adolfo Kaminsky who, at the age of seventeen, had narrowly escaped deportation to Auschwitz and was living in Nazi occupied Paris, using forged documents to hide in plain sight. Due to his expert knowledge of dyes and his ability to masterfully reproduce official documents with an artistic eye, he was recruited to join the Jewish underground. He soon became the primary forger for the Resistance in Paris, working tirelessly with his network to create papers that would save an estimated 14,000 men, women and children from certain death.
Mazal tov to the finalists in the Ron Heller American History Contest