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Founded during the Great Depression, the Brandeis School, in Lawrence, is flourishing despite the coronavirus pandemic, melding 90 years of Jewish education with contemporary needs and technology. more
Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns and Rockaway High School students participated in a schoolwide challah bake on Nov. 6 to celebrate the Shabbat Project. Students carefully followed a recipe and then braided their challot. Students also witnessed and learned about the mitzvah of Hafrashat Challah, in which one separates a piece from the dough, recites a blessing, and burns the piece of dough. more
The dilemma for Davis Renov Stahler Yeshiva high School for Boys in Woodmere was how to host its annual open without being able to parents and students to the Ibsen Street building. Solution: Bring the building to them.  more
Woodmere Middle school will shift to full online instruction for all of its sixth, seventh and eighth grade students on Monday, Nov. 16 as five staff members tested positive for Covid-19 over the weekend Principal Al Bauer stated in an email to parents. more
Two Five Towns residents will present their science research to as many as 14,000 members of the Materials Re-search Society from over 90 countries at the organization’s fall convention on Dec. 4. The presentation will be a virtual one, amid the continuing coronavirus pandemic. more
Updated Nov. 13 at 7:15 a.m. The Lawrence School District reported that another Covid case on Nov. 12, this one at the middle school. District officals  said that the "few contacts associated with the case have been notofied." more
Who would have thought that in 2020 students would have online classes? Despite having clubs and school events cancelled because of Covid-19, despite students having to go through these dark times, Lawrence Woodmere Academy is able to find some light within this darkness. more
Seven memorials made of metal symbolizing trees stand in an area of the bais medrash (study room) in the Lawrence building that houses the Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns and Rockaway lower school. more
The National Parent-Teacher Association awarded the Lawrence High School PTA with a $5,000 grant to help meet critical needs of students, families and teachers in the school community that have been … more
The Lawrence School District will resume in-person instruction on Monday after being physically closed since Oct. 9, when the school district fell within the orange zone of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s cluster hotspot initiative. The district returned all students to remote learning. more
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