• “In TABC there is never a boring day. There could be anything from a scavenger hunt throughout the building, to a spontaneous Purim chagigah; but one thing is certain, the students and faculty of TABC are never bored.”

    Judah Samuel ('18)

  • “In TABC there is never a boring day. There could be anything from a scavenger hunt throughout the building, to a spontaneous Purim chagigah; but one thing is certain, the students and faculty of TABC are never bored.”

    Judah Samuel ('18)

  • “One of my favorite things about TABC is the trips. Whether It’s rafting, a shabbaton, Six Flags, or paintball there is always something to do; and in the rare case that someone doesn’t like the trip there is always another option.”

    Eitan Leff ('18)

  • “Besides the learning, the sports here at TABC play a major role. Even if you’re not on a team it is still fun to join the dozens of fans at every game. GO STORM!”

    Matthew Ganchrow ('19)

  • “Class in TABC is something I constantly look forward to. Every teacher has their own way of making the lesson fun and interesting.”

    Avi Roth ('18)

  • “While in most schools people are friends with those in their own grade, at TABC I have people to hang out with from every grade. When I walk in to the gym there are freshman, sophomores, juniors, and seniors asking me to join their game.”

    Noah Miller ('19)

  • “The learning here at TABC can’t be compared to anywhere else. Whether it’s by myself, with a chavrusa, or with a Rebbe the knowledge and skills that I amass and develop will stick with me forever. TABC has provided for me the base of Torah-knowledge on which I can build for the rest of my life.”

    Avi Finkelstein ('16)

  • “One of my favorite chesed activities in TABC Is the Midnight Run where TABC students go to Manhattan to deliver food and clothing to the homeless. It is a moving experience for both sides.”

    Zev Jarashow ('16)

  • “My first day in TABC, I was getting nervous. Would I have friends? Would I be welcomed? That feeling was quickly lost as I walked towards the front door; Rebbeim and friends were there to greet me.”

    Noam MIller ('19)

News at Torah Academy

  • A Student's Perspective on TABC's Production of "The Complete Works of Shakespeare-Abridged"

    Posted June 14, 2016

    By Aharon Nissel Working on a play that combines 37 Shakespeare plays, especially in a comedic environment, is quite a unique experience. Shakespeare is one of the greatest playwrights of all time, and being able to cover all of his plays in a little over an hour, when a typical English class will only cover one or two in a year, is a valuable exploit. The genius of Shakespeare, his plots, themes, language, etc. is slowly becoming archaic in the twenty-first century world and to perhaps interest a child in Shakespeare (albeit by using a comedic ambiance) is an admirable thing to do.

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  • TABC Band Plays to a Packed House

    Posted June 14, 2016

    After working together all year, the TABC band played an exciting set of both modern and classic hits as students, faculty, and staff clapped, cheered and mouthed words along with them. The band includes Yosef Kagedan '16 as piano player, lead vocals, and band leader, Aaron Kurlantzik '16 on drums, Yonatan Berner '17 and Zach Ottenstein '17 both on guitars. Rick Briskin is their teacher and mentor. Mr. Briskin is a mainstay in the NY music scene and has been involved in off-Broadway musicals. He provided immeasurable guidance and tips to the students as they improved their skills and geled as a group. This performance was the wonderful culmination of a year's worth of practice and team work. The band serves as a great way for musically inclined students to hone their skills while contributing to the school and having a wonderful time together. Yonatan and Zach will be continuing the band next year, and look forward to welcoming new members. You can watch some of their performance here,here, here and here.

  • TABC's New Approach to the Study of Chumash a Big Hit

    Posted June 14, 2016

    This year TABC took an new approach to learning Chumash Shemot. The first semester was devoted to an in-depth exploration of the last parashiyot of Sefer Bereishit which detail the gripping story of Yosef and his life in Mitzrayim. The second semester, in time for preparation for Pesach, was time to focus on the first four parashiyot of Sefer Shemot, delving into the great events of Yetziat Mitzrayim. This approach, spearheaded by Rabbi Jachter, chairman of TABC's Tanach department, was deemed a success by students who very much appreciated the variety and broad in-depth exposure to significant portions of the Chumash. For example, in many shiurim, the key themes and topics of no less than eight parashiot - the last four of Sefer Bereishit and the first four of Sefer Shemot - were learned. We look forward to TABC's continuing to provide premier levels of Tanach learning which prepare our graduates to excel at the top of their Israeli Yeshivot during their time of study in Medinat Yisrael.

  • Israel Advocacy Class Gets a Surprise That Tests Them

    Posted June 14, 2016

    The visitor introduced himself as Mr. Shelley Shushan a peace advocate and critic of the current state of affairs in the State of Israel. He presented pro-BDS and anti-Israel arguments to test the graduating TABC seniors if they would be able to respond. The TABC students, well-prepared by their Israel Advocacy course taught to seniors each year by Rabbi Jachter, rose to the occasion and persuasively responded to the false charges. What happened next will amaze you! Click here for the rest of the story.

  • AP Statistics Celebrates A Successful Year

    Posted June 14, 2016

    Mrs. Silverman's AP Statistics class came to her house for a barbecue this past Monday night. It was a nice, relaxing evening celebrating a year of hard work.

  • Mrs. Edelman's 10H Class Remakes George Orwell's 1984 for a Modern Audience

    Posted June 14, 2016

    After reading George Orwell's ever timely and resonant 1948 novel 1984, students in Mrs. Edelman's 10H class worked in groups to re-imagine the story for a modern audience in the form of a film. Each group created a proposal to be pitched to a movie studio. After researching contemporary examples of Orwellian uses of technology and invasions of privacy, students drew on some of the comparisons they made between the society depicted in the novel and contemporary life in creating their film concepts. Each group created a PowerPoint presentation explaining their reboot of the story as well as a movie trailer. Some of the remakes switched Big Brother with the NSA, while others chose some familiar political figures. All dealt with the ubiquity of privacy- invading technology in our contemporary lives.

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  • Rabbi Jachter's Shiurim Go On Annual Eruv Walk

    Posted June 14, 2016

    It has become an annual end of year tradition. Students from Rabbi Jachter's shiur walk to Teaneck Road and get an insider's insight to the Teaneck/Englewood Eruv. Rabbi Jachter, who along with three other local rabbis, supervises the Teaneck Eruv (and advises sixty other communities throughout North America with regard to their Eruvin) taught the TABC students the nuts and bolts of Eruv construction and maintenance. Concepts such as Tzurat HaPetach and Tachuv come alive as TABC has the good fortune of being only a five minute walk from one of the Eruv borders. TABC students also have the good fortune of our kosher Dunkin' Donuts store located at the end of our Eruv journey so they return back to regular learning cool and refreshed.

  • TABC Seniors Take Orlando by STORM

    Posted June 14, 2016

    TABC's seniors had one last bonding experience on their senior trip to Florida. Activities included: a Yankees vs. Tampa Bay Rays baseball game, Busch Gardens, Universal Studios, Jet Skiing, and Mini-Golf. It was a wonderful culmination of four years of friendship within the grade. We hope that the relationships will continue for many years to come. For more photos, click here.

  • TABC Displays Solidarity with Israel During Celebrate Israel Parade in New York City

    Posted June 14, 2016

    The annual Celebrate Israel Parade took place this past Sunday, June 5th. Despite heavy morning rains many students and faculty came to show their support for Israel. Our group was incredibly enthusiastic - the TABC boys literally sang and danced up Fifth Avenue.

    Excitement for the parade builds up over the year. We have a parade committee which consists of a group of dedicated students, which met throughout the year beginning in November. These students decided on our theme, worked on the formation, tirelessly brainstormed and designed our parade T-shirts and designed and painted our parade banner. The Committee Advisors are Mrs. Leah Moskovits, TABC Librarian, and Mrs. Debbie Hyman, TABC parent.

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  • TABC Drama Club Performs "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare-Abridged"

    Posted June 3, 2016

    TABC's budding thespians performed "The Complete Works of Shakespeare-Abridged." The play drew on 37 works of Shakespeare and treated the audience to the manifold works of the master bard, while adding comedic flourishes throughout. It was an entertaining and enriching experience. For more photos, click here.