• As a transfer student, I was welcomed warmly. All of my classmates treated me as if I had been there since Freshman year. I was able to connect with the teachers even though they knew my classmates longer."

    ~Jonathan Falk ('12)

  • When I entered TABC I was not confident enough to speak in front of a class of 30. By the time I graduated I was the student council president. Now I give tours and happily talk in front of large groups of random museum visitors."

    ~Anonymous ('09)

  • I made lifelong friends… the education I received prepared me for yeshiva and college and beyond… it was in those halls that I discovered many of the passions I have in life both personally and professionally.

    ~Anonymous ('02)

  • TABC gave me an appreciation for knowledge, in both secular and Judaic studies, and activated an aspiration to grow and learn more.

    ~Anonymous ('05)

  • I developed friends, teachers, and rebbeim for life.

    ~ Ari Rosen ('06)

  • TABC gave me confidence and leadership skills that I have used since leaving the school and becoming a college Hillel president. TABC taught and helped me to learn more about certain subjects of which I now know better than many people I know.

    ~ Joshua Rubin ('08)

  • It [TABC] turned me from an awkward 14 year-old to a confident 18 year-old ready to face the world.

    ~ Yoni Liss ('98)

  • It [TABC] helped me grow as a Jew. I became a better person because of TABC's chesed opportunities. I think a big role of my growth in TABC had to be the interest the faculty put in me and each and every student.

    ~ Anonymous ('09)

  • It [TABC] showed me that when life gets tough, you have your family there to back you up and I felt that TABC was that family all 4 years of high school.

    ~ Anonymous ('10)

  • TABC created a nurturing and supportive environment that enabled me to foster my critical thinking skills and personal development, laying the groundwork that allowed me to excel in my studies throughout competitive undergraduate and graduate schools.

    ~ Anonymous ('01)

  • After nearly 15 years, most of my closest friends are the ones I made in High School. I still have a good relationship with several of the rabbeim.

    ~ Chaim Sussman ('97)

  • The class of '04 is a fantastic group of people. I established connections with my classmates that remain some of my strongest personal connections to this day. I should also point out that my Rabbeim and Teachers were some of the most caring and brightest people in the business, and I still speak to many of them on a regular basis.

    ~ Avi Eserner ('04)

  • It [TABC] definitely opened my eyes towards what it means to be a religious Jew, one who values Torah, the community, and Eretz Yisrael. The school is a very family-oriented place, very inclusive, and helped me forge friendships I will have forever.

    ~ Eitan Rapps ('06)

  • The focus, in both religious as well as secular classes, on Orthodox values gave me a greater appreciation for them. Most importantly, I developed a sense of being able to view all areas of life (secular and non-secular) through a religious, Orthodox prism - a sense that everything I do can be an expression of Avodat Hashem.

    ~ Dani Shaffren ('04)

News at Torah Academy

  • Model Beis Din Competition

    Posted March 27, 2015

    We reported last week that TABC has once again emerged as the 1st place champions of the Lander College for Men's Model Beis Din competition. TABC's well-prepared students, led by coach Rabbi Jachter (who serves as an active Dayan) and captain Shlomo Korsinsky '17, blew away the competition with their mastery of the relevant sources to help them respond to the issues with which they were challenged. We are happy to share some photos this week.

  • TAPA Cooks in NYC

    Posted March 27, 2015

    On Wednesday night TAPA held a cooking demonstration in NYC. Liz Alpern and Jeffrey Yoskowitz from Gefilteria showed the group how to make fresh, homemade gefilte fish!!(not the frozen log). Almost every one left saying how easy it is, and may even try making it on Pesach!! They also showed us how to make a gourmet horseradish using horseradish root and carrots. It was a fun night, filled with stories, learning and meeting new people. We also enjoyed wine which was generously donated by River Fine Kosher Wine. Thank you to our hosts, Beth Goldman and Louis Solomon, for generously opening their home for this event. Thank you to our sponsor, Hilda Epstein for generously contributing to TAPA. If you live in Manhattan, The River Fine Kosher Wine is offering a selection of discounted wines with free delivery for Pesach. If you are interested in information on The Gefilteria or the wine discount, please send us an email.

  • Physics Students Don't Only Learn Physics

    Posted March 27, 2015

    Kol hakavod to our 11th graders for collecting for Keren Hashevees. This nonprofit organization is dedicated to helping farmers get by, during the observance of Shimittah.

  • College Guidance Update - College Guidance Junior Family Meetings Begin

    Posted March 27, 2015

    This week marked the beginning of the College Guidance family meetings with juniors and their parents to review each student's record and discuss the college process, as well as individual colleges. We hope that with information, knowledge and guidance each of our students will find the college that is right for him.

  • College Guidance Update - Binghamton University Treats Students to Lunch

    Posted March 27, 2015

    Binghamton University Treats Students to Lunch This year 19 seniors applied to the State University of New York (SUNY) at Binghamton. Often called the "Public Ivy," the crown jewel of the SUNY system, Binghamton accepted all 19 of our applicants. This pastWednesday, representatives from Binghamton held a "Meet and Greet" with our accepted students. During the lunch, Justin Brymn of Admissions and Mrs. Natalie Weiss from Hillel and JLIC spoke to the boys and answered questions.

  • JV Soccer Trounces NSHA 14-2

    Posted March 27, 2015

    After a tough opening season home loss to a big and physical SAR (5-4), and after a solid rebounding victory away at Frisch (7-3), TABC hosted NSHA. The game started decisively with TABC scoring three quick goals in the first period, two from Golan Meir ('17) and one from Aviel Avidan ('17). The second period, displayed TABC's stifling defense and run-and-gun offense resulting in three more goals, two from Dov Baron ('18') and one from Avi Lowy ('17).

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  • AP Government Class Visits the Local Court House

    Posted March 27, 2015

    On Friday, March 20th, the AP US Government and Politics class, taught by Dr. Garry Katz, visited the Court House in Hackensack. The trip was part of the class's discussion of the American court system. During the trip the students viewed judges sentencing individuals who had broken the law. They learned about the PSI report, and the mitigating and aggravating factors which affect the judge's sentence ruling. Upon leaving the Court House one student was heard asking if the trip was part of the Government class or College Guidance because it gave the students a valuable lesson on why not to violate the law and stay in school.

  • Rabbi Grossman takes students to the Nets Game

    Posted March 27, 2015

    Recently, Rabbi Scott Friedman generously donated 27 tickets to the Nets vs. Celtics basketball game in Brooklyn. Since there are 26 students in Y3 and Y4, Rabbi Grossman took his Gemara and Mishna classes to the game Monday night. Everyone had a fantastic time. The students said that it was great spending time with Rabbi Grossman outside of the classroom in a totally fun environment.

  • Out & About

    Posted March 27, 2015

    Olam HaChochma participants outing in NYC
    Students who are participating in TABC's new Olam HaChochma Scholars Program took a break from their hard work and had the opportunity to go on a group outing to NYC this week. They saw the play The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night and had lunch together at Mr. Broadway. The play was truly unbelievable and thought provoking for all who attended. They had an opportunity over lunch at Mr. Broadway to discuss the play and various components of the main character's personality.

  • Torah Bowl

    Posted March 27, 2015

    We congratulate the members of the Torah Bowl team on their semi-final victory in two out of three games against SAR. We applaud our students for their erudition and wish them good luck in the championship.