• 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

  • TABC Sweeps the Regional Torah Bowl League Competition

    Posted December 12, 2014

    Our TABC Torah Bowl scholars, led by the exceptional knowledge & quickness of Aaron Fishkind, distinguished themselves again this week by sweeping all of their matches (by large margins) against each of their four opponent schools in the Regional Torah Bowl League competition. Their opponents were Ramaz, SAR, Magen David and MTA. Our record is now 6 and 2. The team is coached by Rabbi Ezra Wiener and Manny Landau.

  • TABC Varsity Hockey Brings its Record to 5-0

    Posted December 12, 2014

    One of the most anticipated games in the Varsity Hockey season was played Thursday night December 4th between the TABC Storm (3-0) and the Kushner Cobras (6-0-1). TABC returned home following road games in Ramaz and SAR, while Kushner was riding high after their overtime win at home against Frisch. In TABC's first three games they were not able to take an earlier lead, but they looked to change that trend at home.

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  • Chess Team Victorious

    Posted December 12, 2014

    TABC's chess team visited JEC this week for its first chess match of the year. The team is looking to improve on last year's runner-up position for the Yeshiva League Championship. TABC soundly defeated JEC 11 games to 3. Captain Moshe Pahmer remarked after the match, "This is a great way to start the season."

  • College Guidance

    Posted December 12, 2014

    On Tuesday night, December 9th the College Guidance Department held its annual Financial Aid program for parents of juniors and seniors. Those in attendance learned about the different aspects of the financial aid process. The featured speakers for the evening included Joe Roberto, representing the New Jersey Higher Education Student Assistance Authority, and Robert Friedman, the Director of Student Finances at Yeshiva University. The night concluded with a Q&A session. This week we were privileged to have Geri Mansdorf, the Director of Admissions at Yeshiva University and Jonah Raskas (TABC '03) Senior Assistant Director of Admissions at Yeshiva University at TABC to interview our seniors. Over the course of two days they interviewed over forty students, which is in addition to the students who are applying to the YU Honors program.

  • Israel Advocacy Club

    Posted December 12, 2014

    Last Thursday night was the opening event for the Israel Advocacy club. Nearly 30 people packed into the Student Lounge to hear words of Chizuk from former Knesset Member Yaakov "Ketzeleh" Katz. Ketzeleh, who lost a leg in the Yom Kippur war, started off by talking about how he and two friends were the first Dati Israelis to join regular units. Ketzeleh went on to be one of the first ten founders of the community of Bet-El, and was instrumental in the settling of the land of Israel. The students came out of the talk feeling inspired. Special thanks to Rabbi Kahn for his help with this program.

  • TABC Blood Drive - December 18th

    Posted December 12, 2014

    We are excited to be able to add another mitzva to Chanukah by GIVING the GIFT of Life. Please join us on Thursday, December 18th from 10am until 4pm for our annual TABC Blood Drive to be held in the Student Lounge. The sign-up sheet is outside the nurse's office. All 16 year olds MUST HAVE PARENTAL CONSENT! Please bring ID and eat and drink before donating. Questions? Contact Nurse Linda Moed Cohen. Click here for the flyer.

  • TABC Small Business Challenge

    Posted December 12, 2014

    Last week, we launched our first ever TABC Small Business Challenge. Under the guidance of Yaakov Geffner, owner of Poppy's in Teaneck, a group of students met to learn the fundamentals of small business development and entrepreneurship. Following the discussion, students were divided into groups to develop their own business ideas. Students have been meeting with Mr. Geffner to help them develop their own ideas and projects. The program will culminate with a competition among all of the groups.

  • Dr. Dov's Interactive Lecture on Transistors

    Posted December 12, 2014

    Transistors are a ubiquitous part of our electrical environment. They are used as rapid switches as well as electric and acoustic amplifiers. On Tuesday Dr. Dov Kruger treated our emerging electrical engineers to an interactive lecture on the history, theory and uses of transistors. Our students then used transistors, fans, battery packs, breadboards, motors and laptops to put together two short projects.

  • Chesed Trip to Baltimore

    Posted December 12, 2014

    "An incredible experience". This was the reaction of one of the 16 juniors and seniors who spent this past Sunday-Tuesday on the Baltimore Chesed Trip. Led by Rabbis Scott Friedman and Beni Krohn, the crew spent three days full of meaningful service which not only provided for those in need, but also offered the students experiences they will never forget.

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  • Color War Breakout

    Posted December 12, 2014

    Students were stunned on Wednesday when Color War broke out. Thinking they were going to an assembly about Tzahal, the students went up to the shul where Leor Rapps, a TABC Alumnus serving in Tzahal, broke out Color War over video. The generals, captains and faculty advisors were announced and the planning began.

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