• 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

  • Special Series in Kol Torah

    Posted April 17, 2015

    Kol Torah this week proudly introduces a special three part series from alumni Benjy Koslowe '13 and Reuven Herzog '13. Benjy and Reuven present an incisive and groundbreaking resolution of the celebrated discrepancy between the chronology of Seder Olam and the commonly accepted chronology. We welcome you to click here to read and enjoy.

  • Visit from Yeshivat HaKotel

    Posted April 17, 2015

    Rav Baruch Wieder, Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshivat HaKotel delivered a Sicha to the juniors on Wednesday. He spoke about the transition from Yom Hashoah to Yom Haatzmaut, using pesukim from Sefer Yechezkel, to show how the Holocaust represented a Chilul Hashem. He further illustrated how the establishment of the State of Israel and its sensitivity to Torat Yisrael represents the ultimate Kiddush Hashem.

  • Pre-Law Club visits BC Jail

    Posted April 17, 2015

    On Tuesday of Chol Hamoed, the Pre-Law Club went on a trip to the Bergen County Jail with Mr. Francese. They toured the active jail under the guidance of a correctional officer and observed the active nature and events occurring in the jail. In a very powerful highlight of the day, the group heard from two inmates in the drug rehabilitation program about their own history and lessons to be learned. Students walked out of the jail with a stronger appreciation for the work of the Sheriff's office and that of strong family bonds.

  • Pre-Pesach Activity

    Posted April 17, 2015

    Students, alumni and faculty had a chance to get in some late night learning and a Kumsitz with Eitan Katz, just before Pesach. The eveing included shiurim from Rabbis Jachter, Blau and Mandelstam, as well learning with alumni and lots of good food. It was a great evening to kick-off Pesach.

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  • Yom HaShoah Program

    Posted April 17, 2015

    We had a very special and meaningful Yom HaShoah observance at TABC. The program began with a bell signaling two minutes of silence followed by a solemn drum beat, played by Yoni Friedman, while all students and faculty, joined by parents and grandparents, proceeded to the Beit Knesset.

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  • 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.

  • 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.