• 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

  • Alumni News

    Posted September 25, 2015

    Before Yom Kippur we sent out our first Alumni News of the 2015-2016 school year. In it, we highlighted manyaccomplishments of alumni and staff, and RabbiKahn sent a very special Aseret Yimei Teshuvamessage. We also kept our extended TABC family appraised of personal milestones and life events of our graduates. If you are an alumnus, or know an alumnus, who didn't receive the email, please contact Sharon Rifkind.

  • TAPA News

    Posted September 25, 2015

    Shana Tova, and Chag Sameach! After much hard work and dedication from our parent volunteers, the new and improved School Calendars have been sent out. They have been distributed to the entire TABC and Sinai student bodies, faculty and staff. If you have not received one, please let us know by emailing TAPA@TABC.org. A TAPA membership letter was sent out along with the Calandar. We encourage everyone to join by clicking here. TAPA members are eligible for discounts at some of our TAPA events. Thank You Cindy Forgash, Elite Rimberg, and Devorah Schloss for helping out with the mailing. Have a great Yom Tov!
    Esty & Debbie

  • Coach Oz in the News

    Posted September 25, 2015

    TABC is excited to announce Coach Oswald 'Oz' Cross as the head coach of the Junior Varsity and Varsity Storm basketball teams. Coach Oz has 15 years of coaching experience. Rabbi Kahn commented, "Coach Oz's exceptional basketball resume, combined with his commitment to nurturing each of his players, make him a great fit for TABC." For the full article, please click here.

  • Fire Drill

    Posted September 25, 2015

    On Monday, September 21st we had our first Fire Drill of the year. The reaction time of the students, faculty, and staff was one for the books! The Lieutenant Inspector from Teaneck Fire Departmentcommented how impressed he was with our total evacuation in less than three minutes!

  • Senior Matmidim

    Posted September 25, 2015

    Twelfth grade Matmidim was scheduled to meet twice this week due to Yom Kippur.
    The students could not imagine heading into Sukkot with only two days of matmidim, so many of them drove to school earlyFriday morning for a shiur before davening with Rabbi Malitzky, who treated them to a delicious Box of Joe hot chocolate from Dunkin Donuts.

  • Pruzbul in Rabbi Blau's Shiurim

    Posted September 25, 2015

    Rabbi Blau's shiurim discussed how a Pruzbul works before Rosh Hashana. They discussed the mitzvah of shemitat kesafim, how loans are annulled at the end of a shemita year and how that rule does not apply to a beit din. Accordingly, a Pruzbul is a way of giving one's loans for a beit din to collect instead of an individual collecting them. They saw that Rabbi Blau had made a beit din of Rabbis Nachbar, Mandelstam and Miretzky to collect his debts.

  • Marshmallow Challenge by Mrs. Hirsch's Class

    Posted September 25, 2015

    Mrs. Hirsch's history class started off their year with an interesting, challenging team-building experience. The Marshmallow Challenge is a remarkably fun and instructive design exercise that encourages teams to experience simple but profound lessons in collaboration, innovation, and creativity. The task is simple. In 18 minutes the teams must build the tallest free-standing structure out of 20 sticks of spaghetti, one yard of tape, and one marshmallow. The marshmallow needs to be on top. Surprising lessons emerge when you compare teams' performances. Who tends to be the best? Why? Who tends to be the worst? Why? What improves performance? What kills it? The boys really got into it, and gained a lot from the experience.

  • Parent-Son Learning

    Posted September 25, 2015

    V'shinantom l' vanecha. Learning Torah with one's children is an integral component in preserving our mesorah. 100 parents and talmidim participated in TABC's Parent-Son Learning program. The parents, together with their children prepared mekorot together and then heard a thought provoking shiur by Rav Josh Blass, a rav in Wesley Hills and a mashgiach ruchani in Yeshiva University. The multi-generational commitment to talmud Torah was inspiring to see. We are very grateful to Chaim & Renee Fromowitz for generously sponsoring this important event. For more photos, please see our photo album.

  • Late Night Learning

    Posted September 25, 2015

    One of TABC's goals is to inculcate in our talmidim the value of the primacy of talmud Torah. One of the many ways that TABC strives to achieve this goal throughout the year is with our Late Night Learning Program. With over 100 students in attendance, Rabbis Wiener, Malitzky and Mandelstam gave shiurim, followed by a round robin of shiurim by various rabbeim. Following mussar with Rav Hoenig, Maariv, a kumzitz, a pizza dinner and late night meal from Chickie's the talmidim ended the evening playing sports. For more photos please see our photo album.

  • STORM Shabbaton

    Posted September 25, 2015

    TABC's juniors and seniors started their new year strong with a Welcome Back Shabbaton in Camp Dora Golding. Thursday night, the seniors shared a heartfelt kumzitz with their rabbeim. On Friday, everyone bonded, as they went white water rafting or paint-balling. They all then returned to the camp for wonderful Shabbat of davening together, learning together, singing together and experiencing the kedusha of Shabbat together. The theme of the shabbaton was achdut and it certainly succeeded in creating unity among the talmidim. Many alumni came to help create, and share in, the ruach. Thank you Rabbi Miretzky for organizing such a beautiful event. As the pajama pants that everyone received said "One Nation, STORM Nation." For more photos, please visit our photo album.