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Monday, June 19, 2017

Evening of the Arts 2017

This past Yom Yerushalayim, Yeshivah of Flatbush Joel Braverman High School students and faculty treated parents, alumni, faculty and friends to an astounding display of talent and creativity at the Sixth Annual Evening of the Arts. The student lounge was a magnificent art gallery, where visitors could enjoy the multi-media work of our students as well as a delicious collation. Student work from the graphic design, photography and product design classes were on exhibit in the lobby and first floor hallway along with a selection of pieces from the jewelry design "Tsei Ulemad" independent study class.

The next part of the evening took place in the Laniado Gymnasium, which stunningly transformed into an intimate cabaret venue. The program began with a video about Jerusalem, showcasing the miracle of the Six Day War and the 50 years of growth and progress. The program featured twenty diverse instrumental, vocal and dramatic performances ranging from classical and pop to comedy and drama. The YOFHS choir closed the show with a beautiful Jerusalem medley. After the performances everyone was invited to see the amazing art work that was showcased in the student lounge. Thank you to Mrs. Rachel Winkler for coordinating this program, and to all of the Arts faculty for preparing our students for this unique event.

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Evening of the Arts 2017

Friday, June 16, 2017

Sophomore College Night 2017

On May 23rd, the Yeshivah of Flatbush Joel Braverman High School College Guidance Department hosted a Sophomore College Night for students and parents. The first segment of the evening focused on college admissions and the application process. Crystal A. Bates, a Senior Director at NYU Undergraduate Admissions, gave an informative presentation highlighting some of the things sophomores can be doing now in order to be best prepared when it comes time to apply to college.

The second portion of the evening was led by Akil Bello, the Director of Equity and Access at Princeton Review. Akil discussed the differences between the SAT and ACT and how students can determine which test is best for them. Students also received their PSAT and Pre-ACT score reports; Akil's presentation helped them interpret and better understand their results. Families left with a better sense of what college admissions and standardized testing are all about.


Thursday, June 15, 2017

Pathfinders Update: Students Learn All About Banking at IDB Bank

Fifteen Yeshivah of Flatbush Joel Braverman High School students recently participated in an amazing opportunity at IDB Bank, through our Pathfinders Program. We were able to tour, learn, and understanding all of the various departments of banking. Even more interesting was how many of the students' families worked with the bank. Our guide was the vice president of the bank, an amiable and fun guy, who planned our extensive afternoon. To begin we spoke with him and two of his colleagues about what a bank does overall and it's different departments. Then we got a chance to go into their offices and talk with the people who worked there. We learned about how they analyze loans and manage risks. We met with the heads of the department of assets, private baking, and others. We also got a great insight on the importance of banking and loans on a business level. We got great advice, especially about how to network. After going on his exclusive trip I now have a deep understanding of everyday practices in a bank and their overall uses.
~Ezra Faks, Class of 2019

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Advanced Studio Art Students Attend Printmaking Workshop

Recently, students from the Yeshivah of Flatbush Joel Braverman High School Advanced Studio Art class participated in a three hour printmaking workshop at the Rockaway Artists Alliance in Fort Tilden Gateway National Park. Under the guidance of high school art instructor, Mr. Jason Novetsky, each student explored the expressive possibilities of printmaking techniques including Monoprint and Solar Plate Etchings. It was an educational and creative day!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

JV Debate Team Win 2nd Place

After diligently preparing for weeks, a select group of students from the JV debate team competed in a match the was hosted by Heschel High School. Throughout the train ride we were collaborating with our partners with last minute details to brush up on. The topic of the debate was whether or not the sale of organs by live donors should be legalized in the United States. With our affirmative team made up of Lauren Zami and Robert Adler and the negative team with Ezra Faks and Julie Saadia we were ready to debate our positions. Throughout our speeches, crosses, and finally rebuttals we maintained and defended our sides. At the end of both debates late into the night, the award ceremony was held where the affirmative team was awarded 2nd place! We had a great experience in learning how to be articulate, develop an argument, and work quickly on our feet. We all thank our brilliant faculty advisor, Mr. Brian Katz, for helping us through our research and practices!
~Ezra Faks, Class of 2019

Monday, June 12, 2017

Pathfinders Update: Flatbush Students Attend SCC Cooking Classes

Yeshivah of Flatbush Joel Braverman High School students have the opportunity to attend cooking classes with master chefs at the Sephardic Community Center through our Pathfinders Program. Not only are the cooking classes exciting and enjoyable they're also very useful. In these classes, many cooking techniques, that can be useful for our lives, are taught. They teach us many skills to help us have a healthy lifestyle as well. I also feel after going to this class I am more experienced and feel more comfortable in the kitchen.
~ Audrey Sutton, Class of 2020

Friday, June 9, 2017

Reading Championships Award Party 2017

The end of year awards party for the Yeshivah of Flatbush Joel Braverman High School Reading Championships were held in the high school Library. This reading competition is excellent for SAT prep, critical analysis, vocabulary, and reading comprehension skills. Students who attended the Reading Championships on a steady basis received Archon credit. The winners with the highest scores for the year receive Honor Society recognition.

The 2017 winners included:
Freshmen - Sarah Dagmy, Yael Frechter, Benjamin Levy
Sophomores - Jack H. Dweck, Batya Kairey, Lauren Zami, Mazal Zebak
Juniors - Eli Feldman, Mary Ftiha, Mary Jajati