Solomon Schechter of Westchester

Youth Movement Sweeping Westchester Day Schools

Three new heads of Conservative and Orthodox institutions, all under 44, taking over this fall.

Associate Editor
08/14/2013

A  few months ago, Shalom Hartman Institute of North America’s Yehudah Kurtzer created a stir in Jewish institutional circles by critiquing the community’s graying leadership, lack of succession planning and reluctance to hire younger executives.

Rabbi Joshua Lookstein: Leaves familiar Manhattan surroundings.

Schechter Student ‘Merits’ Attention

Rockland County ninth-grader is first recipient of new, full-freight merit scholarship at Westchester Schechter.

Associate Editor
08/21/2012

When Cara Kupferman’s parents moved to New City, in Rockland County, 20 years ago, one of the major draws was the well-regarded Clarkstown Central School District.

But next month, Cara, who thrived at her public elementary and middle schools, will forego Clarkstown South High School, instead crossing the Tappan Zee Bridge each day to attend Solomon Schechter School of Westchester.

Cara Kupferman to attend Solomon Schechter School of Westchester in Hartsdale.

High-Tech Competition In White Plains

11/08/2011
Staff Writer

The students of the Solomon Schechter School of Westchester typically excel in such intellectual areas as chess, Moot Beit Din (a program in which students adjudicate legal cases using Jewish texts) and the National Merit competition. This week the school went high-tech, conducting its first Robotic Competition. Under the leadership of teacher Daniel Aviv, teams of students in the Westchester School designed and built small robots that can perform a specific task. The creations can move and turn — but they have not yet learned to play chess or argue a legal case.

Photograph By Michael Datikash
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