VOLUME 15 NUMBER 23 MARCH 24, 2017 26 ADAR 5777
UPCOMING Parshiot Vayakhel and Pekudai/ Parshat Hachodesh/
Shabbat Mevarchim By: Rabbi Landsman
Sunday March 26
UPK In Session
Tuesday March 28
6th Grade Used
Wed., March 29
Names Not Numbers
Thursday April 20
YCQ Family News
Mazel Tov to Morah
(JHS Morah) on the
birth of a baby boy!
Mazel Tov to Adina
Fromowitz on her
Mazel Tov to Hila
on their Bat Miztvah!
Mazel Tov to Elad
Biniaminy and Tani
Leitner on their Bar
Mazel Tov to
Ackerman on the
marriage of her son!
Condolences to Rabbi
Director) on the loss of
The kindergarten classes experienced first hand the process of baking matza from
separating the chaff from the wheat and grinding it into flour, to mixing the dough and
baking it all within 18 minutes. The children also created their own Pesach project. They
decorated aprons that they can wear at the seder! The matza that they baked was then
eaten in school but everyone was given a mini shmurah matza that they will take home
and can be used for Pesach.
YCQ Annual Sixth Grade Science Fair
The sixth grade enjoyed a fantastic and educational Science Fair on Tuesday, March 21. Students in grades
three—five visited the fair and used clues to complete a scavenger hunt. Families viewed the projects at
night and then attended an awards ceremony honoring the hard work of every student. A huge thank you to
our amazing sixth grade science teacher, Mr. Rayburn, for coordinating such a wonderful event.
Tremendous thanks to our hard working judges
Mrs. Guise, Mr. Benson, and Mr. Goldstein. The
following students will enter their projects in the
inter-yeshiva science congress in May. Good luck
to all! First place Rivka Sullivan and Aaron Sisser
“I feel your pain”, Yosef and Yakov Yakubov
“What materials can block and wifi signal?”
Second place Ahuva Shachar- “The 5 second
rule”, Tamar Sonbolian- “What items contain the
most bacteria”, Avi Beylus and Matan Avitzedek
“How we perceive our voices.” Third place David
Azulay and Ohad Dayan- “How does different
types of gum affect your taste buds?, Josh
Bellehsen and Ilan Goldstein- “Kinesiology and lie
The Safety Kids Program went great this week! Grades N-4th viewed a curriculum-based hour workshop to teach and remind the
students about the ABC rules of safety: Ask for help, Bring a friend, Check First, Do tell. The children enjoyed the process of knowing
what to do in emergency situations. The students learned the importance of safety through age appropriate mediums, the older students
watched videos while the younger students watched a puppet show on the important topic.
Torah Bowl Update
The Torah Bowl playoffs were held this past Monday, as the students were asked hundreds of Torah questions on the material
they were instructed to prepare. It must have been March Madness, as there were tremendous upsets- most notably YCQ
eliminating both the Yeshiva of Flatbush and Manhattan Day School! After beating Manhattan Day School in double overtime,
YCQ advanced to the conference finals to face the host team: Ramaz. After a nail biting last game of the finals, Ramaz hit the
game winning basket as time expired to win the championship. Disney has already contacted Boys coach, Rabbi Daniel
Rosenfelt, about the rights to make the movie about the YCQ playoff run. On the field, the boys were lead by co-captains Yosef
Flamenbaum and Ari Schick who each turned in excellent efforts. It was an incredible run, and a wonderful season!
Unfortunately, the "upset bug" was not kind to the girls team. Although the girls team, lead by Morah Shoshana Rosenblum,
had an incredible regular season, they were upset in the first round of the playoffs by the host Ramaz. Does anyone else sense a
bit of a rivalry brewing between Ramaz and YCQ?
A Day at Google!
This past Tuesday, the students of the E2K club had the special privilege to visit the Google offices in Manhattan. The stu-
dents day began in a conference room where different members of Google, including our very own Dr. Wein, explained
how files are never really lost and all about the storage of the different files. They also explained how files are moved and
what really happens when computers overheat. Dr. Wein told us a story about a cat that jumped into a power cell and took
out the power of the entire building! Neither the cat or company were very happy that day! Then we had a tour of the
fourth floor, showing us the
kitchen, game rooms, lego
room, and scooters!
Followed by a tour of the
history of computers.
Google was started in that
very room!! Many YouTube
events are held at the Google
offices and it was interesting
seeing that room as well!
The students all had an
amazing time learning and
exploring all about Google!
Thank you to Mrs. Orlanski
for this unique experience!
. דכולא בה.בן בג בג אומר הפך בה והפך בה
“Ben Bag Bag says”go through it again and again because evrything is in it.”
Where else but in the Oral Torah would you find insights into teaching Torah? Questions about whom to teach, how to teach,
when to teach, what to teach, who does the teaching and who pays for it, are all explored in the Gemarah (masechet Bava Batra
21a and elsewhere). At this past Sunday’s parent/child learning session, Rabbi Pearl led an exploration into some of these
questions. Many books and learned tomes have been written on these topics by modern day educators, but, as they suggest in
education, “back to the basics.” Thank you to Rabbi Pearl for this special class!
YCQ 5TH - 8TH GRADE STUDENT
SUNDAY LEARNING PROGRAM
PLEASE JOIN US THIS SUNDAY
March 26, 2017
28 Adar 5777
9 AM - 11 AM
11-11:30 3-on-3 Basketball
FOR AN INSPIRATIONAL
FEATURING SPECIAL SPEAKER:
Rabbi Mordechai Becher,
World Renowned Speaker
“Too Many Mitzvot, Why so
Many Laws and Details??”
The YCQ-PTO/Suhag Liquor Pesach Wine Sale is going on
All orders must be pre-paid by check made out to the
YCQ-PTO and sent into the Business Office by SUNDAY
Pick up of orders will be at Suhag Liquors on Main Street
starting Monday, April 3. Order forms and more information
Questions? Please contact Stuart Verstandig at
(718) 544-4047(evenings only) or email
Pay by check made out to the YCQ-PTO and the PTO will get a
percentage of each sale.
All money raised from these sales and other fundraisers will
sponsoring the end of the year trips and graduation.
WE THANK THIS WEEK’S SPONSORS
SUNDAY 21 ADAR
IN HONOR OF
BY ELLEN FRANKEL
MONDAY, 25 ADAR
IN MEMORY OF
BEVERLY ROTHMAN ע‘‘ה
BY JODI TANZMAN
Just in time for Little League and Spring sports!
Shop at and help raise
money for YCQ’s JHS Mix It Up!
1. Shop at any Modell’s Sporting Goods store in NYC
until April 6th.
2. Show the coupon below at the register and save 15%
3. YCQ’s JHS Mix It Up club will earn 5% back from
the purchases you make!
It’s that easy! Keep your coupon –
it can be used multiple times!
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Open until 9:30 PM
Shop early for summer,
while supporting YCQ!
@ The YCQ Dinner on March 26th
$10 per ticket or $25 for 3
Buy that night with cash or check
Prizes include but not limited to:
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New York Mets Tickets
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Made possible by the YCQ Parent-Teacher Organization
Help the PTO Help YCQ
By shopping through Amazon Smile at NO cost to you,
money will be raised for YCQ.
(This is no different than your regular Amazon Account)
Money Raised Goes to:
Gifts for teachers and staff to say Hakaros Hatov for all they
do for our children throughout the year.
Supplementing cost of end of year trips
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Sixth Grade Science Fair!