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Gabrielle Lovett, of Woodmere, is HAFTR’s Class of 2012 Valedictorian. At HAFTR Gabrielle was Captain of College Bowl, President of Model Congress, President of the National Honor Society, and participated in the following: Math Team, Science and Engineering Club, Science Research, Volleyball, Food Delivery to the Needy, Intel Competition. She plans to major in Chemistry at Columbia University. more
Eric Wietschner and brothers Daniel and David Soffer are yeshiva high school students from Woodmere and avid sports fans. They were also ballpersons at the U.S. Open, creating a kiddush Hashem by respectfully maintaining their religious standards at the world-class event staged in Flushing Meadows last week. more
More than 30 vendors from Israel’s hard hit southern communities will be showcasing their wares at HAFTR’s middle school in Lawrence on Sunday, Sept. 14, in an effort to help these businesses get back on their feet. more
The number three in Judaism has a special meaning. It is said that while one symbolizes unity, and two tension and duality, three symbolizes harmony. Three also represents Chazaka, strength. No truer words can be spoken about the three founders of I-Shine, who will be honored at the Chai Lifeline’s Annual Gala to be held on Sunday, December 4th at the Marriott Marquis. more
A pair of Woodmere cousins more than a decade apart had simultaneous haircuts this month to donate their long growing locks to an Israeli charity. more
by Michael Orbach Issue of May 28, 2010/ 15 Sivan 5770 By Michael Orbach An unprecedented effort is under way in the Five Towns, in Riverdale, N.Y., and in Brookline, Mass., to find bone … more
Ten years ago on erev Pesach, Brian (Yaakov) Hagler of Woodmere was playing basketball with friends, dribbling down the court, when his legs gave out; he felt that he had no strength. After sitting on the side, he went home. His wife, Ruchy, noticed an unexplained bruise under his eye. He went to the doctor. more
Decision in favor of rebbe fired by yeshiva not "irrational" By Michael Orbach Feb. 23, 2010 / 9 Adar 5770 A judge’s ruling that it was feared would undermine the ability of a beit din … more
The art classes at S.K.A. and HAFTR were all filled with student-made banners portraying Israeli flags, kippot and themes of every respective yeshiva. As New York City prepares for the festivities celebrating Israel’s independence, Long Islanders are gearing up for a day of great tribute and emotion. more
This week HAFTR had the pleasure of hosting the 25th annual Scott Satran basketball tournament. The HAFTR Invitational Scott Satran Memorial Tournament is a bittersweet occasion. It brings together students from eight different yeshiva high schools to commemorate a HAFTR alumnus, Scott Satran, who passed away 25 years ago from cancer at the age of 20. Every year this event bonds the HAFTR community and seven other schools together in remembrance. more
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