YCQ’s Annual Parent-Teacher Organization Superette 

On Monday evening, May 20th, the YCQ Parent-Teachers Organization (PTO) held a beautiful superette honoring beloved longtime faculty members who are leaving at the end of the school year. Morah Sharo

Grade 5 Moving Up to JHS Night

The annual 5th Grade “Moving Up to JHS” Night took place on Monday, May 22. Students and their parents gathered to learn about life in Junior High School and tips to successfully make the transit

Grade 7 Philadelphia Trip

On a bright Wednesday morning, May 24, Grade 7 students embarked on a memorable trip to the historic city of Philadelphia. Their first stop was the renowned Eastern State Penitentiary, a formidabl

Students Visit Google NYC Headquarters

On Monday, May 22, Grade 7 Robotics and Grade 8 SET³ students had the incredible opportunity to visit Google’s New York headquarters. They heard from different Googlers (Google employees) who d

Grade 8 Visits Washington, D.C.

Grade 8 ventured south this week to Washington, D.C., for their annual Graduation trip. The day began with a stop at the Capitol building, home of the United States Congress. Students had the opportu

YCQ Celebrates Executive Director Rabbi Yaakov Lonner with Heartwarming Breakfast

On Friday May 19, the Yeshiva of Central Queens hosted a heartfelt breakfast to honor our esteemed Executive Director, Rabbi Yaakov Lonner. The special event on Yom Yerushalayim brought together the

JHS Color War 5783

“Color War Breakout!” Last Friday, when superstar Nissim Black said those three words via video to the Junior High School, cheers erupted in the lunchroom. After the teams aish (orange) v.s. mayi

Jam Packed Chanukah at YCQ

Chanukah Celebrations at YCQ were jam-packed. Or should we say jelly-filled! Monday kicked off with beautiful renditions of Hallel heard throughout the classrooms and in the shul. Throughout the morn

Successful Torah Bowl Meet

The YCQ Boys Torah Bowl Team swept through the opening week competition defeating Manhattan Day School, Mazal Day School, and the Yeshiva of Flatbush. The Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills graciously

Hockey Home Opener By Jacob Grossman, JHS Student Activities Director

The anticipation for the YCQ Hockey Home Opener grew throughout last week. On Thursday, the Wildcats arrived in their game-day suits ready to take the court like pros. Cheered on by a packed house of

Early Childhood Program Update: “All About Me” and Learning Parsha

The three-year-old and four-year-old classes have been participating in a unit called “All About Me.” The children are learning about what makes each of them unique and special, and also how they

After School STEAM

Directed by Ms. Oluwabunmi Olusina and Ms. Liliam Ochoam, focusing on Robotics this year. The class inspires children to connect with the fun and approachable side of science by teaching them to crea

Boys 2022-2023 Basketball Season Begins! An Interview with Coach Josh Normatov

Why did you decide to coach the YCQ basketball team? Growing up in Kew Gardens Hills I had a lot of friends who went to YCQ, and although I went to Yeshiva Har Torah I took a lot of pride in my n

Grade 1 Celebrates Mo Willlem’s Pigeon!

This week in the library, Grade 1 students collectively agreed that “Pigeon has to go to school,” and drew cartoons of him using circle eyes; long, rectangular necks, and triangular beaks. One bi

Boys 2022-2023 Hockey Season Begins: An Interview with Coach Shmuel Stern

Why did you generously decide to coach the YCQ Hockey Team?  I have been a part of the Yeshiva Hockey League for years. I have spent most of that time as a referee but have coached as well. I

YCQ Debate Team 2022-2023

By: Assaf and Yair Davidov (Grade 8) This week was the beginning of the YCQ 2022-2023 debate season. The Yeshiva Debate League  is run by Commissioner Waterman, who sends the resolutions t

Library Week of Myths . . . BUSTED!

If everybody in the world jumped simultaneously, would Earth’s motion change? Can people see the Statue of Liberty and Great Wall of China from space? Are bats really blind? These are a few questio

Rain Stops: Noach’s Ark Lands In Kew Gardens Hills

An Interview with Morah Shirley Pourad-Kaikov, Director of Student Activities K-5 What were the different activities the children had the opportunity to experience? The children were able to ex

YCQ Students Prepare for Yom Kippur

In preparation for Yom Kippur, grade 5 students visited Flushing Meadows Corona Park toparticipate in the tashlich ceremony. At the park, Rabbi Rohr shared a story about a villager whowent to the big

Grade 8 Ellis Island Trip

On Thursday, October 6, the eighth grade students visited Ellis Island and the 9/11 MemorialMuseum. The students sailed past the Statue of Liberty on a beautiful ferry ride. The students took a tour

Grade 7 Visits Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

YCQ’s seventh grade had a fascinatingly educational field trip to the iconic Intrepid AircraftCarrier and Museum on Thursday, October 6. Students were were provided with a private tour, and lear

Grade 6’s Rocking Ropes Course Trip

On October 6th, The YCQ 6th grade girls and boys boarded buses that took them to Boundless Adventures in Long Island. The students were geared up with harnesses and given safety instructions prior to

Rabbi Lavi Greenspan Speaks to Eighth Grade Students

On Monday, October 3, the eighth grade students had the privilege of hearing Rabbi Lavi Greenspan speak about his life story. Lavi became blind in his mid-twenties while studying at Fordham Law Schoo

Rabbi Finkelman Delivers Teshuva Lecture to JHS Students

On Monday, October 3, the Junior High School students had the honor and privilege of hearing Rabbi Mordechai Finkelman, Mashgiach Ruchani of Yeshivat Ohr HaChaim, speak to the students about Teshuvah

Students from YCQ Attend NYPD Annual High Holiday Briefing

On September 21, alongside hundreds of police officers, politicians, journalists, community liaisons and representatives, ten Grade 8 students represented their yeshiva with maturity and poise. Each

YCQ Grades 1-5 Begin the New School Year with Kick-Off Trips

The beginning of the school year is a wonderful time for students and teachers to connect and bond in all different types of ways. Grades 1–5 had their first class trips this past week and had the

Ms. Laffer’s “Sweet” Lesson for Rosh Hashana

This week Ms. Laffer read the book Thank You Mr. Falker by Patricia Polacco to class 3-212 and 3-211. The book is about the main character Trisha who grew up in a family who loved books! Trisha’s g

PTO Welcome Event

On Monday, September 19, the PTO had its first meeting of the school year. We were excited towelcome many new faces and have already started moving on some of other upcoming events (PTOFun Night-Octo

Parent-Child Selichot Program

On Motzei Shabbat, September 17, over 100 students in grades five through eight, along with their parents, and Rebbeim joined together for a meaningful learning program. The evening began with a beau

New Student Program

This past Monday, Mrs. Elana Joffe, YCQ’s Social Worker, facilitated a student program welcoming YCQ’s new students. Each student was paired with an eighth-grade mentor who was handpicked based o

September 11th Assembly

On Thursday, September 8, the Junior High School commemorated the 21st anniversary of the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center. The students watched a meaningful video of the events that

First Day of School at YCQ

As 1,000 students walk through the doors of YCQ on the first day of the 2022–2023 school year, you can feel the students’ anticipation. After a very long summer, they are eager to reunite with ol

Preschool Bash 

After an intense summer full of hard work and construction on the YCQ building, the building crew performed a miracle and helped the PTO in the launching of annual YCQ PTO Preschool Bash. New and ret

Faculty Professional Development

The YCQ faculty orientation took place on both August 31 and September 1 and set an exciting tone  to begin the new school year. On day one, the teachers were greeted by guest speaker, Rabbi Moshe B

Supply Lists 2022-23

Dear parents,Please see below for supply lists for the upcoming school year. Download

Grade 5 Mishna-thon Luncheon 

Our Mishna-thon was a smashing success. The Grade 5 students completed and were misayem Masechet Brachot twice in one day. Our students engaged in a meaningful Torah learning atmosphere, enjoyed refr

Holla If You Love Hatzolah! 

On Tuesday some of the kindergartens were visited by Hatzolah. No, they weren’t sick, but they did have the opportunity to learn all about what Hatzolah does. Mr. Malakov, a kindergarten parent and

YCQ Wins The 2021-2022 MS Yeshiva Debate Society Championship By Eyal Traeger, Grade 8

During 2021 and 2022, the YCQ Debate Team participated in the Middle School Yeshiva DebateSociety against many other schools. The students wrote speeches on a multitude of topics, such aschildren and

Color War 2022 – Congratulations Yellow And Blue!

Lag Ba’Omer Color War in Grades 1-5 was a colorful success! Four teams in each grade (Red, Blue, Yellow, and White) competing in different categories, each student had a chance to shine! It was a d

Crafting For Critters Club Visits Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter

On Tuesday, the Crafting For Critter Club, led by Ms. Picciano, went to deliver all of the hand-madepet toys they had made during Friday clubs this year. The Club members include Grade 8: ChanaOrenbu

Grade 5 JHS Night!

The positive energy was palpable as the incoming Grade 6 students sat with their parents to learn about the Junior High School and the transitions that they can expect. Rabbi Landsman addressed th

Healthy And Wise Year End Round Up: By Ms. Aliza Solomon

Healthy & Wise finished up for this year. The students have learned so many heathy habits topractice. They know that in order to grow big and strong they need to do as many healthy habits aspossi

Author Paul Czajak Visits YCQ Library

After much anticipation and preparation for his visit, picture book author Paul Czajak finally arrived on Wednesday, May 25 to present an inspiring and interactive presentation for Kindergarten and G

No Bean Stalks! By Mrs. Sharon Korn

The weather is getting warm and summer is on it’s way. What better way to celebrate the season then to plant. Some of the Kindergarten students planted beans. They didn’t get bean stalks, but the

YCQ PTO Supperette: A Wonderful Evening

The YCQ PTO held a Supperette in the Dining Hall to honor departing faculty members Mrs. Ellen Orlanski, Mrs. Darlene Picciano, Rabbi Michael Ribalt, and Mrs. Jenni Chubak. Friends, colleagues, stude

Inter-Yeshiva Science Congress

Winners of The YCQ Science Fair recently attended the Inter-Yeshiva Science Congress held at HALB. The Inter-Yeshiva Science Congress was established as a positive and rewarding learning experience.

YCQ Crime Scene Investigation by Ms. Rosenblum’s Detectives By Ilana Ismailov and Ilana Zavulun (5-301) 

On Friday, May 13, our Grade 5 Literacy Teacher, Ms. Rosenblum, set up a very fun activity for our whole class. The activity was a fake crime scene. The goal of the crime scene was to figure out who

Mrs. Etta’s Sneak Peek of the Week at the Library

This week, Mrs. Etta was inspired by author Paul Czajak’s book, Seager the Weaver, about the spider who breaks tradition and creates a web in new and innovative shapes. Related to this theme, she r

50th Anniversary Reunion of The YCQ Class of 1972

With close to 100 people participating, the YCQ Class of 1972 50th Anniversary Reunion, held on Sunday, May 1 at YCQ, was a huge success. Enjoying a sunny sky and a light breeze, members of the YCQ g

Space, The Final Frontier: An Interview With Mrs. Deena Lucks, Grade 3 Teacher

We live during a time when space travel is becoming increasingly available to the public. What inspired you to create this project? Following the completion of our informational text unit on the sola

YCQ PTO Scholastic Book Fair!

The students of YCQ enjoyed a two day Scholastic Book Fair at the beginning of this week. There were so many book options for students of all ages to choose from - you could feel the love of reading!

YCQ Debuts Documentary About The Making Of Names, Not Numbers

Names, Not Numbers, A Holocaust Memorial Film Project, debuted at a dinner viewing hosted by YCQ. Our students were honored and humbled to work with Mrs. Chava Fenster, Mr. Ben Milchman, Mr. Leiby He

A Visit From Author and Illustrator Reba Linker

Class 2-204 had a special visitor this week - author and illustrator Reba Linker, who also happens to be Sara’s mom! She came in to read her book “The Compost Heroes,” and taught the students a

Immigration Education Publication

The students in Class 4-306 worked very hard on their unit of study, “Immigration.” They learned about their past by completing a family tree, interviewing a family member who immigrated to the U

Smashing Success YCQ PTO Scholastic Book Fair

The students of YCQ enjoyed a two day Scholastic Book Fair at the beginning of this week. There were so many book options for students of all ages to choose from - you could feel the love of reading!

Elementary School Prep For Pesach

While many families have begun engaging in different minhagim such as cleaning one’s home and not eating matza in honor of being only a month away from Pesach, the students in YCQ have begun to pre

Fom Purim To Pesach By Mrs. Sharon Korn, Early Childhood Director

As everyone knows, once Purim comes, Pesach can’t be far behind. Last week, all the classes in the Early Childhoood Program hit the ground running. There is so much to learn and do to get ready tha

Grade 1 Amazing Addition By Mrs. Melissa Cohen, ES Assistant Principal

Grade 1 has been busy learning a new unit on place value in math. We have been practicing adding two digit numbers using a model. The students drew tens and ones and added them up! This week we have

YCQ Hosts Debate

A performance by our Debate Team resulted in multiple victories, including best team score. Michael Zavulun and Max Basalely put on a tour-de-force in their match against HALB’s top debate team, wi

8th Grade Girls Yachad Sensitivity Training

Grade 8 Girls had a day of sensitivity training with Yachad, the National Jewish Council for Disabilities, an organization which promotes inclusion. The girls had a workshop with several components.

A Purim Wow! By Mrs. Sharon Korn, Director of Early Childhood

The Early Childhood Purim celebration in YCQ was “Wow!” First, the early childhood students enjoyed the big school carnival. They jumped on a bouncy ride, climbed a bouncy obstacle course, and sl

Grades 7 and 8 Girls Shabbaton

Our Grades 7 and 8 Girls enjoyed an epic, ruach filled, Shabbaton together at the Bushkill Inn and Conference Center. The students were placed into groups and had the opportunity to bond with some in

Western Hemis-Fair By Mrs. Melissa Cohen, ES Assistant Principal

Grade 5 students put on an incredible, and super informative, Western Hemis-Fair this past Thursday and Friday. Every student in the grade participated in creating a board and model of a country, sta

Purim, Puppets, and Parties By Mrs. Sharon Korn, Early Childhood Director

Though this week is short, it is chock-full of Purim Fun! On Tuesday the children enjoyed an interactive Purim puppet show by The Small Wonder Puppet Theater. The beautiful puppets made the Purim sto

YU and YCQ: A Mission of Torat Chesed – Yeshiva University Announces Humanitarian Student Mission

Yeshiva University (YU)’s Sacks-Herenstein Center and Office of Student Life announced a humanitarian student mission next week to work with hundreds of Ukrainian refugees sheltering in Vienna and

Boys Varsity Basketball Triumphs Over Har Torah In Stunning Upset – By Coach Evan Daniel  

On Motzei Shabbat, the YCQ boys varsity basketball team pulled off a stunning upset against rival Har Torah in front of a packed house at YCQ by a score of 74-70. The game started with both teams goi

Healthy & Wise: Nutrition Edition By Ms. Aliza Solomon, ES Teacher  

Since winter vacation, the students have been learning about the 5 Food Groups and making healthy food choices. We learned that junk food is not its own food group because we only want to eat it once

Excitement in the Art Room By Mrs. Melissa Cohen, ES Assistant Principal

4th grade boys used their engineering skills to build boats using egg crates. Their imagination soared as students were able to create pirate ships, luxury liners, and boats of all types. Egg crates

Early Childhood, What Do You See? By Mrs. Sharon Korn, Early Childhood Director

The three-year-olds in YCQ have been busy looking all over. Why? Because they are learning about the sense of sight. They played “I Spy” and “What Is Missing.” They read Brown Bear, Brown Bea

YCQ 81st Anniversary Dinner

An incredible evening for the community at the YCQ 81st Anniversary Dinner! We enjoyed a night full of delicious food at Old Westbury Congregation and great music by the one and only Gad Elbaz! Mazal

Quake Shake Lab By Ms. Darlene Picciano, Grade 6 Science Teacher

Grade 6 lab scientists completed an activity called "Quake Shake.” They finished learning about plate tectonics and how the movements of the plates cause many changes on earth including causing ear

Mix It Up

The JHS members of the Anti-Bullying Club “Mix It Up” went into all of the Elementary School classes and shared some of their knowledge about bullying through books, presentations, and interactiv

Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Celebration By Mrs. Melissa Cohen, ES Assistant Principal of General Studies

On Wednesday, March 2, Grades 1 and 2 students celebrated the author Dr. Suess’s birthday! In 207, Mrs. Blum read the book The Cat in the Hat. Her students each wrote a paragraph answering the ques

100 Days in 100 Ways! By Mrs. Sharon Korn, Early Childhood Director 

How many ways can you count to 100? The kindergarten has been counting the days since the beginning of school, and celebrated the 100th day of school this week! They were able to count in so many way

Gad Elbaz Surprises JHS Students With Purim Music Video Shoot!

YCQ JHS students had the incredibly opportunity to be included in international singing sensation Gad Elbaz’s new Purim video! There was tremendous excitement and ruach, and Mishenichmas Adar Marbi

Patterns, Snowy Owls and Mystery Projects By Mrs. Sharon Korn, Early Childhood Director

Patterns. Patterns. So many patterns. The three-year-olds has been learning all about patterns. They know what a pattern is and how to make one. They know, for example, that boy, girl, boy, girl, is

100 Days and New Organizational Ways By Mrs. Melissa Cohen, ES Assistant Principal of General Studies

Happy 100th Day of School! On Wednesday, Grade 2 students participated in a special 100th Day Celebration. The entire grade got together in the lunchroom where they played a fun game of 100th Day Bin

Magnets, Walruses, and Presidents, Oh My! Written by Mrs. Sharon Korn, Director of Early Childhood

What do magnets, walruses, and Presidents all have in common? They were all part of learning in the preschool this week in YCQ. The kindergartens had fun with magnets, with Mr. I The Science Guy.

JHS Boys’ Grade 7 & 8 Shabbaton

Last week, Grades 7 and 8 Boys enjoyed a beautiful, Ruach filled, Shabbaton together, at the Bushkill Inn and Conference Center. The students were placed into groups and had the opportunity to bond w

5th Grade’s Epic Overnight to Frost Valley

Grade 5 went on an overnight trip to Frost Valley in Upstate, NY. The students enjoyed outdoor activities like hiking, snow tubing, cross country skiing, flying fish, and broomball. They bonded with

February 10 Torah Bowl Match

A JHS Torah Bowl match took place on Thursday. The girls competed against Hillel, ASHAR, Silverstein Hebrew Academy, Flatbush, Mazal, and Bruriah. The boys competed against Hillel, ASHAR, and Flatbus

2022 YCQ Truman Scholars

The Truman Scholars Program is an educational initiative of the Tikvah Fund designed for exceptional 7th and 8th grade students in Orthodox Jewish middle schools that explores the large theme of Amer

Communities Confronting Substance Use and Addiction Workshops for Students and Parents

Communities Confronting Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) is a not-for-profit organization founded with the goal of creating stigma-free Jewish communities through awareness, education, and preventi

Grade 4 Melave Malka and Kumzits

The Grade 4 Boys and their families enjoyed a fun filled Melave Malka on Motzei Shabbat, February 5. The boys learned to make their own tzitizit by hand, led by Rabbi Soffer, YCQ Elementary School Gr

Polar Bears, Brachot and CountingWritten by Mrs. Sharon Korn, YCQ Director of Early Childhood

What do all the kindergartens have in common? They are all busy counting. Why are they counting so much? Well, because we’re approaching the 100th day of school, of course. We’ve actually been co

Nature Name Projects Written By Ovadia Tzionov and Aiden Aminov

For a few months, Grade 5 worked very hard to make their nature name projects. There are amazing posters hanging outside the classrooms on bulletin boards. The posters were made with stuff from their

Food Chain Projects by Naftali Hativi, Jacob Geula, and Eli Samet

In Classes 5-300 and 5-301, we had a project to make food chains of nature. Some children had land food chains, mixed food chains, and water food chains. In our project we had to have one producer, t

Grade 6 Girls Create Authentic Israeli Shuk

In Honor of Tu B’Shevat, Grade 6 Girls created a Shuk Tu B-Shevat so the entire school could experience Israeli culture. The girls learned all about Tu B’Shevat, the Shivat Haminim, and formed gr

Berachot, Tapping, and Winter Animals

Now that we are back from winter vacation, the preschool hit the ground running! Our three year olds are learning all about berachot. They are even making a washing cup for the beracha they just l

Interview With YCQ 81st Anniversary Dinner Honoree ES Assistant Principal Mrs. Melissa Cohen By Ms. Sarah Shenas

Who was instrumental in helping you get to where you are today? Throughout my years working as a third grade teacher here at YCQ, Rabbi Landsman was a great mentor and always supported me in the clas

Interview with Coach Evan Daniel

What is your favorite aspect of running the sports program at YCQ? I’ve always played and coached to win games and the support I’ve gotten from the administration including Rabbi Landsman and Rab

YCQ Museum of Early Childhood Art By Mrs. Sharon Korn

If you want to see an amazing art exhibit, just come to the Kindergarten at YCQ. The children learn all about different artists and the styles in which they painted. One class learned about George Se

Skeleton Science! By Eyal Traeger (8B1)

On Wednesday, December 22, the Grade 8 students of Yeshiva of Central Queens were able to create a model skeleton. In Mrs. Orlanski’s science class, the students were given papers that had images o

JHS Girls Yom Iyun

The JHS Girls had a Yom Iyun focusing on the halachot of Tzniut and why it’s such a special mitzvah. The girls enjoyed a hot breakfast and then split up into different workshops, all focusing on Tz

Parshat Bo: The Mitzvot of Moshe in Mitzrayim By Betzalel Hativi (8B2)

What was Moshe busy with before leaving Mitzrayim? Our rabbis tell us that when the Jews were getting ready to leave Mitzrayim they were supposed to collect the gold and silver from the Egyptians as

פרשת בא- דבר תורה By Leora Traeger (5-302)

This week’s פרשה is פרשת בא. In this week’s פרשה we learn about the last three מכות. They were ארבה חושך,מכת בכורות. Afterwards, פרעה called משה וא�

Grade 7 & SINAI Program Pizza Lunch

The YCQ Counseling Department and SINAI faculty teamed up to plan an event for a few YCQ Grade 7 girls and SINAI students. The students met for a pizza lunch, get to know you ice breakers, and games.

And On The Third Day…

“The third day is when the plants were created. In order for the children to feel more connected to this special day, we worked with plants in the classroom. They filled their own pots with soil an

Early Childhood Program: Many Makkot

Last week the Parsha left us wondering how the makkot would end and whether the Jewish People would ever leave Mitzrayim. The nursery classes acted out the makkot. The three-year-olds froze their mov

Boys Basketball Report

Mr. Evan Daniel, YCQ Boys Basketball Coach, reported, “On Monday, December 27, we had our first regular season game against MDY, who some predict will be the top team in the league. The boys were a

JHS Spreads Kindness

The JHS is covered with uplifting posters made by many of the 6th and 7th grade classes hoping to win the Mix it Up Poster contest. Mix it Up is the JHS anti-bullying initiative run by Mrs. Melissa M

Paper Cup Production! By Yonah Gold, Grade 5

Last Friday, the boys of 5-300 made cups out of paper! The cups had to hold water for at least 30 seconds. They got to use one piece of paper, two small pieces of tape, and scissors. They had many di

Peulat Tevet: Let’s Celebrate!

Grades 1-3 enjoyed a special Peulat Tevet activity organized by Morah Fried and Rabbi Ribalt. The students learned about the miracle of the Hebrew language being spoken again after 2000 years of not

Delicious Division!

Students in 3-210 and 3-211 were introduced to the concept of division this week using M&M candies! They learned that there are two ways to divide. First, they learned how to determine how many c

Sunday Learning Program with Special Guest Star Singer Eitan Katz!

Yeshiva of Central Queens was blessed with an exuberant performance by world renowned singer Eitan Katz. His first two albums, Eilecha, produced by his father, beloved chazzan, Avshalom Katz, and Big

Community Helpers Visit During A “Snow Storm!”

This week was Community Helper Week in Early Childhood. The students in the three-year-old class class learned all about how to take care of their teeth from a dentist that visited the classroom.They

Early Childhood Program: Torah and Science Together!

The spotlight was on science in Early Childhood this week. The Kindergarten students performed experiments with Mr. I The Science Guy (Mr.Jacob Itzhakov), mixing oil and brightly colored water. They

Girls JHS Basketball!

The Yeshiva of Central Queens (YCQ) Girls Basketball Team played their first home game on Tuesday night, December 21, against The Rosenbaum Yeshiva of North Jersey (YNJ) Jaguars. The first quarter en

Names, Not Numbers: The Project Continues

Grade 8 students who are part of the Names, Not Numbers project at YCQ have been working tirelessly to research information about Holocaust survivors lives, and write interview questions based on the

Faculty Development Workshops

When Dr. Dumont, Director of School Psychology, joined the YCQ administration in July, one of her goals was to expand social-emotional culture within the school community. As such, teachers have been

2021 YCQ PTO Annual Challah Bake A Rising Success!

“Having a live Challah Bake is such a bracha for us! While Zoom has been useful, and we did have a successful Challah Bake last year, nothing is better than being together to perform such a special

Mazal Tov YCQ JHS Debate Team!

YCQ is a proud member of the Middle School Yeshiva Debate League. On Wednesday, at HAFTR, YCQ won First Place Individual Performance (Rebecca Sisser, Captain), and First Place Joint Debate Team (Sara

YCQ Girls’ Basketball vs. Shulamith: Excellent Skills and Scores

The YCQ girls basketball team played a tough game but ultimately lost to Shulamith 47-30. The team was led by their captain Rebecca Sisser, scoring a total of 7 points. Shooting guard Lauren Ross had

Boys’ Varsity Basketball Exhibition Game vs. SSSQ @ YCQ

“The team was excited to get the season started with a good win. Led by Ephraim Avramov (8B2), the boys shook off early nerves to jump out to a big lead and never looked back. Most importantly, we

Grade 4 Native Americans Project

In concluding their studies of the Iroquois and Algonquin social studies unit, Grade 4 had the opportunity to present a special project to their classmates. The students had a handful of options to c

Grade 2 Chumash Plays: Better Than Broadway!

This past Sunday, Classes 2-204 and 2-207 had their Chumash presentations. Students received their very first Chumashim! Morah Foular and Morah Dina produced outstanding performances with their stude

Learning All About Families and Winter at YCQ!

This week our 3-year-old Nursery is continuing with their unit of study called “All About Me.” They talked about what makes up a family, and who is in their families. They also discussed what typ

Parshat Vayigash: “Is My Father Still Alive?” By Rebecca Sisser (8G1)

In Parshat Vayigash,Yosef finally reveals himself to his brothers. After he sufficiently tests them and sees that they are changed men, he says the famous words, “I am Yosef, is my father still ali

Yosef’s Simple Question: Eitan Berkowitz (5-300)

“Yosef said, ‘I am Yosef; is my father still alive?’ The brothers became frightened of him and were unable to answer.” (45:3) Why were the brothers unable to answer Yosef’s simple questi

Early Childhood Parshat Vayigash: Mrs. Sharon Korn

This week the preschool was very busy learning Parshat Vayigash. The three-year-old nursery students learned about Yaacov and his family traveling down to Mitzrayim by wagon. They made their own wago

Kindergarten Thanksgiving and Chanukah Projects

K-105 made “I Am Thankful For” place mats. The students wrote what they are thankful for, and drew a picture. They made aprons with their own hand print on it, that was turned into a Turkey! Th

Grade 2 Thanksgiving Workshop

YCQ celebrated Thanksgiving one day early at our annual Grade 2 Thanksgiving Workshop. The classes were excited to participate in an afternoon of learning, crafts, and treats. Rabbi Landsman and Mrs.

Mrs. Maisel’s “Class Got Talent” Chanukah Edition!

Grade 7 proved they are worthy of Hollywood today during our Songwriting Talent Show. Each group wrote their own lyrics about Chanukah and performed together. The competition was fierce, and it was

Grade 5 Chesed Event

Grade 5 has been putting their math skills to good use! As a follow up to our unit on adding and subtracting decimals, students had an opportunity to “shop” for Chanukah presents for their famili

Non-Stop Chanukah Celebrating!

Chanukah 5782 – a blast! Students were treated to a full and fun Chanukah schedule. Younger grades started off each morning with Rabbi Ribalt’s candle lighting ceremony. Every day children watche

A Very Special Chanukah for the Early Childhood Program

Chanukah is a very busy and exciting time in the pre-school. In addition to a Chanukah concert, menorah cookie decorating and Azamra D.J. the pre-schoolers invited the parents to join us for a specia

November 21 Sunday Learning Program

Another successful Sunday Learning for students and parents grades 5 – 8! Our very own JHS Rebbe, Rabbi Mordechai Rovner, gave a shiur on “Small Actions, Big Results.” Rabbi Bernstein and Rabbi

Intergenerational Melava Malka Brings Grade 3 Families Together

On Motzei Shabbat, November 20, 2021, Grade 3 students celebrated an intergenerational virtual Melava Malka. On Friday afternoon, November 19, students brought home large gift bags containing fresh i

Sunday Learning Program November 14

Guest Speaker Rabbi Dov Keilson, Mashgiach Ruchni at Mesivta Chaim Shlomo, a Division of Yeshiva Darchei Torah, presented his lecture titled “A Proud Jew.” His lectures, known for their passion,

After School Programming: Mishna Shiur

Mishna Shiur is a “by invitation only” program for YCQ’s Grades 6, 7, and 8 Boys. It’s a three-year program in which students complete three difficult Mesechtot; Bava Kama, Bava Metziah, and

Introducing The YCQ 2021 – 2022 Powerhouse Debate Team

Three YCQ Debate Team tryouts were held to make sure everyone got to present not only once, but twice! This was to make sure the selection was ultra-fair, with input from the four Grade 8 Captains. R

YCQ Professional Development Day

The entire YCQ Faculty participated in our annual Professional Development Day on November 11. Rabbi Shay Schachter, Rosh Bais Medrash of the Young Israel of Woodmere, kicked off the day with words o

Grade 6 Girls Bat Mitzvah Workshop

The Grade 6 Girls celebrated at an incredible Bat Mitzvah Workshop Wednesday night! Thank you Rabbi Landsman, Morah Bienenfeld, Morah Engelson, Rabbi Hamel, Mrs. EIana Joffe, Mrs. Jen Jaffe, and Mora

What’s Stewing in Mrs. Kaplan’s Class?

Mrs. Eryn Kaplan enjoys bringing her lessons to life. It was no surprise in November when her students heard about cooking in class. The class started off the unit by stirring things up. The unit on

Seventh Grade Boys Bar Mitzvah Workshop

The Grade 7 boys had an incredible Bar Mitzvah Workshop Monday night! Thank you Rabbi Landsman, Rabbi Hamel, and Rabbi Bernstein for organizing the event, and thank you to all the adults and students

Grade 6 and 7 Girls Biking Trip

In honor of Rosh Chodesh Kislev, Grades 6 and 7 girls went on a biking trip in Flushing Meadows Park last week. What an awesome and fun bonding experience to bring in the joyous month of Kislev!

Mike and Ike and Marshmallow Towers By Yonah Gold and Jonathan Shamayev, Grade 5

This Tuesday the students of Class 5-300 at YCQ attemped to build the largest tower out of Mike and Ikes and marshmallows. They had two small packs of Mike and Ikes, a decent number of marshmallows a

After School Program: Literacy Club

Ms. Rosenblum’s Grade 5 Literacy Club is progressing nicely in its reading of “The Unteachables” by Gordon Korman. The students focused on the characters in the book: who are the favorites, non

Grade 2 Stav Skit

Morah Foular and Class 2-207 performed a “Stav Skit” today to show how much they know about the Fall season. They learned many Hebrew descriptive words about Fall, and the differences between the

Ms. Laffer’s Grade 3 Students Study Veterans Day

In honor of Veterans Day, Ms. Laffer’s Classes 3-212 and 3-211 learned in Social Studies, that a veteran is a person who has fought for our freedom and our country – Navy, Army, Air Force, Marine

YCQ Early Childhood Program Open House A Huge Success!

Prospective parents and students attended the Yeshiva of Central Queens (YCQ) Early Childhood Program Open House on Sunday, November 7. Rabbi Mark Landsman, YCQ Principal, and Mrs. Sharon Korn, YCQ E


First Torah Bowl Competition of the Year

This week, YCQ participated in this year’s first virtual Torah Bowl. The girls, led by Ms. Rosenblum, played against ASHAR, Bruria, Hillel, Flatbush, and Silverstein. The boys, led by Rabbi Rosenfe

Grade 7 Girls Volunteer For CHAZAQ “Power Up Campaign”

This past Tuesday and Wednesday, the Grade 7 girls had the opportunity to join CHAZAQ in their annual telethon. CHAZAQ is an organization in the Jewish community, whose mission statement is “buildi

Consortium Of Jewish Day Schools

YCQ has had the privilege to work with the Consortium of Jewish Day Schools (COJDS) over the past five years. COJDS is an organization that is dedicated to the empowerment, development, and improveme


Grade 8 girls also traveled to Ellis Island and the 9/11 Memorial. They too, are learning about Immigration, and the role Ellis Island played in the lives of all those who sought for a better life in

Grade 8 Boys Visit Ellis Island and 9/11 Memorial

Grade 8 boys traveled to Ellis Island and the 9/11 Memorial. To enhance their Immigration unit of study, the students visited what was the busiest immigrant inspection station in the United States.Th

Grade 2 Sweet Election

Mrs. Blum and Morah Aliza’s second grade class learned all about Election Day with their very own class election. The class voted on their favorite candy and the winning treat was given out the cla

The Great Fifth Grade Compliments Contest

The Great Fifth Grade Compliments Contest has begun! Mrs. Hoffman and the fifth grade teachers and classes are working hard to earn compliments at recess line-up, lunch, and specialties. For every fi

Rabbi Riblat Addresses Torah U’mesorah National Convention

Last week Rabbi Ribalt had the honor of addressing over 150 Principals and Roshei Yeshiva at the 65th Torah U’mesorah National Convention. The convention, which gathers leaders and educators throug


This past Sunday was YCQ’s third Sunday Morning Learning Program of the school year. Rabbi Daniel Rosenfelt, YCQ JHS Rebbe, presented “The Slaughtering Of Yitzchak; The Part Of The Story That You

Pink Day at YCQ!

This past Wednesday, October, 27, was a very important day for the JHS Girls! The girls wore pink to show their support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Chessed Committee arranged special pink


The YCQ Junior High School girls had a special Paint Program to commemorate Rachel Imeinu’s Yarhzheit this past Monday. The JHS Morot shared words of inspiration to explain why Rachel Imeinu is so

Video of the Week – 10/1/2021

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Back to School Night 2021-2022

We invite you to meet your teachers and learn all about the 2021-2022 curriculum!

YCQ Supply Lists 2021-2022

The supply lists for grades N-8 for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year are now available. This is a generic list that applies to each child for his or her grade.

Eighth Grade Graduation

This years eighth grade students graduated this past week in a beautiful ceremony atYCQ. The ceremonies started on Tuesday night for the boys and was followed by thegirls the next evening. Dr. Wein,

Senior Awards Dinner

Last Thursday evening, the eighth grade students and their teachersparticipated in a beautiful Senior Awards Dinner at the home of fellowgraduate, Natan Aranbaiev. Each student received a specific aw

Kindergarten Graduation

The Kindergarten classes held their annual graduation ceremony this pastWednesday. Each class performed a play including singing and dancing from theknowledge they have attained this school year. The

Nursery “Moving Up” Ceremony

This past Wednesday the Nursery had a special “moving up” ceremony. Thechildren sang some of their favorite songs that they learnedthroughout the year with Morah Karen. Each child received a dipl