Barkai Yeshivah’s mission is to cultivate the unique potential of each ben and bat Torah, based on the belief that all elements of our world should be recognized through the framework of Torah. Our goal is to provide a warm, child-centered environment in which students can develop into lifelong learners and pursuers of knowledge who will become the leaders of the next generation. Our general studies program will develop high- level skills and a depth of knowledge that will enable our students to engage in the world as informed, proficient, and discerning citizens. Barkai’s Hebrew immersion program will provide our students with the ability to master the Hebrew language as well as instill in them a deep love for the people, land, and State of Israel. Our commitment to imparting our honored Sephardic heritage, traditions, and culture is essential to the preservation and continuity of our community for generations to come. Our students will emerge with a strong sense of personal identity, refined character, and as educated, well-rounded bene Torah. They will be well- versed in Torah and committed to Misvot, in order to live a Jewish life in the contemporary world.

What’s Happening at Barkai

School Announcements

Stephanie Sultan's Garden A handmade irrigation system was installed in our school garden. Students collected and decorated water bottles which were then filled with soil. They were excited to plant seeds for herbs such as parsley and thyme to harvest later in the year. The colorful addition is uplifting to all those who walk by and we look forward to the next rainfall to water our garden.

Tu Bishbat Sameah! In celebration of ט״ו בשבט, our students engaged in trivia questions and activities challenging their knowledge of berakhot and Eres Yisrael. What berakahah do we say on a tomato? What is the sign to all the berakhot rishonot? They also categorized various fruits, vegetables and foods by the correct berakhah.

Farm Fibers Workshop In connection with their study of yarn and the social studies unit on What do we wear to keep warm in the winter?, our Mekhinot classes went on a field trip to the Queens County Farm Museum. At the Farm Fibers workshop they learned about the process of shearing, washing, carding, dyeing and spinning wool into yarn. The children were able to card (brush) wool, play a natural dye matching game, weave on a loom, and create their own sheep puppets.

  • Saturday April 1st - Sunday, April 16th

    Pesah - No Sessions

  • Tuesday, April 18th

    Yom HaShoah

  • Tuesday, April 25th

    Yom HaZikaron

  • Wednesday, April 26th

    Yom Ha'asmaut - Early Dismissal

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