The JFS Journal

The JFS Journal is the school newspaper of the Jewish Foundation School of Staten Island. Find out what's happening in JFS, read Divrei Torah, learn recipes, discover high schools like TABC, JKHA/RKYHS, Ma'ayanot, and more!

About the JFS Journal

In December 2017, the JFS Journal was created as the school newspaper for The Jewish Foundation School of Staten Island. It offered students the opportunity to practice writing and apply their skills to a real paper that JFS staff, parents, students and Staten Island residents would read. It also gave them the chance to learn more about technology, while they built and manage the official website, run our JFS Journal social media profiles, take quality photos, and much more. The staff meet every week brainstorming ideas, thinking of new articles, and expressing their creativity. Our first issue, which was Chanukah themed, came out on December 17, 2017. Since then, we have made many amazing papers and visited many schools to interview staff, kids, and tell readers about them for kids considering high schools or who just want to know about them. These schools include Ma'ayanot Yeshiva High School for Girls, Torah Academy of Bergen County (TABC), Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy and Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School (Kushner), and the College of Staten Island (CSI). We also have many articles on our school, The Jewish Foundation School of Staten Island ( which is a modern orthodox day school located in Staten Island, New York which provides its students with a superior academic education in both secular and Judaic education. The dedicated staff strives to inspire our students to a life-long love of Torah observance, midot tovot, and a love for Israel. It was created more than 60 years ago, when a visionary group of parents conceived a bold undertaking. They desired to establish a yeshiva for the entire Jewish Community of Staten Island where boys and girls would receive the highest quality Jewish education combined with excellence in general studies. The result of this noble effort was JFS. Today, the Jewish Foundation School's home is a large campus at 400 Caswell Avenue. The school consists of almost 40 classrooms, a lunch room, resource rooms, a library, computer labs, basketball courts, a playground, a field, a spacious and beautiful gym, a Beit Knesset, a state of the art Science Lab, beautiful offices, a teacher lounge, art rooms, a and more. Our superb facilities are only an outward reflection of our magnificent legacy of educational accomplishments and achievements in Jewish and General Studies. Our Caswell Avenue Campus is also home to The Jewish Foundation School's acclaimed Early Learning Center ( Kindergarten and Primer, ages 4-5) and The Jewish Foundation School's Primary (Grades 1-3) and Middle School (Grades 4-8). The Jewish Foundation School's student body represents families across Staten Island, Brooklyn, and New Jersey and are served by a faculty and staff of more than 80 professionals. Our Graduates excel at Yeshiva High Schools and Beyond across the United States and Israel. We hope you enjoy reading the JFS Journal as much as we enjoyed compiling it.