Avishai Chelst, a Senior at MSTA, is Named Distinguished Finalist of Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

Avishai (Isaac) Chelst, a Southfield, MI, native and senior at The Marsha Stern Talmudical Academy – Yeshiva University High School for Boys (MSTA) in New York City, was one of 236 students nationwide to be named a Distinguished Finalist of the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards for his community service project Aliyat Regel, an eight-week exercise program.

MSTA Students on Friendship Mission to Palau

Hakarot ha’tov (expressions of gratitude) was the motivation and theme of a recent trip to the Republic of Palau by 10 students from Marsha Stern Talmudical Academy—Yeshiva University High School for Boys. The students embarked Jan. 9 on the 10-day journey to show their appreciation for the tiny North Pacific nation’s steadfast support of Israel in the United Nations.

Composer Bruce Adolphe Speaks to MSTA Students About Jewish Art in a Secular World

Bruce Adolphe, a composer and principal lecturer of the Chamber Music Society at Lincoln Center, spoke to a group of students at Marsha Stern Talmudical Academy-Yeshiva University High School for Boys on Wednesday, Dec. 10. The talk, part of a lecture series “How Does a Jewish Artist Function in a Secular Society?” was sponsored by ARISTA, the high school honor society. Adolphe is also a lecturer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and has written music for Israeli violinist Itzhak Perlman.