By Chanita Teitz

Over the past few months, the seventh grade participated in a national competition called “The Stock Market Game.” Under the direction of Mrs. Shapiro, the computer teacher, the girls were divided into teams of three to try their luck at the stock market. Each team was given a fictional $100,000 to invest in a diverse portfolio to maximize their earnings. The girls researched different stocks and waited until an opportune time to “place a trade.” Over the 10-week period, the girls monitored their portfolios and carefully decided whether to sell each of their stocks or hold on to them for the duration of the contest. Many of the most popular stocks were Staples, Target, and Costco.

They competed against other middle schools in the New York City area, and one of our teams ranked in the top 10! The girls with the highest-ranking portfolio in Bais Yaakov are Chani Simon, Avital Talassazan, and Elisheva Weiner. The girls with the highest-ranking team in each class received a certificate and a stock market game mug. Many of the girls will be participating in the spring competition beginning in February. Good luck to all the teams!

Chazaq’s Big Event

Sunday night, March 3, is the night of the big Chazaq event featuring great music, entertainment, and world-renowned lecturers R’ Paysach Krohn, R’ Zecharia Wallerstein, and Charlie Harary. All proceeds of this event go towards Chazaq’s after-school program for local public-school students.

To order tickets, call 917-617-3636 or 646-541-6833, write to, or visit Tickets are also available at Safra Judaica, Main Sweet, Pizza Palace, Sushi Fussion, and other locations. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; event begins at 7:00 p.m. at Forest Hills High School, 67-01 110th Street, Queens, NY 11375.

Condolences . . .

To Jill Goldstein and family on the petirah of her father, Irving Riegel. HaMakom yenachem eschem b’soch sh’ar aveilei Tziyon v’Yerushalayim. v

Chanita Teitz is a real-estate broker at Astor Brokerage, with offices in Kew Gardens Hills and Fresh Meadows. For all your real-estate needs in Queens, call her at 718-263-4500 or e-mail


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