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Student Activities

Extra curricular activities are a tremendous part of the HAFTR Middle School experience.  These include academic, sport, and religious activities, both during the school day and after. 


In-School Events

In addition to our rigorous academic program, HAFTR Middle School provides an extremely robust activities program for students. Led by our Student Activities Coordinator, Ariana Wolfson, the exciting sequence of trips and activities our students participate in is designed to complement our curriculum and provide experiences that are educational, culture-enhancing, and team-building. Please find a non-exhaustive list, below:

  • Achdut Week/Color war
  • Mishmar
  • Shabbatons
  • Bar/Bat Mitzvah Workshops
  • Chanuka Chagigas
  • Yimei Iyun
  • Melave Malkas
  • Guest Speakers
  • Yom Haatzmaut Celebration
  • Yom Hashoah and Yom Hazikaron Commemorations
  • Purim Carnival
  • Names, Not Numbers
  • Body Project
  • Country Fair
  • Science Fair
  • Mitzvah Fair
 Field Trips

Throughout the school year there are a number of field trips that each student’s class will be scheduled for. These trips, including each grade’s major trip in the spring, are designed to be educational in nature, related to the students’ curriculum, and fun.

Just a few examples:


  • BOCES Project Adventure
  • Lag B’omer Trip
  • 6th/7th/8th Grade Trips
Sports Teams:
  • Boys Basketball
  • Girls Basketball
  • Boys Hockey
  • Boys Soccer
  • Girls Soccer
Academic Teams:
  • Torah Bowl
  • Debate Team
  • Drama Club
  • Art Club
  • Robotics Club
  • Chesed Committee