Hachnasas Sefer Torah
On Sunday, September 21st Ateres Yaakov celebrated its first Siyum and Hachnosas Sefer Torah. The event was an incredible morning and afternoon of lebadik singing and dancing in which the b’nei yeshiva and their Rabbeim were joined by members of the kehilla and community at large rejoicing in an unprecendented ma’amad of kavod haTorah. The celebration began with the kesivas osios at 10:30 AM followed by dancing in the bais medrash and procession through the streets and concluded with a lavish seuda in the Yeshiva’s social hall.
Welcome to Our New Director of Development
We would like to welcome Rabbi Moshe Brandsdorfer to our team as Director of Development. Rabbi Brandsdorfer has been involved in non-profit administration for over 9 years. We are excited to have him on board as we make preparations for our first Siyum Sefer Torah and embark on our gym campaign. With Hashem's help, Rabbi Brandsdorfer will help us continue to grow our yeshiva. We wish him hatzlacha in his new role.
MAY Students Help LCFD "Float their Boat"
It was a sight to behold. Two hundred people in a yeshiva foyer surrounding a 14 foot aluminum flat-bottom boat. To understand this seemingly strange sight one would have to go back a few months when Rabbi Mordechai Yaffe, Menahel of Mesivta Ateres Yaakov, became aware that the Lawrence-Cedarhurst Fire Department needed a urban rescue boat. During Hurricane Sandy, the brave volunteers utilized an inflatable pontoon boat to rescue people who were trapped in their homes and had to be evacuated through the dangerous flood waters. Should the need arise again; they felt that having a second more sturdy vessel would greatly add to their capabilities and make their dangerous work that much safer.
Freshmen Overcome Challenges Together
Confidence, trusting in one’s self, trusting in others and striving for excellence were just some of the many of the intended and achieved goals which were facilitated at Mesivta Ateres Yaakov’s 9th Grade orientation outing to Project C.A.R.E. in Amityville last week. The freshman class had a memorable retreat through a challenging course of activities that included a tandem zip line, cat walk, high wire walk and more.
New State-of-the-Art Science Lab
MAY believes in a top notch general studies education and in today's economy a key part of a successful education revolves around "STEM" - Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics. MAY's honors level math and science curricula is already supplemented by the famous pre-engineering curriculum provided by CIJE - The Center for Initiatives in Jewish Education.
MAY students now use its new state-of-the-art science laboratory, designed for multi-disciplinary flexible science instruction delivered in the effective hybrid lab/lecture format. "The Lab" as it is already known at MAY, is designed to fully support all aspects of MAY's extensive science and engineering curricula. It is designed with separate lab and lecture areas. This enables the instructors to easily move between lectures, demonstrations, and student lab work. The room is equipped with a smartboard to facilitate sophisticated delivery of complex subject matter.