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.
Now MAY will soon unveil 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 adjacent areas - a lecture facility and an adjacent fully-equipped laboratory. This enables the instructors to easily move between lectures, demonstrations, and student lab work. The room will be equipped with a smartboard to facilitate sophisticated delivery of complex subject matter.
Fall Melava Malka
The yeshiva's Fall Melava Malka for parents and sons, held in the Mesivta’s spacious social hall Motzaei Shabbos, Parshas Vayeitzei, was a huge success.. The event, organized by the Mesivta’s Mother’s Association and Rabbi Noach Haller, the Director of Development, was attended by over 150 people who enjoyed a fun evening of Torah, comedy, and social interaction.
“The tremendous involvement and dedication of our Mother’s League was the key ingredient for the success of the evening,” commented Rabbi Haller, “It’s a testament to the dedication our parent body has towards their children’s chinuch.”
The evening opened with divrei Torah from Chezky Friedman, a current 12th grader at the Mesivta. He compared the miracle of Hashem combining the contending stones together on which Yaakov Avinu rested his head to the Mesivta’s unique collage of students. He expressed his hakaras hatov to the administration, rebbeim, teachers and his own parents for guiding him through his formative years. Following the talmid d’var Torah, Rabbi Mordechai Yaffe, Menahel of the Mesivta, addressed the crowd introducing the evening which included a siyum on Mesechtas Shekalim.
College and Yeshiva Night
The annual Israel Yeshiva and College Information Night was a great success. Rabbi Mordechai Yaffe, Ph.D., Menahel, introduced the program which included presentations from Rabbi Elysha Sandler, the Mesivta’s senior Israel Guidance Advisor and Rabbi Yossi Bennett, Assistant Menahel/Assistant Principal and College Advisor, as well as presentations from Brooklyn College, Queens College, Lander College and Yeshiva College.
Rabbi Sandler described how the yeshiva helps each talmid to choose Yeshiva in Eretz Yisrael that best suits his particular needs, abilities and goals. Rabbi Sandler explained that the process builds on the close relationships forged between each Rebbe and his talmid and is further refined by multiple meetings with each talmid and his parents. He described the diversity of the various yeshivos in Eretz Yisrael, from the level of learning and warmth of the Rabbeim, down to the dorm life and facilities. He mentioned that, currently, the Mesivta has talmidim learning in more than 50 shiurim in over 30 different yeshivos in Eretz Yisrael, an extension of MAY’s continual efforts to be m’chanech each talmid k’darko.
Help Write Our New Torah!
Join us as we fulfill the 613th mitzvah and write our first Sefer Torah. It's time Mesivta and Yeshiva Gedolah Ateres Yaakov had a Sefer Torah.
We invite our parent body, alumni, Kehilla, and friends to join us in this wonderful mitzvah, the product of which will be used by the yeshiva every day for years and years to come. Sharing in the completion of a Sefer Torah is a perfect way to memorialize loved ones or honor someone important in your life.
Fall Blood Drive a Huge Success!
On Election Day, Mesivta Ateres Yaakov hosted its latest incredibly successful blood drive on their premises. The drive, benefiting Bikur Cholim of Maimonides Hospital, was organized by seniors, Elie Kornfeld, Avrohom Chaim Landau, and Yosef Neman, whose outstanding efforts to encourage donations really made the event a success. The drive drew in throngs of people from the community excited to donate and assist in this worthy cause. When the pints were finally tallied, the closing count was 113 pints. The Mesivta thanks its student organizers, Bikur Choim, and all those who participated. This blood drive brings the total blood contributed since last year to almost 500 pints! Yasher ko’ach!