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.
The Mesivta is delighted to announce that we are once again running a raffle with the chance to win $100,000, as well as many other valuable prizes. This raffle will help the Mesivta cover the subsidies offered to the Rabbeim for their health insurance needs. Not only have medical insurance costs ballooned under ObamaCare, but new regulations have forced foundations to withdraw their usual medical subsidies. Our Rabbeim work overtime to educate, guide, and mentor their students, while dealing with the financial challenges of working for a non-profit yeshiva. Providing our dedicated Rabbeim with substantial subsidies of those costs is the least we can do to show our hakaras hatov and give them menuchas hanefesh.
And the winners are....
Grand Prize $100,000 Cash- Manny Henzel
4 tickets to Israel- Mendy Rosenberg
$2,000 Visa gift card-Dr. Nat Levy
$1,500 at Chamoula Jewelers-Cohen and Fishman Families
Gevril watch-Gruber Family
$2,000 at Focus Camera-Peck Family
$2,500 at Hostess Int.-Tomaszewski Family
$1,000 at Toys to Discover-Shamai Gluck
Otzar HaChochma-Breindel Nueman
Nexus Tablet-Zachary Shwebel
Kiki Sheitel-Shalom Fogel
Leather Bound Chosson Shas-Moshe Gindi
Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to all those who participated.
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!