Vision: The Student Journal of Mesivta Ateres Yaakov
The College Board's National Commission on Writing surveyed 120 major American corporations, employing nearly 8 million people, and concluded that writing is the “threshold skill” for hiring and promotion among professional employees. The world is ever increasingly becoming more competitive and students need to be provided with every advantage possible.
Mesivta Ateres Yaakov prides itself on preparing its talmidim for the challenges of life, in both Limudei Kodesh and Limudei Chol. With this in mind, last year, the Mesivta began compiling material from students for publication in a student creative writing journal. Many students contributed short stories for approval of submission in this journal either voluntarily or in writing competitions. After undergoing professional editing, proofreading and layout, the Mesivta is proud to introduce the first issue of Vision: The Student Journal of Mesivta Ateres Yaakov.
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.
Arista Honor Society Raises Over $1,200
In a recent chesed project undertaken by Mesivta Ateres Yaakov’s Arista Honor society, Arista President, Dani Feit, spearheaded a tremendous campaign in which much needed tzedakah was raised for a struggling family in Kiryat Sefer Modiin.
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.