Bais Yaakov Mezuraz – A New Five Month Intensive Program in Eretz Yisroel


old-city-of-yerushalayimParents of English speaking High School graduates wishing to give their daughters the opportunity to spend their seminary year in Eretz Yisroel are faced with an overwhelming dilemma. True, there is much to gain from the special ruach and intense learning of the seminary experience in Eretz Yisroel. From the intense tefillos in the mekomos hakedoshim and from touring the Land that we all learnt about in Tanach. But how many can afford the prohibitive price of a seminary year in Eretz Yisroel? How many parents wonder if it is truly necessary to spend a whole year away? We all know how seminaries grapple with the amount of “down time” given throughout the regular year and the risks involved. But is there an alternative?

With the Brachos and counsel of the Gedolei Hador, Bais Yaakov Mezuraz, a new five month intense seminary program located in Yerushalayim, is set to open its doors before Av. Led by the well known Mechanech Rabbi Kalman Rosen and mechaneches Mrs. Leah (Assaf) Berlin, Bais Yaakov Mezuraz will allow its talmidos to benefit from intellectually stimulating classes, Hashkafa Shiurim, supervised trips and personal connection with its experienced staff.

The program is designed for the serious academic student interested in learning and growth. By starting the seminary year right before Av, the talmidos will have the time and tools for proper preparation for the Yamim Noraim and truly enjoy the unique experience of Succos in Yerushalayim.

A few slots are still available for the opening semester. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call Mrs. S. Serebrowsky at 248-430-4377 (Israeli time).

It is the hope of many that this new program will enable more families with the possibility to give their daughters the chance to grow, Beezras Hashem, into future Neshei Chayil who will build Batei Neemanim in Klal Yisroel.

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  1. This Israel seminary “experience” is not the Torah way at all. None of the Gedolei Torah in America send their daughters to Israel. It’s a big business! It’s also ironic: parents spend $25,000 (the average cost of sending a girl to an Israeli seminay for a year, inclusing air fair ect…) So that their child learns the “Hashkafa” that money isn’t important, and that she should marry a Ben Torah. (My wife and I decided to teach this Hashkafa to our child free of charge!)P.S. At the various conventions this topic will never be spoken about for the simple reason, that the people than can afford $1000 to blow on a weekend, usually have the $25,000 to blow on seminary. So any attempt address this issue would make a lot of people uncomfortable. It would diminish the “feel good” sentiment they spent $1000 on!

  2. i hope the school will teach dikduk. Maybe a student can get a job with matzav and we won’t read stupid errors such as batei neemanim [sic].

  3. I am very enthusiastic about the concept. I am aware of one program that starts during the three weeks, ending at Chanuka that to me is magnificent timing as far as giving the girls a meaningful experience. This program too sounds very exciting and I wish them all hatzlacha.

    Let’s not forget though, that we would also benefit from boosting the American seminaries. Unfortunately, more dorm seminaries in NY would be a boon, but it doesn’t seem to be happening. And existing seminaries, like the phenomenal programming of Detroit, which has attracted quality girls are, inexplicably not experiencing the growth originally envisioned.

  4. Bottom line is the cost less than half of regular seminary?
    An innovative program like this should be under 10,000 to make a difference.
    Someone please inform us about the cost.

  5. #1 You whistling from some roof tops, you are incorrect and clueless or perhaps do not know who goes to seminary, which, when and from what families? Many maggidei shiurim daughters do, most rosh yeshiva are of the age that the daughters are not eligible ANY MORE for seminary.