The weather outside is cold and dreary, but inside Bais Yaakov Ateres Miriam the classrooms and halls are lit with the sounds of laughter and learning. Since opening three years ago, BYAM has experienced rapid growth and demand has remained very high. “What we are trying to do here is built upon the proven vision of Sarah Schenirer with classic Bais Yaakov hashkafos, accentuated with our own brand of individualized attention which creates the special warmth of our school,” said Rabbi Nosson Neuman, founder and menahel of BYAM. And it is precisely the sense of warmth, encouragement, and genuine Torahdikmiddos that has made BYAM such an appealing school to so many parents from all across Far Rockaway and the Five Towns. Beginning with 31 girls in its first year to 150 girls enrolled this year and almost 200 registered for next year, the school is clearly on a successful track.

Mrs. Leah Zytman, preschool director and general studies principal, continues to draw upon her extensive career in chinuchha’banos to strike the right balance between the girls’ natural drive to learn through play and curiosity with structure and age-appropriate curriculum. Mrs. Zytman said, “Bais Yaakov Ateres Miriam offers a rich learning environment using the developmental approach to learning. Our curriculum is a challenging one that coincides with the capacities and needs of children at various stages of growth. We connect teaching and learning meaningfully so the children can remember, apply, and enjoy what they learn.”

On motzaeiShabbos, February 21, BYAM will be having its third annual dinner. Due to the overflowing, standing-room-only crowd of last year’s event, the school leadership has decided to hold the dinner this year at the larger Congregation Beth Shalom in Lawrence. The school will be honoring parents Bumi and Tova Fried as Guests of Honor; Pinny and Yael Farkas with the Kesser Shem Tov Award; and their beloved nursery teacher, Morah Tehilah Negreann with the Chinuch Award. The parents being honored have been leaders in every facet on behalf of the school and have always extended themselves to help in any way that they can. Morah Tehilah is adored by her talmidos and beloved by the parents as well. Her ability to convey the true essence of a Bais Yaakov girl in a loving and caring fashion is a special gift, and the school is pleased to honor her.

As the theme of this year’s dinner connotes, it is precisely the third strand that makes the rope strong. “V’chut ha’meshulash lo b’mheirah yinateik.” Bais Yaakov Ateres Miriam thanks the Ribbono Shel Olam for bringing them to this point. May they continue to grow and flourish.

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