Over 100 eighth-grade students and their parents flocked to Bnos Bais Yaakov’s Tichon Meir Moshe open house last week to get a taste of TMM’s unique brand of chinuch and education.
Mrs. Chaya Gornish, menaheles of BBY and limudei kodesh principal of TMM, opened the program, expressing her goal not only of producing well-rounded young women, but also of having every TMM graduate truly feel and understand that the Torah and Yiddishkeit are her inheritance and birthright.
Secular Studies Principal, Mrs. Adina Mandel, described TMM’s rigorous and varied academic program, which includes courses in art, engineering, Excel and computer graphics, as well as electives including sewing, CPR, creative writing, gymnastics, and aerobics. She also mentioned that TMM serves as a Touro Freshman Center, in addition to offering twelfth-graders the opportunity to attain a full year of college credits via the Sara Schenirer Dual Credit Program through Concordia College.
Mrs. Ruchie Sokoloff, dean of students, described her unique compliance program, which fosters maturity and responsibility. She also touched on the school’s periodical, Koleinu, initiated and overseen by Mrs. Sokoloff, which is written and produced several times annually by TMM students.
TMM teachers, students, and alumnae also addressed the crowd, each giving her own take on what makes the school exceptional. Every speaker stressed that despite exacting academic standards in both limudei kodesh and chol, TMM maintains a feeling of warmth and happiness that pervades the building.
Prospective students then participated in a special activity and received “a taste of TMM” cupcakes. At the end of the program, parents and daughters were invited to speak with numerous attending teachers and TMM students, and to view displays depicting some of TMM’s myriad extra-curricular and academic programs. Both students and parents left impressed and eager to join the TMM family.