Machon Basya Rochel Seminary, named in memory of Mrs. Rose Edelman, proudly opened its doors for its fourth year as a premier local seminary, welcoming 26 students in first- and second-year classes. Students came from our local girls’ high schools as well as neighboring Brooklyn and Queens and as far as Texas and Canada. MBR was proud to welcome back Faige Bachon, Gittel Kaplan, Mollie Giller, and Chaya Malka Lisker as returning students to the shanah bet class. “Having our own students return for a second year of learning is a unique nachas for us and only bolsters our confidence that we are, indeed, providing a valuable experience at MBR,” says Rebbetzin Aviva Feiner, the menaheles.

MBR also welcomed the staff: Rabbi Moshe Kaufman, Rabbi Yaakov Feitman, Rabbi Aharon Rapps, Mrs. Devora Muskat, and Mrs. Chanie Sprung, who all bring with them years of experience and professionalism in harbatzas Torah.

New for this year is an expanded afternoon program, which now enables an MBR girl to attend a full day of seminary. “This exciting expansion of the seminary hours allows us to give the girls a richer Torah experience. We look forward to continuing with this schedule of in the coming years as well,” states Mrs. Debra Green, mechaneches.

Another innovation this year are Monday-night classes for girls one to two years out of the seminary. The classes will feature Rabbi Yehoshua Kurland at 7:45 in machshavas Yisrael. Rebbitzen Aviva Feiner and Mrs. Chani Sprung, former mechaneches in Michlalah in Yerushalayim, will alternate Monday nights at 8:45. Rebbitzen Feiner will give a class is maagal ha’shanah with Pachad Yitzchak, and Mrs. Chani Sprung will be giving a course in de’os u’middos. The program will begin on Monday, September 30, and registration is required and open now. v


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