MTA’s Extra Learning Initiatives Enhance Torah Programming
MTA’s incredible variety of extra learning programs provide talmidim with the opportunity to enhance their Torah learning throughout the day. These initiatives include an iyun tefillah chaburah every morning before davening, where talmidim explore topics related to davening; a daily Mishnah chaburah, where they gain a better understanding of Maseches Pesachim; a weekly Y Club, where talmidim ask their burning questions about Judaism to their rebbeim; Night Seder four nights a week, where they learn with MTA rebbeim as well as Yeshiva University rebbeim and talmidim; and so much more. “We strive to instill a true love for Torah in all of our talmidim,” said MTA associate principal, Rabbi Shimon Schenker. “Our goal is to teach our talmidim how to make time for Torah in their daily lives outside of shiur, which will enable them to continue growing as bnei Torah beyond their four years at MTA. These extra learning programs are designed to help them balance their responsibilities, like homework, extracurricular activities, and spending time with family and friends, and still carve out time in their day for learning. The programs currently take place both in-person in yeshiva as well as on Zoom to give talmidim the flexibility to participate no matter where they are.”
MTA Offers Intramurals, Tournaments, And Fun Daily Games!
MTA offers exciting weekly intramurals for each grade, including soccer, flag football, wiffle ball, and spike ball. “We recognize that many of our talmidim enjoy playing organized sports and look forward to their hockey, basketball, and soccer practices,” said MTA athletic director Rabbi Evan Genachowski. “While decisions regarding yeshiva league sports are being made, we are excited to provide all of our talmidim with daily opportunities to keep their skills sharp in the off-season and have fun with their friends in a safe and socially distant way.” In addition to ongoing flag football and nok hockey tournaments, a variety of indoor games and activities are also available, including ping pong and mini golf. “Talmidim can be found during breaks and lunch periods throughout the day, playing spike ball outside with their rebbeim or challenging our head of school, Rabbi Kahn, to a nok hockey game, with their friends cheering on the sidelines,” Rabbi Genachowski shared. “These activities enhance our daily schedule, contribute to the incredible energy and achdus that MTA is known for, and help talmidim build relationships with their rebbeim and friends outside the classroom.”