By Netanel Tager (‘19)
MTA talmidim in Rabbi Tani Cohen’s Julius Wrubel Beis Medrash Katan shiur enjoyed their Shabbaton on Shabbos Parashas Vayeira at Rabbi Cohen’s home in Bergenfield. The Shabbaton included lively seudos, zemiros, divrei Torah, learning sedarim, a tisch with Rosh Yeshiva Rabbi Taubes, and an incredibly moving musical melaveh malkah and kumzits. Talmidim truly enjoyed bonding with each other and their rebbe and are grateful to Rabbi and Rebbetzin Cohen for opening their home and providing this incredible experience.
The Julius Wrubel Beis Medrash Katan program is designed to provide seniors with an exceptionally intensive learning experience, which will help them transition to the world of beis midrash learning where they will continue to thrive post high school. These talmidim are exposed to the very best of the traditional “yeshiva atmosphere” and study at a level not often made available to high-school talmidim.
Seniors in the BMK learn in the Yeshiva University Beis Medrash, where they spend most of their mornings preparing for shiur under Rabbi Cohen’s guidance. Rabbi Cohen delivers his advanced-level shiur following the morning iyun Seder, much like at YU and at leading yeshivos in Eretz Yisrael.
In addition, talmidim in the BMK program spend several nights a week learning at night seder, held in local community batei midrash. They also benefit from an extended night seder in YU’s Glueck Beis Medrash under the supervision of two shoalim u’meishivim, both members of the prestigious Kollel Elyon at RIETS. These talmidim also dedicate a portion of their time to independent and group study of mikrah and machshavah.