Machon Basya Rochel Seminary in Lawrence is one of the premier girls’ seminaries in the United States. Under the direction of Rebbitzen Aviva Feiner, it is truly a seminary near home that every girl can call home. Girls who are growth-oriented Bais Yaakov students can realize their potential in Machon Basya Rochel Seminary where the complete student is the focus.

Stimulating and challenging courses that speak to the heart and mind are given by warm and caring mechanchos and mechanchim. Faculty includes Rabbi Dovid Weinberger, Rabbi Zalmen Mindell, Mrs. Shoshana Jaeger, Mrs. Yocheved Shonek, Mrs. Shifra Schwartz, Mrs. Shulamit Rubin, Mrs. Ettie Lapp, and Mrs. Faigy Goldman. Regular guest lecturers are Rabbi Eytan Feiner, Rebbitzen Bryna Bender, and Rebbitzen Tehilla Jaeger. Their new campus is located at 137 Lawrence Avenue. For more information, please contact 516-362-5000 or e-mail Machon Basya Rochel Seminary is dedicated in memory of Mrs. Rose Edelman.

Open House, February 17. The seminary has joined with TTI, Testing and Training International, giving the students the ability to earn their bachelor’s degree while in the seminary right in the Far Rockaway/Five Towns neighborhood. This program is available for both first year students as well as girls back from a year in seminary. The open house will begin at 10:00 a.m. with a program for high school students and their parents interested in the first year program of 2013-2014. At 11:00 a.m. there will be an informational session with TTI. Parents of students abroad are encouraged to attend to learn about this new opportunity in their daughter’s educational experience for next year.

Purim Yom Iyun with Rabbi YY Rubinstein, February 18. MBR’s Purim yom iyun will take place on President’s Day, Monday morning, February 18, beginning at 9:30 a.m. with Mrs. Shoshana Jaeger speaking on “Finding the Meaning of Purim in the Megillah,” followed by Rabbi Y.Y. Rubinstein at 10:30 posing the question “How Green was Esther?” The program concludes with MBR menaheles Rebbetzin Aviva Feiner at 11:30 discussing “The Real Theme of Mishloach Manos.” The yom iyun is part of Machon Basya Rochel’s adult women’s education division which seeks to provide superb opportunities in Jewish education for the women of the community. v


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