Parent-Son Learning At MTA
On Monday, January 1, MTA parents, talmidim, and rebbeim enjoyed exploring together the theme of “Turning Shabbos Into Shabbos Kodesh” at their Parent-Son Learning event. The event featured Guest Speaker Rabbi Mordechai Becher, followed by parent-son chevrusahs and shiurim with MTA rebbeim.
“It’s an incredible feeling to watch mothers and fathers learning together with their sons,” said Associate Principal Rabbi Shimon Schenker. “We greatly appreciate the dedication of our amazing parents, talmidim, and rebbeim, who always make Torah learning a top priority.”
MTA Freshmen Have A Great Time At Shiur Shabbatonim!
On Shabbos, December 28-29, MTA freshmen had an incredible time at their shiur Shabbatonim. This unique experience enables talmidim in each shiur to spend time bonding with each other and their rebbeim outside the classroom. Rabbi Kahn and Rabbi Stone hosted their Shabbaton at Rabbi Kahn’s home, where their families enjoyed getting to know their talmidim.
Rabbi Genachowski’s shiur had the privilege of spending Shabbos with their rebbe and his family at his parents’ home, where Rabbi Genachowski’s father, an MTA alum, was excited to share his love for MTA with his son’s talmidim. Throughout Shabbos, talmidim enjoyed lively meals, inspirational tefillos, fun games, and learning more about each other and their rebbeim.
MTA’s Makor Chaim Israel Exchange Program Is Off To A Great Start!
MTA’s 11th annual Makor Chaim Exchange Program is off to a great start, as 14 MTA Sophomores arrived in Israel at Yeshivat Makor Chaim on Tuesday, January 1. Located in Kibbutz Kfar Etzion, Yeshivat Makor Chaim was founded by noted Jewish educators Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz and Rabbi Dov Singer. Each year, MTA sophomores and YMC juniors spend an academic quarter in each other’s yeshiva. This immersive experience of Toras Eretz Yisrael affords MTA talmidim an opportunity to fully integrate into Israeli culture and absorb the spirituality of YMC.
The MTA talmidim received a warm welcome as soon as they arrived at Ben-Gurion airport, where their madrich and Makor Chaim talmidim greeted them with singing and dancing. Afterwards, they headed to Yeshivat Hakotel, where they experienced the grandeur of Yerushalayim from the famous rooftop. After a meaningful Ma’ariv at the Kotel, they made their way to YMC, where a big group of talmidim were singing and dancing for them. The MTA talmidim were excited to start shiur at YMC the next day, after touring Kfar Etzion, where the yeshiva is located, and they look forward to the rest of their stay.