November 13, 2013 1:46 am at 1:46 am #611273
anyone know anything about Binas Beis Yaakov? cuz i cant seem to figure it out! and applications are due soon so please give me as much info you know about the sem! What type of girls? teachers? how frum? academics? thanx!November 14, 2013 1:04 am at 1:04 am #1007165
oh cummon!!! no replies??? no one is willing to share anything they know about the seminary?November 14, 2013 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm #1007166no longer need seminaryMember
I know it was opened by Rabbi Meisels who also opened up keser chaya and pninim and who’s brother opened seminar yerushalayim. HELPFUL????November 14, 2013 5:52 pm at 5:52 pm #1007167keepitcomingMember
heres some info.. its acedemic great staff.. has all the pluses bec its a meisels seminary (warm.. good trips..) very frum girls. located in givat shaul.November 17, 2013 2:18 pm at 2:18 pm #1007168BYBMomMember
I spoke to the principal of Keser Chaya last week and asked what the difference between them and Binas is. She says they both have reports, tests, etc, but Keser Chaya is for girls with 85-95 averages in Chumasha and Navi, and Binas is for 90 and up. Sounds like both have lots of Hashkafa and are warm with great staff. I know Keser Chaya has a tutoring option. Don’t know about Binas yet.November 17, 2013 2:19 pm at 2:19 pm #1007169BYBMomMember
Whoops, don’t know how to edit that, but I meant Chumash and Navi.November 17, 2013 7:36 pm at 7:36 pm #1007170ultimateskierMember
what about a girl who has very very close to a 90 average in a school which having an above 90 average means a not normal amount of work (and is known for it so it’s not just my humble opinion)???November 17, 2013 9:33 pm at 9:33 pm #1007171writersoulParticipant
I’m sure you’ll do fine, ultimateskier. The boundaries aren’t that clear, and everyone has their own individual factors that make them different from the next person, GPA notwithstanding.
And I sympathize- I go to a remarkably similar-sounding school…November 18, 2013 1:31 am at 1:31 am #1007172Gryffindorable GirlMember
I went to a Meisels seminary. Although the one I went to, Seminar, wasn’t academic at all, the girls there were amazing and I really felt that the year was worth it even though I didn’t learn much. If I had a choice, I would choose to go to Binas or Keser Chaya because the academic standards are much higher than Seminar, but the “type” of girls it attracts is the same as Seminar-frum, adorable, chilled type. Kinda out of towny, i think. The only thing I regret about my seminary year was that I didn’t learn anything in class. (I’m still happy I went because the girls were so amazing, and all of them truly inspired me.)I only averaged 80s (and got lots of 65s and 70s!)in Chumash and Navi in my high school, and Seminar was still pretty easy. I was scared of applying to anything harder because of my high school grades, but I regret it as I was super bored in Seminary classes. What I’m basically saying is to challenge yourself! The girls, I feel, are more or less the same type. The schools differ in academics, and if you’re the type that will get bored in easier classes, I suggest you go to a harder sem 🙂November 19, 2013 6:28 am at 6:28 am #1007173
what about the girls? what are they like?
how yeshivish? nice? jappy? out of towny? in towny?November 24, 2013 4:46 pm at 4:46 pm #1007174keepitcomingMember
its a mix.. definalty not jappy but regular cute girls. some yeshivsh some with it.. some out of towny.. great placeMarch 10, 2014 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm #1007175no longer need seminaryMember
so whose going to binas??????
i havent seen anyone asking about it?
is it opening?March 10, 2014 5:32 pm at 5:32 pm #1007176lovepartyMember
they had loads of applicants and I heard they had a huge intake of girls and most of them took there places… my friend is going there… an awesome sem! right next to keser chaya!
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