September 12, 2012 8:51 pm at 8:51 pm #604874simchahMember
What do you know about Bnos Sarah?September 12, 2012 8:59 pm at 8:59 pm #897440sheinMember
That it is a girls school.September 12, 2012 9:08 pm at 9:08 pm #897441uneeqMember
It’s not Bnos Sarah it’s Bas Sarah. And Bakol is her name.September 12, 2012 11:44 pm at 11:44 pm #897442
You Mean bnos Sarah seminary in Israel right?
Ha ha… we have found another 12th grader worrying about sem!! lol.
Anyway, I do know people who have gone there and I think I may want to apply myself. So… what do you want to know about it? Its very academic, and I think you have to have a high average to get in. Its a really great place and they produce top girls! Might be more out of town. Not jappy…or at least I got that impression. great crowd… not too big. But they are growing a lot!
Everyone is considered “very frum” if not “yeshivish”… (you see I’m using my words more carefully!) so what are you looking for in a sem?September 13, 2012 12:15 am at 12:15 am #897443potpieMember
huh?September 13, 2012 12:37 am at 12:37 am #897444ontheballMember
Its Ivrit b’Ivrit. Very academic. Yeshivish. Excellent seminary!September 13, 2012 2:20 am at 2:20 am #897445
potpie, what’s with your “huh”s? Did I say anything incorrect?
C’mon, potpie! You’re the one who went to Bnos Sarah! You can tell us about it! 😀September 13, 2012 5:20 pm at 5:20 pm #897446potpieMember
huh wasn’t to you, nanny, it was to uneeq. I never heard of Bakol before. I guess the mods posted your post before mine. and I don’t like sharing information over the internet, sorry. you’ll have to get your information about Bnos Sarah elsewhere.September 13, 2012 6:17 pm at 6:17 pm #897447uneeqMember
potpie: It was an attempted joke. It says that Hashem blessed Avraham “Bakol”. Some explain that Bakol is the name of Avraham’s daughter. Hence, Bas Sarah.September 13, 2012 9:48 pm at 9:48 pm #897448
Ha thats so cute!! sorry potpie didn’t realize… Theres no way you can help us out without revealing anything?? Like just talking about the seminary, not necessarily yourself, if you don’t want to.September 14, 2012 4:21 am at 4:21 am #897449elmos worldMember
bnos sarah is an amazing school!!!! they have amazing teachers and top notch girls! the schools runs on trust and unlike in alot ofther schools it really works. they pick girls who dont need the rules. theyre very solid good fun girls. you could walk into the dorm and it could seem like a camp sometimes. alot of out of towners but they have in towners too. they have reports more than tests but the reports are really interesting and have a purpose its not just to memorize or keep busy. my friends enjoyed them and felt like they gained alot. and im pretty sure they go on a tyul after every report:) as far as i know the staff is very warm and caring. alot of the teachers are israeli and alot of the classes are in hebrew which is a challenge but the girls seem up to it. hope this helps.September 19, 2012 6:54 pm at 6:54 pm #897450musicaldignityMember
So I just finished going on and on with questions about Ateres, Machon Raya and Meohr in a different post but now after reading your post about Bnos Sara and reports my interest was suddenly sparked again. So Im very confused about Bnos Sara since everyone is telling me something else so maybe if you went there elmos world you can help me get to the bottom of it.
First of all – are the girls there worldly. I come from a family that is probably the strangest combination on the yeshivish spectrum. My parents are extremely ‘yeshivish minded’ people and all my father wants to do is sit and learn but yet you wont find two people who know more about the world. Believe me – they know everything from politics to famous celebrities. So basically my parents believe – if its ok its ok. So for example my brother would learn until 11 o clock every night but yet he is very into sports and he is an avid Jet,Knick and Met fan. (no wise cracks please hehe) Im just trying to give a picture. I grew up watching only the clean movies (disney animations and the like) and of course my family does not listen to non Jewish music. So finding a seminary that fits my family is close to impossible and Im not even bothering to try to find it anymore. So I ended up a combination just like the rest of my family and thats why my school is really puzzled by me I think because Baruch Hashem, Bli Ayin Hara I am a great student – high 90s and I love learning but yet I dont fit into the Yeshivish box that is my school. Im not rebellious but i am five times more worldly then 99% of my school. So back to Bnos sara – is it the type of place that the girls know about the world and are very open minded or do they fit more into that yeshivish stereotype (which I totally respect by the way – its just not me). Whew….Im worn out.
Also – I really dont want to work so hard. Deep classes, intellectually challenged, but not tons of work.September 20, 2012 1:47 am at 1:47 am #897451ontheballMember
Musical dignity, Machon Raaya really sounds like a good fit for you. Except for the fact that you’ll have to work hard. But you sound capable of it, so why not challenge yourself?September 20, 2012 2:21 am at 2:21 am #897452OneOfManyParticipant
MR sounds like a good fit for you. The experience is worth the work. 🙂September 20, 2012 3:15 am at 3:15 am #897453
Yeah, the way you make it sound… go ahead with MR!! Sounds like it would be great for you!
Oh– and if worried about the work, I think Bnos Sarah has more work than Machon Raaya!September 20, 2012 6:45 pm at 6:45 pm #897454
musicaldignity-sounds like machon raaya would work for you!
nanny-i don’t know about more work, it sounded pretty much the same… depends on every girl though. and also the work is different, so i’m not sure how much you can measure…September 21, 2012 1:56 am at 1:56 am #897455musicaldignityMember
ontheball – its not about challenging myself. of course I want to be challenged. But I dont call a tremendous overwhelming workload a challenge – I call that just taking up your time. I want the actual work to be challenging and intelectual without having to spend my whole year with my nose in a book. Also – is the work memorizing? Because I hate that from high school that the teachers lecture, you take notes and go home and memorize 30 pages. I want to be involved in the learning and be tested in a way that is not spit back.September 21, 2012 7:15 am at 7:15 am #897456
the workload is not overwhelming at all, and it’s definitely not memorizing! you’re challenged intellectually, and you do not spend your year with your nose in a book-unless that’s what you want to do, in which case go right ahead! really though, the work is quite managable-there were girls who were in almost all of the classes and they still had plenty of free time! of course, many learned on their own, and there were always diff discussions going on, but that really depends on youSeptember 23, 2012 6:06 pm at 6:06 pm #897457candy613Member
I think part of what bymrer said is a matter of opinion. I know some girls who are very smart, studious and brilliant, and although they managed the work and did well, they did say it is very hard and overwhelming. I have heard that it is a lot of busy work and that its very time consuming. Idk…. I have heard great things about it too that you may find will make you excited and willing to overlook the difficulty though.September 23, 2012 9:15 pm at 9:15 pm #897458elmos worldMember
i know plenty of girls who went to mr and did not find the work overwhelming or just busy work. they loved the classes and the work bec it was work you gained from and not pointless. and remember bec there are electives your schedule and workload can be made easier or harder depending on what you choose.September 23, 2012 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm #897459more_2Member
Elmo your a guy. How do u know about machon raya?September 24, 2012 2:04 am at 2:04 am #897460
candy613- i was in almost all the classes, and i still had free time. a lot of it. and i’m not all that brilliant… (you know who i am-don’t give me away please!)
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