Choosing a Seminary

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    Just an idea – many girls are home now from sem, and full of their thoughts and feelings. Find a few from your chosen sems to hear what they’re really like, get ideas and tips, etc. In the summer, many girls go off to jobs, camps, the country, so ask them now!


    smh1- you should also talk to girls who are a year or two back- the seminary should not have changed so much in a year or two, their memories will be fresh and their “heads will be down from the clouds”. Just an idea…


    Post sem girl, I have a question. What is really the attitude of returning sem grads (from the schools you noted) with regards to a boy who is 23, will have a steady shiur each day, but will go to work 3 months prior to the arrival of the first child? And by work, I mean something that would entail a decent post-HS education (yes, the C word), so that mom could work part time, or just not work at all.

    No, I’m not talking about a thugged out crackhead HS dropout who has been on the streets since he is 17. I mean a true ben torah, just like his father (and presumibly his father-in-law) only 20-30 years younger.

    Does he stand a chance of getting redt to a sem girl from the schools you described?


    This tread was revived last week by “Post Sem Girl” and her very detailed post about the ins and outs of several seminaries.

    For some reason her post is not showing now, but I’d still like to see what people (sem grads in particular) can tell me about shidduch options for working boys.

    Feedback, anyone?


    I happen to personally know some frum, and fine girls who consider working boys as long as they are learning daily, frum, and that work doesn’t interfere with their yiddishkeit. So it all depends on what the girl wants-not is it always the seminary.


    Hi! I am a proud graduate of Bais Yaakov Machon Raaya. Being that there are only 30 of us, we really get to know each other well. I was fortunate enough to be with the administrators, principal, faculty, and girls for only one short year. I don’t have facebook, I don’t talk to boys, I don’t watch movies, I don’t watch t.v, and surprisingly enough, I don’t even have texting. We Machon Raaya students decided on our own last year to learn hilchos shmiras halashon every day by lunch. If you or anyone else who read this thread is interested in a true description about what Machon Raaya is really about, I’m sure you can contact the school and they will give you my friends or my number and we’d be glad to answer all of your questions. Hatzlacha Rabba


    please answer the following questions about darchei binah:

    1.What were you or other people at the seminary looking for in a seminary when deciding?

    2.How important is the interview/How intense,etc.- reading of rashi?

    3.What is the style of teaching? Discussion, lecture, classroom setting, chavrusa??

    4.What type of classes are there?

    5.Can you choose your classes?

    6.How much work is there? Tests?

    7.Is the seminary about getting as much done as possible or learning as much as possible out of each thing? Are tests and work a side factor and they really just want the girls to learn or is work a big factor of importance to the seminary?

    8.How hard is it? How hard is hard?

    10.The girls who go there is their focus on learning more textually or learning more and growing more spiritually?

    12.Are they all about the outside or do they focus on the inside as well?

    13.How big of a mix of people is it? Is it hard to find your place?

    14.Do they go on trips? Do they go to Europe?

    15.Are their rules strict? What are some of their rules?

    16.Do they have a uniform?

    17.What is the status of the dorm?

    19.How many meals are given?


    Any info on Lahav and the type of girls that go there? Will they have a extended program option this coming year?

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