September 4, 2011 7:33 pm at 7:33 pm #599150yitzman1Member
My brother went to an out-of-town yeshiva last year (we live in Brooklyn) and it wasn’t for him. He’s now going into 10th grade and he doesn’t want to go back there. We know its late but he still needs a place that’s not yeshivish and not modern, middle of the road that cares for secular education as much as torah education. He’s a smart kid and he will definitely grow but were having a hard time finding him a place that’s a good fit for him.
I know it will be very hard to suggest yeshivas since you don’t know him, but if you have any ideas that’s out of the metropolitan area, please list them and we will look into them. ThanksSeptember 4, 2011 7:40 pm at 7:40 pm #806862gefenParticipant
there’s a great yeshiva right here in chicago. Yeshivas Meor HaTorah.September 4, 2011 7:51 pm at 7:51 pm #806863yitzman1Member
Thanks but that’s too far. If you know of anything in the tristate area (excluding the 5 boroughs), that would be great.September 4, 2011 7:53 pm at 7:53 pm #806864toomuch00Member
Linden, nj. excellent down to earth yeshiva, cares about each student.September 4, 2011 8:35 pm at 8:35 pm #806866ToiParticipant
i dont know why i go modded. linden is great but if the kid is academic it may not be the right choice.September 4, 2011 9:35 pm at 9:35 pm #806867bein_hasdorimParticipant
there are some good yeshivas in monsey not yeshivish.September 4, 2011 10:08 pm at 10:08 pm #806868EnderParticipant
This is also probably too far, but you just described South Bend Yeshiva. Good LuckSeptember 5, 2011 1:11 am at 1:11 am #806869yitayningwutParticipant
Ner IsraelSeptember 5, 2011 5:27 am at 5:27 am #806870elikParticipant
had same issue with bro he ended up going to waturbury high s chool it was amazing yeshivaSeptember 5, 2011 6:27 am at 6:27 am #806871
yitayningwut: Ditto! I went to Ner for high school and had an amazing experience, although undoubtedly, it has definitely become a tad more “Yeshivish” since I graduated (as have most yeshivos). IMHO Ner [Y]Israel’s Mechina (Israel Henry Beren High School) is a top notch mesivta and prolly even the top in the United States (overall: learning; midot; academics).September 5, 2011 6:42 am at 6:42 am #806872
yitzman1: Read my above post.
If Ner is too far and/or too Yeshivish for your bro, consider Yeshiva of New Haven (Connecticut). They have smaller class sizes, put a stronger emphasis on secular studies then many yeshivos and is closer to Flatbush than Ner is.
If theses two don’t fit i don’t have too much more info to help you out with in regards to other yeshivos but perhaps Waterbury is the right place for him.
Good Luck/Hatzlacha Rabba!September 5, 2011 9:09 am at 9:09 am #806873ShtiegerMember
Ner Isreal is a great place to consider. Also YU may be suitable, however it may be a shtikle too modern for your bro.. It all depands.September 5, 2011 11:14 am at 11:14 am #806874lolfaceMember
did you try yam hatorah in far rockaway?September 7, 2011 2:38 am at 2:38 am #806876
nu, so where did ya send him??September 7, 2011 2:59 am at 2:59 am #806877☕️coffee addictParticipant
what about Miami Beach 🙂September 7, 2011 3:01 am at 3:01 am #806878EzratHashemMember
Could try being in touch with Rabbi Gluck in Monsey-his org is called Areivim; he does placement.September 7, 2011 9:47 pm at 9:47 pm #806879apushatayidParticipant
Try Yesodei Yeshurun in Queens (I know you dont want 5 boros, but is worth a shot) or their sister Yeshiva in Monsey, Yesodei Yisroel.September 7, 2011 10:52 pm at 10:52 pm #806880Imma613Participant
yeshivas ohr yisroel in atlanta fits the derech you are looking for – chilled out yeshivish but certainly not in tri-state areaSeptember 8, 2011 1:12 am at 1:12 am #806881winny1Participant
chofetz chaim in rochester works wondersSeptember 8, 2011 2:41 am at 2:41 am #806882chaimssParticipant
While I would definitely second the recommendation of Ohr Yisroel in Atlanta (definitely worth the trip in my opinion!) I would also recommend Yeshiva Sha’arei Torah in Monsey if you want to stay “local.” It’s exactly what you described- Yeshivish but not over the top, and with a very good english program. You can actually take a full year’s worth of college courses (directly from colleges, not AP’s) in 12th grade.September 8, 2011 3:07 am at 3:07 am #806883RABBAIMParticipant
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