My daughter is a highly intelligent girl who just recently won the nationals for the chidon hatanach. She is passionate about Israel, but not exceedingly “Zionistic”. She loves to learn and wants a challenge. English speaking, her conversation Hebrew is passable but not great. She is frum, but she isnt so tight on the rules. For example she’ll wear a skirt on the knees.
Which seminary do you recommend?
why dont you look into darchei bina, it sounds like a seminary for your daughter, i sent my daughter and it was a great place
i was thinking darchei bina its academic but sounds about right for her level i have a friend who went there and it was an amazing place for her and with the bit u said she sounds like my friend
Afikei Torah (does it still exist?)
hmm..thanks. darchei binah only gives one meal. Afikei Torah- it exists, what is it like?
its like darchei but less wisdom is needed
hmm.my daughter is more intellectual. she likes to be challenged as well as challenge things. what we really need as a guide that summerises each of the seminaries.
How about Michlala?
Michlala sounds right.
Michlala is perfect for her
Did you ask her, she might have an idea. Its not a bad idea I tried it, I got some help.
My daughter is at Darchei Bina and she is having a FANTASTIC year B”H! She’s a very conscientious student (valedictorian, not that I’m bragging 🙂 ) and very “normal” frum (tzniusdik Ts and denim skirts).
The girls cook and they learn from each other so to me, having only one meal a day is a plus. (Not the money, of course, but the experience. And what’s a 20-plus thousand dollar year about if not experience?)
Where are your daughter’s friends going? Is there anyone in her HS who can provide guidance?
No, not really. My daughter’s friends are going to lubavitch seminaries, there arent a lot of Jewish schools where I live and I have to say it is a very good school, but not our hashgafa. Please answer these questions on Darchei Binah and other seminaries. That will be a major help :
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?