Seminary options?

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  • #907931
    nanny
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    I agree- three cheers for CANDY!

    #907932
    candy613
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    I have to say, it is really my pleasure to talk about a place I loved so much! It’s so not a problem. I wish I could have found out more about it before I went, but unfortunately that did not really happen and I had to wait until I get there to truly see how incredible the seminary really is, and really get into it.

    Nanny- I wasn’t sure what you were talking about, but then went back and checked, and yes I did happen to go to one of those places! So now I am very curious how you know me because I have been racking my brain trying to think who your age I know from the east coast, and I really couldn’t think of anyone!!! So you gotta spill the beans or at least tell me where you know me from!

    To answer the other questions, I have posted a lot about that in past threads, but just again, the girls are from all over from all different backgrounds! We had girls who dressed strictly in black and white and girls who wore tunz of color, and the differences went way beyond that. You can def. say that we were on different levels. We were all such good friends though somehow! So to answer your question, YES! The girls were more then just accepting of everyone else no matter the level, but I feel like we all just loved everyone else because Ateres really brought out the depth of every girl and it was just so clear how special every girl was!

    The classes were beyond amazing like I said before… We had many different classes! Way more then I was used to from high school! They were all stimulating, intellectual, and very much pertaining to life! They helped us love what we were doing and make yiddishkeit our own! We came out not “brainwashed,” but with everything put into the right perspective helping us go on and continue to try our best in all areas all while continuing to understand that it is truly a privilege! Yes, maybe some girls changed the way they dressed, maybe some didn’t, but I think I can safely say that everyone came out with their insides and beliefs strengthened and put into the correct perspective. And again they are very open and encourage you to ask any questions you may have and are patient with everyone and will talk to you one on one to answer any questions as well! They are always open for their girls! I did write about the classes in other threads, but if you have specific questions about the classes let me know!

    #907934
    nanny
    Member

    OK, not sure if my past post went thru… Candy613, do you know these 2 girls who where head counselors in a day camp in your area? (your age)

    #907935
    🍫Syag Lchochma
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    hi…… about ateres…. how does the application process work? do you need to have reference from high school? ( i missed out 12th grade and am working this year so wouldnt be able to get a reference….) would it be the type for rabbi belsky to overlook that?

    and does anyone kow anything about halichos- bnos chana sem?!?!??!???????????? lmk!!!!!!!! thanx a ton

    #907937
    baisyaakovmaidela
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    Further back in this topic, someone discusses Bnos Chana. Check that out.

    #907938
    candy613
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    I think like all seminary applications you would need two reference letters. I know schools usually help with that. [email protected] I think you should talk to one of the principals directly and explain your situation to them and then ask them what to do from there. I’m sure you are a wonderful person if you’re looking into Ateres and I understand that even if you’re not in school now that does not ness. reflect bad on you as a person. I think the staff of Ateres would def understand you would just have to be in touch with them directly before you apply.

    Good luck!

    #907939

    Hey! Good to be back. I actually went to Ateres’s open house last week to get a feel. The girls look unbelievably nice and open and it looks like they have a great balance between hashkafa and text. I loved Mrs. Sokol if thats her name:) I thought of candy while I was sitting there it was quite funny. The thing Im drawing back on is that Im not sure if the girls are my type. They seemed incredibly nice as I said but I wasnt finding the intensity/personality that I am used to. Its probably because the majority of girls were out of town. Im not saying this is bad its just not me. They all seemed extremely good hearted and always wanting to do the right thing which is nice.

    I actually went to Machon Rayas open house as well and was extremely impressed. The girls, type of learning etc all seemed perfect and Im really excited! IYH if I get in I do plan on going there as of now but we’ll see if anything changes. I just really want an alternative place that I want to go to but I cant think of one. So now Im think Bnos Chava – Anybody know anything about it? Some people told me that theyre very jappy and not necessarily mature so I dont know what to think. IYH itll work out.

    #907940
    loveparty
    Member

    I am looking into sems which are more chilled but still very beis yaakovish. like ateres. can u tell me more about it please!

    thanx a mill!!

    #907941
    nanny
    Member

    There’s not much more to be said 🙂 candy613 so graciously helped us out so much! So I would recommend you read through these 4 pages and then ask if you have any more specific questions. This thread is FULL of info on Ateres! Check it out!

    #907942

    hmm so candy you are saying that the principal in ateres are more open minded and more willing to accept out of the box or even to consider it?!?!

    #907943
    candy613
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    [email protected] yes! that is def. what I’m saying!!! Good Luck and btw for anyone who is wondering I think they are having or maybe just had? more open houses maybe i think in monsey

    #907944

    so i jus got the app form for ateres but the way that rating sheet for the reference goes doesnt look like itl be easy…. does it really have to be a school person as the reference?! as in ppl out of school know the real me but not my academics……………….??????

    #907948
    candy613
    Member

    ya that will be tough… it probably needs some input from a teacher or principal maybe both! Do you have a teacher who understands your situation who can fill it out for you even though you were not in school this past year? That’s also why I said I really think you should actually call the principals and talk to them personally and explain your situation then asking them what they should do! Or maybe one of your parents should call… def talk to them!

    #907949

    but calling them wont ness help…as in il still need a reference

    #907950
    candy613
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    I would call them and ask them what they think you should do… Idk I think they would be of help to talk to before you apply you don’t have to though…

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