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November 20, 2011 4:43 am at 4:43 am in reply to: shiurim while working out? #827959
k, i was pretty much looking for the answer rt gave… so thanks! i guess i just subconsciously looking for reassurance that it shouldnt be done.
i need suggestions for what to do when i work out… i dont want to listen to jewish music cuz theyr practically all psukim or chazalsNovember 16, 2011 2:54 pm at 2:54 pm in reply to: HELP!!! How do I make a shidduch resume?!?!?! #915173
Thanks guys, i really appreciate it!!
and poppa, i said we’re bt’s, not reform…… rabbi sara is not in our lives anymore! lol
also, how does it work with giving it out?
is someone gonna call my parents and say, “we’re interested, fax us her resume”? or am i actually supposed to give it to ppl?
first of all figuringitout, just to address sterneberg, sternberg is very much ateres’s type, more than a camp like raninu. not that there is anything wrong with raninu.
anyways, moving on, first of all, feel free to ask me any question about ateres.
i know that everyone is telling you to go to their sem, but you seriously described ateres. some people might tell you some negative things about ateres because it used to have a bad reputation, but they did a 360 and the girls are all really good 🙂 what i love is that everyone is from such different backgrounds, but it totally didn’t make a difference with friendships at all. the girl coming from a more modern background became really good friends with a girls from a chassideshe school, etc. no one is judgemental!! its amazing that way!!!
one nice thing is that it’s BY without being yeshivish. i have nothing against being yeshivish, i just wasnt looking to be in a yeshivish sem and this was the perfect mix.
to address the problem of all the girls who dont know who they are:
if you are a good girl who is open minded and open to growth, then i can’t just say go to ateres because i don’t know you. however, i didn’t feel that i had an identity/know who i was until i got to seminary. in ateres, i was able to figure who i am and what i want to be.
the school is also very accommodating and they really do SO MUCH for the girls, a lot more than other seminaries.
i think machon raaya is similar to ateres, but it is a lot more academic. michlala is also very academic.
i really feel for you!!! i know its really hard to make a choie especially because some seminaries seem sooo similar. i don’t know much about seminar in terms of spiritual growth and that stuff, but i do know that it is a lot bigger and the girls aren’t as close as in ateres. not everyone is looking for a sem where every girl is close, but the first shabbos in ateres every girl in ateres was comfortable with each other. no one was intimidated to really talk to anyone…. there wasn’t even a ‘popular’ group which was the most amazing part. not that i’m a neb who isn’t popular, but theres always that intimidating group at the top of the class. however, ateres does not have that!
seminar is a lot more academic(unlike other seminaries, in ateres you have a choice whether or not to be academic. one major thing about ateres is that academics isn’t the only way to shine…. it’s also through art, dance, choir, and other things like that. also, they don’t accept you based on grades).
i remember how scary this process is, so HALTZACHA RABA to all of you that need help finding a seminary!!! feel free to ask me any questions!!!!
ateres is BY, but afikei is not. i’m not discriminating AT ALL, i’m just letting you know
you just described ateres 100%
there are tracks, so you can “choose” your difficulty in learning, and they are open to letting you move up or down. it is a small-ish seminary, therefore everyone is friends and cares for each other. also, many of the girls come from backgrounds exactly how you described, me being one of them. the girls and hanhala arecompletely open-minded to the backgrounds of girls, and you can ask anything without being judged. one of the reasons is because the girls are more out-of-towny and not so jappy. the girls who come are coming with the intention to grow. i DEFINITELY really grew intellectually AND spiritually…. however, it’s not the seminary where there is a pressure to get good grades…. they care about the learning and what was acheived more than the actual grade. and there is this incredible portfolio project that helps you track your growth which in turn helps you grow even more.
I’m not even joking, as i continue to look back at everything you write, you described ateres 100%!!!!!!!!!!