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April 12, 2013 1:44 am at 1:44 am in reply to: Seminary Group Flights: Pros and Cons #944668
being with other girls your age is a super pro, but it is definitely not cheaper. If you want cheaper, look at tripadvisor.com or skyscanner.com. I’m saving hundreds going on a seperate flight with a few other girls.February 14, 2013 4:52 am at 4:52 am in reply to: All 9th Graders Who Want to Go to Sem!! #930169
I was going to go for elevnth grade, but they didn’t want 16 year olds.But now I’m accepted for next year (one year early) and I’m so glad I waited, because I’m a much stronger person than I was a year ago.January 22, 2013 3:37 am at 3:37 am in reply to: Bulka Seminary #922083
The cheapest way to do it is to go through a RIJS (rechtschaffen istitute of judaic studies) where there are no live or recorded classes (except two or three), so it’s all self study, but every 3 credits is only $200. There is only a few degrees you can get from them, but it’s worth a try. rechtijs.org (or .com?)January 22, 2013 3:25 am at 3:25 am in reply to: Number of Participants in the Coffee Room #921895
me!January 22, 2013 3:24 am at 3:24 am in reply to: Number of Participants in the Coffee Room #921894
me!January 21, 2013 11:28 pm at 11:28 pm in reply to: Revolutionary education method #921984
Really?! What’s it’s full name? (there are many Bais Yaakov schools in Brooklyn). Maybe I could meet some of the staff or see the curriculum. I’d love to find out more!January 21, 2013 4:25 pm at 4:25 pm in reply to: Revolutionary education method #921981
OneOfMany, very good point. That’s exactly what I was struggling with-how to bring the arts even into the more complex subjects. From what you’re saying, it would be a good idea to help the students learn what their ideal learning/studying method is, so that when the classes cannot be based in creativity, they can still learn well. That’s important in general too, because even if I open a school and use creative teaching methods, the girls will probably go on to seminary and college.January 21, 2013 2:59 am at 2:59 am in reply to: Revolutionary education method #921979
any arts-anything that accesses the creative part of your brain.January 21, 2013 2:57 am at 2:57 am in reply to: Revolutionary education method #921978
snowbunny3318, nice ideas! DaasYochid, there’s a reason why they teach preschoolers through art: It works. They internalize it much better than simply being told the information. That doesn’t change as people grow older.January 20, 2013 10:23 am at 10:23 am in reply to: guitar chords agen!! #920850
there’s a website called jewishguitarchords.com. I don’t think it’s on there, but you might be able to contact them and they could find it for you.January 9, 2013 2:41 am at 2:41 am in reply to: scholarship question #918025
You can also get scholarships for your college credits in sem. through online programs, like Excelsior or Thomas Edison. Ask your seminary where they give their credits from.January 8, 2013 4:35 am at 4:35 am in reply to: scholarship question #918019
I’m not sure i understand your question, but to answer the last part, if you are going to be getting credits in seminary, that is considered college. Find out where your seminary gets its credits from (i.e. which college; excelsoir, touro…) and apply for their scholarships.January 6, 2013 12:52 am at 12:52 am in reply to: scholarship question #918016
thank you snowbunny3318. I’m going to try everything you said.January 6, 2013 12:49 am at 12:49 am in reply to: seminary scholarship #917523
I said so: Most essay scholarships are competitive. I shyed away at first, but then realized it’s worth a try.January 6, 2013 12:46 am at 12:46 am in reply to: seminary scholarship #917522
i said so: you’re welcome! So glad to help! Look through the scholarship list that I posted earlier with the list of websites. Many of them are organizations. UJA is a very specific scholarship for people living in New York, Westchester, or Long Island. They only offer it for specific programs. Click on the link “apply for scholarships,” then “israel scholarships,” then “young adult programs-learn more.”
Nanny: I’m %99.99 sure all seminaries take scholarships.January 2, 2013 1:52 am at 1:52 am in reply to: seminary scholarship #917517
… and another. H=this is a link to a bunch of scholarships that require essays : http://scholarshipmentor.com/essay-contestsJanuary 2, 2013 1:38 am at 1:38 am in reply to: seminary scholarship #917516
another scholarship: http://www.ujafedny.org/israel-scholarships/January 2, 2013 1:15 am at 1:15 am in reply to: seminary scholarship #917515
what do you mean?January 1, 2013 10:33 pm at 10:33 pm in reply to: seminary scholarship #917513
Here’s to all present and future seminary girls. The following is a list of different scholarships to apply for. Some are specifically for Israel, and some are international. The most important are the FAFSA and Masa.
A good step to take is to look ask your seminary where they give their credits from (for example: Excelsoir, Touro…) and put them on your FAFSA.
If you’re a good writer, take advantage and don’t be afraid to write essays.
There are more scholarships on Pintrest, and Google searches like “international scholarships,” “israel scholarsips,” or “international essay scholarships” might prove helpful.
Call your shul, school, federation (i.e. JCC/CJE) and ask about scholarshops or loans. Look into big company or organizations scholarships such as Coca Cola, Pepsi, Rite Aid, Red Cross,Walgreens, etc. (Pretty much anything you can think of.) Hatzlacha!
I”m still looking for more scholarships, so if you find any, please post them here.January 1, 2013 5:26 pm at 5:26 pm in reply to: scholarship question #918006
snowbunny3318, thank you! So, I live in Maryland, went to frum school, and have decent grades. I didn’t take the SATs, which could be holding me back from getting more scholarships, but I took my GED after 10th grade, and am in a Jewish college now for Judaic Studies, to become a teacher. Would you know anything specific that I’d qualify for? (If it helps,my GPA is 3.3)
I’m crazy for putting so much information up, but I really want these scholarships. thanksJanuary 1, 2013 2:09 am at 2:09 am in reply to: scholarship question #918003
i said so: It’s a scholarship for seminaries or yeshivos which are part of the S. Daniel Abraham Israel Program at Yeshiva University. This includes:
Shaalvim for Women
Tomer DevoraDecember 31, 2012 4:15 pm at 4:15 pm in reply to: scholarship question #918002
okay, thanks guys. snowbunny3318, can you tell me more about how you got scholarships? I’ve been signing up to every scholarship online that I can, contacted the federation, and filled in a FAFSA, but I still think it won’t add up to seminary tuition. Can you give me some much needed advice?December 14, 2012 1:41 am at 1:41 am in reply to: Seminaries 2013 #914814
Pninim is really not strict about things like dress code and lateness, and, I’m pretty sure they don’t make a big deal about electronics (I”m not sure about iPhones/SmartPhones). They expect respect, but they really give the impression that they care about the important stuff,and are not nit-picky. They are very hashfaka based, which is great if you’re a motivated learner in general. If you’re not, you could technically chill out the whole year, but they have AMAZING classing and the worlds best teachers and lessons to offer.
I visited Israel this past month, and went to check out pninim, and the girls made me feel comforrtable immediately. Rabbi Meisels was very easy going and kind, and it was really not a stressful interview at all. (Actually, he told me I could come during the interview.)
Uniforms only need to be worn during class, although even then, they are lenient with it. (i.e. if your skirt is a dark shade other than black, if your shirt isn’t all button down, even just two buttons or three…).
The school is completely not yeshivish. Be careful, though, not to listen to rumors, because some say they take “bad” girls, and when I went there, it was completely the opposite. Of course, every seminary and has a variety of levels, in terms of yidishkeit and stability, but the girls seemed very healthy, warm, and growing.
The workload is not heavy. There are barely and tests; like I said, very hashkafa based. They really just want each person to grow at their own pace.
I wasn’t there long enough to know, but it seemed Pninim had plenty of free time. I’m not sure what time curfew is.
If you go, I’ll meet you there!