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Hi!! I’m in Ateres now, and it sounds pretty good for what you’re looking for. It’s actually similar to Kesser Chaya in a way just more out of towny. Girls are very nice and frum and friendly! It’s very BY, girls don’t listen to non-Jewish music or have any internet access (I’m just out of sem now so I got access to a computer) and don’t worry about academics, we have 3 tracks and everyone finds their place!! And one thing i likes about them is that they don’t accept girls based on grades at all, they have one common denominater in ALL the girls here: we are all looking to grow (WITHOUT exception) and tznius is not a problem here!! to me it sounds like that’s what you’re looking for! I’d be glad to help with any more questions 🙂
I hear Israel is a pure rip off though, so could you please recommend a department-store type of place that has good prices which isn’t hard to get to from Ramot.
Thanks.July 17, 2013 11:23 pm at 11:23 pm in reply to: Can someone explain to me why day camp ends at 12:00 today? #966044
Haha! +1 to 147!July 15, 2013 8:37 pm at 8:37 pm in reply to: Can someone explain to me why day camp ends at 12:00 today? #966040
I don’t know about you, but for me Tisha B’av is a meaningful, yet tiring experience. We need to rest up for tomorrow, and cook a meal for tonight 🙂 I think it’s very reasonable to end at 12 today.
Don’t worry 🙂 I don’t have texting in America and don’t plan on having in seminary.
Gamanit, kosher phones block off the text. That’s why it’s “kosher.”
And my sem allows us to have any company we choose. So I got an Orange kosher plan the other day. The kosher phone that they offered DIDN’T HAVE A STAMP. So I didn’t get it.
Maybe I’ll ask a previous sem girl if I can borrow/buy off her kosher phone.
Okay. My seminary just replied that it must have a stamp on it.
Now the question is, where to find?
Right, I also just came back from Optique Elegance and got a kosher sim card. The monthly price is amazing! So my seminary said that a kosher phone has a kosher certification stamp on it. They do sell a kosher phone at Optique, for $45, however it didn’t have any certification stamp on it (yet still it was called kosher). I didn’t get it though, because we have a perfectly good phone at home that’s from a million years ago (like one of those nerdy flip phones with a tiny screen and just numbers)that I could use- which obviously also doesn’t have a stamp on it…
I don’t think its worth getting the kosher phone they sell since anyways it doesn’t have a stamp so who knows if they would allow it!
Probably, however if there’s an alternative that accomplishes the same goal, why not?
Uhh, yeah. I’m not getting internet on my phone for a reason.
I’m not getting a data or texting plan, just calling. But I don’t see the difference between a basic phone with no texting or data and a kosher phone. If your phone looks like a kosher phone, (being that its not a smart phone,) would they care? Kosher phones are more expensive than any of the old basic phones you’ll find.
I tried emailing my seminary, but it just takes so long to get answers from them…
I remember there was a case… It was a bit strange 😉
Ehhh… maybe? You’re not from the States?
Girls from England and Israel for sure do, so perhaps South Africans as well?
This is Mrs. Crane and I’m pretending I’m not home.
I wish you pesky little kids would just leave me alone.
I know you called to say at being cruel I’m number one,
or to whine about your homework, or to cry ’cause school’s no fun.
So, to answer all your questions: No, I do not think I’m cruel.
Yes, you have to do your homework. No, you can’t have fun at school.
And parents, you’re no better ’cause you’re driving me insane.
If you’ve raised a really rotten kid, don’t call me to complain.
I don’t care if you think I’m mean, or dumb, or just a bore.
So, when you hear the beep, hang-up, and don’t call anymore.
Its for seminary girls only. It’s not a public thing, so you won’t find it on google. Do you go to camp? email your friends from camp, school, etc. They should have it! Girls from Baltimore, Denver, Brooklyn, really all over, post on there. Good luck- and I wish I could help you further without exposing the link to the public 🙁 (because we have had prankers before, we just don’t want to have to deal with it.)
Have you ever heard of the seminary spreadsheet? It has names of girls going to every seminary and is the cutest thing in the world- like there are different pages for like packing lists and flights… I spend like way too much time on there 😉 I don’t want to post the link on here bec. it’s supposed to be for 2013-14 seminary girls only, but ask around- its gotten around to so many people- all over America! someone you know must have it and will forward the link to you 🙂
I’m trying to find information about this but as of now I’m not being so successful. Can someone please help? Apparently a portion of Swiss is operated by Elal, so I guess I could get Elal security flying Swiss? Is that about every Swiss flight to Israel? Or specific ones? And if specific, how can I make sure that that’s how my flight will be?
oh yeah- sorry abcd2. I meant simcha613.
So I could get Elal security while flying Swiss?
You said “sometimes,” so how do I know if that will include my flight?
And abcd2- being that I’m in 12th grade and not yet working and all, I don’t exactly have $500 maiser to give. (I wish I could earn $5,000 during the summer :))
Yeah, but would you spend an extra $500 on that?
@Gamanit- “some Swiss flights are carried by Elal for the first leg from Israel, so you go through regular Elal security.”
What do you mean? How does that work?
That’s because they are Jewish. Non-Jewish airlines don’t have to be shomer shabbos…
Oh, well than maybe she was misinformed. Or maybe through a travel agent its different?
You flew Swiss to Israel? How was?
Anyway, I still wouldn’t fly Turkish if I were you, it’s scary.
I spoke to a travel agent, and she said that she’s not 100% sure, but she thinks that if you get tickets now Swiss might allow a second bag (but want to change their policy soon to one bag only).
And Swiss does have direct flights. Personally I wouldn’t want a stopover- it’s too tiring. So I would just take a direct flight from say, JFK to Tel Aviv.
ah talmid, what are you trying to say? I personally wouldn’t know of these things, I didn’t look so deeply into it…
All I want to make sure of is that it’s 100% not to worry about and I would get there safe and sound.
You could give them to me!! 🙂 With the new 1-luggage rule I’m gonna need everything anyone could give me! 😛
What do you mean speak strongly against not-frum?
K’dai, Yaakov Shweky, cry no moreMarch 13, 2013 9:15 pm at 9:15 pm in reply to: Want to move from out of town community to New York… #936502
That sounds like an amazing idea! If you still want me to call the lady please let me know.March 13, 2013 3:30 am at 3:30 am in reply to: Want to move from out of town community to New York… #936448
snowbunny- my past post didn’t go thru, but I will try to let you know.
I’m sure they have it all figured out. I could tell them to tell you about it themselves on Yeshiva world.
Very true 😉 just putting it out there.
It happens to be that I’ve seen these girls as counselors and they were the most amazing ones there. And it’s an option to those who don’t want to pay as much.
WOW! great ideas everyone! please, go on!March 13, 2013 1:40 am at 1:40 am in reply to: Want to move from out of town community to New York… #936433
I’m so sorry! 🙁
I know someone who takes girls in a lot. I can ask her if you want.
We do not post contact information for individuals.March 13, 2013 12:46 am at 12:46 am in reply to: Want to move from out of town community to New York… #936431
Is this for next year? You might be able to find an assistants job in an office maybe in Manhattan or something.March 13, 2013 12:16 am at 12:16 am in reply to: Want to move from out of town community to New York… #936428
How much are you willing to spend?
Maybe you could just find a family you could board by?
For what age? Sometimes they have separate ones for older and younger girls. And are you looking for a big established daycamp only? I know girls (HS grads) who are making day camps this summer with activities just as good as big day camps and charge half the price! If your interested I could give you several numbers.
Hi guys, thanks for your advice! iyH I’ll be in Ateres next year!
Yeah, like half my grade 😉
overall very nice, cute girls.
If that’s the case, definitely go! I don’t know you though so maybe describe what type of place you want?
They are supposed to have a great crowd! I was about to apply there and didn’t at the end and now I’m regretting it!
Thank you! you got into where? Also both? Very cute!! I have a good friend going to Mechon Raaya so I’m gonna visit often and perhaps meet you, if I figure out who you are by then, lol. Hatzlacha to you too.
thanks again :)since you seem to know a lot about both, could you pinpoint any specific differences between Ateres and Seminar?
Thanks, snowbunny3318! When you were hanging out in Seminar, did the girls seem a bit New-Yorky to you? Do you know anything about the academics in Seminar?
Yeah, its true. Sternberg is very into Seminar. GO STERNBERG!!
Oh that’s cute- I know someone who went that year!
Thank you! Are the classes tracked? What type of schedule did you have? Did you have free time?
Mazal tov! How about Seminar?
OOM- what year did you go?
PS. About Seminar, is it very academic? what type of subjects do they have? (Also compare to Ateres if possible.)
All I know is that whenever I was greeted with a “gut shabbos” from a guy who was either an older teen or 20’s, it wasn’t coming from just… ahavas yisroel. Let’s put it that way.
But if you’re not referring to people close in age like that, It should be fine.
But either way, don’t ignore! You don’t have to say Gut Shabbos to everyone, but if someone greeted you, you should greet them back. THAT’s where politeness comes in.
I know a lot of girls who applied to DB this year (like half my grade). Its a big mix. I know they have the most amazing teachers! They are known for that. Girls come out very much “grown up” than when they went in. About the non-Jewish music, I do know some girls who applied there who don’t listen to it, but most girls (according to who I know applied) do- but that doesn’t mean she has to be influenced by it. A nice number of girls who went in listening to non-Jewish music came out not. And as I said, its a big mix, so I’m sure she could find her crowd and be perfectly fine.
candy613- Ateres and Ateret are 2 separate places…