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Re Evaluate this system
August 29, 2014 10:05 am


boys school in formation
August 28, 2014 1:12 pm

[email protected]
send an email to find out about a new boys’ mesivta program

I Agree 100% With #24 & #11
August 27, 2014 9:01 pm

BAIS RIVKAH has the responsibility to live up to the
chinuch standards of the REBBE. In my experience as a
student in Bais Rivkah there were staff members who
were excellent and there were those who are
responsible for the waste of certain students potentials
because of their misperceptions and lack of concern,
and threatening attitude rather than a show of friendship
which would bring out the best in each student. They
could have had the zchus to help their students be
successfull but will have to answer to ONE ABOVE.

New School on the Block
August 27, 2014 7:01 pm

You should try out Devorah Leah Angyalfi’s girls academy, incredible program, with absolutely dedicated and caring staff.
The results talk for themselves, all girls who attend can attest to the life changing transformation it has made.
Kol hakavod, keep it up!

August 27, 2014 2:14 pm

Who is trying to beat Bais Rivkah?
Different strokes for different folks.
Why do people feel Bais Rivkah needs defending, when degrading another school was never anywhere near the point of this article?
I agree with #23…both schools are doing an important job, each in their own way. Kol Hakovod to all the dedicated educators out there.

To number 19
August 27, 2014 6:57 am

What age is JETS for? Isn’t is for older boys? We need something like this for boys Mesivta age or even higher elementary. Boys who are not good learners should not be made to feel like failures their whole lives. By the time they finish Mesivta and were rejected enough times, they aren’t as interested in going anymore. This has been what I’ve seen in my house. We need our boys and girls for the matter to know life can be very productive and meaningful even if they are not able to keep up with mainstream. Is Darchei more like… Read more »

August 26, 2014 11:33 pm

Sorry to burst your bubble.

August 26, 2014 8:47 pm

As a student of Bais RIvkah years ago I must say that there was much room for improvement in perceiving a student’s abilities and concern for their success. A happy student is a the basis for a successful student. A student who is judged by educators lacking a sense of perception or concern is not motivated to do her best. Yet when it come to references the reports are based on misperceptions. The responsibilty of the REBBE’S SCHOOL is on those who judge and give reports based on their shortcomings. Thank Hashem for the right people who care for the… Read more »

August 26, 2014 6:05 pm

I have daughters that went to both Bais Rivkah and a Daughter that went both to Bais Rivkah and B’nos Chomesh. Both schools are great, both schools have very devoted teachers, principals and administration. No School has the exclusive rights on teaching our girls and boys to love hashem and his torah and to follow in the ways the Rebbe showed us. Both schools are 100% equal. Kudos go both to Morah Teichtel and her staff and the same goes to Mrs. Gorkin and her staff for doing great work with the kids. a big yasher koyach to the both… Read more »

August 26, 2014 4:30 pm

wish I had a school like that for my daughter when she was in High School…When she graduated from a well known crown Heights High School she said in all 4 years the principle never said one word to her and she thinks she doesnt know who she is…Maybe the principle did know but what is the problem is that she felt she did know her

August 26, 2014 2:46 pm

be real

Fantabulous Unknown School
August 26, 2014 12:59 pm

I taught at Bnos Chomesh for a year and was extremely impressed with the staff, teachers and Mrs. Gorkin. I have never seen a students love and feel more cared for.

The staff are truly good friends and communicate wonderfully. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.

im from LA
August 26, 2014 12:52 pm

but theres JETS here. it pretty good.

Seems like a great school
August 26, 2014 11:40 am

To those defending Bais Rivkah, Bnos Menachem, etc….I read and re-read this article. There was no mention whatsoever of which school this girl came from, nor any negativity at all about her previous school. It was only praising Bnos Chomesh for it’s unique approach to helping its students succeed. Why the need to defend other schools? Parents should just make their school choices based on what they believe is best for their children and not try to prove that they are on the “better team” because of which school their child goes to.

#12 You're right on the mark!
August 26, 2014 9:22 am

Need a boys’ school like this too!

To number 12
August 26, 2014 5:59 am

I’m also waiting, a boys school like this would be amazing. I assume that Darchei’s original goal may have been somewhat like this, and Ocean Parkway has an extra dose of actually caring who the students are.
It’s been proven that when students feel loved and cared for they will aspire towards and achieve higher goals than they thought they could.
I think schools like Bnos Chomesh bring awareness to the community and in turn improve all the schools.

August 25, 2014 11:53 pm

I knew Dina parents and it is only natural that a school like this could come to fruition from a daughter of Reb Yehuda, a most kind, caring and devoted soul.

Great school
August 25, 2014 10:48 pm

It’s not just the warmth and caring, it’s also how they get the girls to really succeed. The girls who need extra challenge are challenged and those who need remedial help get it as well. I know because I work there. Everybody gets what they need instead of a one-size-fits-all education.

from the OH to the M to the G
August 25, 2014 10:44 pm

i’m shepping nachas, from the cousin in the red robe……she’s a beauty and bracha to this world

with all due respect, this passage is now OVER!!!!

your favorite cousin everrrrrrrr!!!!!!

Still waiting
August 25, 2014 10:19 pm

For a boys school here like this in the area!!

To #8
August 25, 2014 9:39 pm

DeNial ain’t just a river in Egypt…
If you want to ignore all the girls who are *not* thriving in the “school with the Rebbe’s name”, or pretend they don’t exist, fine, but don’t expect their parents, or the people who really care about chinuch, to do the same.

August 25, 2014 8:16 pm

I’m a Bais Rivkah graduate and sent my daughters there to. One of my daughters was just not doing well there and I pulled her out and put her in Bnos Chomesh. The staff is amazing and this daughter who was not doing well at all, now is doing better than my other kids. The school is not for everyone, it’s a boutique school that manages to do amazing things and build self esteem to girls who were crushed in the big schools. Bais Rivkah and Bnos Menachem and I assume Bais Chaya Mushka may do better for many girls,… Read more »

Agree with #6
August 25, 2014 7:41 pm

But it looks like your comment was meant for #3

One school with the Rebbes name
August 25, 2014 7:22 pm

I would not trade anything for the school with the Rebbes name , there is only one original, others try to copy
Thousands of girls graduated are shluchus of the Rebbe with hashkafa and yiras Shomayim before the other schools copied , the original cannot be copied , kol hakovod Beis Rivkah

To #3
August 25, 2014 7:16 pm

Did you read the whole article?
She wasn’t sayingn that one school is the answer for a girls chinuch in Crown heights. She’s saying that I’m her situation, those other schools didn’t work for her daughter and this one did. Different schools are geared for different types of students.

to #4
August 25, 2014 7:14 pm

Maybe encouarge your relitaves to write about their positive expriences in other schools. There is pleanty of room on the internet for such an artilce.

At any rate, it’s always nice to hear about parents who are happy with the school their child attends.

Bnos Chomesh
August 25, 2014 6:42 pm

I am proud to say that my daughter attends Bnos Chomesh as well. The staff is very dedicated, sensitive and works tirelessly to meet the needs of each individual student. This school is a model of caring and effective education.

August 25, 2014 6:40 pm

Very well written, I as well went through the same thing with my daughter. I want to emphasize how this school made my daughter shine, saw her strengths and made a girl happy to go to school and that she made a difference. I recommend every mother to consider sending their daughter there if they see that they’re daughter is just being a number in a big school and is unhappy going to school every day.
Thank you mrs Gorkin and chanale Chanin.

Bh You were fortunate.
August 25, 2014 6:32 pm

However I am sure that parents of children who learn in Bais Rivka and Bnos Menachem can also give glowing reports of how their daughter grew, flourished and gained so much from going to their respective schools. I have relatives in both of the above mentioned Moisdois who have B”H wonderful, frum Eidel intelligent daughters who graduated and have only positive things to say.

It is silly to praise one scholl as the absolute answer for a girls chinuch in Crown heights.

existing parent....
August 25, 2014 6:23 pm

Thank you very much for taking time and writing such touching letter. May your daughter continue growing and may we all share much nachas from her and all the students at Bnos Chomesh.

very nice
August 25, 2014 6:13 pm

wished they had something like this for elementary greatly needed