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  |  July 23, 2019

    Montessori Schools Gain Popularity

    Montessori Schools such as Lamplighters Yeshiva and Luria Academy have surged in popularity in New York Jewish neighborhoods, writes Vivian Yee in the New York Times. Full Story

    Gedalya Greenzayd, 25, OBM

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    To clarfiy the NYTimes article
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    To clarfiy the NYTimes article

    Just to be absolutely clear: Lamplighters is NOT similar to other schools who value ‘diversity’ in their students’ religious experience. Lamplighters is an uncompromisingly FRUM school, founded on the values of Torah and chassidus! It is progressive in the way it utilizes methodology of education that promotes the most basic principles of yiddishkeit and chassidishkeit.

    yea
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    yea

    we made it into the New York Slimes
    and we are now almost like everybody else.!!
    Iz az achin vey
    and to shlep the Rebbe into this – ?!

    Very important distinction of What Montessori is.
    Guest
    Very important distinction of What Montessori is.

    It’s not secular vs. Jewish studies. It’s a method that works beautifully to develop a healthy individual, intellectually and emotionally and can be applied to any material you want to teach.

    Nice to see a change in the right direction
    Guest
    Nice to see a change in the right direction

    Keep up the good work!

    Clarification
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    Clarification

    « Just to be absolutely clear: Lamplighters is NOT similar to other schools who value ‘diversity’ in their students’ religious experience. Lamplighters is an uncompromisingly FRUM school, founded on the values of Torah and chassidus! It is progressive in the way it utilizes methodology of education that promotes the most basic principles of yiddishkeit and chassidishkeit.

    the best Jewish Montessori
    Guest
    the best Jewish Montessori

    My friends kids go to the best Jewish Montessori school in the world – Darko LA. Their kids love going to school and love learning all the time.

    Go Darko LA
    Guest
    Go Darko LA

    We are blessed to have such an amazing Jewish Montessori school in our midst. WE LOVE DARKO LA

    preschools
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    preschools

    The majority of teachers in Montessori school (the teachers that teach Montessori method) are not Jewish, especially in out of town preschools . They bring a lot of non Jewish influence into the class. You have to supervise them very carefully!

    Chicago
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    Chicago

    CHicago is lucky to have a well -run Montessori Torah school, Shaarei Chinuch, which is off to a great start.

    AN EDUCATOR
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    AN EDUCATOR

    THESE ARE NOT MONTESSORI SCHOOLS! THEY ARE MONTESSORI STYLE SCHOOL! there is a huge difference. You cannot officially call yourself a Montessori school without specific trainings and certifications. The reason that the only teachers in these school who are not Jewish are the Montessori teachers is because they are certified Montessori teachers! Most Jewish teachers sorry to say do not become certified which is a real shame.

    Rebbe's endorsement
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    Rebbe's endorsement

    May we see the original endorsement of the Rebbe in 1994?

    Don't misquote the Rebbe!
    Guest
    Don't misquote the Rebbe!

    The Rebbe never endorsed Montessori! Instead, the Rebbe advocated strongly for Chinuch Al Taharas HaKodesh, in which Jewish and general studies ARE NOT MIXED at all. Using the Rebbe for one’s own agenda is appalling and a terrible mistake.

    JUST watch the kids' egos!!
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    JUST watch the kids' egos!!

    This philosophy is fantastic and innovative and alive.Wonderful aspects of education. But MAKE SURE the “individual pace and approach” doesn’t let the kid think s/he is the only factor that really counts in assessing reality. This is a huge obstacle to Montessori which Chassidim MUST keep a watch on for each individual child. Yes be independent. Yes learn about who you are and what you are capable of. But NO – the world is not only about ME in all circumstances.

    Yet another attempt to destroy from within
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    Yet another attempt to destroy from within

    Why did the Rebbe need to WASTE so many hours of his precious time repeating the same themes over and over. The chinuch of a child has been fixed by chazal for generations: when we veer off the derech we lose our children, our derech, our ability not only to light up the world but to even keep our own flame burning. If the NY Times is your guide as to the “brucha” in something, that is already a sign of how far things have fallen. Why don’t we spend extra money paying our Rebbeim and our teachers and our… Read more »

    To #13
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    To #13

    You’ve got to be kidding… Are you suggesting the egos of the kids who attend the standard Crown Heights schools are properly balanced or healthy?

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