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    Not Just Another High School Year

    From the COLlive inbox: A girl thanks the hanhalah and teachers of the Seminary she attended this year, "I have never had such a good experience in a school setting, ever." Full Story

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    Non Crown Heightser
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    Non Crown Heightser

    With all of the damaging articles about various issues in the shchuneh, it was so inspiring to read this article. Crown Heights indeed has some of the best minds in Chabad to give amazing shiurim. Sometimes, we have to just look in our own backyard and appreciate that 20 years after gimmel tammuz, there are aspects about CH for which the Rebbe has tremendous nachas.

    Bais Rivka sem alumnus
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    Bais Rivka sem alumnus

    I second the sentiments expressed in this article. BR was a great experience for me.

    Parents, wake up!!!
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    Parents, wake up!!!

    What a refreshing and honest article. I think it is time to make a major move to encourage our daughters to stay in Crown Heights for Seminary. Parents are under extremely strong pressure to come up with 20K to pay for their children to have an “enjoyable” year of touring Eretz Yisrael. Where is it Chassidish for girls at 18 years old to Galavant around Eretz Yisrael having the freedom to go and do what they desire to do. A supervised 2 week trip is exactly what our daughters can benefit from at this point in their lives. Intelligent and… Read more »

    BR
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    BR

    I love Beis Rivka sem! I didn’t go there personally, but I always say that if I could do it all over again I would go there for Sem alef and beis!!!

    Public Opinion
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    Public Opinion

    I would love for my sons or daughters to go and learn in Crown Heights as I did 20 some odd years ago. But for some reason it is at the bottom of there list. How many of us send our kids half way around the world to learn, even though we have such precious resources available close to home.

    Sem girl
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    Sem girl

    I went to Bais Rivkah sem Baruch HaShem and I’m so proud to have gone. The learning is very practical and we had great teachers!! And the principals are so kind and caring, they respect you and not jugde you for who you are or what you are wearing! They are the best!

    Meir
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    Meir

    BS”D I wholeheartedly appreciate this article as well as the comments. I do question that part of one comment which states- Galavant around Eretz Yisrael-this has not been the case as I have have observed it. There are mylas to both learning here and to learning away from the distractions of CH (this latter sentiment was expressed by the Rebbe re Bochorim). But there is no debate about the fine quality of a Beth Rivka seminary education and experience.Wishing the writer and her entire class well and only Hattzlacha Raba and Besoras Tovas B’ Gashmius v Ruchnius in all of… Read more »

    Dhl br
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    Dhl br

    As another bais rivkah sem Alef alumni I can say it is all that plus more!!

    At Long Last!!!!
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    At Long Last!!!!

    Finally the long overdue recognition to a cherished Teacher’s Seminary and devoted staff! I never understood the “mass exodus” of students from an institution operating with the greatest adherence and loyalty to the Rebbe’s directives, guidance, and blessings throughout the years…. How can we ever forget as students of Bais Rivka Sem. in the 70’s, the devoted teachers who exemplified true education, tznius, Torah and chassidus? Our soft spoken Morah Heller A”H, who was the epitome of refinement and royalty, Morah Zelda Nemes A”H – whose generous spirit, energy, and idealism were evident week after week in every single class… Read more »

    br sem alumni
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    br sem alumni

    Loved sem alef! Beat teachere ever!!!

    tuition?
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    tuition?

    Does anyone know how the tuition compares to those in an Israeli sem? With dorm?

    Another Alum
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    Another Alum

    Two years in Beis Rivkah sem and everything written in this article is absolutely true! I didn’t think so going in, but looking back I never would have chosen to go anywhere else! The learning is top-notch, the hanhala is amazing and the atmosphere is so positive!
    Thanks DHL!

    Israel
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    Israel

    #7 girls do NOT just walk around freely in the seminaries in Israel. Girls deserve a year to go out of country and see eretz yisorel! They are in seminary so they don’t just walk around israel yet they can enjoy within the boundaries of the sem! Crown heights is still a great option and should be seen as a higher seminary than its said to be!

    sem beis BR
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    sem beis BR

    I love my year in br! Best envirement and best teachers!

    Go Beit Rivkha sem!!!
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    Go Beit Rivkha sem!!!

    The BEST seminary in the all world!!!
    The BEST teacher The BEST hanhalla The BEST family!
    No words to describe what was this seminary exprience for me and for so many of my friends

    Meir
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    Meir

    BS”D # 13 I believe that you misunderstood my comment, which was merely answering #3 who made the gallivanting allegation. My sentiments are as yours which should have been understood as I clearly wrote after the allegation-” this has not been the case as I have have observed it”.

    ye but..
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    ye but..

    for us in towners that r schooling in crown heights since we were in kindergarten it may be good to go out of America for Sem.

    To #9
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    To #9

    Well said! I too was in BR Sem in 77 & 78…. & remember all those Teachers……(.&.Mrs Goldberg)

    best sem ever!!
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    best sem ever!!

    i went there last year and i loved it!!! thank you bais rivka!

    Out Of Towner
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    Out Of Towner

    The seminary sounds great!
    Is there a website to find out more about the seminary?
    Tuition, dorms, example schedule etc…?

    Seminary
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    Seminary

    You could call the office at 718 734 0400 EXT 1129 or email us at [email protected] for details.

    nice
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    nice

    nice to read so many articles of appreciation.. Let’s keep this sort of stuff going!
    I just read the article of the Breslov Rav coming to the Ohel to thank the Rebbe.. This is what it is all about..
    Hakaros Hatov is what will bring Moshiach..
    Giving thanks is terribly important!
    It is a positive gesture with ripple effects!

    Thanks for a great article!!
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    Thanks for a great article!!

    Thank you for a powerful article. It is heartwarming to see a young girl express hakoras hatov in such an eloquent and honest way. .The best part of the article is that Chaya says she really did not want to go to Bais Rivkah Sem to begin with and yet it was the best year of her schooling. I want to thank the entire Hanhola of Bais Rivkah for all they do for our girls. A personal thank you to Morah Chana Gorowitz whose life has been Bais Rivkah Seminary for more years than I know. I called Morah Chana… Read more »

    Another seminary alumna
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    Another seminary alumna

    I went to Beis Rivkah Seminary “by default” as I did not have the money to go to Eretz Yisroel…but it was clearly Hashgocha Protis, and an experience I still draw on 25 years later. My deepest Hakoras HaTov to Morah Kahan, Morah Gorowitz, Mrs. Groner, Rabbi Zeligson and Rabbi Altein, L’Orech Yomim V’Shonim Tovos. I hope that I bring Nachas to them and to the Mechanchim/os who are in Ginzei Meromim. It wasn’t just the teachers, though…I found some of my best role models in the Sem Beis girls, who would farbreng with us in the dorm. I remember… Read more »

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