The Postville Yeshiva is wrapping up next week and the Bochurim concluded a great year of growing in learning and chassidishkeit.
“The Mesivta has yet to see a year like this, where all the Bochurim were so involved in Yeshiva life and their studies, stated Rabbi Eliyahu Benshimon, Principal. “Though the Yeshiva struggled financially this year due to troubles at Agriprossesors, it had no affect on the learning at the yeshiva. This is due to the devotion, competence and diligence of the Mesivta staff and the quality and seriousness of the students.”
Riding high on the success of the past year, the Hanhola is determined to go on and continue, making plans and developing curricula for next year, 5770.
Postville Yeshiva strives to be a place where all types of bochurim can actualize their potential in learning and fully develop as Chassidim in the truest sense of the word—incorporating Yiddishkeit and Chassidus into their daily lives as Chassidim, soldiers of the Rebbe.
Utilizing Postville’s remoteness and unique “small town” feeling, and being the anchor mosad of this Chassidic community, the Mesivta is styled after the original Tomchei Tmimim of Lubavitch, situated away from all wordly distractions, staying focused on learning, davening and each bochur’s personal growth.
In this great Chassidishe environment, the bochurim grow in learning, davening, farbrengens, and the friendly atmosphere. Focus here is on “Skill based” academic excellence, presenting a challenging curriculum at all levels. Teachers do not strive to simply educate and pass on content, their passion and drive is to teach the bochurim “vi azoi tzu lernen,” to develop the lifelong skill of knowing “how to learn.”
Space in the Mesivta is filling up quickly, Rabbi Benshimon says. “Bochurim can benefit tremendously from the setting of this Yeshiva. The town is a very Chassidishe place where learning Torah is respected. It is very calm and close to nature – the bochurim just like being here, and this is a prerequisite to learning ‘B’mokim Shelibo Chofetz.’”
Says Rabbi Benshimon: “We have all Lubavitch educated, Chassidic and caring staff that serve as positive role models and lead by example, establishing long-lasting relationships with their students. Personal relationships develop naturally as faculty members devote themselves to each student and his own unique challenges. Students develop a sense of confidence, a passion and love for learning, and broad knowledge of “vos iz a chossid.”
Shiur Gimmel registration is almost all filled up for next year, and a few spots remain for shiur Alef and Bais. To make the registration process easier, the yeshiva has posted a website www.mesivtapostville.org, where all the necessary forms for registering and yeshiva info is included.