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#1 njjew

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 09:41 PM

This is as complete a list of the seminaries out there as I could get find listed alphabetically. Some schools i was unable to find any information on. All the information here are facts (except those dealing with how much of a kesher with teachers and students there are) and are, to the best of my knowledge, accurate. I apologize if something is not.

Afikei Torah
Between BY and very frum MO
Hashkafa Based
Small school
More laid back about grades
Often compared to Darchei Binah
Ateres Bnos Yerushalayim
BY
They have 3 learning tracks
“King of the non-cookie cutter seminaries”
Teachers are warm (approachable, able to have kesher with)
They offer Art/ Music class
Teach textual skills
Ba’er Miriam
MO
Open minded
Girls from different types of background
Small
Different tracks
Sister school to Ma’ayanot
BJJ (Bais Yaakov Teachers’ Institute Machon Sarah Schenirer)
BY
Old school with a reputation as the most BY and the most intense learning
Very textual based
Very big (150 girls)
Some teachers speak in Hebrew
Bnos Chana
BY
Teachers Sem
Takes Israeli girls as well
Not pressured learning

Some afternoons the teach other courses to get a job in them (graphic art, interior design, Sheitles and Yoffi, culinary arts)

Small (10 girls)


Bnos Chava
BY
Teachers sem
Academic- a lot of hard work
Frum, but not Yishivish
Big (150 girls)
Bnos Sarah
BY
Almost all classes given in Hebrew
Very textual, hardly any hashkafa
Very hard work
Girls get very close to eachother
BYA (Machon Bnos Yehuda)
BY
Academic
Teachers are warm (approachable, able to have kesher with)
Small, not a very diverse student body
Chochmas Lev B.Y. Seminary
BY (more open minded)
Share teachers with Darchei Binah
Academic
Darchei Binah

MO-BY (in between. Depends who you ask. Technically not BY but has mostly ]BY hashkafa)

Considered middle point between BY and MO- springboard to find out how MO or BY other places are.

Intellectual classes- a lot to choose from

Some classes taught in Hebrew but all of those are optional


Hadar
Ma’ayanot
Sister school to Ba’er Miriam
Textual
There are classes taught in Hebrew
Machon Alte/Seminary Chaya Mushka
Machon Ma'ayan
Machon Raaya
BY
It is very warm
It is academic--a lot of hard work, but manageable.
Textual- the goal is skill development. You gain a lot of textual skills while there. It is a teachers' seminary.
Small (40-50 girls)
Me'ohr Bais Yaakov
BY mix
Hashkafic- teach text only when is relevant to self
Focus on being a better YOU
Lots of Chesed oprotunities
A teachers seminary.
Mesores Rochel
Yishivish
Warm- small
Academic- lots of school work
Michlalah Jerusalem College for Women
I heard both that its Charaidi and MO so I’m not sure
Big school
Can form relationships with teachers
More college then a seminary
Michelelt Esther
MO- diverse student background (people from non-frum homes, MO, orthodox etc)
Hashkafic
Michelelt Mevaseret Yerushalayim
MO tzioni
Academic
Has Gemorah learning/ chevrusa learning
Lots of in depth text
Michelelt Torah V’Umanut
Midreshet Amit
MO
Midreshet Harova
MO- religious Zionist
Big
Teaching is in Hebrew and English
Strong academics
Midreshet Lindenbaum
Feminist
Learn Gemoarah
Zionistic
Midreshet Moriah
MO- Tzioni
Midreshet Tehillah
Not BY but a lot of BY girls go there
Academically focused
Text based learning
Small/ warm
Girls from mixed backgrounds (BY, MO, coed, non coed etc)
Midreshet Yeud
Migdal Oz
MO
Focus of curriculum Gemarah, Halacha, Tanach, Jewish thought.
Students develop independent learning skills.
Nachlas Beis Ya'akov
Warm teachers
Work is hard, but managable
Neve
Very diverse group
Do a lot of Kiruv
Have a few buildings, but all girls eat meals together (not frum- BY- MO etc)
Nishmat Shna Ba’Aretz
MO
Peninim
BY- but more “open minded” then most.
Hashkafa
Tough school, but not a lot of school work
Sharfman’s (Bnot Torah Institute)
MO
Into each girl becoming better
4 traks
Seminar Yerushalayim
BY
Compared to BJJ hashkafically
Serious school
Textual
Teach you how to run a home
Sha’alvim
MO
Optional Gemarah course- chevrusa learning
Focus on making you an “independent learner”
Lots of Hebrew classes offered, but all are optional
She'arim
Tiferes (not to be confused with Tiferet)
Yishivish
Not as academic
Tiferet (not to be confused with Tiferes)
MO
Tomer Devorah
MO
Mix of textual and hashkafic
Girls from chilled out BY to more right wing MO


(I started another topic with the same thing but it sent it to the moderator before i finished. Can you please disregard that one and put this one up instead?)

#2 shifpifer1

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Posted 23 December 2011 - 03:35 PM

Just so you know the next year chochmas lev is not opening. Instead rabbi bulman is opening a new sem called byi bias yaakov international or something like that.

#3 SilverShoes

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Posted 25 December 2011 - 06:34 PM

I would consider michalalah to be more of a meeting point and then darchei bina to be more to the right with less collegey

#4 superjew94

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 08:32 PM

can people tell me about seminar? i got accepted there and im trying to decide whether to go or not

#5 shifpifer1

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 09:11 PM

superjew94- where are you going to seminary?

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 10:39 AM

superjew94- where are you going to seminary?

im going to seminar iy"h