with the sacred responsibility of fostering the intellectual, spiritual, and social growth of Jewish children in the suburban communities of northern New Jersey, the Rosenbaum Yeshiva of North Jersey presents a vibrant learning atmosphere that is founded upon timeless Torah values and knowledge. That atmosphere provides the Yeshiva's students with clear and consistent messages of ethical conduct, modesty, selflessness, and service of the Divine Will - messages which are often ignored, even belittled, in contemporary society. To create this Torah environment, the Yeshiva is firmly committed to those educational concepts that have served as the cornerstones of all great traditional institutions of Jewish learning.
Primacy of Torah
The Yeshiva continually emphasizes that the highest form of human endeavor is the study of Torah. The beautiful sounds of Torah learning reverberate throughout the school's hallways as enthusiastic teachers impart words of Torah to responsive and motivated students. The world view created by the study of Torah directs the future attitudes and endeavors of the student, who learns to see the world through the prism of Torah.
The Yeshiva's children are taught that the human personality is the most sacred and precious trust we possess. Throughout the year, the students hear stories, sing songs, participate in skits, write compositions, and create art projects that focus upon character development as formulated in our Middot Tovot Program. As the months and years pass and as the middot are revisited again and again, the talmidim and talmidot begin to internalize these middot. They learn also that the development of fine character is a slow and consistent process requiring constant effort. Our goal is the development of children who are dedicated not only to Torah learning but also to a Torah way of life.
Recognizing that adolescents often benefit from a special relationship with an adviser within the school structure, our Junior High School program engages a mashgiach ruchani for boys and a mashgicha ruchanit for girls. These role models meet with each student individually to discuss issues, lend support, and give encouragement, all within a Torah perspective. In addition, enjoyable and educational programs are scheduled throughout the year in the form of leilei iyun, guest speakers, and Rosh Chodesh breakfasts.
We are very proud of many special chesed projects which provide for the experiential learning of middot tovot. The students serve as pen pals to residents in nursing homes, babysitters for needy families, and "buddies" for special needs children. A unique Junior High School program that trains students to be Mitzvah Clowns and Mitzvah Magicians brings good cheer to people in need of moral support.
The Yeshiva is committed to maintaining a learning environment that is founded upon the spirit of millennia of Torah study. In accordance with this time-honored tradition, the school maintains separate classes for boys and girls for both Judaic studies and secular classes. A highly positive Jewish environment is created and the teachers present magnificent role models for their male and female students.
All children begin their day with Limudei Kodesh (Torah Study). To imbue the students' day with purpose and holiness, a tefillah that emphasizes clear pronunciation, kavanah (concentration), and enthusiasm initiates the morning activities. A beyur tefilla curriculum adds meaning to the chldren's prayers. Beginning in sixth grade, male students and rebbeim attend a daily minyan in the Yeshiva's beit midresh.
Judaic Studies Faculty
The Yeshiva has assembled a faculty that not only demonstrates a proficiency in Torah knowledge, Hebrew language, and pedagogic techniques, but also embodies a total dedication to the Torah way of life that they impart to the children. Only teachers who are sincere in the complete commitment to mitzvot, middot, and modesty are capable of forming a ben or bat Torah.
Establishing Time For Torah
The Yeshiva instills in the talmidim and talmidot an attitude of being kovayah etim l'Torah, always setting aside time for learning Torah. A Sunday learning program, mishmar, Shavuot learn-a-thon, mishnayot clubs, Chidon HaTanach, Brachot Bee, and many other Torah education projects broaden the scope of learning beyond the classroom walls. RYNJ's Torah Bowl teams have won many tournament victories throughout the Metropolitan Area. Many of the girls and boys accumulate masmidim hours for such learning and are proud members of the Yeshiva's Masmidim Club. RYNJ's students frequently enrich their bar mitzvah celebrations with siyyumim.
Love For Israel
Love and support for the State of Israel are basic to the philosophy of the Yeshiva, which believes that our children must grow up feeling a sense of responsibility toward our brethren in the Holy Land. Our Israeli shlichot serve as role models devoted to our homeland. This perspective is further enhanced through an exploration of twentieth century Jewish history by the upper grades. Each year culminates in joyful fashion through participation in the Salute to Israel Parade. During the last five years, over 110 RYNJ students have made aliya to Israel.
A Link In The Chain
The mishna in Avot teaches that the Torah is acquired by fulfilling 48 criteria. One such criterion is hamakir et makomo, recognizing one's place. Crucial to their growth as Jews, is the recognition by our children of their place in the mesorah, the great chain of Jewish tradition. Through the study of the Holocaust, the students gain an appreciation of previous generations and an understanding of their responsibility to future generations.
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