Religious Growth and Development
Four years at Yeshivah of Flatbush play a formative role in the religious growth and development of our students. Classroom learning and extracurricular experiences challenged students to grow through deep understanding of Torah, strong connections with Halakhah and meaningful relationships with mentors and role models. Uniquely Flatbush experiences such as Seminar, Rosh Chodesh Rikkudim, and Judaic Seminar Electives cultivate spirituality and inspire life-long love for and devotion to Torah and Mitzvot.
Spiritual Growth Commission
The goal of the Spiritual Growth Commission is to inspire our students to strive for Torah growth in school, to recognize and incorporate spiritual feelings into who we are. Through different projects and programs, students become aware of how the Torah enhances our understanding of the important connection between the physical and the spiritual in our daily lives.
Every Thursday night boys and girls from all grade levels join together to enjoy learning Torah, using the weekly parashah or an upcoming holiday as a springboard for further discussion. The participants use this time to explore Jewish themes in a deep and meaningful way as well as an open forum to ask questions. The goal of Mishmar is for students to see and appreciate the Torah in a new light and understand its relevancy in today’s world.
Sunday Morning Learning
Sunday Morning Learning is a program designed for the extended Yeshivah of Flatbush family where alumni, parents, and students can come together and learn Torah l’shma on various Sunday mornings throughout the year. Minyan and a delicious breakfast buffet are followed by learning b’chevruta and shiurim by teachers. It is a unique experience for the whole family and is definitely not to be missed.
At the Yeshivah of Flatbush each grade experiences their own unique seminar which is a Shabbat/weekend retreat at a hotel. These seminars are created to imbue a greater love of Judaism and a greater connection to Am Yisrael, enable students to develop leadership skills and nurture critical thinking, and to reinforce the sense of family and community. These seminars offer our students a chance to bond in an out-of-school setting and to discuss issues that typically affect students their age with fellow classmates and teachers. During the course of the weekend students experience a wonderful ru’ach filled communal Shabbat while socializing and having fun with their friends. Students participate in formal and informal learning sessions designed to stimulate thinking and discussion about a wide range of topics, such as identity and self-esteem, peer pressure, family values as well as religious issues that are relevant to their daily lives. The value of doing chesed is further instilled by having community members who attend our annual Chesed Mission to Israel, join us on Junior Seminar. On Senior Seminar we are joined by Holocaust survivors who share their story with the students. The learning and growth which occurs throughout these seminars, provides some of the most memorable and meaningful moments of our students’ educational experience.