24 Cheshvan 5780 | November 21, 2019
Bais Yaakov e-Newsletter
High School
Parshas Chayei Sara
MISHMERES PROGRAM DEDICATED
The 5780 school-wide Mishmeres program was launched with typical fanfare – but with atypical reverence and inspiration, as the program was officially named in memory of the beloved Dr. Bertha Nelkin, A”H , long-time teacher of college classes in the high school and unforgettable member of the Baltimore community. Rabbi Zweig spoke briefly about Dr. Nelkin. Her son R’ Avrohom Nelkin delivered a message about her unique qualities and special appreciation for Bais Yaakov and its students. The student body, together with the Nelkins, were then treated to an introduction to Mishmeres by Twelfth Grader Estee Pretter and the long-awaited “breakout” performance. Miss Pretter explained the importance of Shmiras HaLashon , just one facet of the Mishmeres focus on matters bein adam l’chavero . We are grateful to Mr. Joseph Nelkin and family for their sponsorship and this dedication. May the program serve as an everlasting zechus for
Dr. Nelkin.
RABBI DANIEL MECHANIC SPEAKS TO OUR ELEVENTH GRADE
Rabbi Daniel Mechanic’s annual visit lived up to its advance billing, as he presented a captivating and entertaining tour de force to the Eleventh Grade regarding the solid rock foundation of our e munah . His talk was most thought-provoking and students remained long after it was officially completed to probe with further questions and observations. This annual program has always been an unqualified success at school, and it was as well-received this year as ever. 
GEDOLEI YISROEL PROGRAM - INAUGURAL LUNCHTIME SCHMUESS
We thank Mrs. Adina Turoff and the Gedolei Yisroel Program for introducing a new Bais Yaakov High School activity – a short, inspirational message about one of the Gedolei Yisroel being studied. The inaugural lunchtime “ schmues s” presentation was provided by Mrs. Chanie Hendler , who spoke to approximately 100 students about the great Ibn Ezra , reflecting on how his persistence in the face of personal challenges enabled him to become one of the great Tanach commentators in our galaxy of classical meforshim . Mrs. Hendler and the many students in attendance voluntarily gave up their lunchtime to experience this short burst of inspiration and learning. 
MRS. FAIGE ZELCER INSPIRES OUR MOTHERS AND TEACHERS
Mrs. Faigie Zelcer of Penimi in Montreal provided an insightful and stimulating workshop to the high school faculty on how to reach out and guide students. Members of the Middle School administration joined as well. Mrs. Zelcer’s talk to Bais Yaakov mothers on the same evening, also sponsored by Bais Yaakov, highlighted the need to focus on and nurture time-honored Torah values to offset encroaching values of the technology era. Link Up follow-up groups are still being formed to continue this conversation, and mothers are encouraged to join. If you are interested in joining a group please contact Mrs. Chana Lavi at clavi@baisyaakov.net .
MRS. GILA MANOLSON ENCOURAGES OUR GIRLS
Close to forty students came out on this past Sunday evening to hear Mrs. Gila Manolson, at the home of  Mr. and Mrs. Meir Neuberger, speak on the topics of self-esteem and relationships. Mrs. Manolson’s books on these and related issues have been best sellers and have influenced thousands, by means of her down-to-earth, insightful style in presenting Torah ideals on topics that are challenging to adolescents. 
9G CLASS JOINS MRS. GREENLINGER'S AND MRS. HOENLEIN'S CLASSES
Class 9G joined Mrs. Sora Greenligner’s Science class for several lessons about the metric system and using compound light microscopes. The class also attended  Mrs. Ilana Hoenlein’s class, where they did a lab about reactions with acids and bases. We enjoy seeing the happy faces of our G class students, as they have become accustomed to life in the High School.  
TECH TALK IN THE TENTH GRADE
Tech Talk , the set of classes devoted to teaching how to relate to technology in a positive and wholesome way, is being presented to Tenth Grade classes by teachers Mrs. Rivky Abraham , Mrs. Sora Greenlinger , Mrs. Zahava Lefkovitz , and Mrs. Reva Sonnenblick, who are all well versed in technology and who understand the world of High School students. We thank Mrs. Shifra Rabenstein , for her contribution to the creation of this program.
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Nechi Eisgrau A"H

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Mrs. Rose Halpern A"H

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