Featured Stories tagged with "LCM"

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When opportunity knocks, Moishy Gerstel answers. The Kew Gardens, Queens transplant (by way of Toronto) wrapped up his B.A. in Psychology (with a minor in Finance) at Lander College for Men in 2012, to the tune of a 4.0 GPA, having achieved membership in Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology. Gerstel realized the next step toward pursuing a career in psychology would be earning his Psy.D., but also realized the application process alone was going to take months, a period he wasn’t willing to watch idly pass.
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When Chicago native Gershon Firestone graduated from LCM in 2008 with a Math degree, he wasn’t seeking your traditional accounting position at an international firm. But since earning his diploma, Firestone passed all eight exams required for full membership in the Actuarial Society of Greater New York (ASNY), which promotes knowledge and expansion of actuarial thought.
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Watch the evening’s events and listen to Rabbi Sacks’ teshuva drasha.
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In a tie a wheel was spun and the contestants had to compete in the way chosen (Price is Right, Dance Off, Speech Off, Physical Challenge, Quick Find, Mental Challenge). And of course, there were prizes.
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“I wanted to be in a place with a good hashkafa where learning isn’t in conflict with academics,” said Ben Simon about his choice of LCM. Simon, a graduate of Mesivtah Birkas Yitzchok, spent two years in Beis Yisrael before joining the LCM family. He’s considering a major in psychology with a marketing minor.
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Louis Schwartz, a graduate of the Talmudic Academy in Baltimore, said he was attracted to LCM’s dual curriculum. “My friends told me about LCM and I liked the idea of having yeshiva with college,” said Schwartz who spent two years learning in Beis Yisrael after high school.
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Mesibah The dancing was spirited, and “the joy and exuberance in the room was simply electric,” said R’ Bamberger. “All of the Torah and friendship seamlessly merged into one as the Rebbeim and talmidim sang and danced together.” The Carlos and Gabby’s dinner reminded us of the miracle of oil, of course.
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Nate Hershkowitz speaks enthusiastically as he describes his typical day at The Evil Genius Group, a marketing company for small businesses and high-profile individuals in New York. “It’s always flying here,” he says. “Everyone has so much to do. But at the same time, it’s really chilled.” He gestures around the office, a WeWork space housed in the Upper East Side: In the “living room area,” as he describes it, one employee sits comfortably on a yellow couch, his laptop on his knees, while another sits on one of the barstools in the “kitchen.” The interior décor is modern chic: a collage of cool, colorful furniture, geometric wallpaper, and contrasting, bright textures. One room’s walls are covered entirely in whiteboards. Another hallway is covered in pastel-colored drawings and motivational quotes.
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Don Cohen, a Rambam Mesivtah graduate, said he chose LCM because he wanted a program that excels in both sides of a dual curriculum. “I wanted a program that would give me a strong secular education along with a serious beis meidrash program,” explained Cohen who spent two years after high school in Israel at Yeshivat Netiv Aryeh. “I also wanted a small program where I could get a lot of attention.”
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About 30 Lander alumni gathered at the Rodriguez Steakhouse in Jerusalem last week for the 4th annual LCM Alumni Reunion in Israel. Former students from all over the country enjoyed a night of catching up with friends, seeing rebbeim, hearing divrei Torah and, well, steak. The alumni in attendance spanned the history of Lander, with some representatives of the first and second classes, and others who graduated in June.