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“Ever since I was a kid I was the family IT guy,” Gavriel Forman explained. Forman, a graduate of TABC who spent two years at Yeshivat Reishit, is looking forward to computer classes at LCM. “I don’t know coding yet, so I’m looking forward to learning some languages.” Forman also said he is thinking about a career in chinuch, Jewish education, and he might combine his two interests.
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Lander College for Men welcomed their newest class to the school last month. During their week-long orientation, the new students learned about balancing their dual curriculum and what to expect from a school that places strong emphasis on learning Torah and pursuing a secular education. During a make-your-own-sushi dinner, we caught up with several students and spoke with them about their backgrounds and why they chose LCM.
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Students at Lander College for Men (LCM) began their college career by learning how to balance fulfilling limudei kodesh classes with rigorous academics. Speakers during the orientation spoke both about the chiyuv of Talmud Torah and the need to plan for a successful career. Students said they chose LCM for the ability to pursue a college education in a warm yeshiva environment.
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Daniel Wealcatch said that he was attracted to LCM because of the balance. “I liked how the school offers us both secular courses and Hebrew studies and the faculty supports us through both,” he said.
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When Tzvi Cohen’s rebbeim in Yeshiva Sha’arei Mevaseret Zion recommended he attend Lander College for Men, Cohen began doing research. “I do a lot of research before I make any decisions,” said Cohen, who is from West Hempstead, NY.
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Few students have the cosmopolitan background of LCM’s Yaacov Bergman. Yaacov was born in Israel and spent three years in Cape Town when his father became a rabbi of a South African shul. “It was amazing,” he recalled. “I could see the ocean from my window.”
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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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