Featured Stories tagged with "new students"

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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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“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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As the last days of Sukkot wound down, we caught up with four Lander College for Men students who just started their LCM experience with the Fall 2018 semester, to discuss their aspirations and goals for their college experiences. The four students hail from New York, Georgia, New Jersey, and Maryland and while each student had a different reason for choosing LCM, each spoke of how they wanted to balance a rigorous academic curriculum with an equally rigorous yeshiva experience.  As Ariel Bergman summed it up, “I wanted a place where I could get a really strong education to set me up to pursue a career, but also grow in my Torah learning.”
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Aharon Davidson grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, and spent two years in Israel after graduating from the Atlanta Jewish Academy. “It definitely took some getting used to,” said Davidson about his Israel experience, “But at the end of Shana Bet I didn’t want to leave.”
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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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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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Ariel Bergman managed to divide his childhood and teenage years between three places: Israel, England and, most recently, Baltimore. “I developed this ability to adjust to different surroundings,” said Bergman who spent last year in Israel.
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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.