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A New Year – New Faculty – New Energy

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 At the beginning of each school year, we welcome new faculty members to the MMY family. Each come with experienced resumes and unique talents and inevitably infuse the MMY class with lots of energy and excitement. This year we welcome 3 such teachers.

Rabbi Jesse Horn, who has been a Ram in Yeshivat Hakotel since his Aliyah 11 years ago, will be teaching 2 classes. In addition to teaching Shana Aleph and Shana Bet, he will also be a mainstay of our Night Seder Beit Medrash. Rabbi Horn is well known for his engaging personality and his exciting shiurim. ”MMY has an incredible reputation and I am very excited and proud to be able iy”h to contribute to the great work that MMY does, producing leaders and future educators for Klal Yisrael. ” Rabbi Horn's classes oversubscribed already on the first day of registration and we look forward to also having him join us for special "guest" shiurim, Ymei Iyun, post-Mishmar tisches, etc.

Dr. Shana Strauch Schick (MMY 5759-5760) isn’t really new to the MMY family as she got her start in advanced Talmud studies during her two years in MMY! "So much of what I have been able to accomplish in my educational career I attribute to MMY. It is there my eyes were opened up to the depth andbreadth of Torah study". After her years in MMY, Shana (still not yet Dr. nor Schick!) went on to YeshivaUniversity Stern College and their GPATS program for advanced Talmud – ultimately receiving a PhD inTalmud from the Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies.
http://blogs.yu.edu/news/2011/08/18/shana-strauch-schick-to-receive-doctorate-in-talmud/
"I am very excited to be back in MMY, assistant teaching with Rabbi Yedidya Berzon. It was in his
advanced Halacha class – and Rabbi Katz's advanced Gemara class – that I began my journey. I am
honored to be able to give back to the institution that gave me so much."

For Sara Malka (Poupko) Reichman, whose career in chutz la’aretz included teaching in HANC’s Beit Midrash Program, S.K.A. and Ateret Seminary-Queens College, joining MMY is the fruition of a dream to live and teach in Eretz Yisrael.  After guiding her students in the U.S. in high school and preparing them for marriage by teaching  Kallah classes, Mrs. Reichman often went on to lecture in their communities.  All the while she aspired to teach Torah on an advanced level in Eretz Yisrael.  MMY, with its excellent academic program and special care for its students, was a natural fit.  “My goal in teaching is to engender a passion for learning Torah, rooted both in rich experiences in learning and in a sense of independence in mastering the text... for the Torah to be pleasurable on a variety of levels. Young women should be intellectually stimulated by the text, spiritually elevated, in love with Torah and see its relevance to their particular personality and unique struggles.  They should learn to hear its words dictate their ethical course and be the moral compass that directs their decisions.  In every lesson these are the goals that drive my preparation as I attempt to impart exciting lessons with an emphasis on skills acquisition.”

We are looking forward to great things from our entire faculty as they help MMYers in the class of 5775 raise to great heights!