Bais Medrash

The Albert Stein Bais Medrash Program at FTI seeks to produce B’nai Torah distinguished as Lamdonim and Ba’alei Mussar, dedicated to lifelong Limud HaTorah, Shlaimos Hamiddos and Achrayis to Klal Yisroel.

THE DREAM:

Rabbi Max, along with Rabbi Chaim Tropper, following the directive of Hagoan Harav Henoch Leibowitz, ZT’L, founded the Yeshiva in 2000 with the dream of eventually growing to include a bais medrash program. That dream has now been realized with the opening of the Albert Stein Bais Medrash Program under the direction of Rabbi Shimon Max. Inspiring shmuzin, mussar vaadim, in-shabbosos, sports, and catered meals, are all key elements of the Bais Medrash Program and exemplify FTI’s derech of inculcating Torah learning into one’s life with joy.

THE LEARNING

is characterized by the amount of time spent and the effort exerted by members of the program; morning through evening, talmidim are amal ba’Torah. Composed of a core group of FTI’s own seniors serious about their Torah studies, the yeshiva is proud to guide the bais medrash bochurim in applying the skills learned and developed during their mesivta years. This process continues as they steadily progress to ever higher levels of learning on their journey to becoming true talmidei chachamim.

THE IMPACT

of FTI’s Bais Medrash Program is felt throughout the yeshiva. The addition of older students to the FTI campus provides the opportunity for mentoring and meaningful friendships to develop. Fellowship students from Yeshivas Chofetz Chaim in Queens, NY, fondly known as “Branch Guys” add yet another important dimension to the overall s’viva. This revolving, eight-week program brings four older bochurim into the Yeshiva on a continual basis. They learn with students, develop friendships, give chizuk, and inspire achievement in bochurim young and old.

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    Ari Morgenstern, 9th Grade,
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    Sam Meyers, “Branch Guy",