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MTA Lions Win Tier II Championship At Scott Satran Tournament

Author: mta | January 11, 2018, 5:33 pm

By: Joey Burg (’19)

Last weekend, the MTA Varsity Basketball Lions had the privilege of participating in the Scott Satran Tournament in Lawrence, NY.  Hosted by the Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns and Rockaway (HAFTR), this annual tournament brings ten Yeshiva League teams together to memorialize Scott Satran, a HAFTR alum who died of [...]


Teachers Help Students Prepare For Finals At MTA Study Night

Author: mta | January 11, 2018, 5:11 pm

By: Shua Pariser, MTA Class of 2020

It’s Finals Week at MTA, which always brings an event that many students and teachers look forward to: our iconic Study Night.  While it’s a known fact that you are supposed to study for finals, it’s not unusual for students to get nervous or overwhelmed.  At MTA, we [...]


MTA Students Bring Gemara To Life Through Torah And Technology Integration

Author: mta | January 11, 2018, 4:48 pm

By: Noam Putterman, MTA Class Of 2018

This year’s Yeshiva University High Schools Annual Dinner Of Tribute, held on January 3rd, featured a STEM Fair, which provided an opportunity for both MTA and Central students to showcase their latest engineering innovations.  MTA Seniors Hanan Berger and Benny Jacob presented an electromagnetic robotic arm, created in [...]


Rabbi Kerner’s Shiur Learns About Shechita From MTA Parent And Shochet

Author: mta | January 8, 2018, 3:41 pm

Talmidim in Rabbi Kerner’s shiur headed out to Paterson, NJ on Sunday to learn about the laws of Shechita, Melicha, and Kisui Hadam from Rabbi Avidan Elkin, a Shochet and MTA parent.  Rav Elkin educated talmidim about how the Shochet sharpens his knife, what makes a shechita kosher or disqualified, and many of the other [...]


Makor Chaim Update

Author: mta | January 5, 2018, 12:52 pm

Our Makor Chaim Israel Exchange Program has completed its first full week!  Talmidim have been busy learning and exploring Eretz Yisrael.  This week included a hike to Tel Azeka, where talmidim learned about the land and its significance in the history of the Jewish people, the first Shabbos in yeshiva featuring a special Melave Malka with Rav David Rabinovich, [...]


MTA Sophomores Participate In National Shakespeare Competition

Author: mta | January 3, 2018, 5:57 pm

MTA Sophomores Tzvi Simchon (pictured left) and Elya Rothstein (pictured right) competed against each other last week in an effort to get to the next round of the National Shakespeare Competition, reciting soliloquies from Shakespeare’s works for a panel of MTA faculty judges. To participate in the competition, students read, analyze, and perform Shakespearean monologues [...]


Rabbi Tani Cohen Leads Interactive Debate Team Discussion

Author: mta | January 3, 2018, 5:45 pm

By: Nadav Heller, MTA Class of 2019

Last week, the MTA Debate Team had the privilege of hearing from one of our rebbeim, Rabbi Tani Cohen, who modeled what a debate would look like on the topic of mining the halachic wisdom of Yichud as it relates to today’s society.  After detailing the prohibitions of [...]


Names, Not Numbers Survivor Spotlight: Mr. Berel Zisman

Author: mta | December 28, 2017, 7:48 pm

The Names, Not Numbers program, developed and created by MTA Director of Special Programs Mrs. Tova Fish-Rosenberg, transforms the teachings of the Holocaust by taking it beyond traditional classroom walls, and turning it into an interactive, creative, and empowering educational lesson.  Students participating in the program have the meaningful opportunity to learn about the Holocaust [...]


Makor Chaim Israel Exchange Program Is Off To A Great Start!

Author: mta | December 28, 2017, 6:43 pm

A group of fifteen Sophomores left for Israel this week to participate in our Makor Chaim Exchange Program. Yeshivat Makor Chaim is located in Kibbutz Kfar Etzion and was founded by noted Jewish educators Rabbi Adin Steinzaltz and Rabbi Dov Singer.  Each year, our MTA Sophomores and YMC Juniors spend an academic quarter in each other’s [...]


MTA Light: Benjy Bral (’18)

Author: mta | December 21, 2017, 12:47 am

Our final MTA Light is Senior Benjy Bral of Passaic, NJ.  Benjy is last year’s winner of MTA LEAD, a unique entrepreneurial program designed to provide our students with lasting business and communal leadership skills through high school and university leadership training.  Participants are mentored by industry leaders and also participate in the Doris and [...]