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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Masterpiece Workshop Enjoys Performance of "Ax, Mozart and Brahms"

Recently, a group of Yeshivah of Flatbush Joel Braverman High School students accompanied by Ms. Mauskop, viewed a special performance of "Ax, Mozart and Brahms" at Lincoln Center's David Geffen Hall as part of our Masterpiece Workshop program. The program is geared to offer students an opportunity to view multiple enjoyable cultural venues throughout New York City and to inspire students about the different performances throughout the city. At the dimming of lights, we all waited anxiously to hear the world premier of a new composition. The crescendos and sudden bursts of sound kept us at the edges of our seats for the whole duration. We all left the concert with a new inspiration and could not stop humming the music in our heads. We all had an extremely enjoyable time at Lincoln Center and look forward to more events in weeks to come! ~Robert Adler, Class of 2019

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

AP US Government and Politics Class Mingle With New York Politicians

On Friday, Nov. 3rd, the members of the AP US Government and Politics class (taught by Ms. Shelley Kaplowitz) were able to see how politics happens, up close and personal. Thanks to the gracious annual invitation from Steve Cohn (father of Warren, HS '05), the students were able to mix, mingle, and network possible internships with members of the State Assembly (including David Weprin, father of Stephanie '09), the City Council, NYS judges, the US Congress, and Mayor de Blasio and Governor Cuomo. 
It was a terrific experience for all involved and a great lead-up to our own Flatbush Mock Mayoral election that took place on election Day.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Pathfinders Alumni Speaker Series: Lauren Browdy, Public Relations

Students learned about the world of Public Relations from Lauren Browdy (HS '08) as part of our Pathfinders Alumni Speaker Series.

 

Monday, November 20, 2017

Pathfinders Alumni Speaker Series: Selim Banbahji, Banking

Students learned about the world of banking, business management, wealth management, and financial analysis from Selim Banbahji (HS '09) as part of our Pathfinders Alumni Speaker Series.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Roei Ben-Tolila Inspires Flatbush Students

On November 7, 2017, Yeshivah of Flatbush Joel Braverman High School students had the opportunity to hear from Roei Ben-Tolila, an astounding motivational speaker. He blew his audience away with just the story of his life. Roei, a wounded and paralyzed soldier from Israel, instead of completely just focusing on the negatives of this new challenge of paralyzation, decided to rise to the challenge and created a program for helping others. Roei set an amazing example for others about positivity in the worst case scenarios

“There is nothing you can’t do; there is many things you don’t want to do.” This quote inspired Roei in many ways, saying that it helped him understand that if you want to do something, there is nothing stopping you and that if you want to accomplish something, you must work for it. This quote applies to Roei and his time on a basketball team. Roei, even with his disability, was still able to play basketball- sitting down in his wheelchair. He was still able to achieve this goal even with being paralyzed. So like Roei himself pointed out- if you want something, you have to work towards it. So let it be said, there’s nothing you can’t do; there are many things you don’t want to do.
~Eva Cohen, Class of 2021

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Students Attend Gala for Our Soldiers Speak

A group of Yeshivah of Flatbush Joel Braverman High School students recently attended Our Soldiers Speak’s Annual Dinner Gala. Speakers at the event emphasized the importance of advocating for Israel and standing up against the prevalent anti-Zionist movements. Among the speakers were Mike Pompeo, the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, and the Commander of the Israeli National Police Counter Terror Unit. The students spoke with a variety of attendees to receive a better perspective on the issue we face today: the delegitimization of Israel around the world. ~Elie Feldman, Class of 2018