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Sivan 5775 | June 2015  
 

 
Welcome to the June edition of our Foxman Torah Institute monthly e-newsletter.
  
This month we wrap up the 2014-2015 school year. It is truly rewarding to watch how much our students have grown in their limudei kodesh, general studies, and middos tovos this past year.
 
We look forward to celebrating the achievements of our students at the Student Awards Assembly on June 11th, the success of the Yeshiva at our 15th Anniversary Dinner on June 17th, and the hard work and accomplishments of our graduates at the 2015 commencement exercises on June 21st.
 
We hope you enjoy the latest news from our Yeshiva, and we welcome your thoughts and feedback on what you would like to see in our newsletter in the future.
 
Sincerely,

 
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Upcoming Events
June 11 - Student Awards Assembly
June 15-18 - Final Exams
June 17 - Annual Dinner
June 18 - End-of-Year Celebration
June 21 - Graduation
FTI Receives Middle States and NJAIS Memberships
 
FTI recently was approved for membership and provisional accreditation with both the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools-Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA-CESS) and the New Jersey Asociation of Independent Schools (NJAIS.)
We appreciate the opportunity to be recognized for our quality education and thank our outstanding faculty and staff for all their amazing work. 
School Stats
  • BIOLOGY students studied how cloning and genetic alterations are accomplished through genetic mutations and explored how modern medicine uses DNA to cure diseases and prolong life.
  • 9th Grade GEMARA class made a siyum and are currently reviewing Shna'im Ochzin for their final exam.
  • Underclassmen ENGLISH class read John Steinbeck’s classic novel, Of Mice and Men. Themes discussed included: poverty, friendship, bullying, peer pressure, and people with special needs.
  • Rabbi Glatt's SHIUR reviewed 11 blatt in 11 days. 
  • U.S. HISTORY students studied the U.S. Constitution, and the presidencies of George Washington, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson in depth.
  • 12th Grade CHUMASH students gained a deeper understanding of the world of Kodshim and Korbonos.
  • The PHYSICS class was introduced to the Law of Reflection, which was demonstrated by using mirrors to prove that the angle of incidence equals the angle of reflection.
  • The entire BAIS MEDRASH experienced the excitement of learning Rav Chaim on the sugya of yeharieg v'al ya'avor.
  • Upperclassmen ENGLISH class read Franz Kafka's The Metamorphosis. The students restated in their own words the plot, characterizations, time, setting, conflict, symbolism, and themes of the story. The class spent a considerable amount of time discussing the literal and figurative aspects of Kafka’s nightmare. 
  • A.P. CALCULUS students learned the true meaning of the logarithm function.
  • CHEMISTRY class reviewed definitions of acids and bases in the Arrhenius and Brønsted-Lowry systems.
  • Bais Medrash bochurim made a siyum on אלו מציאות in BEKIUS SEDER.
FTI Daily Minyan Schedule
Shacharis
Sun 8 a.m.
M-F 7:45 a.m. 
Mincha
Sun 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m.
M-W 1:50 p.m., 2:30 p.m.
Thu 2:05 p.m., 2:30 p.m.
Maariv
Sun 10 p.m.
Mon 9 p.m.
Tue-Thu 10 p.m.
Shabbos
Erev Shabbos Mincha15 min. before Candle Lighting
Shacharis 8:30 a.m.
Mincha 5 p.m. (summer schedule)
Photo Gallery
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Rabbi Reuven Feinstein with the Bnei Yeshiva
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Rabbi Reuven Feinstein with FTI Rebbeim
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Lag B'Omer BBQ on Annual Spring Trip
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FTI students enjoying a game of volleyball on our Landsburg-Adleman Campus
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15th Annual Anniversary Dinner
Celebrate Honorees and another successful School Year
 
We hope to see you all at our 15th Anniversary Dinner on Wednesday, June 17th at 5:30 p.m. at The Collingswood Grand Ballroom. We will be paying tribute to the honorees and celebrating another successful year of learning Torah as we enjoy a delicious dinner from Greenwald Caterers. We will also be making a very special surprise announcement at the Dinner that you will not want to miss!
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This year our very special and worthy honorees include:

Rabbi Dr. and Mrs. Benjamin Sharfman as Guests of Honor.
Rabbi Yaakov Klass, recipient of the Lifetime Rabbinic Leadership Award.
Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Reiser, Keser Shem Tov awardees.
Mr. and Mrs. Reuven Horwitz, Parents of the Year.
Rabbi Yosef L. Yoffe, receiving the Amud Hatorah Award.

We look forward to your support and to greeting you all personally! Click here to RSVP or Place an Ad.  Ad deadline is June 10. Dinner reservations due by June 15
 

The Esteemed Rabbi Reuven Feinstein Visits FTI
The Rosh Yeshiva delivers a Pre-Shavuos talk 
 
In the week leading up to Shavuos, Rabbi Reuven Feinstein, shlita, Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshiva Staten Island, and son of the late revered Posek, Rav Moshe Feinstein zt"l, came to inspire the talmidim and Rebbeim of FTI. 
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On Monday, May 18th, Rav Reuven spoke to the entire Yeshiva about the significance of Kabbalas HaTorah and what it means for us in our everyday lives. The Rosh Yeshiva's moving speech was followed by a special Q&A luncheon with Yeshiva Rebbeim on the topic of chinuch. It was an absolute honor to welcome the esteemed Rabbi to our Cherry Hill campus.
 

FTI Annual Spring Trip Brings Fun and Friendship
The Yeshiva takes to the Poconos for Lag B'Omer 5775 
 
As soon as the weather warmed up, it signaled that time of year for our students' favorite FTI outing. This year both the Mesivta talmidim and our Bais Medrash bochurim enjoyed our Annual Spring Trip. 
Students traveled to the Poconos where they enjoyed Rafting, Camping, Swimming, Volleyball, Sports, Paintball, and a special Lag B'Omer kumzitz and BBQ in the woods. Everyone came back refreshed and with memories that will last a lifetime. 
 

Shavuos: כאיש אחד בלב אחד - As One Man with One Heart
FTI shares Torah learning with local Cherry Hill shuls
 
Shavuos 5775 gave FTI talmidim, bochurim, and Rebbeim the special opportunity to celebrate the chag with the greater Cherry Hill Jewish community.
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Students enjoyed davening and learning at the Yeshiva over shabbos and yom tov. As the chag began on Saturday night, for Tikkun Liel Shavuos, students of the yeshiva were matched up to learn b'chavrusa with community members to start off the evening of learning. Rabbi Max and Rabbi Harris gave shiurim at Congregation Sons of Israel, and Rabbi Davidowitz spoke at the Young Israel. 
By the time yom tov concluded, some members of the 10th Grade Gemara class completed a full review of the Bava Metzia material that they learned during the school year with Rabbi Davidowitz. It was a beautiful chag, and FTI enjoyed the opportunity to share their Torah learning with the Cherry Hill community.
 

Prospective Bais Medrash Bochurim Shabbaton
Students from across the Northeast spend the weekend at FTI
 
Every year, prospective bochurim for our Stein Bais Medrash program are welcomed to join current FTI bochurim and Rebbeim for a special shabbaton at the Yeshiva
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This year, on May 15-17, we welcomed current high school seniors from throughout the greater New York and New Jersey area to learn more about our post-high school Bais Medrash program. Over shabbos, the students enjoyed home hospitality, their Friday night meal at Rabbi Max's house, catered meals at the Yeshiva, shiurim by Rabbi Harris, shmuzin by all of the Rebbeim, and chavrusa learning with current Bais Medrash bochurim.
After shabbos they enjoyed basketball, a poolside BBQ, and a kumzitz. They finished off the weekend with a pulsating morning seder and shiur on Sunday. We hope to welcome many of the shabbaton attendees next year as full-time students in our Bais Medrash program.
 

Graduation 2015
Join us as we honor the FTI Class of 2015 on June 21st
 
Please join us as we honor the Foxman Torah Institute graduating class of 2015. We also acknowledge you, our extended Yeshiva family, at the ceremony for making a difference in the lives of our students and helping them reach this day.
Article ImageThe commencement exercises will be held on our Cherry Hill Campus at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 21st. We will be awarding one of our graduates with the Iris Frankel Memorial Zrizous B'Mitzvos Award, as well as introducing a new award. We look forward to you joining us on this most special day. 
 

 
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