Jul 15, 2015
Summer Program Inspires in Tzfas

Machon Alte women’s yeshiva in Tzfas has launched its 19th summer program under the direction of Rabbi and Mrs. Yosef Rosenfeld to the delight of 25 new students.

A perennial favorite among an international audience of Chabad women, Tzfas' renowned Machon Alte women’s yeshiva has launched its 19th summer program under the direction of Rabbi and Mrs. Yosef Rosenfeld to the delight of 25 new students, providing its trademark full-spectrum immersion into Yiddishkeit against a backdrop of breath-taking beauty and holy environs.

It doesn’t usually take the institution long to move the hearts and minds of its yearly summer enrollees into a state of “customer delight” by providing a haven of spiritual and academic excellence in a getaway atmosphere known for its plush mountains and majestic vistas, complementing the curriculum’s kabbalistic heights.

“Taking a break from pursuing purely academic knowledge to engage in learning that feeds both the soul and the intellect is the experience I have been craving as I begin my journey into adulthood,” said one of the students, Chana Melamed of Ottowa, Canada. “The peace and serenity in the mountains of northern Israel and the support of the staff and the other students makes for an incredible atmosphere and one conducive to personal growth.”

The 2-month program combines courses in Jewish law, mysticism and specially focused classes on the contemporary Jewish woman, among the curriculum, while making the time for sight-seeing, Shabbatons and more casual friendship-building and bonding activities.

The experience of what has become an increasingly international student body is enhanced by unusually upscale accommodations for yeshiva life inside and out, with two girls to living suites, equipped with en-suite showers, and a popular expansive tree-shrouded courtyard, brightly lit classrooms, cozy common areas and modern dining facility. The route to Machon Alte -- whether for its summer programs or year-long yeshiva curriculum -- for many is paved with the help of Rabbi Zalman and Mrs. Chaya Schurder of Chabad on Campus’s International Advanced Jewish Study Initiative. The organization provides not only inspiration and encouragement, but air fare reductions to qualified parties.

Each year, the summer crowd benefits from the fully-involved and accommodating Directors Rabbi and Mrs. Rosenfeld, administrator, Rabbi Chaim Rosenfeld, and scholars-in-residence, Chicago Mesivta Rosh Yeshiva, Rabbi Eli Nosson Silberberg and his wife, Hindy, who have made Machon Alte their summer home for the past 19 years to the benefit of generations of indelibly impacted Jewish women.

Rivka Zimmern of Madison, Wisconsin, among this summer’s group after arriving at the yeshiva nearly five months ago, said: “I was both excited and anxious to begin my half year of learning and living in the Old City of Tsfat. But I couldn’t have begun to imagine just how profound of an impact Machon Alte would have on me or how much I would grow as a result of my time here. Beyond the endless insightful classes and uplifting fabrengens, Machon Alte has provided a warm, supportive and encouraging environment that has enabled me to strengthen my Yiddishkeit in new and exciting ways. I am indefinitely grateful for the opportunity to study in this program, and am confident that my experience here will inform and influence my life for many years to come.”

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Hurray for Brini Popack
Brini you are great KA"H
part of the nuts and bolts and glue of the great institution
Machon Alta
Helping to bring MOSHIACH N O W !!!
(7/15/2015 12:17:42 PM)
Machon Alta is the Best!!

-Estee G
(7/15/2015 12:36:55 PM)
what goes around comes around
Rabbi Silverberg, son of Rabbi Silverberg in Detroit? he was my first teacher and mentor at Machon Chana, Winter 1973.. if so this Eli Nosson looks exactly like his father of years ago..special father, special son...
(7/15/2015 12:41:34 PM)
Sheffield UK
Elisheva !!!!!!

Great to see you hard at work

So proud of you

(7/15/2015 1:25:25 PM)
Major fan!!!
Machon alte is the best!!!! I had an amazing year
(7/15/2015 2:00:39 PM)
Go Mushkie Notik
So proud of you!
(7/15/2015 2:22:44 PM)
I spy Yasmine Shahar
Enjoy learning in that lofty atmosphere
Your Vegas Friends
(7/15/2015 3:55:11 PM)
Sara yiska
So proud of you! Meaningul inspiring amazing magnificent girl that you are
(7/15/2015 4:30:05 PM)
Mushkies say hi!
so good to see everyone!!!!
(7/15/2015 6:21:50 PM)
Yeah Brinie Popack..you look Fabulous ! The young ladies in the program are very fortunate to have you to guide them. Mazel tov!
(7/15/2015 7:19:05 PM)
No place like Machon
I wish there was a version for our children the ffb kids. Machon is a place where you learn from morning till night because you want to not because you have to. Torah isn't an academic subject - it is the very air we breathe. Machon is a place where life long friendships are built and the strength to face life's challenges is stored up. Thanks Rabbi Rosenfeld!!!
(7/15/2015 7:42:32 PM)
Takes me back
30 years ago was amazing and a great beginning exposure to
(7/15/2015 9:03:32 PM)
kol hakovod mushkie notik
A beautiful asset to a beautiful program
(7/15/2015 9:10:01 PM)
Yay Yafa Scanlon!!!! Yay Chiara Feurst!!!
BH Machon Alte is the most amazing place in the world, beautiful work all of the Rebbes shluchim are doing in Tzfas
(7/15/2015 9:13:10 PM)
Yeah !! Yasmine Shahar
Your Bubbie and (alta) great Bubbie are so very proud of you.
What a wonderful opportunity.
Enjoy and learn
(7/16/2015 2:14:33 AM)
Breinie Popack, You are the greatest role model, We were so lucky to have you guide us and be there for us.
(7/16/2015 5:55:24 AM)
In a league of its own!
Machon alte is THE seminary to go to if you want to learn chassidus and learn from the best of the best. Really, one must go there to fully appreciate and experience it first hand. Kol hakavod to the Rosenfelds for all their hard work, and for being who they are
(7/16/2015 6:15:25 AM)
Machon Alum
Looking good, everyone! Mrs. Reizel and Mrs. Popack - you ladies are amazing, and Rabbi Silberberg - it was awesome learning from you 10 years ago... bet it's even better now. Regards and yashar koach as well to Rabbi & Rebbetzin Rosenfeld, Rabbi Turkoff, Tova and Sonya, and all of the amazing people making it happen all year long. Wish I was there! ~ Liorah
(7/16/2015 12:21:01 PM)
Elisheva from Sheffield!
Wow! Amazing to see you in machon alte. Hope you're enjoying it! Best of British! All the blessings
FR's friend from Manchester NG
(7/16/2015 1:15:24 PM)
Yasmine Shahar
What a wonderful opportunty. Enjoy learning.
(7/16/2015 1:33:02 PM)
Go Mushky Winner!!
Best shlucha ever!!!
(7/16/2015 2:08:29 PM)
Go Reva!
Best shlucha! Machone Alte is so privileged to have you on board!
(7/16/2015 2:24:20 PM)
Kudos Sarah!!!
Omg!!! She was my head counselor in MIDC, The best of the best!
(7/16/2015 4:14:24 PM)
go Mushky WInner
Best shlucha ever!
Love learning chavrusa with you.
(7/16/2015 11:51:06 PM)
time warp
oh how i miss those days....
(7/19/2015 1:16:44 AM)
So nice to c these ladies
I recall meeting some of u at Machon Chana...such a delight to c. It is a call to make a visit to the Holy Land for sure- such a healthy way to spend the summer - Enjoy!!!
(7/23/2015 1:19:41 PM)
Machon Alte is heaven on earth…
Or Hashems playground. Some of my best memories are rooted in when I went to seminary in Machon Alte! Love this place and all the teachers dearly. Hugs and kisses, Persian Princess [3
(7/29/2015 5:44:25 PM)
Part of the original 5 -very first group
So wonderful to see summer at Machon Alte still going strong. Shout out to Chana, Mimi, Chaya Brocha, and Aliza. Rabbi and Rebbetzin Rosenfeld were the best, and so was the staff! yasher koach, Chava Rochel (Abramovitch)
(7/28/2017 1:39:50 PM)
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