The New Seminary

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Imagine:

Getting an
education that:

enables you to fulfill your career dreams of doing what you love while allowing you to support your family with a lucrative profession

Imagine:

Pursuing your
degree:

without compromising on your standards in Halacha, Hashkafa, and academics.

This was our dream.
Make this your reality.

Rebbetzin Sora Bulka has spent many years in the world of Jewish education. Her vast experience led her to recognize the need for a path for young women of a Bais Yaakov background to pursue their educational and professional goals without ever compromising on their deepest values. A founding principle was to craft a partnership between the Seminary and highly respected universities. This would allow these young women to earn their degree more quickly while simultaneously enrolled in Seminary. The university partners approved each and every course that would be considered for credit. The Seminary could then be the vehicle for addressing topics and subjects that are particularly sensitive to our community. Our students emerge from their schooling with the tools to distinguish themselves in any workplace, without compromising their values along the way.

It was new. It was innovative. It was groundbreaking.

In 1997, the New Seminary was born.

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DEAN

Rebbetzin Bulka,

the founder and Dean of The New Seminary, earned a teacher’s certificate from Bais Yaakov Esther Schonfeld Seminary and spent many years teaching the entire gamut of limudei kodesh. She later earned degrees from Queens College and Ferkauf Graduate schools, and won additional fellowships to Harvard and Columbia University.

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She was the founding principal of Manhattan High School and Soille Bais Yaakov High School. She also spent eight years as chairman of the Board of Education of Yeshiva Darchei Torah. In addition to her stellar education background, she is known for her administrative skills, creativity, and commitment to excellence.

Rebbetzin Bulka’s establishment of the hybrid seminary/university model was an outgrowth of her care and concern for her students and understanding the challenges of earning a livelihood in today’s world. Her greatest pride is to see her graduates use their abilities to the utmost while holding on to their values.

MEET OUR HANHALA

Rebbetzin Bulka,

the founder and Dean of The New Seminary, earned a teacher’s certificate from Bais. Yaakov Esther Schonfeld Seminary and spent many years teaching the entire gamut of limudei kodesh. She later earned degrees from Queens College and Ferkauf Graduate schools and won additional fellowships to Harvard and Columbia University.

She was the founding principal of Manhattan High School and Soille Bais Yaakov High School. She also spent eight years as chairman of the Board of Education of Yeshiva Darchei Torah. In addition to her stellar education background, she is known for her administrative skills, creativity, and commitment to excellence.

Rebbetzin Bulka’s establishment of the hybrid seminary/university model was an outgrowth of her care and concern for her students and understanding the challenges of earning a livelihood in today’s world. Her greatest pride is to see her graduates use their abilities to the utmost while holding on to their values.

The New Seminary prepares you to take your place

  • in the home
  • in the workplace
  • in the community

DEAN

Rabbi Yeshaya Levy,

is a musmach of Bais Medrash Eeyun HaTalmud and a chaver of the West Side Kollel for close to a decade. He is also a graduate of Yeshiva Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch and pursued his learning at Yeshiva Beer Yaakov and Beis Medrash Eeyun Hatalmud in Eretz Yisroel. A talmid of R’ Abbe Berman, z’l, and R’ Shlome Wolbe z’l, he brings a wealth of knowledge and depth of understanding to his talmidos. In all his classes, the talmidos learn not only the content but also how to approach a topic, how to present the mefarshim, and how to make the difficult but necessary choices of what to teach in every lesson.

Rabbi Levy is the Rov, mara d’asra, of Khal Bais Elazar in Monsey, NY. He has many years of experience in chinuch, and has been involved in both chinuch habonim and chinuch habanos. He gives a wide range of shiurim in the community, while continuing to enrich the lives of his students with his classes in halacha and hashkafa. Rabbi Levy enjoys the respect and confidence of the community as a master in halacha and hashkafa.

The New Seminary: A Unique and Innovative Vision for the Realities of Today and the Demands of the Future