Yvette Teitelbaum, Highland Park, NJ
Bruriah Girls High School
Machon Maayan 2018-2019
Why did you choose to attend Machon Maayan?
I chose Machon Maayan because it focuses on the essentials of living the best Jewish life: being the best you can be, as a Torah-observant woman, while learning to balance that with caring for others. The diversity is so inspiring and the connection we have to the Holy Land of Israel is what makes me love Machon Maayan dearly.
What’s the best advice that you’ve ever heard?
Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards.
What’s your favorite class at Machon Maayan?
My favorite is Torah and Science with Mrs. Fischer. It is simply fascinating learning about the contradictions and similarities between secular scientists and the Torah minds regarding modern science.
What is your favorite Israeli slang word or phrase?
“This isn’t fair,” or זו אינה פיין.