Shavuot in the Five Towns

Shavuot in the Five Towns

This past Shavuot, members of the Five Towns community got a taste of Torat Eretz Yisrael as three of YBA's leading educators, Rabbi Dr. Yona Goodman, National Director of Education, Rabbi Shlomo Kimche, Vice Chairman for Public Affairs, and Rabbi Amir Edrei, Head of Ulpanat Tzfira, spent the holiday in the community and delivered tens of shiurim in synagogues, private homes and high schools.

Yeshivot Bnei Akiva Mission, February 15-19: Creating Connections

Yeshivot Bnei Akiva Mission, February 15-19: Creating Connections

The upcoming mission to Israel of leaders and friends of YBA-North America will focus on building connections between the YBA in Israel, and our friends in the US. Participants will have the opportunity to see Yeshivot Bnei Akiva in action as they visit a variety of our 75 institutions- boys' and girls' high schools, Yeshivot Hesder, pre-army Mechinot, and the AMI conversion program.

The True Joy of Purim: Students of YBA Netiv Meir Raise Funds for Wedding of a Couple in Need

The True Joy of Purim: Students of YBA Netiv Meir Raise Funds for Wedding of a Couple in Need

The highlight of the year in any Yeshiva High School in Israel is the "Hachtara" the great pre-Purim celebration organized by the 12th grade which turns the school upside-down with fun and silliness. This year, however, as they were raising the funds for their celebration, students of Yeshivat Bnei Akiva Netiv Meir in Jerusalem began to ask themselves: Is this really the best that we can do with the money that we raise?

American Friends of Yeshivot Bnei Akiva Charting an Exciting Course to the Future

American Friends of Yeshivot Bnei Akiva Charting an Exciting Course to the Future

In spring of 2017, American Friends of Yeshivot Bnei Akiva will be embarking upon an exciting new direction which will significantly raise the North American profile of the outstanding educational activities of Yeshivot and Ulpanot Bnei Akiva. AFYBA is deeply grateful to our esteemed chairman, Marvin Bienenfeld and president Arthur Alexander for their dedication and service, and we are pleased to announce that Alan Wildes will be assuming the presidency to lead our growth initiative.