Rambam Mesivta

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Rambam Mesivta
Location
15 Frost Lane, Lawrence, NY
United States
Information
Motto Torah, Midos, Excellence
Established 1991
Faculty 45
Grades 9-12 boys
Enrollment 150-200
Color(s) Red and Black
Newspaper Rambam Onion
Hamasmid
Website

Rambam Mesivta is a private Jewish High School in Lawrence, NY.[1] Rambam Mesivta was founded in 1991 by a group of individuals who saw the need for an all boys' Mesivta program that offers classes in Religious Jewish Studies and College Preparatory studies. Students attend from Queens, Brooklyn, Great Neck, the Five Towns, Plainview, West Hempstead, and Greater Long Island.[2]

Rabbi Yotav Eliach, currently serves as Principal, and Rav Zev Meir Friedman serves as Rosh HaMesivta.

Awards and Recognitions[edit]

Rambam Mesivta was honored with the National Blue Ribbon School Award of Excellence in 2015 for its high scholastic performance, as measured by SAT and other standardized tests.[3] Rambam was the second Yeshiva on Long Island to have ever been honored with this prestigious award.[4] Out of a possible 133,000 public, private and parochial schools that could apply for the award, only 39 Jewish, yeshivas or community schools have qualified to date.[5]

Activism[edit]

Rambam Mesivta is notable in encouraging their student body to be involved with "Jewish activism and political awareness".[6] Congresswomen Kathleen M. Rice, in recognizing the school for achieving the Blue Ribbon award, stated as follows: "within days of the 2004 earthquake and tsunami in Southeast Asia, which killed more than 250,000 people, students from Rambam Mesivta raised more than $6,000 to help rebuild schools and buy school supplies in Sri Lanka. Following the tragic 2014 terrorist attack at the Har Nof synagogue in Jerusalem, in which four Jewish worshipers were killed, a group of 10th graders from Rambam Mesivta responded immediately with a campaign to raise money for the victims' families. Within a day of the attack, the students had raised nearly $20,000, and within 10 days, they raised over one million. Nearly two months after they launched their campaign, this passionate and caring group of students raised over two million dollars.[7]" Students at Rambam were among the picketers in front of the Polish consulate in NY to protest Polish action against an historian documenting Polish collusion with the Nazis during WWII.[8] The protest led to a meeting between the dean of the high school, Rabbi Friedman, and the Polish consul-general, Urszula Gacek, attempting to find common ground.[9]

Staff[edit]

  • Rosh HaMesivta - Rabbi Zev M. Friedman
  • Principal - Rabbi Yotav Eliach
  • Assistant Principal - Rabbi Avi Haar
  • Assistant Principal - Mr. Hillel Goldman

Teachers (past and current)

True Enrollment Numbers[edit]

40-45 students per grade

References[edit]

External links[edit]