Yeshivat Frisch’s Senior Seminars program has given this year’s seniors the opportunity to go on a variety of enriching trips as well as hearing lectures from top-tier professionals on topics of critical, practical and spiritual import.
The senior field trips have focused on the American Immigrant Experience, connecting to their past. Students visited Ellis Island, the Lower East Side of New York City and other sites that have resonance for Jewish immigrants to the United States, gaining appreciation and insight into their American Jewish roots, and how immigrants embraced and adapted to their new surroundings.
The chosen lecture topics are diverse and geared toward the seniors’ transition from high school to their future as responsible adults within the general and Jewish community. Topics include: sex crimes/abuse, consent and intimate partner violence (presented by the Brooklyn DA); financial management; the importance of community involvement; finding meaning in Judaism; the agunah crisis and important work of the Organization for the Resolution of Agunot (ORA); and the Gift of Life Marrow Registry.