Infusing leadership with Torah and chassidic values is the mission of Bnos Menachem. As daughters of the Rebbe, each student is dedicated to transforming her home, her community and her world into a place of G-dliness and good.
The school for girls in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, was established in 1999, by a small team of individuals who wanted better than the mediocre.
Their vision was to create a learning environment that promoted traditional and chassidic values through modern methods and technique. Bnos Menachem, literally the daughters of Menachem refers to the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, who spoke with great emphasis on the urgency to educate young women, for ultimately they determine the course for the next generation.
The school is a tribute to the Rebbe's leadership. Limited class size, attention to detail and enveloping concern for every individual, allow Bnos Menachem to champion each student to cultivate her talents and recognize her own potential.
Now in our 21st year, Bnos Menachem enjoys the reputation of the school that offers balanced Judaic studies and general studies curriculum, plus many avenues for discovery and promotion.
At the academic level, our teachers are regular participants in workshops to improve their professionalism and knowledge. They customize the lesson so all of the students can benefit. Concepts are woven into practical messages, via smart board, projector or video presentation, which means they are readily absorbed and retained. Principals meet often with teachers to review and enhance the lesson and method of delivery. Open communication with parents is welcomed and appreciated.
Bnos Menachem invests much time and energy into the details, which change this school from a brick and mortar place of learning to a warm learning environment. Every teacher looks to the welfare and well being of students and makes recommendations that will support the student as needed. Our in house mental health professional is available daily to meet with any child of any age for any reason. Students enjoy two meals a day, served with a variety of options to appeal to most preferences. Written work and art work is proudly displayed. We encourage students and parents to share their talents and professions in ways that can be incorporated into daily learning.
Bnos Menachem continues to see many positive results from our efforts and while we are proud to have come this far, we will increase our efforts to achieve more for the satisfaction of our children and their families.
Serving students from ages 2.8 to 5 years of age.
The Preschool staff recreate the lesson on the level of the child through costumes, song and hands on activities. Simplicity and genuine warmth flavored with a yiddishe and chassidishe taam make every lesson a reality. The early years focus on awareness of our multi faceted world and the many brachos that we enjoy every day. There is a sensational spirit in our classrooms, where exploration and discovery are partnered with the building blocks of Parsha, Middos, Yomim Tovim and Kriah as our youngsters begin to navigate the school years ahead.
Mrs Chanie Wolf and Mrs. Devorah Leah Kosofsky work together with a talented staff to guide our earliest readers and eager spellers through the building years of Chumash, Navi, and Yahadus, and Math, Science, English and History. Gym, computers and art balance the program. Bnos Menachem has Bnos Chabad directors who are unmatched in creativity and thrill the students every month with themed assemblies tied to a well learned message to take with them.
Junior High School
The early teenage years are an especially sensitive time for maturing young ladies. Bnos Menachem recognizes the different needs of our new generation and allows them their own space and identity.
Academically, they begin to delve into the subject matter, interfacing with Rashi and meforshim. There is in-depth review of the lifestyles of our mentors and heroines, generating appreciation of our rich history. They slowly absorb the intricate lessons of Tanya and Chassidus, shared with them through many traditional methods and modern media.
The secular program is built on the elementary years, strengthening their development in the areas of English, Science, Math and History.
The Miriam Grossman High School
Our high school Judaic Studies Principal is Mrs Hadassa Werner. She is joined by Mrs. Rivka Karnowsky, who aptly directs the General Studies program. Both have daily interaction with the students and regularly meet with students and staff to help them actualize their goals. Their concern for every student is visible and impressionable.
The High School curriculum assesses the preliminary achievements of the student and encourages her to reach the next level of success. Complacency has no welcome here. There is tremendous focus on bolstering one's knowledge with research and analysis, so the lesson is thorough and comprehensive.
Students pursue a regents diploma by completing a multi tiered syllabus. In addition to the choice academic curriculum, students engage in farbrengens and special events, art, computer instruction, exercise, gym, and the production, which is the annual masterpiece of the girls. Our graduates have been accepted at the finest seminaries and many students have returned to Bnos Menachem to join our teaching staff and share the appreciation of Torah learning with others.