Bnos Devorah Mechanechet Shabbaton


Bnos Devorah held its Annual Mechanechet Shabbaton in the La Brea-Hancock Park neighborhood on Shabbos, Parshas Shmos (Dec. 20-21)

     Each class had the opportunity to spend Shabbos with their mechanchet and their other teachers.  The Ninth Grade was hosted by their mechanechet, Mrs. Avigayil Gartner and their Biur Tefila teacher, Mrs. Rozzie Wax.  The Eleventh Grade was hosted by their Mechanechet, Miss Penina Fox and their Chumash teacher, Mrs. Gity Gluck.  The Senior Class was hosted by Mrs. Shulamith May (Menaheles) and their Navi teacher, Mrs. Shani Hirt.

     Each class had their own amazing Oneg on Friday night followed by diverse Panel Discussions.  Some of the outstanding and talented presenters included: Mrs. Devorah Zheutlin, Dr. Jerry Lob (Chicago), Mrs. Debbie Fox, Mrs. Fagie Brescher, Miss Elisheva Heyman, Mrs. Rochel Grossman, Mrs. Frume Krause, Mrs. Elizabeth Kraft and Miss Tiffy Kraft.  The topics discussed included: “Appreciation”, “Our Relationship with Hashem through Challenging Times”, and “Fast Forward; Where do we go from Here?”

     The Shabbaton was culminated with a beautiful Melave Malka program coordinated by Miss Penina Fox.  The girls used their creative talents and painted pairs of shoes to be given to “Misamchei Lev” to distribute to the needy children in Eretz Yisrael.


This Shabbaton is only a small example of the incredibly inspiring and exciting activities of Bnos Devorah High School.

For more information, or an application, please call Mrs. Shulamith May, Menaheles (323) 930-0047.

Gut voch! I was very impressed with your girls. They made sure to greet us each time they came in and out with a friendly “Shabbat Shalom!” They all struck me as being very sweet, fine, eager to do the right thing  and eager to please. You must have planned a great Shabbos, they were thrilled with their full schedule that kept them very busy.

B’hatzlacha with all your wonderful students!

Dear Mrs. May,

      I just wanted to tell you how much I appreciate you and your dedicated staff for all the hard work you put in this past Shabbaton. You provided my daughters with a wonderful Shabbat experience and I’m grateful for that! Hannah & Leah came home excited, inspired, and re-energized! They both had great stories and thoughts to share with me.  Thank you for making Bnos Devorah a home away from home….