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Kesser Bais Yakov or Bais Shifra Miriam
Kesser Bais Yakov  
 68%  [ 11 ]
Bais Shifra Miriam  
 31%  [ 5 ]
Total Votes : 16


amother




OP
 

Post Tue, Mar 02 2021, 3:29 pm
Which one would you choose and why? Tia
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amother




Babyblue
 

Post Tue, Mar 02 2021, 3:33 pm
Mazal tov! What factors do you want to base your decision on?
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amother




White
 

Post Tue, Mar 02 2021, 5:32 pm
They are totally different types of schools. Can you tell us what you and your family are like?
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amother




Emerald
 

Post Tue, Mar 02 2021, 5:34 pm
KBY seems more chassidish to me.
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amother




Natural
 

Post Tue, Mar 02 2021, 5:53 pm
1 is new and 1 is old. That changes how things are run.
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amother




Hotpink
 

Post Tue, Mar 02 2021, 7:13 pm
BSM is old fashioned and old school.
And they don't give lunch.... for me it's a big factor.
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amother




OP
 

Post Wed, Mar 03 2021, 3:58 pm
I am wondering what the main differences are.
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amother




OP
 

Post Thu, Mar 04 2021, 12:23 pm
Bump
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amother




Emerald
 

Post Thu, Mar 04 2021, 12:26 pm
amother [ OP ] wrote:
I am wondering what the main differences are.


This may be old information.

KBY has only chassidishe families.
BSM has a mix of yeshivish, heimish and chassidish.

KBY has lunch
BSM does not serve lunch

KBY should have more covered shaitels
BSM should have less

KBY has a more in town parent body, including Williamsburg types
BSM is a more Monsey style

They should be equally strict about technology. BSM probably will be more honest about halacha and would not have a problem to say eye makeup is assur, even if many of the mothers wear it, which I appreciate it.
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amother




cornflower
 

Post Thu, Mar 04 2021, 12:27 pm
I wouldn't want to base my decision on a random internet poll of women who don't know me or my child's personality and needs.
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amother




OP
 

Post Thu, Mar 04 2021, 2:38 pm
amother [ cornflower ] wrote:
I wouldn't want to base my decision on a random internet poll of women who don't know me or my child's personality and needs.


I'm not basing my decision solely on this thread but information is power and the more info I get on the schools, the more informed my decision will be. The posters don't necessarily need to know all the details of my child/family in order to offer information on these schools. In fact, I'm not asking for any posters to help me decide. I want to be the one making the decision, but it's hard to do so, without having proper information on the schools.

Thank you to all the other posters who offered information. Thank you for the insight.
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amother




OP
 

Post Thu, Mar 04 2021, 2:38 pm
amother [ Emerald ] wrote:
This may be old information.

KBY has only chassidishe families.
BSM has a mix of yeshivish, heimish and chassidish.

KBY has lunch
BSM does not serve lunch

KBY should have more covered shaitels
BSM should have less

KBY has a more in town parent body, including Williamsburg types
BSM is a more Monsey style

They should be equally strict about technology. BSM probably will be more honest about halacha and would not have a problem to say eye makeup is assur, even if many of the mothers wear it, which I appreciate it.


Thank you so much for the detailed and informative list!
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boysrus




 
 
 
 

Post Thu, Mar 04 2021, 3:17 pm
Which country and city is this? Maybe put that info in the title.
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amother




OP
 

Post Thu, Mar 04 2021, 3:44 pm
boysrus wrote:
Which country and city is this? Maybe put that info in the title.


I added a location to the title. Thank you for the suggestion!
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amother




Tangerine
 

Post Thu, Mar 04 2021, 8:17 pm
Speaking from experience - If your child has or you will anticipate them having any special need - then go to BSM over Kesser. The older schools here are well established with Title 1 support, Kriyah help, social workers, social skills resources, mentors, educational consultants. The newer schools like Kesser are not yet set up for that support and it becomes the complete responsibility of the parent to source and fund it.
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jd1212




 
 
 
 

Post Thu, Mar 04 2021, 8:32 pm
amother [ Emerald ] wrote:
This may be old information.

KBY has only chassidishe families.
BSM has a mix of yeshivish, heimish and chassidish.

KBY has lunch
BSM does not serve lunch

KBY should have more covered shaitels
BSM should have less

KBY has a more in town parent body, including Williamsburg types
BSM is a more Monsey style

They should be equally strict about technology. BSM probably will be more honest about halacha and would not have a problem to say eye makeup is assur, even if many of the mothers wear it, which I appreciate it.


Not to derail the thread, but what halachic source do you have that eye makeup is assur?
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amother




White
 

Post Fri, Mar 05 2021, 9:29 am
amother [ Emerald ] wrote:
This may be old information.

KBY has only chassidishe families.
BSM has a mix of yeshivish, heimish and chassidish.

KBY has lunch
BSM does not serve lunch

KBY should have more covered shaitels
BSM should have less

KBY has a more in town parent body, including Williamsburg types
BSM is a more Monsey style

They should be equally strict about technology. BSM probably will be more honest about halacha and would not have a problem to say eye makeup is assur, even if many of the mothers wear it, which I appreciate it.

Do you have personal experience with both these schools? From the people I know who send to KBY, I don't think there would be covered sheitels there and plenty heimish. Where you say Williamsburg types, I'd say BP types.
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amother




Hotpink
 

Post Fri, Mar 05 2021, 9:32 am
amother [ White ] wrote:
Do you have personal experience with both these schools? From the people I know who send to KBY, I don't think there would be covered sheitels there and plenty heimish. Where you say Williamsburg types, I'd say BP types.


This. There aren't many Williamsburg type families in Kesser. It's more heimish chassidish simple uncovered wigs. I do know some families from Williamsburg that send there but they're a bit more on the cool chassidish side.
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amother




Seafoam
 

Post Fri, Mar 05 2021, 12:15 pm
Bsm is very chasidish used to be more open minded and bigger mix the younger grades are mostly chasidish
The chinuch is very old school

Kessler Bais yakov is a big mix, I have close family there and most girls there speak English only
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amother




Emerald
 

Post Fri, Mar 05 2021, 1:29 pm
amother [ White ] wrote:
Do you have personal experience with both these schools? From the people I know who send to KBY, I don't think there would be covered sheitels there and plenty heimish. Where you say Williamsburg types, I'd say BP types.


The person I know at KBY is covered and from Williamsburg.
Maybe the crowd is different. Best to confirm.
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