Tuesday, August 18, 2015

YBA Tikvat Yaakov wins Traffic Safety Prize

YBA Tikvat Yaakov was awarded the first prize for Traffic Safety Education. “We took a holistic approach to teaching traffic safety in the school, said Yair Harel, the program’s coordinator, “the subject was taught as a unit in every subject of study.”

Yeshivat Tikvat Yaakov, Sde Yaakov  is a religious Zionist and junior and high school Yeshiva founded in 1954 by Mercaz Yeshivot Bnei Akiva. Located adjacent to Moshav Sde Yaakov, midway between Haifa and Nazareth, the Yeshiva enjoys the scenic panoramas of the beautiful and historic Jezreel Valley. The school commemorates the name of the late Rabbi Dr. Yaakov Hoffman z”l and the Ehrman campus is named for the parents of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Ehrman.

The school is one of the leading institutions in the Yeshiva Bnei Akiva network and most of its students continue in yeshivot, yeshivot hesder, mechinot and serve in the IDF, many in combat units.
Today the junior high school and high school serve over 300 students from throughout the northern district, including 30 Ethiopian olim.
Although many students come from economically disadvantaged homes, the school’s success rate in “bagrut” matriculation exams is well above the national average.

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