MTA finished the 2019-2020 school year strong, with a jam-packed week of exciting MTA@Home events and activities, many of which were coordinated by student leaders. The Arista National Honor Society hosted another successful Study Night, where teachers volunteered their time to help talmidim prepare for final exams, and Arista members offered free peer-to-peer review, where talmidim were able to get extra one-on-one help with any subject.

The Debate Team celebrated the end of a great year at their Annual Debate Dinner with special alumni guests. The team is truly grateful to their faculty advisor, Mrs. Levitt, whose constant patience, support, and guidance has helped each and every member of the team become confident and eloquent speakers and develop strong leadership skills.

The MTA LEAD entrepreneurship program ended the year with a Shark Tank-style competition. Congratulations to the co-winners, Akiva Kra (’21) and Avi Cohn (’23), who presented their unique product ideas to Sy Syms School of Business Associate Dean Michael Strauss and Achieve300 Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategy Harris Goodman.

The Shema Koleinu leadership team hosted a panel discussion on how to write compelling divrei Torah. Panelists included MTA rebbeim Rabbi Mendelson, Rabbi Dr. Schiffman, and Rosh Yeshiva Rabbi Taubes. Talmidim learned the process of developing a strong d’var Torah from these experts and had the opportunity to ask questions.

Talmidim enjoyed the last “What Do People Do All Day?” career development workshop of the year, which featured neuroscientist Dr. Joel Finkelstein, Co-Founder and Director, Network Contagion Research Institute, who discussed careers in the fields of Psychology and Computational Neuroscience.

This is just a small snapshot of the incredible variety of student activities and leadership opportunities offered year-round at MTA. Talmidim, rebbeim, and faculty are already looking forward to another amazing year ahead!