Student Life

Machon Basya Rochel Seminary students enjoy the many extracurricular activities that take place throughout the year. Under the direction of Mrs. Yocheved Shonek, the students themselves plan and implement three Shabbatonim a year, Chagigot, and Rosh Chodesh activities. These activities allow the students to bond with each other and the faculty outside the classroom, creating the warmth that is the hallmark of the Machon Basya Rochel experience. 

Extracurricular Activites include:

Fall Far Rockaway Shabbaton

Chanuka Chagiga

New Square Shabbaton

Purim Chagiga

Spring Far Rockaway Shabbaton

Monthly Rosh Chodesh Activities

Yemei Iyun

Home Sweet Home

Muffin’s ‘n More 


Machon Basya Rochel Seminary has a dorm located in the heart of Far Rockaway.  The dorming student experiences a full seminary day plus activities in the evening and a chessed program.  Mrs. Yocheved Shonek is the Eim Bayis and there is a Madricha and an assistant Madricha.  The dorming option is for the out of town student who wants to have a full seminary year.