In response to Lakewood’s rapid expansion and the clear need for a new girls’ high school, the Roshei HaYeshiva and the Mashgiach asked Rabbi and Mrs. Chaim Finkel, the founders of Bnos Bais Yaakov of Toronto, to bring their distinctive chinuch program to Lakewood. Since then, Bnos Bais Yaakov High School of Lakewood has indelibly impacted the local vista. Parents, community members, and talmidos glow as they describe the dynamic difference the school makes in their lives. As enrollment rapidly grows, people are asking,
“What is the secret of Bnos Bais Yaakov’s success?”
The secret, in a word, is respect.
Rabbi Chaim Finkel, Dean, and his wife, Mrs. Naomi Finkel, Menaheles, mechanchim for more than 28 years, have developed a program in which mutual respect breeds self-assurance, poise, and a true sense of happiness. The Finkels convey this respect via warm, compassionate caring – getting to know each girl and treating her as the valued Bas Yisrael she is. They work closely with the faculty and communicate often with the parents.
Rabbi Finkel, a talmid of the Rosh HaYeshiva, Moreinu HaRav Shneur Kotler Zatzal and the Mashgiach, Moreinu HaRav Nosson Wachtfogel Zatzal, also learned by the Roshei HaYeshiva of Mir in Yerushalayim, HaRav Chaim Shmuelevitz Zatzal, and Harav Nochum Pertzovitz Zatzal. Mrs. Finkel is a talmidah of both Rebbetzin Vichna Kaplan a"h and tbd'l Rebbetzin Bruria David. Together, this dedicated team suffuses the school with authentic Torah convictions and values.