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Annual Frisch Club Fair Highlights Over 125 Clubs

Yeshivat Frisch’s annual Club Fair, on September 14, highlighted over 125 co-curricular opportunities, spanning the realms of Torah, arts and music, athletics, communal service, competitions, activism, publications, science and engineering and special interests.

If athletics captures your heart (and feet!), there are over 13 clubs to choose from (distinct from athletic teams), ranging from crew to ski racing, golf and lacrosse, Dance Team, Skate Club—and more. Cougar Nation Network, another club, streams sports commentary during games.

Interested in the natural world and conservation? Check out the Zoological Society, the Ocean Preservation Club or Environmental Club. Or, learn how Torah and tending crops intersect, as part of the Frisch Farm. A creative soul with many talents? There are over 14 clubs just within the realm of arts and music—including fiber arts/knitting, interior design, drama, choir, filmmaking, performance ensemble and photography.

Future business moguls also have a place at Frisch. The Investment Club, Real Estate Club, Crypto NFT Club, Business Club, Women in Finance and several other new clubs regularly deliver practical information as well as incredible guest speakers. Students who enjoy the thrill of competition and thinking on your feet, can try out for Mock Trial, Model UN, Debate, or College Bowl, or join Chess Club, Math League and more.

Frisch also has a thriving community of serious extracurricular Torah learners. In addition to Thursday night mishmar, there is regular Night Seder, Nach Yomi, Chidon HaTanach, Torah Bowl and a weekly parsha publication, Be’er Shavua, which is now being distributed in most of the community shuls where Frisch students daven. In addition to Be’er Shavua, Frisch boasts nine other student publications—Paw Print (news), Science Journal, Israel Journal, Kalliope (literary arts), Yearbook, Torah Journal, Frisch News Network and and Foreign Language Journal—plus 12 clubs in the fields of science and engineering, including (but not limited to) a multi-level robotics program, Hackathon Team, Coding Club, anatomy and physiology, bio research and others.

If students just want to chill and hang out with friends? Frisch has you covered as well, with Ping Pong, LEGO Club, The Breakfast Club and many more special interest clubs.

“Clubs allow our students to cultivate meaningful relationships through micro-communities of students who share a passion and/or interest,” said Rabbi Joshua Schulman, Frisch club coordinator and member of the school’s Talmud department. “Student leaders are empowered to build their dream clubs leaning on and taking advantage of the guidance and expertise of our talented faculty members. Every year I am amazed at the creativity and enthusiasm generated by our remarkable students looking to create meaningful and engaging moments for and with one another.”

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