schedule is designed in such a way that the devoted student will
be able to maximise his time in yeshiva. The day includes a highly
interactive and in-depth Gemora shiur. A high teacher-student ratio
ensures personal attention. The focus of the shiurim is to teach
the student the tools of analysis and Talmudic logic, vocabulary
and reading skills. Special emphasis is placed on teaching key words
and key concepts.
After the shiur, students
spend time learning with their study partners (chavruta). This allows
the student's time for their independent input.
The morning schedule
also includes a halocha shiur which is designed to cover the basic
laws of daily conduct and festivals and to expand familiarity with
relevant halachic issues. The classic work- Kitzur Shulchan Aruch
- is used as the base text for this class.
The daily hashkafa (Jewish
outlook) class covers a broad range of topics concerning Jewish
values and perspectives on life. A once a week sicha (discourse)
will discuss comtemporary issues in the light of Torah.
The afternoon schedule
includes a historical lecture on the Prophets (Nach) as well as
an thorough analysis of the weekly portion (Chumash). A Hebrew ulpan
allows the students to learn the nature and rules of the language
of the texts they are studying.
The afternoon schedule ends with an option of a quick paced Gemora
shiur or a class based on the works of the Rambam (Maimonides).
The night schedule is
devoted to studying with a learning partner in preparation for the
next mornings' in-depth Gemora shiur. The night staff are available
to answer questions and teach preparation classes.
This study program has
proved effective in allowing students to achieve maximum growth
in the limited time they have. The student body is carefully selected
in order to provide a strongly motivated atmosphere which greatly
enhances the dynamic of the course.