Yesodei HaTorah Shiurim

Daily Bais Medrash

Mon-Fri 6:00-7:00 am

Skills Development

Gemora 1

R’ Mahti Topas

at Yesodei HaTorah

Sun 9:00-10:30 am


R’ Ayson Englander

at Shomrei Emunah (Board Room)

Sun 9:00-10:00 pm

Learn Gemora skills at a more accelerated rate than with conventional methods. The program features a uniquely formatted Gemora together with a com­prehensive workbook to expedite the student’s acquisition of fundamental skills. Class includes preparation time with a chevrussa, lecture, discus­sion and review.

Gemora 2

R’ Zvi Goldberg

Sun 9:00-10:30 am

Students will continue to build their Aramaic vocab­ulary and sharpen their grasp of Talmudic discourse. Upon mastering vocabulary, attention will be turned to becoming more proficient in Aramaic grammar and identifying classical Talmudic structures. As the year proceeds, seeing Rashi’s commentary as inseparable from the Gemora itself will become a focal point of the shiur.

Gemora 3

R’ Label Cooper

Sun & Tues 8-10pm

As students continue to expand their Aramaic and Hebrew vocabulary, the focus will gradually shift to reading and understanding Rashi’s commentary. Once Rashi’s commentary is understood, the student will be shown how to integrate this expla­nation into the Talmud itself. Time will be allotted for chevrussa learning in the Beis Medrash.

Gemora 4

R’ Ephraim Spero

Sun & Tues 8:00-10:00 pm

Emphasis is placed upon mastering the “shakla v’ tarya” (flow of discussion) in the Gemora. In addition, there will be careful analysis of the statement of each Amora. Chevrussa time will be divided between review and preparation for the following shiur.

Gemora 5

R’ Tzvi Goode

Sun & Tues 8:00-10:00pm

Students will begin by “making a leining” together with their chevrussos in the Beis Medrash. The shiur that follows will begin by clarifying the Gemora according to Rashi. Selected commentaries of Tosafos will be introduced and contrasted with Rashi.

Gemora 6

R’ Tzvi Goode

Mon – Fri 6:00-7:00am

Students will begin with their chevrussos by “lein­ing” the Gemora together with selected Rishonim and Achronim. The interactive shiur that follows will focus upon clarifying and deepening one’s grasp of the basic “Shitos Rishonim” in the sugya.

Gemora 7

R’ Chaim Pollack

Dedicated by Rabbi & Mrs. Chaim Pollack

Sun 8:00-9:00am & Tue 8:00-9:00pm

After students read the Gemora with Rashi on their own, the rebbe “opens up the sugya” by explaining the commentary of Tosafos. What follows is a lively dialogue that serves to intensify the students’ Ahavas HaTorah as the understanding of the Gemora continues to deepen. SOME EMPHASIS ON SKILL DEVELOPMENT

Gemora 8

R’ Nosson Horowitz

Sun 9:30-10:30 am

Wed 9:00-10:00 pm, Classroom 2

Enjoyment of learning is emphasized irrespective of textual ability. The rebbe’s exposition of the Gemora with Rashi invites lively discussions. There is some chevrussa time given for review.

Halachos of Shabbos

R’ Tzvi Goode

Fri 6:30-7:00am

Topics in Shulchan Aruch will be explored in depth by delineating the concepts, dinim, and applications of each Halacha. Upon mastering the principle of a particular topic, students become more aware of shailos that should be asked.