Photos: Itzik Roytman
The Menachem Education Foundation’s workshop, “Unlocking the Chumash,” drew a crowd of over 50 mechanchim last Thursday, and will be taking place again for mechanchos on Monday-Tuesday, 23-24 Tammuz – July 21-22, from 9 – 4.
The seminar delves into the language and comprehension skills necessary to truly master independent study of Chumash. These skills are presented in the Zekelman Standards for Chumash, a groundbreaking document that has been developed jointly by a number of master educators and is currently used in select Chabad schools around the world. The seminar provides an overview of the standards, hands-on practice in many of the skills, and a presentation of assessment and other methods to ensure that students learn.
One participant called the seminar “an eye opener.” Other comments echoed that sentiment: “I now realize how much more I could have taught my talmidim!” and “I wish I had known these things a long time ago!”
The seminar was presented by Rabbi Yossi Rosenblum, principal of Yeshiva Schools of Pittsburgh and director of the Zekelman Standards Project, and Rabbi Mendy Greenbaum, principal of Cheder Menachem Los Angeles.
The women’s program will feature acclaimed educator and curriculum director from Melbourne, Australia, Mrs. Sara Rosenfeld. All presenters have played a leading role in developing the standards and implementing them in their respective schools. In an effort to bring the standards to as many teachers, classrooms and children as possible, MEF is offering this seminar free of charge.
If you are an educator involved in teaching Torah in any grade, join “Unlocking the Chumash!”
Pick up the phone, or send us an email, and find out how to bring chayus and hatzlacha in learning Chumash to each of your students.