For close to three years, Yeshivas STaM in Crown Heights has been providing its one-of-a-kind program to students of STaM and aspiring Sofrim.
Founded and directed by Rabbi YY (Fitz) Rabin, the Yeshivas STaM program is distinguished by three qualities.
First, a curriculum of Shiurim on the Halachos of STaM. These Shiurim help aspiring Sofrim grasp much of the nuance that is obscured within Hilchos STaM in addition to clarifying and crystallizing aspects of the Halacha that would otherwise be confusing.
Second, complete training in the seven skills of writing STaM – specializing in the Alter Rebbe’s Ksav. Having theses skills and all of their components broken down in a uniquely structured and exacting way helps the future Sofer integrate them and achieve remarkable results from the very beginning.
Finally, personal care and attention. While the classes are held in a group format, groups are kept to a small size (5 max) and, in addition to the class time, Rabbi Rabin spends time with every student individually supporting them with whatever they need.
“My passion and commitment is STaM education” Rabin says. “If there is one thing that is glaringly missing in the field of STaM – it is education, and everyone is enriched by education in this sacred domain of Halacha”.
This coming Tuesday, Jan 8, 2019, at 8:30pm Yeshivas STaM will hold an event for anyone involved in the field of STaM. The first of a “continued education” series, these will provide Sofrim – novice and veteran alike, magihim, vendors, and all students of STaM and Torah a deeper understanding of a specific subject that is often not so well understood.
The event will be held at Rei’im Ahuvim – 1614 Carrol Street between Schenectady and Utica. There will be a special gift distributed to all attendees.