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Using PowerPoint presentations and flowcharts, Rabbi Chananya Hoffinger helps bochurim learn Gemara in their Yeshivos. Full Story, Video

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WOW! Amazing
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WOW! Amazing

This is awesome how it kicked off! Thank you Rabbi Hoffinger for having a vision to create a curriculum that will be used finally by Yeshivos, making it possible for our children to be empowered to open a gemarah and just learn!

Amazing program
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Amazing program

Much Hatzlacha Rabbi Hoffinger

excellent program
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excellent program

We are using Rabbi Hoffingers program in the Cheder at the Ohel and the talmidim and teachers love it. Keep up the good work!
Pinchas Margolis

Already in schools??
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Already in schools??

Wow! cant believe that he already is working with so many schools! This program was just unveiled 6 months ago

This means this is an amazing product and the man behind it, Rabbi Hoffinger, is as well!

Much hatzlacha!

keeping the kid's focus
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keeping the kid's focus

yasher koach Rabbi Hoffinger , we started using your program and were amazed to see the increase of focus in f the talmidim

Great program
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Great program

This program is really impressive. The schools needed this for years.
Great job Chananya!

Amazing
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Amazing

Great Job Much Hatzlacha

Thank You!
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Thank You!

Thank you to Rabbi Hoffinger for bringing his understanding of different learning styles to the learning of Gemara. Can this also be used for home/online schooling?

The solution
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The solution

Like the Kahn academy, I think this is the solution to high tuition costs and lack of proper educational methods in yeshivas. Not that it would replace actual teachers but it would create the ability to have 1) structured curriculum and also 2) teacher aided self study.

Sounds fantastic
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Sounds fantastic

Great innovation! Can we get Oholei Torah and Lubavitcher Yeshiva to use it too? Is this free to individuals or is there a sign up fee?

Chananya Hoffinger
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Chananya Hoffinger

There are 2 parts to the program
1) Online videos – for free
2) Class curriculum – at a cost

IYH a new and state of the art website will be up and running in the near future.

So happy for you, Chananya!
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So happy for you, Chananya!

Your hard work, dedication, commitment and perseverance paid off.

Innovation at its best
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Innovation at its best

Wow, you saw a problem and did something amazing to help fix it! I wish you much luck and hope everyone can see the genius behind the whole thing 🙂

Boruch ben Tzvi 'HaKohaine ' Hoffinger          BS"D
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Boruch ben Tzvi 'HaKohaine ' Hoffinger BS"D

I’m ‘Chananya’s’ father.
‘The Rebbe, MH”M, and ‘The Freidiker Rebbe’s great efforts in sustaining this community played a vital part in this! This is why I came to Crown Heights in 1977, and where I met ‘Chananya’s’ mother.
I’m ‘Chananya’s’ father…and, well, IM DUMBFOUNDED! I cannot believe this is happening! TOTALLY THRILLED! Lightening! Where I received the ‘schus’ for something like this is beyond my ken. I’m going out to purchase a ‘Pinching Machine’ to make me certain that ‘I’m not dreaming!’ ‘Chananya’…’Kol HaKovod!’ Whoopee!

Brilliantly simple
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Brilliantly simple

Rabbi Hoffingers ability to simplify that which was originally intended to be straightforward in the first place is enlightening. The Rebbe constantly insisted that the Torah is direct and spent hours on Rashi showing us how logical Rashis approach to Torah really is. Somehow the myth that Gemarah is out to have a “Chaap” still persists. This is illogical and counter intuitive. Gemarah was used to define halacha at the time. For Gemarah to be anything but straight -forward, would defy logic. Rabbi Hoffinger brilliantly shows were this misconception takes root and dispels it through his straight-forward and organized approach… Read more »

Determined
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Determined

Rabbi Hoffinger I am impressed you are still going and growing. I was curious to see if you would actually follow through and deliver on your promise of being a dependable tool for bochurim, or if you would wind down after the initial burst of innovative excitement. I have to say I’m impressed with your determination and perseverance.

very impressed
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very impressed

I’m very impressed with the program. Keep upt the good work and Hatzlacha Rabbah!

Using it in my classroom
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Using it in my classroom

With Gemara Academy our class is unrecognizable from last year. B”H I’ve never seen the kids so focused during a lesson, asking amazing questions and being able to find all of it in the text. All of the resources he provided for my class are amazing and the parents are also on board because they see how professional the whole program is. Thank you Rabbi Hoffinger, may you go MeiChayil el chayil!

Very nice!
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Very nice!

Beautifully done! Very clear and easy to follow. Keep up the great work.

High School
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High School

This program we have begun using this year has transformed our Gemarah curriculum, allowing students who have never enjoyed any succes or enjoyment have been able to make tremendous strides!
Tamu Ureu ki tov Hashem!

Keep it coming!
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Keep it coming!

Chananya, keep this up!! This is amazing amazing work.

Hatzlacha Rabba!

first hand!
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first hand!

I am a teacher and have experienced both sides of the debate. there are those that insist that we must stick to the traditional way of teaching. the reality is that many bachurim graduate our Mesivta lacking skills in Gemara, both in their (in)ability to mnaster the text, or their (in) ability to follow the flow of logic the reality is that many bachurim arrive in Zal, lacking basic Gemara skills – they are un-able to read the text, and unable to follow the flow if logic. we have dedicated teachers who have been in the field and are rising… Read more »

Very helpful
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Very helpful

I have used rabbi hoffinger flow chart in my class room and can attest to how helpful the boys find them to be. For some boys it can help them understand a gemara they would otherwise have given up on, and for other boys it adds a great degree of clarity. I am hoping reb chananya will soon have the entire first Perek of bava Kama available for my class. This program is a real help! May you have much hatzlocha on your avodas hakodesh

Leeor Elirone
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Leeor Elirone

I am truly impressed by my dear brother’s videos. I have watched some of his videos and have learned from them.
I recommend this program for any school that would like to enhance their gemara lessons.

Chananya Hoffinger
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Chananya Hoffinger

The goal is that by next year Gemara Academy will have curriculums and videos on 8-10 different Gemaras that are learned in Yeshivos. Like הכונס, המפקיד, השואל, השוכר, מכות וכו Right now the new classes are only on Gemara and they include many visuals and animations. With time it will hopefully expand to include Rashi and Tosfos as well. There will be 2 versions 1) For younger students on small pieces, with the focus on it being clear and showing the students how every Gemara uses the same tools. It will include the visuals and animations. 2) For older students… Read more »

Incredible
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Incredible

FINALLY! So excited that this is happening, has been long overdue! Please help support this work.

Lubab!
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Lubab!

Yay! About time we have a Lubab putting out awesome work on Gemarah! Keep it up Rabbi Hoffinger.

Great Work
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Great Work

Amazing to see your success, Keep us posted on the future of Lubavitch Chinuch!

Fantastic
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Fantastic

As a Mechanech I know firsthand how many students struggle with Gemarrah and get turned off. Your work is absolutely incredible! Much Hatzlacha in your holy work. You cant even imagine how much this can accomplish!

Keep it up
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Keep it up

It looks really good, I wish there were tools like when I was a kid. Remembering the flow is a core difficulty of keeping track of long sugyos and visualization can be a big help. I’m sure if the technology existing in earlier times, such visuals would have been produced generations ago. The rambam made drawings, and so did Rashi (כזה), so this is a time honored tradition!

Kol Hakavod
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Kol Hakavod

Keep up the great work!

Keep up the good work
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Keep up the good work

the world needs more people like you!

Incredible
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Incredible

Wow! I’m so glad something like this exists, what you have created is amazing. It will open doors for students that never had a chance. Truly inspiring and wonderful that you did this. Kol hakavod 🙂

Curious
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Curious

How long does it take you to prepare a class with the flow charts and pictures and and highlighting and videos? Trying to figure out how you can prepare multiple masechtos at the same time. Are there other people working with you?

Charge?
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Charge?

Will the videos stay free of charge, or will you start charging once we get hooked;)?

Other subjects
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Other subjects

Rabbi Hoffinger, will you be expanding this program to other subjects as well? I’m just imagining my son will get used to the benefit of this with Gemara, and then the next class starts and it’s back to the old way… I think if you’re gonna revolutionize learning in our yeshivas, you gotta do it all the way. At least make it available, and we as parents can communicate to our son’s schools that we want this.

Chananya Hoffinger
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Chananya Hoffinger

This method and tool can be applied to other subjects as well. I’ve created curriculum and materials on Chumash, Halacha, and Sichos and presented that to many Mechanchim. The response was very positive.

At this time I’m focusing on Gemara. IYH in the future this work will expand to other subjects as well.

For now access to the videos is free. There aren’t any plans right now to change that.

Impressive!
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Impressive!

Hatzlacha raba!

To Chananya's Father
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To Chananya's Father

Lots of continued nachas – your son has done an amazing job in filling a dire need in our chinuch system.

new approach
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new approach

very talented, smart, and out of the box. exploring the different ways on how to approach learning.making the difficult easy. this will be the future of successful learning in yeshivas.
helping others by making it accessible to all. students. businessmen and all who have the passion to grow more.
the first of its talented kind.
i look forward to this idea growing.

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