High School Torah Studies – Boys
HIGH SCHOOL TORAH STUDIES – Boys Program
Course Level: Grades 9-12
High School Torah Studies provides a composite Torah education suitable for 9th – 12th grade students.
It is not necessary to have advanced Hebrew reading and translating skills. Reading lessons and translation support tools are provided in the standard track.
Advanced track available for students with a text-intensive program.
Torah studies courses are counted as high school elective credits.
An amazing benefit is available to Melamed Academy students – college credit for advanced level Torah studies.
Students can earn credits in the following subjects:
- 15 credits in Hebrew Language
- 6 credits in Jewish History
- 18 credits in Hilchos Shabbos and Hilchos Kashrus
- 3 credits in Pirkei Avos – Jewish Ethics
- 15 credits in Chumash
- 9 credits in Gemara
- 18 credits in Torah Reading and Chazanus
Credit is earned by taking a proctored final exam in the designated subject. Dual-credit fees apply.
Additional college credit subjects available upon request.
Course style is independent study with optional periodic webinar lessons, in group and individual format.
Melamed Academy teachers supervise the students’ progress, provide feedback to students and updates to parents.
Students receive weekly assignments to complete in varied subjects and formats.
Students listen to audio/video presentations, study with interactive computer lessons, and read text in the original Hebrew with translation and audio provided. Students acquire Torah knowledge, develop Hebrew and Torah skills, and incorporate their learning into daily practice and personal growth.
Learning comes alive when students discuss contemporary topics and watch videos of Torah events, such as Hachnasas Sefer Torah, Selichos at the Kosel, Lag Baomer at Meron, and more virtual field trips from around the Jewish world.
|Gemara||Gemara skills, and Gemara b’kiyus. Gemara with Rashi and Tosfos. Option for advanced shiur or lessons with private Rebbe.|
|Mishnayos||Learn a perek per week. Recommended, but not required, for students studying Gemara.|
|Torah Reading||Learn ta’amei hamikra (leining). Choice of Ashkenazic or Sephardic practice.|
|Tefilla||Learn explanations of the different parts of the davening. Biurei tefillah, and practicing fluency.|
|Chumash||Learn Pesukim with Rashi, translations, understand the topic, learn the words. Learn about a few topics every week.|
|Parsha||Every week learn the Parshah events, focus on specific themes, share chidos/riddles, share a Dvar Torah for the Shabbas seudah, complete a worksheet.
Learn the Haftarah’s connection to the Parsha.
|Navi||Learn the weekly Haftarah and its eternal message to us.
Learn a story in order of Navi (Prophets), in-text study, focus on the story and significance of events
|Hashkafah – Jewish Philosophy||Learn the Torah outlook on life through shiurim, text-study, and discussions.
Learn contemporary topics and their ramifications for Torah Jews.
Topics include: self-definition, true leadership qualities, response to tragic events, becoming a better person, and maintaining a positive attitude.
|Halacha||Hilchos Kashrus and Hilchos Shabbos. Also ,Halachos of Yomim Tovim and special seasons.|
|Jewish Year||Learn about the Yomim Tovim and special days, months of the Jewish year.|
|Mitzvos & Jewish Knowledge||Learn about a Mitzvah related to season or Parsha.
Enhance basic Jewish knowledge with worksheets and projects according to themes.
|Eretz Israel||Learn about the different places in Eretz Israel, watch tours and video visits.|
|Hebrew Reading||Read a short story in Hebrew, answer questions about the story. Students submit fluency recordings, and advance in speed and accuracy.|
|Hebrew Writing||Hebrew writing assignment every week, with assigned topics, different styles of writing….|
|Conversational Hebrew Vocabulary||Every week learn a new unit and practice the previous words. Record conversations.|
|Hebrew Grammar||Learn the Hebrew dikduk (grammar rules)|
|Pirkei Avos-Middos||Learn a Mishnah with its ethical applications. Midos workshop: Apply to our own daily life.|
|Jewish History||Learn the Mesorah from Moshe Rabbeinu to Tanaim, Amoraim, Rishonim, Acharonim and modern day.
Learn the history of the world, and the intersection of Jewish and world events.
Special unit on the Holocaust.
|Tzadikim||Learn about historical and contemporary Torah personalities and lessons we learn from them.|
|Live Lessons||Optional add-on for private tutoring lessons with the teacher|
|Contests & Prizes||Students who complete their weekly work receive prizes|