MIDDLE SCHOOL TORAH STUDIES – Boys Program
Course Level: Grade 6 – 8
Middle School Torah Studies provides a composite Torah education suitable for 6th – 8th grade students.
It is not necessary to have Hebrew reading and translating skills. Reading support tools are provided.
Advanced track available for students with a text-intensive program, including reading Torah and Rashi, Meforshim.
Course style is independent study with 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. Learning comes alive when students discuss contemporary topics and watch videos of Torah events, such as Hachnasas Sefer Torah, Slichos at the Kosel, and more, from around the Jewish world.
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.
|Learn explanations of the different parts of the davening. Biurei tefillah, and Chazanus-Leading a Minyan.
|Chumash – Shemos
|Learn Pesukim with Rashi, translations, understand the topic, learn the words. learn about a few topics every week. in order.
|Every week learn the Parshah events, focus on specific themes, share chidos/riddles, share a Dvar Torah for the Shabbas seudah, complete a worksheet.
Practice Torah reading trop.
|Navi – Shemuel
|Learn a story in order of Navi (Prophets), in-text study, focus on the story and significance of events
|Learn about a Mitzvah related to season or Parsha.
|Hilchos Kashrus and Hilchos Shabbos. also Halachos of Yomim Tovim and special seasons.
|Learn about the Yomim Tovim and special days, months of the Jewish year.
|Enhance basic Jewish knowledge with worksheets and projects according to themes.
|Learn about the different places in Eretz Israel, watch tours and video visits.
|Read a short story in Hebrew, answer questions about the story. Students submit fluency recordings, and advance in speed and accuracy.
|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.
|Learn the Hebrew dikduk (grammar rules)
|Learn a Mishnah with its ethical applications. Midos workshop: Apply to our own daily life.
|Learn the Mesora from Moshe Rabbeinu to Tanaim, Amoraim…until Rishonim
|Learn about a famous Torah leader, story of his life, sefarim he wrote, and lessons we learn from him/her.
|Learning a Gemara daf, with an emphasis on clear bekius understanding.
|Learning mishnayos, and understanding the roots of the Chachamim’s debates
|Gemara Skills (6th)
|Emphasis on vocabulary, skills, and structure