Our Talmud program prepares Academy men and women with the requisite skills to make Talmud study a life-long endeavor. At every level, students become familiar with the halachic problem-solving process, acquiring the necessary tools to critically examine text. Students study classical texts, including Shulchan Aruch, Kitzur Shulchan Aruch, Mishna Berura and responsa This study, enables Talmud students to observe the manner in which the Talmudic process leads to Halachic conclusions, and how the process applies to modern life. Beyond skill mastery, students develop an appreciation of the Talmud’s indispensable place in Jewish life and learning, preparing them for advanced study in Israel. Academy graduates are accepted to the most prestigious Torah institutions in both Israel and the United States.
The four-year sequence Yeshiva Program is required for all boys. During sophomore year, girls select either the Yeshiva Program or its academic parallel, the Advanced Jewish Studies Program. Both AJSP and Yeshiva Program are three-year sequence programs for girls. All girls take required courses in Chumash, Navi, Mishna and Ivrit.
Placement into courses is determined by recommendation of prior instructors and past achievement in Talmudic and related studies. The Honors classes are intended for students who possess strong vocabulary, terminology, and familiarity with the Talmud text. Students in Regular classes who demonstrate high motivation, and who master necessary skills, are encouraged to move to the Honors Program.