An evaluation by the Department of Educational Research of Torah Umesorah concluded that "the Yeshiva of North Jersey should be commended for offering such a rich curriculum in Torah studies and for striving to attain high academic achievement. The classes did indeed portray a school of serious Torah study and commendable academic achievement. It is our opinion that the students are being well prepared for entering into the finest high schools."
Textual Proficiency: From Chumash to Navi to Talmud
An outstanding program of Chumash study commences in the first grade and increases in intensity through the curriculum so that the students develop an excellent ability to translate from biblical Hebrew to spoken Hebrew and English. These abilities are enhanced through a study of grammar and further strengthened with a study of Tanach and the commentaries of Rashi, Ramban, Radak, and others. Goal accomplishment in all subjects, including Rashi, Mishna, Gemara, and Navi, is measured by the students' ability to comprehend the original text.
Mishnayot and Torah Concepts Curriculum
The study of Mishna is heavily emphasized in the Torah study classes. Mishnayot quickly gain an important role in the curriculum and maintain their centricity until graduation. Mastery of Mishnayot provides the students with a broad range of concepts, terminology, and basic facts that are essential for a knowledgeable Jew. This study also facilitates the development of Gemara skills among the b'nai hayeshiva, who are prepared to enter outstanding high school programs. The Rosenbaum Yeshiva of North Jersey's most advanced Gemara class annually learns a number of dapim with the commentary of Rashi and insights from the Ba'alei HaTosafot.
The students' range of knowledge of Torah concepts is further broadened by the Yeshiva's Chumash bekiyut curriculum. Each year our Junior High students review their mastery of a sefer of Chumash and demonstrate their accomplishments in a school wide bekiyut contest.
Girls graduating from the Yeshiva are well prepared to enter strong high school programs. Imbued with a firm sense of yirat Shamayim and ahavat Yisroel, the talmidot are active in a curriculum which develops proficiency in Chumash, Nach, and Hebrew, an appreciation of contemporary Jewish history, and an ability to comprehend the development of Halacha from its original Talmudic sources to present day Halachic works.
A systematic and well-structured program develops the students' Hebrew language abilities. Hebrew skills are viewed as a vital means to the ultimate goal of producing young Jews who are accomplished in Torah. To further strengthen this purpose, under the direction of the school's Hebrew Language Coordinator, hearing, speaking, reading, and writing are all employed in the primary grades and junior high school to create times of Hebrew immersion. Many enriching Hebrew language activities take place each week, including skits, plays and the reading of Hebrew newspapers.
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