Tools for Torah Will Change
How Our Children Learn Torahl
Twenty years of teaching Chumash, from grades
2 to 12 in a variety of schools has helped me realize that the level of
children's success in Chumash study during their elementary school
years has a profound effect on all subsequent learning and even in
future participation in the Jewish community.
all students have a positive start to their Torah learning journey,
mainly because of the lack of proper lesson
structure, and the minimally available teaching tools and materials. Of
the few students who do enjoy learning Chumash, fewer still acquire the
skills they need to learn the Chumash independently, with its many
layers of meaning and Mefarshim.
the course of my research, I have made contact with principals,
teachers and professors throughout the United States and Israel who
verify that this is a widespread problem. Teachers from all over have
expressed support for the development of a cohesive plan, including the
necessary teaching aids and materials to enable our teachers to teach
and students to learn Chumash effectively.