North Shore Hebrew Academy High School Where Dreams Become Accomplishments

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Program Description

This program seeks to create an authentic Yeshiva experience within the framework of a co-educational Modern Orthodox High School.  
The Beit Midrash will:
    • Situate learning in the traditional setting of the Beit Midrash.  In addition to regular Shiurim from Rabbeim, students will study in individual Chavrutot, and learn to independently explore the rich world of Jewish learning.
    • Educate students in wide ranging areas of Torah, including Tanach, Gemara, Halacha, Machshava and Mussar.
    • Explore questions pertaining to Torah’s interaction with the modern world.
    • Train students to become future leaders of the American Jewish community.
Students will:
    • Learn to independently read and interpret the classic Judaic texts – Tanach, Gemara, Rashi, Tosafot and other Talmudic commentaries.
    • Create and publish Divrei Torah and Shiurim in a variety of media formats, including blogs, podcasts, social media, and newsletters.
    • Develop analytical skills in order to craft novel Torah interpretations and ideas.
    • Meet with leading Torah scholars, and lay and rabbinic leaders of American Jewry, and attend trips exploring American Jewish communities and Jewish communal infrastructure.
    • Study and learn both inside the classroom and outside the classroom, in a general Chavruta, Beit Midrash setting.
    • Be part of a Chevra of like-minded students aspiring for spiritual and intellectual growth.

NSHAHS Congratulates Freshman Rafi Nassimiha...

on his award-winning finish in Yeshiva University's Bronka Weintraub High School Bekiut Program.  Over the course of this year, hundreds of students from Yeshiva High Schools across the country together studied Masechet Ta'anit and took five exams administered by Yeshiva University. Our new Beit Midrash Program took part in this learning project, and learned an Amud of Masechet Ta'anit every week. (Many students went on to complete the entire Masechet and join our Siyum Scholars Program.) Rafi finished the five Yeshiva University exams with a 98.6 average, earning him Second Place Honors and a $1000 Grand PrizeCongratulations Rafi!

Many of our other students who participated earned smaller cash prizes. Congratulations to Shlomo Shaulian, Ruben Prawer, Adriel Kohananoo, Dylan Saltzman, Jack Hedaya, Scott Mayer, Aviva Ort, Ari Ostrow, Haim Lalehzarzadeh, Jeremy Bassali, Aaron Ishal, Gilad Azarahian, Daniel Lavi, and Adam Edalati.


Rabbi Elliot Schrier
Chairman Talmud Department, Director Beit Midrash Program, Instructor of Judaic Studies
Rabbi David Weiss
Instructor of Judaic Studies