Teaching Talmud in Day Schools - A Workshop for Women Talmud Teachers

June 29 - July 2, 2015

Soource: Drisha Institute 


Drisha Institute invites women high school and middle school Talmud teachers to join them for a four day workshop (June 29 - July 2, 2015) in New York City to explore key issues in teaching Talmud in day schools.


Some of the topics to be addressed are:

  • Teaching skills: Helping students develop a robust ability to identify and make sense of the steps of a Talmudic argument, including using technology effectively to support skill development.

  • Purpose and meaning: What is learning Talmud about? How do we understand and help students understand the purpose and meaning of Talmud study?

  • Talmudic discourse: How can we help students make sense of features of Talmudic discourse that they may find frustrating or alienating (such as uqimta’ot, revisions of tannaitic statements, forced derashot, etc.)?

  • Relating the forest and the trees: Uncovering and helping students access the big ideas of a sugya or chapter of Talmud.

  • On the daf and beyond the daf: What foci might advanced Talmud study have, in addition to learning Rishonim and other commentaries and poskim?

  • Learning to swim: Helping students learn to navigate the texts of torah shebe’al peh.

  • Teacher-led and small group/chavruta learning: Using a variety of groupings effectively to maximize student learning and ownership.


Participants will also be invited to bring into the workshop issues that are important to their own teaching practice and to share their own experiences and expertise.

For more information and registration, visit the Workshop web page

Updated: Apr. 19, 2015