Matmidim Advanced Gemara Shiur (AGS)
One of the key features of our Matmidim program is the Advanced Gemara Shiur (AGS) that meets during breakfast for an additional two hours of gemara learning per week. True to Shalhevet’s educational philosophy, this program was originally started in 2014 by a small group of students interested in additional Talmud study, and has now grown to an enrollment of over 80 students. While every Shalhevet student receives a deep grounding in gemara study and skills through our award-winning LaHaV curriculum, AGS was built in recognition of the fact that the study of Talmud is without question a subject that requires additional time and focus in order to achieve mastery. AGS classes are built around study of traditional masechtot, beginning with masechet Brachot in 9th grade and culminating with in-depth study of masechet Bava Metzia in 12th grade. The learning style closely mimics the skills, analysis, and style of advanced yeshiva learning, and enrollment in AGS is required for all students in the Advanced Judaics track.
Beit Midrash Track (BMT)
We’re excited to introduce a brand new Talmud option for 11th and 12th graders. called the Beit Midrash Track (BMT), which provides our students with additional advanced gemara learning. This course will be a mixed 11th and 12th grade class, limited to a small cohort of students motivated to pursue an immersive, beit midrash-style learning experience that focuses on chavruta learning and independent skills. This course is designed for those students who want to devote more time to studying gemara and who feel that they’ve mastered the fundamentals of our LaHaV curriculum and are ready to step into a more “traditional” style of learning. While AGS students in 10th grade take 3 periods of Talmud + 3 breakfasts a week, the Beit Midrash Track will meet every morning from 8-8:55am, as well as 5 breakfasts, for a total of 10 class sessions each week. In order to participate in this track, students must demonstrate an advanced Talmud skillset from 9th and 10th grade.