Our Tanakh curriculum is designed to deepen student engagement and understanding of Torah through advanced skill building and sophisticated analytical thinking. Students at Shalhevet begin their Tanakh study by learning Sefer Shemot and Bamidbar, along with Megillat Esther and Sefer Yonah, and then graduate into using the LaHaV Tanakh curriculum for 11th and 12th grades.
Our curriculum is designed to first develop critical thinking and textual fluency through in-depth study of several major books of Tanakh and its commentaries. After mastering this material in 9th and 10th grades, we introduce the LaHaV Tanakh curriculum (which was developed here at Shalhevet) in order to explore the major literary, moral, theological, and philosophical themes across all of Tanakh instead of studying any single book. By combining these two approaches - detailed study of specific books in 9th and 10th grades, along with exploration of global issues like morality, parshanut, and Biblical authorship in 11th and 12th grades, Shalhevet students emerge with an advanced skillset and a transformative engagement with the core ideas of our Torah.
Tanakh Course Descriptions:
Advanced Tanakh Shiur
We're excited to introduce our newest program for students to continue to develop their interest and familiarity with Tanakh. Modeled after the success of our Matmidim (AGS) Gemara program, the Advanced Tanakh Shiur is an additional elective class that meets twice a week during breakfast for 11th and 12th graders. This course is designed to provide students with additional opportunities to engage in Tanakh study by introducing them the narrative themes of many different books in Tanakh. While our core curriculum is designed to provide a deep exploration of specific books and themes in Tanakh, this Advanced Tanakh Shiur will emphasis breadth of knowledge by introducing students to a wide range of sifrei Tanakh - especially books and stories that are not often studied in middle or high school.