We believe that our role as Rabbeim is to help our talmidim uncover their potential. We set high expectations and give them the skills to realize those expectations. During each seder, Heichal talmidim amass significant amounts of knowledge (bekius), acquire advanced reading and textual skills (leining), and formulate key concepts (lomdus).
Our talmidim study a challenging masechta each year with the goal of learning the skills necessary to “make a leining” on Gemara, Rashi, Tosafos, and other major Rishonim and Acharonim. Talmidim are trained to analyze the implication of each word and explore the conceptual underpinnings of the sugya. Significant time is allotted to chavrusah learning, as talmidim prepare for and review the shiur.
A second masehcta is chosen for bekius learning. Our goal is for each talmid not merely to finish, but to master the masechta. Talmidim take regular bechinos on dapim and periodically on entire perakim. Ultimately, they review the entire masechta, culminating in a masechta bechinah. Talmidim of the Yeshiva have finished Masechtos Kiddushin, Rosh Hashanah, Megillah and Succah. There is no prouder moment than when our talmidim stand at the end of the year, before family and neighbors, and say the Hadran on the masechtos that they learned.
Every morning, after davening, the talmidim begin their day with a twenty-minute seder in Halachah. Over four years, we endeavor to finish the entire Kitzur Shulchan Aruch and Kitzur Hilchos Shabbos in order to provide each talmid with the requisite knowledge to be a scrupulous shomer Torah u’mitzvos.
Every day, Heichal talmidim learn the Parshas Hashavuah with Rashi. Additionally, our Rabbeim work with them on reading other Rishonim, such as the Ramban. Each shiur highlights how the Chumash should inform and inspire our daily Avodas Hashem.
During night seder, on Monday and Thursday nights, from 6:55 to 7:55 PM, the talmidim are divided into chaburos led by older mentors, all of whom are currently studying for Semichah. These mentors help the talmidim delve deeper into the masechtos they are learning during bekius seder. These mentors greatly enhance the Yeshiva environment, serving as role models and joining the Yeshiva on trips and Shabbatonim.