Imagine a yeshiva
of regular תלמידים where every one of them has clarity in every Gemara they learn. תלמידים who can take high-level tests and ace them. Some of them opening a Gemara for the first time.
A Yeshiva where you can ask a question on a Gemara learned years ago, and they know it as if they learned it today. Kav Hatorah has the method that makes this a reality.
A new student learns one on one with a more advanced one who makes sure he understands every word in the Gemara and Rashi until it’s crystal clear.
Once he fully understands his quota, he now reviews it at least 4 times.
After he’s learnt a whole page, he reviews it until he’s able to say the shakle vtaria by heart to his chavrusa.
Now that he really knows it well, he writes it down in his own words as if he were ‘teaching it to the paper.’
Roughly every 3 blatt, he completes a difficult test, which he then goes over it with the Rosh Chaburah, making sure he isn’t missing even one minute detail.
Student Turned Teacher
Once he is acing his tests, he will then become the advanced student teaching the beginner, making sure his student understands every word of the Gemara and Rashi until it is crystal clear.
Everyone’s memory is different, so the Rosh Chabura helps each student find the חזרה schedule that will work for him long term.
Iyun is a lot more enjoyable with the Gemara in your pocket. Our student will now have an amazing feeling going to an Iyun shiur on the Gemara he learned, memorized, wrote down, was tested on, and reviewed many times.
When We Finish
Siyumim are a big deal at Kav Hatorah. After going over a whole mesechta with the Method, the student didn’t just learn a mesechta -he now owns it he loves it, and he will keep it in his heart and mind for the rest of his life. Because of all the toiling he put into it, it calls for an extravagant seudas mitzvah. We go great lengths to ensure each student makes a siyum to remember.