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RASG Hebrew Academy Launches Unique Learning Opportunity

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Posted on 12/06/2011 @ 12:18 PM

The Rabbi Alexander S. Gross Hebrew Academy is pleased to announce the launch of its participation in Project Hemshech. Project Hemshech places young Rabbis who primarily study in Kollel (a yeshiva or Judaic fellowship program for married people) to study with 12th grade students from local Jewish Day Schools. The students gain from the individualized intense learning in a small group setting with a young dynamic Rabbi. Likewise, the Rabbis have the opportunity to work with local students while starting off their careers in Jewish education. Generally speaking, participation in this program reinforces in students the idea of continuing on to Israel after high school graduation.

The group at the Hebrew Academy began recently with three Rabbis from the Miami Choshen Mishpat Kollel, a Kollel headed by Rabbi Schoen and affiliated with Rabbi Yochanan Zweig and Talmudic University, and seven Hebrew Academy seniors. The students primarily study the sections of Talmud in Hebrew Academy’s new Beit Midrash. Rabbi David Wechsler, Hebrew Academy’s Mashgiach Ruchani, oversees Project Hemshech locally and actually got his start at the Hebrew Academy as a young Rabbi affiliated with this program. Rabbi Wechsler states, “We hope to expand the program further with more senior student participation in the near future.”

The Hebrew Academy is an Orthodox Jewish Day School serving students from birth through grade 12 that inspires and equips students to reach their fullest potential both academically and spiritually by focusing on their individual attributes and instilling eternal Torah values in a changing world.

For more information about Project Hemshech please contact Rabbi David Wechsler at dwechsler@rasg.org or at (305) 532-6421.

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