Our Curriculum

Sulamot Mishna Series

The Sulamot LaMishna project engages students in a relevant and meaningful way. We teach students the skills they need to learn Mishna guided by the philosophy that when students know how to learn, they love to learn.
We offer a customizable and flexible system for Mishna study that covers approximately twenty mishnayot per semester. Two books (Shas 1 and Shas 2) include an assortment of mishnayot (4-5 mishnayot from 4 different masechetot), while the other three books focus on specific masechtot (Brachot, Rosh Hashana, and Sukka). Every book has an introduction to Mishna study, to our unique methodology, and to COMDaT. The Sulamot LaMishna Series is geared towards grades 4 through 7.

Sulamot LaShas 1

This workbook includes an iyun component taken from four mishnayot for a total of 17 mishnayot:

  1. Brachot (Chapter 1)
  2. Megillah (2:1, 2:2, 3:1, 4:1)
  3. Bava Metzia (2:1, 2:2, 2:3, 2:4)
  4. Bikkurim (3:1, 3:2, 3:6, 3:9)

The workbook starts with an introduction to learning mishna and the COMDaT methodology. Each masechet has its introduction that details an overview of the masechet’s topics.

Sulamot’s unique methodology allows students to build and develop independent study skills, understand the structure of a Mishna utilizing COMDaT, learn new concepts, and apply them to Jewish studies and Jewish living. All materials can also be accessed on our digital platform Class-E which creates a broad range of exciting pedagogical possibilities.

Sulamot LeShas 2

This workbook includes an iyun component taken from four mishnayot for a total of 17 mishnayot:

  1. Brachot (Chapter 9)
  2. Taanit (1:1, 1:2, 1:3,1:4)
  3. Bava Kamma (1:1, 3:1, 3:4, 8:1)
  4. Rosh HaShana (1:1, 1:2, 1:3, 3:7)

The workbook starts with an introduction to learning mishna and the COMDaT methodology. Each masechet has its introduction that details an overview of the masechet’s topics.

Sulamot’s unique methodology allows students to build and develop independent study skills, understand the structure of a Mishna utilizing COMDaT, learn new concepts, and apply them to Jewish studies and Jewish living. All materials can also be accessed on our digital platform Class-E which creates a broad range of exciting pedagogical possibilities. 

Sulamot LeBrachot

This workbook includes iyun and bekiut components to master knowledge and skills while also completing the masechet.

The iyun section has 27 mishnayot and it covers the topics of  דיני תפילות and .ברכות הנהנין 

Chapter 1 – all mishnayot

Chapter 4 – all mishnayot

Chapter 5: Mishna 1 and 2

Chapter 6 – all mishnayot

Chapter 9 – all mishnayot

The beqiut section covers all the mishnayot of the masechet.

The workbook starts with introductions to learning Mishna, the COMDaT methodology, as well as an introduction that details an overview of the masechet’s topics.

Sulamot’s unique methodology allows students to build and develop independent study skills, understand the structure of a Mishna utilizing COMDaT, learn new concepts, and apply them to Jewish studies and Jewish living. All materials can also be accessed on our digital platform Class-E which creates a broad range of exciting pedagogical possibilities. 

Sulamot LeRosh HaShana

This workbook includes iyun and bekiut components to master knowledge and skills while also completing the masechet.

The iyun section covers 20 mishnayot on the topic of קידוש החודש: 

Chapter 1 – all mishnayot

Chapter 2 – all mishnayot

Chapter 3: Mishna 1 and 7

 

The beqiut section covers all the mishnayot of the masechet.

The workbook starts with introductions to learning Mishna, the COMDaT methodology, as well as an introduction that details an overview of the masechet’s topics.

Sulamot’s unique methodology allows students to build and develop independent study skills, understand the structure of a Mishna utilizing COMDaT, learn new concepts, and apply them to Jewish studies and Jewish living. All materials can also be accessed on our digital platform Class-E which creates a broad range of exciting pedagogical possibilities. 

Sulamot LeSukka

This workbook includes iyun and bekiut components to master knowledge and skills while also completing the masechet.

The iyun section covers 28 mishnayot in-depth: 

Chapter 2: mishnayot 1-9
סוכה

Chapter 3: mishnayot 1-15 
ארבעת המינים

Chapter 5: Mishnayot 1-4
שמחת בית השואבה  

The bekiut section covers all the mishnayot of the masechet.

The workbook starts with introductions to learning Mishna, the COMDaT methodology, as well as an introduction that details an overview of the masechet’s topics.

Sulamot’s unique methodology allows students to build and develop independent study skills, understand the structure of a Mishna utilizing COMDaT, learn new concepts, and apply them to Jewish studies and Jewish living. All materials can also be accessed on our digital platform Class-E which creates a broad range of exciting pedagogical possibilities. 

Sulamot Halacha Series

In the spirit of Rav Yosef Zvi Rimon’s Halacha Mimkora book series, Sulamot LaHalacha unpacks the halachic process for students – from the Torah through poskei zemaneinu. Students learn technical aspects of the halacha as well as exploring the meaning behind the halachot. Sulamot connects halacha to the students’ lives making it relevant and exciting. Students can discuss halacha intelligently with the tools they gain and formulate their own judgments, and most importantly, appreciate the complexity and beauty of the halachic system.

The Ethics & Values and Tefillah curricula were developed through a partnership between Yeshivah of Flatbush and Sulamot. The Sulamot staff was tasked with designing and creating the curricular units and the Yeshivah of Flatbush educational staff implemented it in the classroom. The synergy between the Yeshivah of Flatbush and Sulamot staff serves as a model for future creators of Torah curricular materials. Sulamot’s expertise in writing and developing curriculum coupled with Yeshivah of Flatbush’s proficiency in pedagogy and classroom implementation produced an inspiring, rigorous, and relevant curriculum.

Ethics and Values in Everyday Life

The Ethics and Values in Everyday Life curriculum includes a rigorous text-based approach providing students an understanding of the halachic process of psak through applying the sources to everyday scenarios. This workbook is ideal for Halacha or Toshba classes.

Each unit includes an engaging, topical video that demonstrates the issues in the unit. This project addresses topics relating to the day-to-day life of an adolescent including Damaging a Person or his Property, Guarding a Person or his Property, Speaking Truth and Avoiding Falsehood, Misleading and Deceiving, and Revealing Secrets and Spreading Information. The real-life scenarios drive the content and motivate the students to delve into the sources, studying and analyzing them. The sources are color-coded by time period, helping the students trace the halachic process from the psukim to contemporary poskim. Engaging videos accompany the written material as well. As students apply the sources to the specific cases, they can understand the work of a posek (decisor of Jewish law) and appreciate the important role that our Rabbis play in Halacha. This curriculum is appropriate for grades 8 through 10.

VeHalachta BeDrachav

In this character-building curriculum, designed for a broader audience, students learn what it means to live a values-based life. Topics studied include The Art of Deception, Lashon Hara, Beyond the Letter of the Law, Human Dignity, and Loving your Fellow. Through entertaining trigger clips, engaging discussion questions, stories, and a range of Torah sources, students acquire an understanding of following in God’s footsteps. The sources are color-coded by time period, helping the students trace the halachic process from the psukim to contemporary poskim.

An Introductory Guide to Prayer

This curriculum addresses three areas pertaining to prayer:

  • Understanding the structure and content of the prayer
  • The laws of prayer
  • Developing a meaningful prayer


Throughout the discussion of these topics, students are presented with questions and issues relevant to the day-to-day life of a student. Videos are incorporated to engage students in varied ways. Students are asked to apply the sources that they read to acquire a better understanding of all aspects of prayer. This approach will inspire students to understand, appreciate, and love prayer. This book is written in easy Hebrew or English, organized by topic, and utilizes clear charts to summarize the content of each unit. It is packed with inspirational stories, points to ponder, parent/child learning, and practical suggestions on making prayer more meaningful. Prayer will come alive with the help of relevant examples from everyday life. Studying with Sulamot will transform student prayer into a profound and fulfilling endeavor. The curriculum is appropriate for grades 6 through 9.

Mesora - A guide to Torah Sheb’al Peh (Oral Law)

This curriculum is meant to prepare students to enter the world of Torah Sheb’al Peh (Oral Law). By understanding the historical and philosophical underpinnings of the Torah Sheb’al Peh, students will learn how Judaism as we know it developed from Moshe to the Mishna, to the Gemara, and into the modern period.

Students will develop an understanding and appreciation of the mesora so that they will have confidence in the authenticity of Torah Sheb’al Peh. The curriculum traces the development of Torah throughout the eras, meeting the personalities who animated that process. The sources, guided questions, and activities, encourage students to engage these critical issues in a substantive, interactive, and fun way. This curriculum is appropriate for grades 7 through 10.

Coming soon… Fall 2023
Hilchot Shabbat for the Middle School grades.

This workbook, based on Rav Yosef Zvi Rimon’s Shabbat book for teens, contains both the שמור and זכור aspects of Shabbat. It comes with thirty stand-alone units that can be taught weekly in schools. The workbook is designed with relevant material, engaging content, colorful charts, and even includes a parent-child learning activity for the Shabbat table that enhances what was learned in school.

For more details, contact us at: english@sulamot.org