English Division

Sulamot’s English Division, under the guidance of Rav Yosef Zvi Rimon, seeks to revolutionize Jewish education, making it accessible, inspiring, and empowering to children and adults. We develop skill-based, relevant, and engaging curricula, that have revolutionized Mishna and Halacha education. Our innovative curricula include a unique methodology in teaching and learning Judaic studies and provide students skills for independent learning and personal growth.

To receive more information, order our captivating printed and digital materials, or secure enriching professional development sessions, please contact Rabbi Elad Munitz at english@sulamot.org

Mishna

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 (four each from various 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.

Sulamot LaShas

· Sulamot LaShas 1 & 2 (print & digital) – These workbooks include

an iyun component of four mishnayot for each of the following masechtot: Brachot (ch.1), Bikkurim, Megilla, and Bava Metzia, in one volume, and Brachot (ch.9), Rosh Hashana, Taanit, and Bava Kamma in the other volume. Each masechet has 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. The workbook delves into the reasons behind the Mishnaic laws and applies the principles and values of the Mishna to everyday life. Engaging videos accompany the written material as well. All materials can also be accessed on our digital platform Class-E which creates a broad range of exciting pedagogical possibilities. 

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Sulamot halacha

· Sulamot LeBrachot, LeBrachot Abridged, LeRosh Hashana, LeSukka (print & digital)

 

These workbooks include iyun and bekiut components to master knowledge and skills while also completing the masechet. 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. The iyun section in Brachot covers chapters one, four, the first two mishnayot of five, six, and nine. The iyun section in Brachot Abridged covers chapters four, the first two mishnayot of five, and six. The iyun section in Rosh Hashana covers chapter one and two and the first mishna in chapter three. The iyun section in Sukka covers chapter two mishnayot one through nine, chapter three mishnayot one through five, and chapter 5 mishnayot one through four. The iyun component delves into the reasons behind the Mishnaic laws and applies the principles and values of the Mishna to everyday life. The bekiut section of these masechtot covers all the other mishnayot so that students can complete the masechet. Furthermore, the COMDaT aspect of the book facilitates student learning of the Mishna by dividing the Mishna into phrases, classifying each phrase, and then connecting the phrases of the Mishna to each other. Engaging videos accompany the written material as well. All materials can also be accessed on our digital platform Class-E which creates a broad range of exciting pedagogical possibilities

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Halacha

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.

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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.

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An Introductory Guide to Prayer

This curriculum addresses three areas pertaining to prayer: understanding the structure and content of prayer, learning the laws of prayer, and developing 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, 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.

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Mesora (print)

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. 

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VeHalachta BeDrachav (print)

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.

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Our Team

Rav Dr. Uriel Lubetski

Director of Education

Rabbi Dr. Uriel Lubetski has over twenty years of experience in education, with fifteen years as a principal in a variety of Middle Schools and High Schools in New York, Baltimore, and Memphis. Today, he serves as the Director of Education in Sulamot writing curriculum in Mishna and Halacha for English speaking schools around the world. Furthermore, he serves as an adjunct instructor in the Master’s Program in Educational Administration at Michlala Jerusalem. Rabbi Dr. Lubetski earned his doctorate from Azrieli School of Jewish Education and Administration at Yeshiva University in Applying Project Based Learning to Tanach.

Mrs. Rivky Krestt

english division writer

Mrs. Rivky Krestt is a seasoned Jewish educator who loves writing curriculum and planning out the big ideas for Sulamot. In addition, she is a master classroom teacher who teaches at Midreshet Lindenbaum and for Lookstein Virtual Jewish Academy. Rivky holds a master’s degree in Curriculum Theory and Development from The University of Maryland. She lives in Efrat, Israel with her husband and three children 

Rabbi Elad Munitz

Development Manager

Rabbi Elad Munitz has been involved in Education and Educational Technology for over twenty years, as a High School Rebbe in Yeshivah of Flatbush, a Principal in Yeshiva Darchei Noam, and as a School Consultant representing the Center for Educational Technology (מטח). Since 2020, Rabbi Munitz has been the Business Development Manager for the English Department at Sulamot. He earned his Master’s in School Leadership from St. John’s University.    

Rabbi Elad Munitz made Aliya in 2014 from Brooklyn, NY. He lives in Bet Shemesh with his wife and children.