In recent years, we have completely restructured the Tomer Devorah Weekly Schedule.
With our new schedule, every student has the opportunity to:
- Pick your own classes
- Place an emphasis on Tanach, Text, Halacha or Hashkafa
- Create your own unique weekly schedule of classes and breaks
- Challenge yourself with the Matmidot Program
How does the Tomer Devorah Schedule work?
Courses are divided into departments: Tanach, Halacha, Hashkafa, Parsha, and Eretz Yisrael. (In addition, all students have 4 weekly hours of Mechanechet Classes, 6 weekly hours of Night Classes, and 2 weekly hours of Chessed.) In each category there is a minimum requirement of weekly class hours that each student must take.
There are Core Courses that all students must choose to take, but are offered at various times, and Elective Courses which represent a selection of classes that students can choose to fulfill their weekly class requirements, or take as study periods, or for personal time.
Within the departments, there are a variety of courses, teachers and class-styles to choose from. With the schedule’s flexibility, a student can choose her classes throughout the week to reflect those areas of study that she would like to emphasize more.
Create your own unique weekly schedule of classes and breaks
Once a student’s Weekly Schedule contains the required weekly courses in each of the categories outlined above, she will have the opportunity to fill her schedule with more classes of her choosing, stressing whichever classes or Beit Midrash sessions appeal to her.
Even within the Core and Elective Requirements, there are options for a range of classes. For example, those that are more text-focused versus those that are more conceptual, or those that involve more independent work versus those that are in a classroom environment.
Take it to the next level with the Matmidot Program
For students looking to really challenge themselves for the year and place a strong emphasis on pushing their academic boundaries, we are proud to now offer the Tomer Devorah Matmidot Program. Students looking to fully take advantage of the wide variety of classes and Beit Midrash study periods that Tomer Devorah has to offer can sign up for the Matmidot Program.