Middle School Chumash (Torah Study)

Students will develop skills useful for in-depth exploration of the Chumash and commentaries, in and out of class. We will cover topics within the books of Shmot, Vayikra, & Bamidbar. Through our exploration of the text, students will gain critical thinking skills, the ability to maneuver the text more independently, and an overall love of the Torah and the ideas it brings forth!

Course Objectives:

  1. Comprehension of issues and situations discussed in the Torah
  2. Comfort in utilizing commentaries
  3. A knowledge of over 100 Shorashim and their definitions.
  4. Grasp Jewish philosophy law.  
  5. Increase proficiency in understanding how to maneuver around the text and the concepts through study, review, interpretation, and discussion.   
  6. View Judaism as a lifelong source
  7. Middot (character development)

6th Grade

Yitro’s arrival at Har Sinai

The establishment of the Jewish Court System 

The Ten Commandments 

A compilation of laws within the Torah portion of Mishpatim.

The Mishkan 

The Sin of the Golden Calf

7th Grade

Jewish Law between Man and his fellow


The Camps of Bnei Yisrael in the desert 

The Nazir

The Sotah 

The traveling methods of Bnei Yisrael

The Manna

The story of Eldad and Medad

The quail

Miriam’s Loshon Horah

The Meraglim

The rebellion of Korach

8th Grade

Miriam’s Loshon Horah

The Meraglim

The rebellion of Korach

Parah Adumah

Miriam’s Death

“Hitting the Rock”

Aaron’s Death

Balak & Bilaam – Cursing Bnei Yisrael

Pinchas’ Jealousy 

Beginning of the conquest of Eretz Yisrael