Mesivta Chasan Sofer Becomes the First Mesivta to Adopt a Completely Kosher General studies Department
Upon assuming the role of principal in Mesivta Chasan Sofer, the founder of the Limudai Yisroel Institute, Rabbi Moshe Brody, has instituted revolutionary changes to its general studies department. “I realized early on,” recounts Rabbi Brody, “if we are to reach our talmidim in the afternoon, we need to have teachers who understand them and their needs. That’s why I am proud to say that our teaching staff is composed of Bnai Torah of the highest caliber, all of whom can relate to the bochurim in a personal way.” In addition to bringing in a staff exclusively composed of Bnai Torah, Chasan Sofer teachers have begun to teach using the the Limudai Yisroel Institute’s Torah-based curricula. These specially designed curricula focus the student on the essential materials needed to excel on the NYS Regents exams, all the while keeping the material engaging, kosher and Torah-based. The curriculum is tailor-made to speak to the bochurim and contains exciting media presentation, keeping the students engaged even through the long winter months.
What may be the most significant development of all is the fact that Mesivta Chasan Sofer is proud to be the first mesivta whose general studies textbooks are completely kosher, mostly produced by our own Limudai Chol Publications. Thanks to the generous funding provided by our many donors, these books were provided free of charge to the school upon adopting the curriculum. Referring to these new developments at his Mesivta, the new Mattesdorfer Rav, Rav Dovid Eherenfeld shlit”a related: “The general studies department in the mesivta had a real ilui this year”. “Soup to nuts” said Rabbi Brody proudly, referring to the complete coverage provided by the Institute. “We are prepared from day one for success, thanks to the generous support of our many donors. We hope this revolutionary development will spur other schools to model our success using the new methodologies and books currently being used at our school.”