An impressive meeting was recently held in Har Nof,
Jerusalem, in honor of the founding of Talmud Torah Tifferes.
The new Har Nof talmud Torah, will function under the
guidance of HaRav Aharon Yehuda Leib Steinman.
The initiative to found this talmud Torah comes from
Har Nof avreichim, who are forced to send their
children by bus to talmudei Torah in distant parts of
the city. After receiving the blessing of HaRav Steinman,
they turned to the administration of the Derech Tevuno Talmud
Torah in Ramot, known for its special curriculum, and asked
it to help them realize their aim.
The administration of Derech Tevuno also sought the blessing
of HaRav Steinman and asked him to guide the Har Nof
administration in formulation of the school's curriculum and
pedagogical approach. The upcoming talmud Torah will
adhere to the methods customary in a number of other
talmudei Torah of which HaRav Steinman is nosi.
As is known, HaRav Steinman advocates considerable
chazoro and shinun of the studied material,
techniques that have given outstanding results.
Upon receipt of HaRav Steinman's blessing, it was decided to
conduct registration by telephone. After the telephone-
registration closed, the applications were carefully reviewed
and it was decided to invite the parents of the prospective
students to the founding meeting, held on the 17th of
At the meeting, attended by the talmud Torah's
administration and by parents of its prospective
students, the school's special curriculum, teaching methods
and administrative policies were described. It was stressed
that eventually the talmud Torah would be administered
by a team of a experienced avreichim from the
neighborhood itself. The parents were also informed that as
of now, one kindergarten class will be opened, to be run by a
licensed (female) kindergarten teacher, and that there will
be no more than 25 students per class.
At the end of the meeting, the parents were invited to come
with their children to interviews and entrance tests. When
this stage of the registration was completed, it became clear
that there were a few more places for 3-4 year olds, since
not all of those who had registered were accepted to the
first class. Like its name, "Tifferes," this Talmud Torah
will, be'ezras Hashem, constitute a magnificent
addition to the illustrious Torah community of Har Nof.