Gemoro

Gemoro

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Gemoro

The subject of Gemoro takes up the better part of a typical day at the Rabbinical College of Australia & New Zealand. In recognition of the varying levels of skills and expertise amongst our student body, the Shiurim at the Rabbinical College of Australia & New Zealand are streamed according to learning ability, and not according to age. This model has proven to be incredibly successful, with students matched with a Shiur that caters to their particular level; advancing from Shiur to Shiur as necessary.

Currently, four levels of Shiurim are provided by the Rabbinical College of Australia & New Zealand:

a. SHIUR ALEF:  Advanced.
b. SHIUR BEIS:  Intermediate.
c. SHIUR GIMMEL: Basic.
d. SHIUR DALED: Beginner.

Shiur Alef: Advanced 
This Shiur is designed for students who are already skilled at learning Gemoro, Rashi and Tosfos independently.

IYUN: The students spend three hours daily preparing and reviewing the Iyun Gemoro, along with all relevant Meforshim, as advised by their Maggid Shiur. A daily one-and-a-half hour shiur is delivered, focussing on the classical Meforshim - Rishonim and Acharonim. Students are randomly called on to read the Gemoro during Shiur, as this motivates them to prepare the Gemoro properly prior to the Shiur, and it also allows the Maggid Shiur to be aware of each individual's level of preparedness and ability. All students are required to take notes during Shiur. The performance of each student is assessed with a written exam every two weeks, and one or two oral exams per term.
Maggid Shiur: Rabbi B.G. Cohen (Rosh Yeshivah) 

GIRSA: The students learn Gemoro L'Girsa for an hour daily. The curriculum, quota and examination process is normally tailored to the individual needs of the particular Chavrusa.
Co-ordinator: Rabbi S. Lesches 

Shiur Beis: Intermediate
This Shiur is designed for those students who are sufficiently proficient to explore learning Gemoro, Rashi and Tosfos independently.

IYUN: The students spend two hours daily preparing the Iyun Gemoro, with the support of a Maishiv. A Blatt Shiur, of an hour and a half duration, is delivered daily. The focus of the Shiur is to reinforce the students' prior comprehension of the Gemoro, and to provide additional explanation (from the Meforshim) of the P'shat. Students are randomly called on to read the Gemoro during Shiur, as this motivates them to prepare the Gemoro properly prior to the Shiur, and it also allows the Maggid Shiur to be aware of each individual's level of preparedness and ability. All students are required to take notes during Shiur, and the Maggid Shiur periodically reviews students’ notes to ensure proper comprehension. Subsequent to the Shiur, the students spend one hour daily reviewing the Shiur, with the Maggid Shiur available to clarify any issues. The performance of each student is assessed with a written exam every two weeks, and one or two oral exams per term.
Maggid Shiur: Rabbi S. Lesches

GIRSA: The students participate in a daily Gemoro L'Girsa Shiur, of an hour and a quarter duration. This is followed by a half hour in which each Chavrusa reviews the material. The performance of each student is assessed with a written exam approximately every two weeks. [Commonly learned Masechtos: Brochos, Sukka, Rosh Hashana, Ta'anis, Megilla, Chagiga or Makkos.]
Maggid Shiur: Rabbi M. Szmerling 

Shiur Gimmel: Basic
This Shiur is designed for those students who have limited experience and skills in learning Gemoro, Rashi and Tosfos independently.

IYUN: The students spend two hours daily preparing the Iyun Gemoro. Each Chavrusa spends the first hour preparing the Gemoro, Rashi and Tosfos with the assistance of a Shliach, and the next hour reviewing the material, in anticipation of the Shiur. A Blatt Shiur, of an hour and a half duration, is delivered daily. The focus of the Shiur is to reinforce the students' prior comprehension of the Gemoro. Students are randomly called on to read the Gemoro during Shiur, as this motivates them to prepare the Gemoro properly prior to the Shiur, and it also allows the Maggid Shiur to be aware of each individual's level of preparedness and ability. All students are required to take notes during Shiur, and they subsequently spend one hour daily reviewing the Shiur. The performance of each student is assessed with a written exam every two weeks, and one or two oral exams per term.
Maggid Shiur: Rabbi B.G. Cohen (Rosh Yeshivah)

GIRSA: The students participate in a daily Gemoro L'Girsa Shiur, of an hour and a quarter duration. This is followed by a half hour in which each Chavrusa reviews the material. The performance of each student is assessed with a written exam approximately every two weeks. [Commonly learned Gemoro: Perek Cheilek (Sanhedrin), Tomid.]
Maggid Shiur: Rabbi S. Lesches

Shiur Daled: Beginner
This Shiur is designed for those students who have had limited exposure to learning Gemoro with Rashi.

IYUN: The students spend two hours daily preparing the Iyun Gemoro. Each Chavrusa spends the first hour preparing the Gemoro and Rashi with the assistance of a Shliach. The next hour is spent reviewing the material, in anticipation of the Shiur. A Shiur, of an hour and a half duration, is delivered daily. The focus of the Shiur is to reinforce the students' prior comprehension of the Gemoro. On occasion, suitable selections of Tosfos are taught to the students. Subsequently, the students spend one hour daily reviewing the Shiur. The performance of each student is assessed with a written exam every two weeks. Additionally, considering the importance of the skills acquired in Shiur Daled, each student must orally review the Gemoro with the Rosh Yeshiva, on a weekly basis.
Maggid Shiur: Rabbi M. Szmerling

MISHNAYOS: The students learn Mishnayos with their respective Shliach, for an hour's duration. Much individual attention is provided, with the goal of establishing and consolidating the student's basic vocabulary and knowledge of general concepts in Gemoro. This is followed by a half hour in which each student reviews the material. The performance of each student is assessed with periodic oral exams, on individual basis. 
Co-ordinator: Rabbi B.G. Cohen (Rosh Yeshivah) 

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