Rabbi David Eliach, beloved educator, longtime principal of Yeshiva of Flatbush and current mentor of teachers there, gave the initial lecture in a course on teaching Tanach [bible] to the Wexner Kollel Elyon and the Israel Henry Beren Institute for Higher Talmudic Studies programs at the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary.
Rabbi Eliach spoke about the unique challenges of teaching Tanach in a yeshiva high school and the importance of focusing on the text and finding the theme in whatever is being taught. Following his lecture, Rabbi Eliach gave a shiur [lecture] on Tehillim [Psalms], Chapter 19, to demonstrate his methodology. He is considered a master educator and specializes in the teaching of Tanach.
Wexner Kollel Elyon combines intensive Torah learning for future rabbinic leaders with courses in skills such as counseling, advanced public speaking and writing, business ethics and conflict resolution.
The Israel Henry Beren Institute for Higher Talmudic Studies provides post-rabbinic training for scholars who will become future roshei yeshiva and spiritual-intellectual role models for the Jewish community.