Rav Meir Arnold
Education: Semicha – Yeshiva University (RIETS), Gruss Kollel. Yeshiva University, Accounting – BS, CPA; Azrieli School of Jewish Education – MA.
Rav Arnold makes his mark on Mevaseret with his engaging teaching style. His student-centric shiur is an energetic environment full of warmth and interaction; a unique place where talmidim feel comfortable and relaxed, yet encouraged and pushed to work hard. Rav Arnold – a master of differentiation – works patiently to make sure each student utilizes his own individual learning strengths to master each lesson. The result is an authentic thrill of discovery, a true feeling of achievement.
Rav Arnold comes to Mevaseret with a wealth of teaching experience, honed from more than a decade of instructing in prestigious educational institutions. In 2005, while Rabbi Arnold taught at Yavneh Academy in Paramus, NJ, Yeshivat Sha’alvim awarded him the Educational Leadership Award. Immediately prior to his 2007 aliyah, Rav Arnold served as Learning Specialist for the Rav Teitz Mesivta Academy (JEC) in Elizabeth, NJ, running the high school’s Learning Center and serving as Coordinator of High School Special Services. Upon making aliyah, Rav Arnold was assigned a daily morning shiur in Yeshivat Yesodei HaTorah. He was concurrently awarded the esteemed research fellowship in Torah Initiatives of ATID. In 2009, Rabbi Arnold co-developed a ground-breaking system for teaching Gemara in the mainstream classroom for students with learning differences.
In the afternoon, aside from serving as a “chessed shadchan” for interested students, Rav Arnold teaches a sophisticated Navi shiur and Gemara bekiut. His bekiut shiur empowers each talmid to independently attack, understand and appreciate unfamiliar pieces of Gemara. In Navi class Rav Arnold brings the stories of the Tanach to life through textual and character analyses and by taking his talmidim on trips to see the actual places where our Nevi’im stood and where we are privileged to live. The Arnold home is always open to talmidim, who become part of the extended Arnold family.