Over fifteen years ago, I began teaching and set for myself a goal – to help make Torah learning and living meaningful to myself and students of all ages. This website is a record of that journey and that goal.

Part of my journey involved learning how to embrace my role as a Jewish woman, wife and mother. From that exploration came my book Eishes Chayil: Ancient Wisdom for Women of Today.

Another important part of my journey was to make Torah learning accessible to everyone by creating tiered vocabulary lists so everyone, no matter their background and education, could learn Torah independently. After analyzing over 80,000 words in the Torah, the lists are available in many forms to help every student of Torah grow. If you would like to see a list that is not on the site, please contact me so that I can make it for you.

Finally, I believe good teaching is a science, an art and an an open miracle when it works out well. I do my part by experimenting in the classroom and in my home to create materials and lessons and noticing what helps children and adults love to learn Torah and to remember what they learn. Teaching is a messy and never goes as I plan. The blog is my journal of resources, tips, and videos that I found to be helpful and my successes and failures in and out of the classroom.

Sharing my passion for learning motivates me to keep trying.

Thanks for visiting and please help continue the conversation.

My Education:
* NY State School Building Leader Certificate, with Specialization in Catholic and Other Private School Administration, U. of Rochester
* MA, Secondary Jewish Education, Azrieli Graduate School
* B.A, Computer Science, Stern College for Women
* Michlalah – Jerusalem College for Women.

Any comments, suggestions and feedback? Email Me!

-Shira Hochheimer