Rabbi Dovid Schoonmaker

Rabbi Dovid Schoonmaker came to Shapell’s/Yeshiva Darche Noam as Rosh Yeshiva in Elul, 5777 after 16 years at Yeshiva Aish HaTorah. He has already made a tremendous impact on the Yeshiva and its students, bringing his warmth, energy and excitement to the Beit Midrash. He also teaches weekly at Midreshet Rachel v’Chaya (Shapell's women's seminary). While at Aish HaTorah, he served for six years as Rosh Beit Midrash and gave a daily, methodology based Gemara class to their advanced level students. During his years at Aish, he developed curricula and programs for the Yeshiva, created their current semicha program, mentored faculty and has guided the academic and spiritual growth of hundreds of students. He also served as Mashgiach of the Yeshiva, was Director of Aish’s outreach division and led a team that revamped their famous Discovery seminar.

Rabbi Schoonmaker is the author of ???? ??? ?????? which is a “user friendly” version of the classic Sefer haChinuch, ?????? ???? ???? ??? ??? which is a work about joy on Yom Tov and in Mitzvot, and Avodah Thoughts – monthly essays on mussar ideas. An alumus of NCSY (and later a faculty member of their acclaimed Summer Kollel), he learned at Kerem B’Yavneh, Heichal HaTorah, Yeshivas Mir and Birchas Mordechai, and has smicha from HaRav Zalman Nechemia Goldberg, ????”?. Rabbi Schoonmaker can be reached at rds@darchenoam.org.

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Vayaitzai - The name Levi and leadership Vayeitzei 15 min
The enormous Chesed of the Jewish people as they left mitzrayim (Shloshim of my Grandmother) Beshalach 33 min
Sefas Emes on Parshas Trumah Terumah 21 min
Sefas Emes on Parshas Tetzave Tetzaveh 23 min
Sefas Emes - The message of the Luchos and naasa vnishma Ki Sisa 24 min
The Removal of Moshe's mask Ki Sisa 17 min
Sefas Emes - Mishkan HaEdus, Edus on Klal Yisrael+ the Bracha in being an Eesh Klal; Pekudei 25 min
Sefas Emes - Karbanos, Adam and Klal Yisroel Vayikra 26 min
Bamidbar-The Introduction to Kabbalas HaTorah Bamidbar 16 min
The Essence of Sefer Bamidbar acc. to the Netziv and the Sefas Emes Bamidbar 51 min
The central message of Korach and Shelach Shelach 19 min
Zos Chukas HaTorah - A Study in Paradoxes Chukas 15 min
How to make the Nine Days meaningful The Three Weeks 8 min
Relating to Churban Bayis Tisha B'Av 18 min
Relating to Churban Bayis in 2014 Tisha B'Av 18 min
Elul and Rosh Hashanah Chodesh Elul 23 min
12 Minutes On 12 Reasons To Be Happy On Rosh Hashana Rosh Hashanah 12 min
Doing long- lasting Teshuva according to Rav Yisrael Rosh Hashanah 18 min
Intelligently facing the judgement of Rosh Hashana 5775 Rosh Hashanah 20 min
Intelligently facing the judgement of Rosh Hashana 5775 Rosh Hashanah 20 min
The Din of Rosh HaShana (according to the sugya) Rosh Hashanah 46 min
Cheshbon Hanefesh Yom Kippur 41 min
Chanukah - connection of Torah Shebaal Peh and the oil Chanukah 17 min
Sefer Hachinuch on zechiras and mechias amalek Purim 39 min
#001 Short Shabbos talks - Why was Shabbos given before Kabbalas HaTorah Shabbos 5 min