• Memphis TN
Rabbi Matisyahu Shochet

Rabbi Matisyahu Shochet



A dynamic educator with a passion for learning and teaching Torah, and guiding youth.  Committed to mesorah, and striving to provide a rich and meaningful Jewish education in the 21st century.

Work History

Work History

Teacher,  Judaic Studies

2012 - Present
Margolin Hebrew Academy
  • Teacher of the Year

Lower School, 2014-2015 School Year

  • Fifth/Sixth Grade Boys

Teach Judaic studies to fifth/sixth grade boys, including Chumash, Navi, Mishna, Tefillah, Parsha, and Dinim. Differentiate to fit students’ needs. Produce “flipped classroom” style videos to facilitate blended learning.

  • Fifth/Sixth Grade Girls

Teach Mishna and Dinim course to sixth grade. Developed traditional Mishna curriculum. Created and implemented Project-Based Learning units designed to engage students and deepen student understanding.

  • High School, Goldie Margolin High School for Girls

Nezikin class, 2013-2014

Hilchot Shabbat class, 2015-2016

  • Volunteer Instructor

Teach optional lunchtime classes to 5th and 6th grade students on Gemara and Yediot Klaliot

Student Teacher, Judaic Studies

2011 - 2012
Rosenbaum Yeshiva of North Jersey
  • Mishna Teacher

Taught mishnayot to 8th grade students and facilitated cooperative learning. Designed and implemented formative and summative assessments.

  • Fifth grade

Observed fifth grade master teacher.

  • Teacher, Friday Learning Groups

Instructed small learning groups of 5, 6, and 7th grade students.  Developed lessons based on student interest.

Substitute Teacher, Jewish History

Feb 2011
Westchester Hebrew High School

Taught Ancient Jewish History to Ninth/Tenth Grade Students



Semikha, Yoreh Yoreh

Rabbeinu Yitzchak Elchanan Theological Seminary

M.S., Education

Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration

B.A., History

Yeshiva College

Cum Laude, Award for Excellence in Talmud

Torah Study Abroad

2006 - 2007
Yeshivat Kerem B'Yavneh

Professional Development

Stewards of Children Training                                                                                                     Summer 2015

Martin Institute Conference                                                                                  Winter 2014, Summer 2014

New Faculty Mentorship, MHA/FYOS                                                                                               2012-2014

Tal-AM Training Institute, Grade 5                                                                                              Summer 2012

Related Experience

Tutor/Bar Mitzvah Tutor                                                                                                                2013-present

Weekly lesson sessions with a student with learning challenges on a variety of topics, including parasha,  mishna and leining. Prepared student for his bar mitzvah.

Community Shiurim                                                                                                                        2013-present

On assorted topics, including, "Pharaoh and the Suspension of Free Will," "Y'mot HaMashiach and Olam Haba," and "Ideas Behind Making B'rachot"

Tutor, Gemara/Chumash

Young Israel of Stamford Family Beit Midrash, Stamford, CT 2011-2012

Youth Director                                                                                                                                       2008-2010

Young Israel of White Plains, White Plains, NY

Designed and implemented fun, educational programming for children in grades pre-K to 5 for Shabbat mornings. Trained, supervised and supported teen group leaders. Instituted and coordinated a Shabbat morning teen prayer service. Ran special events to cultivate relationships with children grades pre-K through high school.

Teaching Assistant                                                                                                                         Summer 2008

Citizen’s Care Day Care, New York, NY

Practiced pre-literacy skills with children aged 4-6. Received on-the-job training and supervision.

Teacher, Hilchot Ta’aruvot and Basar B’Chalav Class                                                  Dec 2010-Sept 2011

Young Israel of White Plains, White Plains NY

Conducted weekly learning sessions with congregants.  Composed source packets to accompany lectures. 





Educational Technology

Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, Blogger and More

iPad Apps

ShowMe, iMovie, PicCollage, PaperPort Notes, and More

Classroom Management Software


Musical Instrument