Who We Are
Rabbi Yaakov Aichenbaum directed the Limudei Kodesh Resource Room in the Scranton Hebrew Day School from 2005-2014. In the fall of 2014, he moved to Baltimore to establish the Baltimore Limudei Kodesh Resource Room. He is also the creator and director of The Online Limudei Kodesh Resource Room where he provides remedial help for students who do not have local services available.
He also maintains a private practice as an educational consultant and lecturer. He has presented workshops on various topics at national conventions as well as in individual schools. He is the co-developer of the “Laying the Foundation for a Lifetime of Learning Torah Independently” workshop series. Rabbi Aichenbaum is the coauthor of THE LIST teacher’s manual and The Key to Chumash workbook series. Rabbi Aichenbaum is the developer of The Chumash Vocabulary Test©. This test is a diagnostic tool whose purpose is to assess individual and school-wide chumash vocabulary achievements. Rabbi Aichenbaum has conducted extensive research about the subjects of vocabulary acquisition and retention, overlearning and automaticity theory, and the effective use of flashcards.
Rabbi Aichenbaum learned in Yeshivas Bais Moshe of Scranton and its Kollel for many years and he later earned his Master's degree in special education and in elementary education from Felician College. He also trained under the internationally known special education consultant, Rabbi Shaul Klein. Many of his projects including workshop videos can be found on chinuch.org and on his website www.thekeytotorah.com.
When a teacher in the Scranton Hebrew Day School saw the success of Rabbi Aichenbaum's limudei kodesh resource room, she lamented that her grandchildren do not have any local options for quality special education. The idea for the Online Resource Room soon started to develop. Since then, the Online Resource Room has helped children literally across the world gain access to quality limudei kodesh remediation.