RIETS Presents March 22 Reunion Shiurim for Students of Rabbi Aharon Kahn, Rabbi Yaakov Neuberger and Rabbi Michael Rosensweig
Yeshiva University affiliated Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS) will host reunion shiurim for the talmidim of Rabbi Aharon Kahn, Rabbi Yaakov Neuberger and Rabbi Michael Rosensweig on Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. in the Jacob and Dreizel Glueck Center for Jewish Study, 185th Street between Audubon and Amsterdam Avenues, New York City. Each rosh yeshiva will speak on Inyanei Pesach [Passover topics] followed by Maariv at 9 p.m.
“It is part of our Torah tradition for students to be mekabel penei rabbo—to visit their Rebbeim on holidays,” said Rabbi Yona Reiss, Max and Marion Grill Dean of RIETS. “For us, convening these reunion events where our Yeshiva alumni can re-experience the presence of their rabbinic mentors is a special ‘mini-holiday’ opportunity for Torah learning, inspiration and the rekindling of an everlasting relationship.”
Rabbi Kahn is the Joel Jablonski Professor of Talmud and Codes and is a specialist in rabbinic law. He was ordained at RIETS in 1969 and later earned Semikhah Yadin Yadin, the highest level of rabbinic ordination, as well as a degree from YU’s Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies in 1977. Rabbi Kahn is currently rabbi of Congregation Bais HaKnesseth in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn, NY.
Rabbi Neuburger holds the I. Meier and Henrietta Segals Chair in Talmud. A 1977 graduate of Yeshiva College, he received Yadin Yadin semikhah from RIETS in 1979 and holds a master’s degree in psychology from Columbia University. Rabbi Neuburger serves as the spiritual leader of Congregation Beth Abraham in Bergenfield, NJ.
Rabbi Rosensweig occupies the Nathan and Perel Schupf Chair in Talmud and received his semikhah from RIETS in 1980 and was a distinguished fellow of its post-semikhah institute, the Gruss Kollel Elyon. He graduated from Yeshiva College in 1980, Wurzweiler School of Social Work in 1986 and earned his PhD in medieval Jewish history from Revel in 1996. Rabbi Rosensweig resides in the Kew Garden Hills section of Flushing, NY.