Yeshiva University’s Center for the Jewish Future (CJF) has revamped its popular Web site, Marcos and Adina Katz YU Torah Online (www.yutorah.org), in an effort to meet the growing demand for high quality Torah content across the world. YU Torah Online offers unprecedented access to Torah from YU and its Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS).
For the third consecutive year, the Chicago area will be home to a special six-week program of Torah learning sponsored by Yeshiva University’s Center for the Jewish Future-Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS), and Congregation Or Torah, July 6 to August 17. The kollel was established in memory of Joseph and Gwendolyn Straus.
Yeshiva University, the country’s oldest and most comprehensive institution combining Jewish scholarship with academic excellence, is partnering with Congregation Beth Jacob in Beverly Hills for a special five-week program of Torah learning, June 30 to August 3. With the guidance and vision of Rabbi Steve Weil, the synagogue, at 9030 W. Olympic Blvd., will host the YU Beth Jacob Summer Kollel (intensive Torah and Talmud study program).
Teaneck will be home to a series of special programs of Torah learning – for men, women, and youths – sponsored by Yeshiva University’s Center for the Jewish Future (CJF) from the end of June through the beginning of August.
Moshe Wasserman, a student at Yeshiva University High School for Boys/Marsha Stern Talmudical Academy (YUHSB), found the house that his grandmother grew up on in Pinsk. Principal Ya’akov Sklar found headstones bearing his family’s name at the site of the Jewish cemetery in Grozhov.
What do dragons, unicorns, and mermaids have to do with Torah? Rabbi Natan Slifkin, affectionately known as the “Zoo Rabbi,” addressed the subject in a lecture as part of Stern College for Women’s first Torah Umadda Week, February 4-6.
As this year’s General Assembly (GA) of the United Jewish Communities (UJC) unfolded with spirited discussions, presentations, and networking among its 3,500 delegates, one voice resounded loud and clear, bringing a scholarly approach and Torah wisdom to bear on the future of the North American Jewish community. As the GA’s scholar-in-residence, Yeshiva University’s Rabbi Jacob J. Schacter made a profound impact on the proceedings, turning to Biblical texts for inspiring messages about collaboration and community-building, and providing insights into possible directions on each of the five times that he spoke.
For 12 women and nine men who participated in Yeshiva University’s Jerry and Mary Swartz July in Jerusalem Program, run for the first time this past summer by the university’s Mechinah Program for men and Basic Jewish Studies Program for women and open to college students from across the country, an intense experience studying Torah and exploring Israel proved rewarding in many ways.
Students who attend Congregation Birkat Shmuel, which is located on the Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus of Yeshiva University’s Albert Einstein College of Medicine (AECOM), are the beneficiaries of a new gift to the congregation: a Sefer Torah (holy Torah Scroll).
Yeshiva University (YU) will hold an inaugural academic convocation in Israel on March 23, honoring four Israeli educators who embody YU’s philosophy of Torah Umadda, which balances the interaction between tradition and modern society –– the hallmark of Modern Orthodoxy.