On Wednesday, June 5th, and Wednesday, June 12th, there will be a Lunch and Learn at 12:30 p.m. at Zeifmans LLP, a co-host of the events along with YU’s Torah Mitzion Beit Midrash Zichron Dov. Rabbi Mordechai Torczyner will speak on “Reneging on a Deal” on June 5th and on “Priorities in Tzedakah” on June 12th. Complimentary lunch, sponsored by Zeifmans, will be served. RSVP is preferred. To RSVP and for more information, contact Shoshana Mazin at mazins@zeifmans.ca or 416-256-4000 ext. 264.

On June 9th, 16th and 23rd, there will be Sunday morning learning programs for women. Midreshet Yom Rishon topics and speakers are as follows: on the 9th, Mrs. Rachel Javasky will speak on “What was Korach Fighting Against?” and Mrs. Michal Horovitz will speak on “The World was Created for Me”; on the 16th, Mrs. Rifka Sonenberg will speak on “Our Father’s Portion: The Daughters of Tzelafchad” and Rabbi Yair Manas will speak on “Have we Lost the Ability to Mourn for Jerusalem?”; and on the 23rd, Rabbi Baruch Weintraub will speak on “Rebuilding the Walls of Jerusalem” and Mrs. Elyssa Goldschmiedt will speak on “The Beit HaMikdash: How do I Grieve for Something I haven’t Lost?” All learning sessions begin at 10:00 a.m. and take place at Beth Avraham Yoseph of Toronto Congregation.

On Thursday, June 20th, the Beit Midrash will hold an Evening of Tribute, celebrating community leadership, at 6:00 p.m. Rabbi Dr. Meir Soloveichik, director of the Zahava and Moshael Straus Center for Torah and Western Thought, will give the keynote address. The event will honor Hy and Helen Bergel with the Legacy Award; Dr. Lazer ’83YC Friedman(who will attend along with his wife, Shayna) with the Alumnus of the Year award; and Allan and Malka Rutman with the Keter Shem Tov award. The event will also recognize the Beit Midrash’s graduating members and their wives: Rabbi Ezra and Elyssa Goldschmiedt; Hillel and Michal Horvitz; and Rabbi Yair and Gillit Manas.

Torczyner2Rabbi Torczyner declared, “This event is a celebration of all that we have accomplished as a community, which includes spreading Torah in synagogues and schools and offices; building the Yeshiva University name and promoting its ideals; bolstering Toronto’s powerful Zionism; and training a new generation of rabbinic leadership. On June 20th, we will recognize what we have achieved, honor our devoted supporters, and recommit ourselves to the tasks ahead.”
For more information and to make reservations, contact 416-783-6960 or canada@yu.edu.


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