Local High School Students Participate in CJF’s Torah Leadership Network Program
More than 250 students from seven local high schools joined together at Yeshiva University’s Wilf Campus for the first Torah Leadership Network (TLN) program of the academic year on Thursday, December 16. The theme of the evening, coordinated by YU’s Center for the Jewish Future, revolved around the nature of the Asara B’Tevet fast day.
Participating schools included Yeshiva University High School for Boys / Marsha Stern Talmudical Academy, HANC, Rambam, The Frisch School, TABC, Yeshiva of Flatbush and The Kushner Hebrew Academy. The students were joined by more than 40 madrichim [advisors] comprised of YU students.
The students interacted over dinner before making their way to The Jacob and Dreizel Glueck Center for Jewish Studies to prepare for various shiurim [lectures] with their madrichim. “The beit midrash was abuzz with the sounds of students and madrichim learning together,” noted Effie Kleinberg, director of TLN. “It was a truly an inspiring and electric atmosphere.”
The evening concluded with the students listening to shiurim from Rabbi Mayer Twersky, Leib Merkin Distinguished Professional Chair in Talmud and Jewish Philosophy at Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS), as well as Kollel Elyon Fellow Rabbi Yehuda Turetsky and RIETS rabbinical student, Raphi Mandelstam.