CJF Matches Lunchtime Learners with YU Faculty and Advanced Students

Jun 6, 2006 — Once a month, the Center for the Jewish Future facilitates a shidduch between Stern College for Women and women in the community who are interested in Torah learning.

The program is called Midreshet Midtown, as an offshoot of the successful Kollel and Midreshet Yom Rishon Programs on the Wilf Campus. The lunchtime lesson serves to link the community to the Jewish knowledge of faculty and advanced students who are part of the Yeshiva University community.

“We try to bring in different instructors, both well-known faculty from the university and students from the Graduate Program in Advanced Talmudic Studies here at Stern,” said Dr. Susan Hornstein, director of Beren campus programs for CJF.

Rochelle Graubard, a Kew Gardens Hills resident and graduate of Stern College for Women, said she found the class convenient and familiar. She had been looking for a place to learn during the workday and her daughter, also an alumna, emailed her the description of the class held May 31.

In honor of the approaching holiday of Shavuot, Elana Stein, a senior fellow in the Graduate Program in Advanced Talmudic Studies discussed the timing of Shavuot and the relationship between Shavuot and Pesach.

Deborah Acshheim moved to a new office in the East Midtown/Murray Hill area two years ago and had been looking for a lunchtime learning opportunity ever since. She brought two officemates with her to the May 31 class.

“I thought that today’s Midreshet Midtown program was excellent, and I look forward to the next one,” the Upper West Side resident said.

The next class will be taught by Jewish studies instructor Shoshana Schecter of Stern College on Thursday, June 29 at 12:30 pm, in the Levy Lobby, 215 Lexington Ave.

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