Dec 15, 2004 — Kollel Yom Rishon, YU’s weekly Sunday learning series for men wishing to continue their commitment to Torah study, held a “Hanukkah Extravaganza” Dec. 12. The program consisted of shiurim (lectures) on Hanukkah themes by roshei yeshiva (professors of Talmud) of YU’s affiliated Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary. The event drew an overflow crowd of close to 200 men from the tri-state area.
YU launched Kollel Yom Rishon in October to provide men of all ages, backgrounds, and learning levels with an opportunity to learn each weekend with esteemed roshei yeshiva. The initiative is ideal for busy professionals who would like an opportunity to seriously engage in Torah over the weekend.
The Hanukkah line up included shiurim by Rabbi Hershel Reichman on “Publicizing the miracle of Hanukkah through candle lighting;” Rabbi Hershel Schachter on “Lighting Hanukkah candles on erev and motzei shabbos;” and Rabbi Meir Goldwicht on “Hanukkah: From our door to God’s door – perspectives from Chazal.”
“I can honestly say that I look forward to the learning every week,” said Teaneck resident Paul Lustiger, who attended the Hanukkah event and is a regular participant.
Each Sunday, the program commences at 7:45 and 8:10 am in the Morgenstern Hall beit midrash. Learning begins at 9 am in the beit midrash at Zysman Hall, following a light breakfast. The shiurim, followed by discussion, starts at 9:40 and ends at 11 am.
Past shiurim from Kollel Yom Rishon are accessible online at at www.yu.edu/torah.