Preparing for Yom Kippur

YU Community Delves Into 18 Hours of Continuous Learning and Prayer During Tishrei Yom Iyun

Today, in preparation for Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish calendar, Yeshiva University students and members of the community are immersing themselves in 18 hours of continuous Torah learning and prayer.

Yom Iyun, a 24-hour learning eventKnown as the Yeshiva’s Tishrei Yom Iyun, the annual event kicked off this morning with selichot and will feature more than 25 shiurim from Torah scholars across the University before it concludes well after midnight. Topics range from halachic and hashkafic perspectives on teshuva to the intricacies of the Temple service on Yom Kippur itself. Students and members of the community will have the opportunity to hear from renowned YU faculty including Roshei Yeshiva Rabbi Hershel Schachter, Rabbi Michael Rosensweig, Rabbi Mordechai Willig and Rabbi Elchanan Adler, in addition to President Rabbi Dr. Ari Berman and Dr. David Pelcovitz, the Gwendolyn and Joseph Straus Professor of Jewish Education at the Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration, among many others.

Yom Iyun, a 24-hour learning event
“Our students and community are fortunate to have this opportunity to learn and be inspired by our Rebbeim at the annual Tishrei Yom Iyun,” said Rabbi Yosef Kalinsky, associate dean of Undergraduate Torah Studies at YU. “What better way to prepare for Yom Kippur than by immersing in a day totally dedicated to Torah and tefillah?”

From 10:30 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. and again from 8 p.m. to 12:45 a.m., all shiurim will be webcast live at For more information or to sponsor an hour of learning or davening, please contact Paul Glasser at or call 212.960.0852.