Revel Faculty Presents March 18 Yom Iyun at Manhattan’s Jewish Center as Part of 75th Anniversary Celebration
As part of its 75th anniversary celebration, Yeshiva University’s Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies will present a Yom Iyun [day of learning] at The Jewish Center, on 131 West 86th Street in Manhattan on Sunday March 18 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
The program will include a series of lectures on a variety of topics on the theme of “New Perspectives on Jewish-Christian Relations” and will feature YU’s acclaimed professors and scholars: Dr. Mordechai Z. Cohen, professor of Bible and associate dean at Revel; Rabbi Jacob J. Schacter, professor of Jewish history and Jewish thought at YU; Dr. Elisheva Carlebach, Salo Baron Professor of Jewish History, Culture and Society at Columbia University and senior adjunct professor at YU; and Dr. David Berger, Ruth and I. Lewis Gordon Professor of Jewish History and Dean of Revel. Berger will keynote the event and discuss “Jewish Studies and Judaism: Personal Reflections on a Career in Academic Jewish Scholarship.” He will be introduced by Yeshiva University President Richard M. Joel.
Revel, which was established in 1937, has “greatly enhanced its faculty and offerings in central fields of study over the past few years,” said Berger. “These fields include Sephardic studies, Bible, Jewish history and Jewish philosophy. Along with a vibrant masters program, the doctoral program has more than doubled in size with an infusion of outstanding young men and women.”
Cohen, who has taught at Revel for more than 20 years, will also serve as scholar in residence at The Jewish Center over Shabbat, March 16-17.
“As Revel enters its fourth quarter-century, we are continually improving our program with an eye to the future of the Jewish community,” said Cohen. “The events we are holding at the Jewish Center are designed to illustrate the critical contribution of academic Jewish scholarship to the vibrancy of modern Orthodoxy.”