The Orthodox Jewish community in Chicago got a taste of things to come at a Shabbaton weekend introducing its members to Yeshiva University’s rabbinic scholars and the new YU Torah Mitzion Kollel, a project of the Center for the Jewish Future (CJF) and the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS), which will begin offering in-depth learning for Jews in the Windy City this fall.
For the third consecutive year, the Chicago area will be home to a special six-week program of Torah learning sponsored by Yeshiva University’s Center for the Jewish Future-Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS), and Congregation Or Torah, July 6 to August 17. The kollel was established in memory of Joseph and Gwendolyn Straus.
Yeshiva University (YU), the country’s oldest and most comprehensive institution combining Jewish scholarship with academic excellence, will bring its unique message and mission of Torah U’madda, the synthesis of Jewish learning with secular knowledge, to the Chicago Jewish community on Friday, June 13 through Sunday, June 15. Yeshiva University President Richard M. Joel will spend Shabbat in the West Rogers Park area, Rabbi Kenneth Brander, dean of Yeshiva University’s Center for the Jewish Future will be scholar-in-residence in Skokie, and Rabbi Reuven Brand, rosh kollel of The Yeshiva University Torah Mitzion Kollel in Skokie, will be scholar-in-residence in Lincolnwood, and Rabbi Zvi Sobolofsky, a rosh yeshiva (professor of Talmud), will be scholar-in-residence in Lincolnwood.