Yeshiva University Chanukah Programs and Activities Heat Up on Campus
Students and alumni of Yeshiva University, its affiliated Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS), and YU’s Center for the Jewish Future (CJF) will enrich the holiday celebrations of Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah in 80 Jewish communities around the world.
When the Robert M. Beren Academy in Houston lost its power and water supply in the wake of Hurricane Ike, the school reached out to Yeshiva University’s Institute for University-School Partnership for teaching support.
Fourteen Yeshiva University (YU) students spent Shavuot in various cities in the United Kingdom, where they ran Torah educational programs and met members of the local Jewish community. The trip was part of the Yeshiva University Center for the Jewish Future’s (CJF) Counterpoint Program, which enables students to experience Jewish life in different corners of the globe during summer break. This is the first time a Counterpoint Program took place over a Jewish holiday.
On the first night of Hanukkah, Beren students lit up Brookdale Residence Hall to look like a menorah – literally: lights were turned off in some rooms, while lights in others were kept on, creating a pattern that resembles a menorah.
Students and alumni of Yeshiva University and its Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS), will enrich the holiday celebrations of Shemini Atseret and Simhat Torah in more than 65 Jewish communities.