Rabbi Yona Reiss, the Max and Marion Grill Dean of Yeshiva University’s Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS), will be visiting the Brookline and Newton communities as a scholar in residence for Shabbat Chayei Sarah, November 21 to the 22.
“This presidential race has been supersized thus far, with incredible levels of participation,” said Ronald Brownstein, author and prominent political analyst, in his opening remarks at a lecture sponsored by the Dr. Marcia Robbins-Wilf Scholar-in-Residence Program at Stern College for Women. The auditorium at the Geraldine S. Schottenstein Cultural Center on the Beren Campus was filled to near capacity with students, faculty, staff, and New Yorkers interested in this year’s heated presidential contest.
New York, NY, Nov. 2 — For the first time in many years the General Assembly (GA) of the United Jewish Communities (UJC) will feature a scholar-in-residence – YU’s very own Rabbi Jacob J. Schacter. This year the GA, the largest annual gathering of Jewish leadership in the world, will be in the capital of country music. It will take place Nov. 11-13 at Nashville’s Gaylord Opryland Hotel Resort and Convention Center. Rabbi Schacter, University Professor of Jewish History and Jewish Thought and Senior Scholar at Yeshiva University Center for the Jewish Future, will provide delegates with provocative insights into the Jewish communal future.