Yeshiva University Offers Extraordinary Sunday Learning Opportunity for Men

Rabbi Michael Rosensweig

Oct 25, 2004 — An unprecedented initiative by Yeshiva University offers men of all ages, Jewish backgrounds, and educational levels the opportunity to participate in traditional yeshiva learning with YU’s most celebrated roshei yeshiva on Sunday mornings.

“Yeshiva University is striving to serve our communities with initiatives aimed at strengthening Jewish life and learning—through Torah seminars, kollelim (advanced Torah study), and opening our doors to all those who wish to learn with our rabbinical students, rebbeim, and Torah scholars,” said Yeshiva University President Richard M. Joel.

The Kollel Yom Rishon, designed to accommodate working people, is located at Yeshiva University’s Wilf Campus in Washington Heights, home of the university’s affiliated Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS). The new initiative utilizes the beit midrash (study hall), where participants receive and review material to prepare for a shiur (lecture) that follows. Each week the shiur is given by one of RIETS’ roshei yeshiva (professors of Talmud) including Rabbi Meir Goldwicht, Rabbi Yaakov Neuburger, Rabbi Michael Rosensweig, Rabbi Yonason Sacks, Rabbi Hershel Schachter, Rabbi Mayer Twersky, and Rabbi Mordechai I. Willig.

The Kollel Yom Rishon takes place at Zysman Hall’s Main Beit Midrash, 2540 Amsterdam Avenue (between 186th and 187th streets). Shacharit (morning prayer service) begins at 7:45 and 8:10 am in Morgenstern Hall (2525 Amsterdam Avenue). A light breakfast follows Shacharit outside the Main Beit Midrash. Learning commences at 9 am, the shiur at 9:40 am, concluding at 11 am.

No registration is required and there is no fee for participating. Free parking is provided in Parking Lot E, at Amsterdam Avenue opposite 183rd Street. For more information, contact or call 212-960-5265 . For program updates, future schedules, and audio recording of each shiur, please visit

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