YU Presents Day of Torah Study

Yeshiva University and RIETS Present December 25 Yarchei Kallah 

Yeshiva University and the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS) will present a communitywide Yarchei Kallah [gathering for Torah study] Thursday, December 25, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Jacob and Dreizel Glueck Center for Jewish Studies, 515 West 185th Street, New York City.

Sessions will focus on current issues facing the land of Israel, including shemittah [the Sabbatical year], the Temple Mount, halachic [Jewish law] ramifications of Israel’s proposed conversion bill, archeology in Jerusalem, as well as communal and social matters. More than a dozen Roshei Yeshiva and faculty members from across the University will present, including Rabbi Hershel Schachter, Nathan and Vivian Fink Distinguished Professorial Chair in Talmud; Rabbi Mordechai Willig, Rabbi Dr. Sol Roth Chair in Talmud and Contemporary Halacha; CB Neugroschl, head of school at YU High School for Girls; Dr. Rona Novick, dean of Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration; and Dr. David Pelcovitz, Gwendolyn and Joseph Straus Chair in Psychology and Jewish Education at Azrieli.

A CLE class with Rabbi Daniel Z. Feldman and Avi Lauer, Esq. on “Secular and Halachic Issues at the Workplace” will also be offered.

“This Yarchei Kallah brings the amazing world of YU Roshei Yeshiva, rabbis and faculty to the community,” said Rabbi Menachem Penner, Max and Marion Grill Dean of RIETS, and a presenter at the event.

Parking and light refreshments will be provided, and registration is required. For more information or to view the entire schedule, please contact 212-960-5400, ext. 6350 or visit www.yu.edu/yarcheikallah.