YU Scholars Head North

Yeshiva University Personalities to Speak Throughout Toronto Community on Shabbat, March 9-10

The Toronto and Thornhill Jewish communities will host Yeshiva University scholars over Shabbat, March 9-10.

Sponsored by the Jesselson Family Community Grant, the Shabbaton—organized by YU’s Center for the Jewish Future (CJF) —will feature renowned Yeshiva personalities including YU President Richard M. Joel; Rabbi Hershel Schachter, RIETS rosh yeshiva; Rabbi Kenneth Brander, David Mitzner Dean of CJF; Rabbi Meir Goldwicht, RIETS rosh yeshiva; Rabbi Lawrence Hajioff, Judaic Studies instructor at Stern College for Women; Dr. Rona Novick, director of the Fanya Gottesfeld Heller Doctoral Program at the Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration and senior fellow at the Institute for University-School Partnership; Rabbi Michael Rosensweig, RIETS rosh yeshiva; and Professor Smadar Rosensweig, Judaic studies orofessor at Stern College; and Rabbi Eli Baruch Shulman, RIETS rosh yeshiva.

“We are excited that the ties between the Toronto community and Yeshiva University have been growing over the last few years,” said President Joel. “We are honored to have the Yeshiva University Torah Mitzion Beit Midrash Zichron Dov in Toronto and hope that the number of students attending Yeshiva University from Toronto will only continue to increase. The Toronto community plays an integral role in the future of Jewish education and we are delighted to be able to spend this Shabbaton sharing the ideas and Torah of YU and learning from such an important community.”

Speakers will spend Shabbat rotating between Shaarei Shomayim Congregation, Or Chaim, Beth Avraham Yosef of Toronto, Congregation B’nai Torah, Aish Thornhill Community Shul & Learning Center, Congregation Ayin L’Tzion, Temmy Latner Forest Hill Jewish Centre, The Village Shul Kehillas Mishkan Noach, and Zichron Yisroel Congregation of Associated Hebrew Schools.

For detailed schedule information about the Shabbaton, please visit www.yu.edu/cjf/shabbaton or contact Stuart Haber at stuart.haber@yu.edu. To learn how you can book a YU speaker in your community, please visit www.yu.edu/speakers.

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