YU Scholars Visit Five Towns for Shabbat

Renowned Personalities to Speak Throughout the Community March 11-12

Yeshiva University and YU-affiliated Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary will present a special Yeshiva Alumni and Community Shabbos in the Five Towns on March 11-12, taking place in 17 shuls around the community. The Shabbaton will feature 26 renowned personalities including President Richard M. Joel; Rabbi Menachem Penner, Max and Marion Grill Dean of RIETS; Rabbi Joshua Joseph, senior vice president; and Rabbi Michael Rosensweig, Nathan and Perel Schupf Chair in Talmud at RIETS.

“RIETS is more than just a world class Yeshiva and beit midrash,” said Rabbi Penner. “It is the source of so much of the Torah learning and rabbinic leadership in our community. This shabbaton is a yearly opportunity to share, firsthand, the rich Torah treasures of RIETS with the Five Towns.”

President Joel will deliver a dvar Torah during shalosh seudos at the Young Israel of Lawrence-Cedarhurst, followed by a Q and A session, while Rabbi Penner will deliver the shabbat drasha following mussaf at the Joseph K. Miller Main Shul in the Young Israel of Woodmere. Rabbi Joseph will deliver a shabbat drasha at the Irving Place Minyan titled, “The Age of ‘Satisficing’ and a Torah Response.” Rabbi Rosensweig will deliver a pre-mincha shiur at Congregation Shaarey Tefillah and another during shalosh seudos titled, “Moshe Rabbeinu’s Greatest Challenge: Inculcating Timeless Values.”

Smadar Rosensweig, clinical assistant professor of Bible at Stern College for Women, will offer a mother and daughter community women’s shiur at 4:30 p.m. at the Young Israel of Lawrence-Cedarhurst titled, “Why is Esther the Heroine of the Purim Story?”

Other speakers include Rabbi Elchanan Adler, Eva, Morris, and Jack K. Rubin Memorial Chair in Rabbinics at RIETS; Rabbi Shay Schachter, rosh beis midrash at Young Israel of Woodmere; Rabbi Eli Baruch Shulman, rosh yeshiva at RIETS; Rabbi Yehuda Willig, rebbe at Yeshiva College’s Stone Beit Midrash Program; Rabbi Reuvan Berman, Wexner Kollel Elyon Fellow and night seder rebbe at RIETS; Rabbi Ashie Schreier, RIETS student and rabbinic intern at Kehillas Bais Yehuda of Wesley Hills; Rabbi Aharon Ciment, rebbe in the Stone Beit Midrash Program; Rabbi David Weiss, Wexner Kollel Elyon Fellow and night seder shoel u’meishiv at RIETS; and Rabbi Ya’akov Trump, assistant rabbi at Young Israel of Lawrence-Cedarhurst.

For more information, contact Rabbi Ya’akov Trump at Yaakov.Trump@yu.edu.