YU Students Hold North America’s Largest Jewish Book Sale

Jan 9, 2007 — Yeshiva University’s highly anticipated annual SOY (Student Organization of Yeshiva) Seforim Sale will take place from Sunday, Jan. 28 to Monday, Feb. 19 in Belfer Hall, 2495 Amsterdam Ave., on Yeshiva University’s Wilf Campus in Manhattan.

Last year the acclaimed Judaica book sale drew more than 15,000 people from the tri-state area and raised a record $1.2 million. Students, educators, and parents flock to the sale to take advantage of discounted prices on the latest of more than 15,000 titles in rabbinic and academic literature, as well as cookbooks, children’s books, musical recordings, and educational software. The sale is open to the general public. Books and educational CD’s can also be ordered online at www.soyseforim.org.

The sale is managed exclusively by students who oversee the entire operation, from ordering products to setting up the premises, marketing, and all the technology the project entails. Proceeds support SOY’s myriad initiatives, which include student activities on campus and outreach programs in the Jewish community.

The Seforim Sale has become a highlight for the Yeshiva University community, as students and alumni congregate to visit their alma mater, see old friends, and add books to their personal libraries. A special event for Yeshiva University alumni will take place Wednesday, Feb. 14 featuring a book signing of My Yeshiva College by alumni authors, Menachem Butler and Zev Nagel.

A number of special events have been scheduled during the Seforim sale. On Saturday, Feb. 3 at 7:30 pm “An Evening of Reflections on the Rav: Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, z”l will feature the New York premiere of “The Lonely Man of Faith,” a documentary by independent filmmaker Ethan Isenberg, followed by a panel discussion with some of the Rav’s renowned students in Nathan Lamport Auditorium, Zysman Hall on Amsterdam Ave. between 186th and 187th Streets; on Saturday, Feb. 10, at 8 pm Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis, will discuss her latest book, Life is a Test, in Lamport Auditorium. Each Sunday morning the Kollel Yom Rishon program for men and Midreshet Yom Rishon program for women will take place as usual. Schedules are available at www.kollelyomrishon.org.
For a complete listing of dates and times and to view the catalog, visit www.soyseforim.org.

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