On Shabbat, Parshat Vayera, November 11-12, 2011
Rinat is proud to be hosting renown speakers from Yeshiva University during their Teaneck Shabbaton.
Friday night, Rabbi Kenneth Brander, David Mintzner Dean of Yeshiva University
will give remarks after Kabbalat Shabbat
Rabbi Kenneth Brander was named Dean of the Center for the Jewish Future in 2004. The Center for the Jewish Future (CJF) was officially launched in September 2005. CJF is the nexus of Yeshiva University's efforts to shape and effectively impact Jewish life and the Jewish future. Collaborating with Yeshiva University (YU) colleges, schools, and affiliates CJF helps to build programs and initiatives which actively develop future Jewish lay and professionalleadership. Under his guidance, CJF also focuses on using Yeshiva University's vast academic, rabbinic and student resources to help shape Jewish public policy, leadership and partnership strategies, and community strengthening in Israel and throughout the Diaspora.
On Shabbat morning, November 12
President Richard Joel, President, Yeshiva University
Will be giving the Shabbat morning Drasha
Topic: The Gift that is Responsibility
Richard M. Joel was inaugurated as Yeshiva University's fourth president on September 21, 2003. Since assuming the presidency, President Joel has provoked an era of growth at Yeshiva University by catalyzing a renewed focus on academic excellence, enriching university life, fostering competitive career and graduate school achievement, and broadening service to the Jewish and wider communities. President Joel models education based on the notion of Torah u-Madda, championing the best of Jewish values and academic achievement. He speaks of a Yeshiva University education as "ennobling and enabling" a generation of leadership to take responsibility for the Jewish people and humanity. Renowned as a talented leader and gifted speaker President Joel has traveled broadly addressing issues of education, Jewish leadership, and identity.
On Shabbat afternoon, November 12, following 4:05pm Mincha
Rabbi Hershel Schachter
Rosh Yeshiva, Yeshiva University
Topic: Reflections on Hallel: Pesach Night and Yamim Tovim
Rabbi Hershel Schachter, a noted Talmudic scholar, has had a distinguished career with Yeshiva University's Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary for more than 40 years. He joined the faculty in 1967 at the age of 26, the youngest rosh yeshiva at RIETS. Since 1971, Rabbi Schachter has been rosh kollel in the Marcos and Adina Katz Kollel (Institute for Advanced Research in Rabbinics) and also holds the Nathan and Vivian Fink Distinguished Professorial Chair in Talmud. In addition to his teaching duties, Rabbi Schachter lectures, writes and serves as a world renowned decisor of Jewish law. A prolific author, he has written more than 100 articles, in Hebrew and English for such scholarly publications as HaPardes, Hadarom, Beth Yitzchak and Or Hamizrach. His books include Eretz HaTzvi, B'ikvei HaTzon, Nefesh HaRav, MiPninei HaRav and Ginat Egoz.
Congregation Rinat Yisrael
Adult Education Committee