SCHOLARS-IN-RESIDENCE

Feed Your Soul, Too!

Share in your children’s and grandchildren’s delight as they learn about the origins of Passover, its traditions, different facets of Passover observance, and what Pesach means to Jews in our modern world.

  • Enjoy Cantor-led, family or private Seders.
  • Renowned rabbis and lecturers as scholars-in-residence.
  • Daily lectures and shiurim on a variety of topics.
  • Ashkenazi and Shepardic Minyanim led by cantor Benny Amar
Special Guest

 Richard M. Joel was inaugurated as Yeshiva University's fourth president on September 21 2003, and was named Bravmann Family University Professor in April 2010. The latest chapter in this illustrious tradition, President Joel's tenure has been an era of growth for Yeshiva University defined by academic excellence, vibrant student life, and valuable service to the Jewish and wider communities. Speaking of a Yeshiva University education that ennobles and enables a generation of Jewish leadership, President Joel has led the "re imagination" of Yeshiva's curriculum, integrating depth and breadth in Jewish learning, responsibility for the Jewish people and humanity, and excellence in the liberal arts, business and sciences.


Featured Scholars-in-Residence

 Rabbi Kenneth N. Hain has been serving as spiritual leader at Congregation Beth Shalom since 1988. He has helped build the membership and revitalize the synagogue and community. He has made a tremendous impact upon the congregation and community. Rabbi Hain's communal work includes serving as a member of the board of governors of the Orthodox Union, a member of the executive board of the Orthodox Caucus, a member of the Board of Kashruth of the Five Towns and a member of the board of United Jewish Communities.

 Rabbi Benjaming Blech, a 10th generation Rabbi, is Rabbi emeritus of the Young Israel of Oceanside, which he serverd for 37 years. He is a frequent lecturer in Jewish communities around the world, and internationally recognized educator, religious leader, author and lecturer. He has written 12 highly acclaimed and best-selling books. He was recently ranked #16 in a listing of the 50 most influential Jews in America. Rabbi Blech has been a Maggid Shiur at Yeshiva since 1966, and has received the American Educator of the year award. He joins us with his wife Elaine, his daughter, son and three grandchildren.

 Rabbi Shmuel Hain, was appointed Rabbi of Young Israel Ohab Zedek of North Riverdale/Yonkers in 2006, succeeding Founding Rabbi Nachman Cohen, Rabbi Han served as the Rosh Beit Midrash (Program Head) of The Graduate Program for Women in Biblical and Talmudic Interpretation at Yeshiva University from 2005-2011. Rabbi Hain was recently named Senior Ra'm and Rosh Beit Midrash at SAR high School where he will teach advanced Judaic studies classes, direct a dynamic teaching fellowship, enhance the school's religious guidance and adult education programs, and serve as Rosh Kollel for a joint Yeshiva University/Torah Mitzion Kollel.