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Academy of Jewish Studies


The Young Israel of Scarsdale offers an amazing array of adult education opportunities for our kehilla to grow their connection to the Torah. Our classes are offered on a variety of levels for men and women alike.  The sounds of Torah can be heard in the halls of YIS almost every single morning and evening.  In addition to weekly classes, YIS is proud to host outstanding Shabbat guest speakers throughout the year and our periodic lecture series with high-profile speakers draws upwards of 200 members of weeknights. 

Academy of Jewish Studies 5780 Brochure 

 

The Living Torah Fund


The Living Torah Fund aims to help perpetuate the legacy of our loved ones through learning. 

The Fund seeks out and invites individuals whose scholarship and accomplishments are truly renowned and provides a forum for them to share their wisdom with our community.  Based on donations from the community, the Living Torah Fund underwrites lectures, forums and discussions that build on our heritage, enrich our community and provide an ongoing memorial to our loved ones.

For information on how to donate, including the opportunity to sponsor a specific speaker, or collaborate on programming ideas, please contact Steve Smith, LivingTorahFund@gmail.com.

Preview of Upcoming Living Torah Fund Programming for 2021 

Resources from Past LTF Speakers

Bari Weiss (Dec. 16, 2020): How to Fight ANTI-SEMITISM • Ze’ev Maghen • Columbia University, 1990

 

The Collective Conversation


We are proud to have launched the Collective Conversation series in January 2021, which highlights weekly Torah essays from members of the YIS Community. 

If you would like to write a Torah essay please contact Steve Smith at  LivingTorahFund@gmail.com

Sefer Bereshit

Rabbi Nuriel Klinger
 
Rabbi Jonathan Morgenstern
 
David Goldschmidt
 
Alan Garfunkel
 
Chaya Sarah Smith
 
Simon Morgenstern
 
Russell Mannis
 
Sara Blechner
 
Evan Farber
 
Howie Schub
 
Sharon Fogel
 

Caroline Bryk

 

 

 
 
 

Sefer Shemot

Jeffrey Berger
 
Sara Berger, Steve Smith
 
Jordan Bryk
 
Daniel Shamah
 
Rabbi Dr. Norman Lamm, z”l
 
Becky Gabin Nissani
 
Carole Daman
 
Tommy Weinberger
 
Richard Bienenfeld
 
Robert Damast

Sefer Vayikra

Rabbi Ari Kahn
 
David Noble
 
Hirsh Cogan
 
Steve Fredman
 
Ethan Katz
 
Rabbi Will Yeamans
 
Hinda Farber
 
Ayden Morgenstern
 
Carole Daman

Sefer Bamidbar

Sefer Bamidbar, Shuli Taubes

Dr. Philip Fried
 
Rabbi David Mahler
 
Steve Smith
 
Elisha Blechner
 
Danny Essner
 
Ari Loren
 
Jonathan Katz
 
B.J. Douek
 
Michael Perl
 

 

 

 

 
 

Sefer Devarim

Eric Smith
 
Ari Weinberger
 
Joe Bednarsh
 
Howie Bryks
 
Alvin Pasternak
 

 Jerry Weinberg

Barry Carron
 
Steve Smith
 

Pierre Gentin

 
Ari Raskas
 
Aaron Lauchheimer
 
Alvin Pasternak
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
Wed, January 19 2022 17 Shevat 5782