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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 5784 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

Rav Doron Perez
 
Sandra Greenstein
 
Matthew Loren
 
Akiva Katz
 
Jeff Kapelus
 
Aaron Kuperman
 
Josh Trump
 
Jordan Bryk
 
Ruthie Schwartz
 
Sharon, David & Amanda Fogel
 
Jeff Mond
 
Nancy Leff

Sefer Shemot

Gabriel Raskas
 
Lauren Ganz
 
Bo 
Carole Daman
 
Dani Loren


Yitro 
Jeff Kapelus

Mishpatim 
Hinda & Evan Farber

Terumah 
Steve Smith

Tetzaveh 
Eitan Hoffman

Ki Tisa 
Tommy Weinberger
 
Vayakhel 
Alvin Pasternak
 
Pekudei 
Howie Schub

 

 

Sefer Vayikra

Jeff Kapelus
 
R. Lord J. Sacks z"l
 
Steven Feldman
 
Steve Smith &
Stu Benson
 

Sefer Bamidbar

Steve Smith
 
Tobi Katz
 
Eitan Katz
 
Jeff Kapelus
 
Josh Dressler
 
Alan Sepolwitz z"l
 
Ethan Katz
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 
 
 
 

 

 
 

Sefer Devarim

Jeff Kapelus
 
Jeremy Elice
 
David Noble
 
Joe Heller
 
Robert Aeder
 
Rabbi Marc D Angel
 
Jeffrey Berger
 
Tommy Weinberger
 
Alan Wildes
 
Pierre Gentin
 
Alvin Pasternak

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

 
Thu, April 18 2024 10 Nisan 5784