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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
 
Chanie Bryks
 
David Fogel
 
Jeff Kapelus
 
Ben Yeamans
 
Yosef Naor
 
Avi Fried
 
 

Sefer Vayikra

Jeff Kapelus
 
Tzav
Natalie Trump
 
Josh Trump
 
HaChodesh Tazria            David Levine
 
Rabbi Joshua Lookstein
 
Sam Mandel
 
Lisa Septimus
 
Jared Rosenfeld
 

Kedoshim           Ari Weinberger

Steve Gelles
 
Alan Seplowitz z"l
 
 
 
 
 

Sefer Bamidbar

Sefer Bamidbar
Richard Bienenfeld
 
Chani Lifshitz & Sivan Rahav-Meir
 
Steve Smith
 
Josh Rosenbaum
 
Jonathan Katz
 
Sara Berger
 
Rabbi Evan Hoffman
 
Bob Hoch
 
Rebecca Zimilover
 
Jeffrey Berger
 
Steve Smith

 
 
 
 

 

 
 

Sefer Devarim

Carol Daman
 
Rabbi Shlomo Riskin
 
Eugene Farber
 
BJ Douek
 
Jordan Bryk
 
Steve Gelles
 
Becky Nachmani
 
Rabbi Marc D. Angel
 
Ariel Levitan
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

 
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