23 October 2007

Rabbi Dov Linzer Installed as New Dean of YCT

The program, entitled "A Day of Learning in Honor of Rabbi Dov Linzer," held by Yeshivat Chovevei Torah at Kehillath Jeshurun (KJ) began with Rabbi Yamin Levy, Vice President of Yeshiva Affairs, opening the ceremonies, followed by a devar Torah from Rabbi Meir Soloveichik, Associate Rabbi at KJ.

Rabbi Linzer Dean Installation

The program proceeded along with a plenary panel, chaired by Rabbi Levy, consisting of Rabbi Saul Berman (Director of Continuing Rabbinic Education, LHREI at YCT), Rabbi Mark Dratch (Executive Director, JSafe), and Shana Yocheved Schacter (psychologist), on the topic of “Dilemmas in Contemporary Applications of Kibbud Av V’Eim: The Sandwich Generation , Infirmed Elderly Parents, Abusive Parents.”

The program then proceeded along with two separate workshops: one on “’Flipping Out’ and ‘Off the Derekh’: Tensions Between Parents and Children Over Differing Levels of Religious Observance and Ideology” and the other on “The Aliyah Conundrum: Mixed Feelings and the Dilemmas of Family Separation.” ’Flipping Out’ and ‘Off the Derekh,’” chaired by Rabbi Nathaniel Helfgot (Chair, Bible Department & Jewish Thought Department, YCT), had Rabbi Marc Angel (Rabbi, Congregation Shearith Israel), Rabbi Scot Berman (Executive Director, C. Kushner Companies Foundation), and Dr. Michelle Friedman (Chair, Department of Pastoral Counseling, YCT) on its panel. The Aliyah Conundrum,” chaired by Rabbi Chaim Marder (Chair, Department of Practical Rabbinics, YCT), included Dr. Chaya Gorsetman (faculty member, Stern College for Women), Dr. Elli Kranzler (psychiatrist), and Rabbi Yaacov Love (Chair, Department of Halakha, YCT) on its panel.

There was then a musical presentation by Dr. Elli Kranzler.

The Installation Ceremony was presented by Rabbi Avi Weiss, Founder, President, and outgoing Dean of YCT.

Rabbi Dov Linzer, the Rosh HaYeshiva and newly installed Dean of YCT presented his remarks.

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