11 August 2008

Sixth Annual Yemei Iyun On Bible and Jewish Thought

From 29 June through 1 July, Yeshivat Chovevei Torah held its sixth annual Yemei Iyun on Bible and Jewish Thought. Held in conjunction with Beit Morasha of Jerusalem, Center for Modern Torah Leadership, David Cardozo Academy, Lookstein Center for Jewish Education, MATAN, RAMAZ, Yeshivat Hamivtar, and Yeshivat Maale Gilboa, the conference once again adhered to a schedule of the first two days being dedicated to the study of various books of the Bible and the third day focusing on topics in Jewish thought. For the first time, the conference was held at the upper school of Ramaz in Manhattan, previously being held in Teaneck, NJ.

Audio from last year's Yemei Iyun as well as audio from 2006's Yemei Iyun and audio from 2005's Yemei Iyun are available.

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YCT Rabbinical School's Seminar on The Rabbi and Persons with Physical Disabilities

From Monday 2 June through Friday 6 June, Yeshivat Chovevei Torah held a one week seminar on "The Rabbi and Persons with Physical Disabilities". Sponsored by Shelley Cohen and her husband in memory of their son, Nathaniel Cohen, who had passed away last year, this first ever seminar sought to educate the rabbinical students about how to be accomodating to people with physical disabilities. The audio recordings are available here, with the exception of Friday's morning session with Deborah Grayson Riegel, who ran a workshop on wrapping the week's activities up.

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