Rabbis from the Orthodox Union (OU) and Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS) will serve as scholars-in-residence at the upcoming Thanksgiving/Shabbat Weekend to be held in Rye Brook, New York, on November 23-26.
Scholars-in-residence will include Rabbi Hershel Schachter, rosh yeshiva, RIETS, and OU kosher halachic consultant; Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb, OU executive vice president emeritus; and Rabbi Menachem Penner, dean, RIETS. They will deliver stimulating and informative lectures and shiurim throughout the holiday weekend.
Proceeds from the four-day program, to be held at the four-star Doral Arrowwood, located at 975 Anderson Hill Rd, Rye Brook, will benefit the Houston Relief Fund and Tomchei Shabbos of Pelham Parkway.
Rabbi Hershel Schachter, a noted Talmudic scholar, has had a distinguished career with RIETS for nearly 50 years. He joined the faculty in 1967, at the age of 26, the youngest ever rosh yeshiva at RIETS. Since 1971, Rabbi Schachter has been rosh kollel in RIETS’ Marcos and Adina Katz Kollel (Institute for Advanced Research in Rabbinics) and also holds the institution’s Nathan and Vivian Fink Distinguished Professorial Chair in Talmud. In addition to his teaching duties, Rabbi Schachter lectures, writes and serves as a world-renowned decisor of Jewish Law and is the Halachic Consultant to OU Kosher.
Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb, one of the foremost leaders in Jewish life in North America and worldwide, is executive vice president, emeritus of the Orthodox Union, following more than seven years of service as executive vice president. In that role, he combined the skills of pulpit rabbi, scholar and clinical psychologist to provide extraordinary leadership to the organization and to Orthodox Judaism worldwide. His annual Tisha B’Av webcast is heard by tens of thousands around the world each year.
Rabbi Menachem Penner is the Max and Marion Grill Dean of RIETS and Undergraduate Torah Studies (UTS) at Yeshiva University. Rabbi Penner served as the spiritual leader of the Young Israel of Holliswood in Queens for 20 years.
The Thanksgiving/Shabbat weekend will also feature a professional day camp and magic show for kids and Motzei Shabbat entertainment for adults, as well as cuisine and tea rooms catered by Chap-A-Nosh-Cedarhurst.
By JLBWC Staff