Yeshivat Reishit

Special Events & Guest Speakers

Hosting Guest Speakers and special programming are an important part of the educational experience at Reishit. A wide range of lecturers, authors, teachers and public personalities visit the Yeshiva throughout the year to share their experience and insight, to share Torah, inspire, broaden our horizons and strengthen our Jewish identity.

Yemei Iyun / Seminars

Professor SchroederFundamentals of Faith

  • Since 2001, we have hosted Professor Gerald Schroeder, a leading expert on understanding Torah and Science and best- selling author of “Genesis and The Big Bang” and “The Age of the Universe.”  Professor Schroeder, formerly of MIT and NASA, tackles a startling array of topics, including creationism and evolution, dinosaurs and fossils, pre-historic man, and many other “controversial” issues, shedding light and clarifying a wide range of questions.
    Other participants in our Annual Yom Iyun addressing Fundamentals of Faith have included: Rabbi Ari Kahn, Rabbi Pinchas Winston, Rabbi Mendel Blachman and Rabbi Dr. Nathan Lopes-Cardozo.


Past Speakers Include:

Rav Avraham Shapira, Rosh Yeshivat Merkaz HaRav & Former Chief Rabbi

Hon. Natan Sharansky, Former Prisoner of Zion and Knesset Member

Hon. Elyakim Rubenstein, Israeli Supreme Court Justice

Hon. Gary Ackerman, (D-NY), Chairman of House of Representatives Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia

Rav Dr. Abraham J. Twerski, Leading Psychologist and Author 

Hon. Daniel Kurtzer, United States Ambassador to Israel

Rav Asher WeissMr. Michael Medved, Syndicated Radio Talk Show Host

Rav Gamliel Rabinovitch, Rosh Yeshivat Shaar HaShomayim

Rav Yitzchok David Grossman, Chief Rabbi of Migdal HaEmek, “The Disco Rebbe”

Rav Jonathan Rosenblatt, Riverdale Jewish Center

R. Yosef Mendelevitch, Former Refusnik & Prisoner of Zion

Hon. Effie Eitam, National Union Member of Knesset

Rav Asher Weiss, Author of Minchas Asher

Mr. Itamar Marcus, Middle East Media Watch

Rav Shlomo Aviner, Rosh Yeshivat Ateret Kohanim

Rav Yakov Shapira, Rosh Yeshivat Hesder Ramat Gan

Rav Avrohom Schorr, Author of HaLekach v’Halibuv

Rav Ya'akov Ariel, Chief Rabbi of Ramat Gan

Rav Daniel Lapin, Toward Tradition 

Rav Shmuel Goldin, Congregation Ahavath Torah, Engelwood NJ

Rav Dr. Ari Zivotfsky, Professor of Neuroscience at Bar Ilan University and Jewish Action columnist

Yeshiva University S. Daniel Abraham Joint Israel Program:
President Richard Joel * Rav Yitzchok Cohen * Rav Meir Goldwicht * Rav Danny Rapp
Rav Hershel Reichman * Rav Shalom Rosner * Rav Baruch Simon * Rav Zvi Sobolofsky * Rav Mordechai Willig

 

Chagigot & Concerts

Music is an important part of the Ruach at Reishit, and talmidim enjoy live music performances at regular concerts, chagigot, Melaveh Malkas and kumzits programs.

Regular musical guests include Chaim David, Yosef Karduner, Shlomo Katz, Shlock Rock, Simply Tsfat, YOOD, Reva L’Sheva, Ein Od Milvado, and more…

Chanuka

Chaim Dovid