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Yeshiva Dinner

We are excited to announce that the Yeshiva Dinner will be held on Monday, June 23, 2014, At The Jewish Heritage Museum 36 Battery Park New York, NY, 10280   Guests of ...

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Alumni Events

Rav Landau will be in Toronto this Shabbos and Sunday and would love to meet with alumni there. He can be reached at 905-886-0470. In addition, Rav Benovitz will be in New York this ...

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A Jam Packed Week of Guest Speakers

This past week the yeshiva hosted four amazing speakers who talked about four very diverse, yet very important subjects. On Monday, students were privileged to hear from distinguished ...

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Baruch Dayan HaEmet

It is with great sorrow that we inform you of the passing of R' Yosef Stern, z"l, father of Dvora Marcus. The levaya will take place in the Har Menuchot Cemetery (Har Tamir - first ...

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Baruch Dayan HaEmet

It is with deep sorrow that we inform you of the passing of Mrs. Lillian Marcus, a"h, mother of Rav Jay Marcus. The levaya will take place in the Eretz HaChaim Cemetery, in Beit Shemesh, ...

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Melava Malka

All alumni are invited to join Rav Elie for an alumni reunion in L.A,  next Motzai Shabbbos, January 18, from 7:30 PM -9:30 PM  at  La Gondola Restaurant, 9025 Wilshire ...

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Alumni Shabbaton

Please join for Rav Ari, Rav Elie, Rav landau, Rav Hochbaum, and Rav Rosner  for our alumni shabbaton,  on February 1st, 2014, Parshat Terumah,  In West Hempstead ...

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Rav Elie Shiurim in the USA

All alumni are invited to hear a shiur from Rav Elie this Tuesday night, December 10, at 10:15 PM, in the apartment of Aaron Zuckerman, 470 Audobon Ave Apt # B2 ALSO Rav ...

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CARNIVAL!!

We are happy to invite all of our alumni and their entire families to a special Chanukah carnival.  The carnival will be held in Reishit, on Thursday, December 5-- the last day ...

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Rav Landau Seudah Shlishit

We are happy to announce that Rav Landau will be in Washington Heights this Shabbos, November 23, Parshas Vayeshev. Neal & Tali Wigod will be hosting Rav Landau for seudah ...

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Poland and Prague Journey

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Eilat Tiyul

Click here for tons of pictures of this amazing tiyul!

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Golan Tiyul 5774

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Updates to Yom Iyun

We are extremely excited about the Yom Iyun that is only a few days away. In addition to the program below, both Rav Chaim Marcus and Rav Benovitz will be in attendance to meet with ...

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Second Annual Yom Iyun

Please join Rav Elie, Rav Landau and Rav Rosner for Reishit's second annual Yom Iyun, on the topic of Shabbat. All alumni, both single and married (& their wives), are encouraged to attend. There ...

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Inter Shiur Volleyball Tournament

Congrats to Rabbi Landau's Shiur on winning!

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Shana Tova from the Reishit Family

Wishing all a Shana Tova UMetuka.  A Happy, healthy sweet new year filled with much bracha and hatzlocha.

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Very Important Announcement

 Dear Parents, We are deeply concerned about your son’s safety. Therefore, we are closely monitoring the security situation and are in daily contact with the Pikud HaOref (Home ...

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Orientation in Arie and Eva Halpern Center

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Reishit Talmidim Arrive and New Year Commences

We are very excited to announce the beginning of the new year.  The talmidim arrived on Tuesday, with the Rebbeim greeting everyone with a smile (and a coke.)  After unpacking, resting ...

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Invitation for Yomim Noraim

Dear Alumni,   I hope you had a great summer. It’s hard to believe that it is already Elul and that Rosh HaShana is just aroud the corner.   As we approach the Yamim Noraim, ...

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Alumni Melaveh Malka

All Alumni are invited to join Rav Elie, Rav Chayim Soloveichik, and Rav Jason Allen for a Melaveh Malka in Camp Lavi, this Motzai Shabbos, August 3, at 11 PM, with lots of Torah & pizza

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Rav Rosner: Scholar in Residence

We are excited to announce that Rav Shalom Rosner will be the Scholar in Residence, at Young Israel Shomrai Emunah of Greater Washington, 1132 Arcola Avenue, Silver Spring, MD June 22, ...

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Year End Seminar- Yom Iyun

YEAR-END SEMINAR WEDNESDAY, " , MAY 29 THE ARIE AND EVA HALPERN CENTER FOR JEWISH LIFE & LEARNING 7:45AM 8:00AM 9:20AM DEPART FOR OLD CITY 10:30AM DAVID PROJECT ...

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Softball and BBQ Tiyul

We went to Gezer for an exhilarating day of softball followed by a BBQ enjoying the pastoral surroundings. It was an amazing day of bonding and relaxing so that we can recharge our batteries for ...

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Shavuos in Reishit 5773

We have been preparing for Shavuos and Matan Torah in yeshiva.  The preparations continue. Tonight (Monday) there is a shiur from Rav Bronfeld entitled: WHY ARE WE STAYING UP ALL NIGHT ...

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Yom Yerushalayim UPDATED WITH PICS

- ! , " We had an amazing ...

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Rav Chaim Marcus in Reishis

It's that time again. Time for Rav Chaim Marcus, Mara D'asra of Springfield New Jersey to join yeshiva for a week full of shiurim and inspiration. Monday, Rav Chaim gave a vaad to Shana bet ...

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Lag Baomer in Yeshiva

Lag Baomer in Yeshiva was not to be missed. First we had a bus take us up to Meron to R' Shimon Bar Yochai to celebrate the Yoma D'hilula throughout the night. After arriving back at yeshiva ...

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Chanukat Habayit of Arie and Eva Halpern Center

Scenes from the the dedication of the Arie and Eva Halpern Center for Jewish Life and Learning 70 Rechov HaYehudim (where Reishis began) Old City of Jerusalem Sunday, 13 Nissan 5773/ March ...

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4/22 Tiyul

We had a tiyul with two seperate trails.  One was to Nahal Dragot, commonly known as "Darja", is one of the most difficult and extreme hikes in Israel. Darja's name puts fear into ...

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Israel Celebrates 65- Reishit Style

ReishisFest 5773 Yom Haatzmaut 2013 ReishisFest is an afternoon-long, four-event, Shiur vs. Shiur extravaganza. Cumulative ...

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Yom Hazikaron Program

Tiyul to Kever of Shmuel Hanavi and Har Adar

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Old City Building Dedication

We request the honor of your presence at the dedication of the Arie & Eva Halpern Center for Jewish Life & Learning Endowed by our esteemed friends Henry & Sherry Stein In the heart of the ...

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Pesach Shiurim

Released from the Reishis vaults: Pesach shiurim from the archives! Prepare for the Chag with your Reishis Rebbeim here

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Mesechet Megillah Marathon

We're gonna learn it all night long: Mesechet Megillah with Rav Ilan Segal. From after the fast 'till Vasikin! Come and join!

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Galil Tiyul

On Feb 3rd & 4th the Yeshiva went up to the Galil. Hiking, skiing, & of course- the Superbowl! A good time was had by all!

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Pre-Purim Melaveh Malka in LA

We are happy to invite all alumni to a Pre-Purim Melaveh Malka with Rav Elie Marcus in Los AngelesAt the home of Rabbi David and Gabi Mahler 9418 Kirkside Rd, Los Angeles, CA, This Saturday ...

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Sneak Peak & Mussar in the Old City

On Thursday night, January 24th, the entire Yeshiva had a sneak peak at the brand new, nearly completed, Old City campus, where it all began. Old Reishis is now the sparkling new Arie and Eva ...

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Shanna Bet Siyumim, Alumni visiting, & Beis is rocking!

These past few weeks have been very busy in the Beis. As some of the Shanna Bet guys are returning to the US, they are being mesayaim the Mesechtot they have been learning. Alongside that, many ...

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Chanukah Fun!

New Pictures Added: Jan 7 2013: The guys at Reishis have been very busy over Chanukah. There was Carnival that they ran for Alumni and for the orphans at the Keren HaYeled Orphanage in Bnei ...

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Happy Chanukah!

Happy Chanukah from the guys Reishis - Here is an amazing music video they put together. Enjoy!

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Kotel Katan with Rav Simcha

Rav Simcha Hochbaum, resident of Chevron and world renowned tour guide, has been taking the different morning shiurim on intimate tours of the Old City of Yerushalayim. Each tour has had it's ...

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Chodesh Tov!

Chodesh Tov! Enjoy this track from the "MeiReishis Hashanah" cd. Only a few weeks left to the dedication of our Arie and Eva Halpern Center of Jewish Life and Learning in the Old City of ...

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Golan Tiyul

The end of October brought our Talmidim for a tiyul up to the Golan. With some breathtaking views and amazing hikes, our students had a real opportunity to unwind & bond.

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A Message from the Yeshiva

A Message from the Yeshiva to Our Alumni during these Difficult Times: As you may know, following the Alumni Yom Iyun in Teaneck, Rav Elie, Rav Landau and Rav Rosner were on the last flight ...

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Elul 5772 Highlights

check out a slideshow of some of the highlights from Elul in Yeshiva. http://youtu.be/Ly3s8JnRJTk

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Alumni & spouses gather in Teaneck

While many on the East Coast of America are fortifying their homes and preparing for a storm, Reishis Alum & their spouses gathered in Teaneck to strengthen their homes with Torah. Rav Elie, Rav ...

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Baruch Dayan HaEmet

It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Mr Howard Israel A"H, father of Etan Israel ('08-'10) and Noam Israel (madrich '11-'12). The Levaya will take place today, Sunday ...

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Alumni Vaad @ YU

We are happy to announce that Rav Chaim Marcus's weekly Alumni Vaad "Personal Growth Through Teachings From The Parsha" will be continuing tomorrow night, Tuesday October 23, at 11 PM, ...

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Rabbi Rosner in Teaneck for Shabbos!

A Taste of Torat Eretz Yisrael in Teaneck! For anyone in Teaneck this Shabbos (Shabbos Lech Lecha), Rabbi Rosner will be there and delivering inspiring shiurim. Schedule: Oneg & ...

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Yom Iyun Shiur added on "Dating"

Due to popular demand, we will be adding another shiur to our Yom Iyun on the topic of Dating. Rav Chaim Marcus will be moderating this portion of the event. Alumnus Rabbi Jonathan Morgenstern ...

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YOM IYUN, Oct 28, in NJ

Please join Rav Elie, Rav Landau and Rav Rosner for a special Yom Iyun, on  the topics of Shalom Bayis and Chinuch HaBanim. Both husbands and wives are encouraged to attend. ...

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Motzei Yom Kippur

Who is hungry after Yom Kippur? No one here! Click on the link to feel some of the ruach post Yom Kippur: http://youtu.be/pFAr42pUNCM

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Kotel Tunnels Tiyul

Before Rosh Hashanah, Reishit received an inside tour of the Kotel Tunnels. Check out the gallery for pics.

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Rafting in Kfar Blum

Reishit students enjoyed an amazing rafting trip at Kfar Blum. Enjoy the pics!

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Stay connected with Reishit

More ways to connect with the Yeshiva! Emails, Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram! -Check out our Facebook page and our Twitter feed for updates. Just click on the Facebook & Twitter buttons ...

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Special Alumni Vaad

We are excited to announce that Rav Chaim Marcus will be continuing his weekly alumni vaad  "Personal Growth Through Teachings From The Parsha" tonight, Tuesday, September 11, ...

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Baruch Dayan HaEmet

Yeshivat Reishit Yerushalayim extends its condolences to Rebbetzin Barbara Marcus, her brother Rabbi Menachem Feder, and the extended Marcus & Feder families, on the passing of their beloved ...

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Shanna Alef has Arrived!

We are extremely excited to begin a new year in Reishit. Shanna bet guys arrived last week, followed by the shanna alef guys who arrived today. They were greeted at the airport by Rav Ari, Rav ...

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Alumni Back to School Reunion

Alumni and their families are invited on Tuesday, August 28 at 4 PM to Reishit for fun for the entire family with activities for the children, BBQ supper, and shmoozing. RSVP rashie@reishit.org - ...

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REUNION BBQ IN CAMP HASC

SAVE THE DATE!!! TORAH, SHMOOZING,& GREAT FOOD Please join Rav Elie, Rav Willig, Rav Soloveichik, and Rav Rosner for our annual Reishit reunion BBQ in Camp HASC, Thursday, August 2, at ...

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JOIN US

We are excited to announce that Rav Elie will be giving a special shmooze for all alumni, at 5:15 PM, 45 minutes before the 18th anniversary dinner. Rav Ari, Rav Doni, Rav Chaim, and Rav ...

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Rav Dan Segal speaks with Rav Eli's Shiur

The Mashgiach Rav Dan Segal Shlit''a gave words of encouragment to Rav Eli's shiur before they leave for home.  The talk can be heard here.

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Annual Brochos Test

Every year in Reishit talmidim study for weeks to prepare for Rav Eli's Moseches Brochos test. This year talmidim were also able to demonstrate their mastery of Taanis, Avoda Zara or Megila if ...

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Yom HaZikaron

Reishit talmidim spent Israeli Memorial Day in the nation's capital, Jerusalem. The beginning of the day was spent on Har Herzl, the IDF's cemetery, at a special Yom HaZikaron ceremony. In the ...

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Pesach in Reishit

We hope everyone had a meaningful Pesach and a rejuvenating Bein HaZmanim. Talmidim who stayed in Reishit for Chag spent the first night with their rebbeim and hosted their own seder second for ...

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Rav Elie in USA

All alumni and friends are invited to join Rav Elie for 2 special events. 1. Melaveh Malka at the Lubavitcher Rebbe Kever this Motzie Shabbos, March 31, at 11 PM. There will be tefillos, ...

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Save the Date! Chai Anniversary Dinner

We are happy to announce the 18th anniversary dinner will be held Tuesday night, June 19th. More details to follow. We look forward to seeing you there.

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Purim in Reishit!

Purim this year in Reishit was as wild and as uplifting as ever! After Krias HaMegilla and breakfast the talmidim of yeshiva sat down for a pre-chagiga ticsh led by Rav Ari and Rav Simcha. Guys ...

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Purim Round Robin

Get ready for Purim by listening in on four ten-minute shiurim given by Rav Benovitz, Rav Bronfeld, Rav Landau and Rav Willig in this year's Purim Round Robin.  The shiurim can be listened to ...

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Bone Marrow Drive

Reishit talmidim joined the Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation. Gift of Life is an associate donor registry of the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) and an accredited registry by the World ...

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Ein Gedi Tiul

On Monday some of the talmidim opted to go on a special tiul to Ein Gedi and the Dead Sea. The guys spent the day hiking and swimming at the lowest point in the world.

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Mazal Tov Rav Bronfeld!

Mazal Tov to Rav Bronfeld and family on the bris of the newest member of their family, Yackov Yitzchok. , .

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Baruch Dayan HaEmes

We regret to inform the yeshiva of the passing of Sandra Bender, long devoted friend of Reishit. Together with her husband, Howard, they endowed the Bender Library which talmidim and rabbeim alike ...

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Rockia Concert in Reishit

Last night Rockia came and played a concert for the talmidim in order to usher in Chodesh Adar. !

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Rav Shmuel Marcus speaks at Reishit

Rav Shmuel Marcus (first cousins) a Rav of Yeshiva University's Beis Medresh Program and of Kehilat Ishei Yisroel came and spoke to the talmidim of Yeshiva today.  Rav Marcus shared ...

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Rav Yehoshua Hartman speaks at Reishit

Rav Yehoshua Hartman, one of the world's most noted experts on the Maharal of Prague, spoke to the talmidim yesterday afternoon. Rav Hartman shared some insights on Purim based on the teachings ...

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Rav Seth Mandell speaks at Reishit

Rav Seth Mandell came and spoke about the life and death of his son, Koby Mandell, and about the foundation he started in honor of his son's memory. Camp Koby helps children who lost loved ones to ...

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Tu B'Shvat Seder

Rav Simcha led the yeshiva in a Tu B'shvat seder today. The seder celebrates the birthday of the trees and recognizes the deep mysticism and symbolism of fruit bearing trees in the Eretz Yisroel.

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Galil Tiul

Sunday morning the talmidim of Yeshiva woke up early and left yeshiva at 430 AM (that's right, in the morning) to head up to our annual Galil Tiul. Yeshiva davened shacharis in Kiryat Shmoneh ...

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Baruch Dayan HaEmet

It is with heavy heart that we inform you of the passing of Ayelet Yakira Galena A"H, daughter of Seth ('95-96) & Hindy Galena.   The funeral will take place on ...

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Rav Elie in LA

We are happy to invite all alumni to a Melaveh Malka with Rav Elie Marcus in Los Angeles at the home of Rabbi David and Gabi Mahler 9418 Kirkside Rd, Los Angeles, CA this Saturday ...

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Mazal Tov to Eli Portal and the Portal family on Eli's siyum on moseches Bachoros. Welcome back Eli!

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Rav Parnes speaks at Reishit

Rav Parnes, the senior honors Rebbe at JEC, came and spoke to the talmidim about the importance of learning gemara.  The short shmooze focuses on the need to involve oneself in intsensive ...

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President Richard Joel speaks at Reishit

President Richard Joel of Yeshiva University spoke to the talmidim of Yeshiva this morning. The president spoke about issues that affect the modern orthodox world in general as well as issues ...

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Rav Eliezer Rubin speaks at Reishit

Rav Eliezer Rubin, the principal of Kushner Yeshiva High School, speaks to the talmidim at Reishit about lessons that can be gathered from the Chumash about the power of and gadlus that can be ...

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Darkeinu/ Rav Simcha Shabbaton

This shabbos Reishit hosted the Hochbaum family for the annual Rav Simchaton. Also joining us was Yeshivat Darkeinu, an innovative year program for special needs talmidim. Together we were lead ...

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Rav Azarya Berzon speaks at Reishit

Rabbi Berzon is a Maggid Shiur at Lander College-Beis Medrash L'Talmud. He gave shiur to the shana bet students from Baba Metzia. What is the difference between negating a negative and getting ...

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Rav Dovid Miller Speaks at Reishit

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Reishit Blood Drive

Talmidim of Reishit took part in a Magein Dovid Adom blood drive. Throughout the afternoon guys came in during their time off so they could help Israel during a critical blood shortage.

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Rav Elly Storch Speaks in Reishit

Rav Elly Storch, the assistant principal of DRS high school, spoke this morning in Reishit. He shared thoughts on how to achieve real growth and eventually geula via genuine commitment and ...

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Chanuka in Reishit

Last week the yeshiva celebrated Chanuka together. The festival was kicked off on Tuesday, Erev Chanuka, with an inspiring talk given by Rav Yackov Sinclair of Yeshivat Ohr Sameach. Following ...

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Rav Willig speaks at Reishit

Rav Mordechai Willig, a leading American posek and a Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshiva University, came and spoke to the yeshiva Monday morning. The Rosh Yeshiva first gave shiur in Avoda Zara, and found ...

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Eilat Tiyul

Last Sunday the entire Yeshiva went on a 2 day tiyul starting with the ruins of Tel Beer Sheva, the ancient city of Avraham, Yitzchak and Yaakov followed by a hike to one of the highest peaks in ...

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Baruch Dayan HaEmet

We regret to inform you of the untimely passing of Mr Steven Prawer a"h, father of Jeremy ('07-'09) and Josh ('10-'11) ...

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Rav Elie Shiurim in USA

Rav Elie will be coming to America for recruiting next week. He would love to see and shmooze with all of his talmidim. Please come to one (or all) of his special shiurim. He will be ...

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Rav Ari Scholar in Residence

We are happy to announce that this Shabbos Parshas Vayeitzei Dec. 2nd – 3rd Rav Ari Marcus will be  Scholar in Residence at Kehilas Ishei Yisrael Located at Yeshiva of Central ...

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Reishit Journey to Poland and Prague

Students, Parents, Grandparents and alumni are invited to join our journey to Prague and Poland from March 21st till March 29, 2012 Our journey will focus on important historic Torah centers, and ...

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Tiyul to Susiya

For the first time ever, the yeshiva went to Susiya for a very interesting and informative tour of the ancient mishnaic town. The talmidim were able to see first hand what life was like in those ...

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Tiyul to the Gilboa

Shana alef went on a tiyul to the Gilboa area for a rigorous hike down Har Barkan and Emek Hane'alam. Afterwards, the boys went on a short swim/wade through Nachal Kibbutzim.

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Aseret Yemei Teshuva

The talmidim heard very inspiring words from the Rav HaRoshi, Rav Yona Metzger, shlit"a in English, and then headed to Chevron for an amazing tour guided by Rav Simcha Hochbaum. As an ...

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Tiyul to the Golan

The talmidim all enjoyed an exciting two day Golan trip which included hiking, swimming, jumping into Nahal Zavitan, Nahal Devorah, Nahal Dan, Nahal Snir and the Banias. The learned to appreciate ...

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Tiyul to Ein Prath

Phenomenal tiyul. It was a great opportunity for the talmidim to get to know one another and their Rabbeim. They really enjoyed cooling off in the springs on a hot Israeli day.

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Shana Bet Begins With a Bang!!

Shana bet has started off strong. This past Shabbos, a shana bet Shabbaton took place in Yeshiva.  The guys were joined by Rav Ari, Rav Elie, Rav Doni, R' Willig, R' Rosner, R' ...

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Rav Elie to Visit US

Rabbi Elie will be visiting the US from August 12 through August 18. He would love to hear from his talmidim. Give him a call at 732-278-4217. He will be Joining Rav Judah at Camp HASC for Shabbat ...

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Baruch Dayan HaEmet

It is with heavy heart that we inform you of the passing of Mr. Abraham Feder, father of Mrs. Barbara Marcus and longtime accountant of the yeshiva. The levaya will begin at the White Shul in Far ...

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Rabbi Landau in US

Rabbi Landau will be visiting the US from Wednesday evening, July 6 through Monday, July 11. He would love to hear from his talmidim. Give him a call at 516-225-9842

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Baruch Dayan Ha'emet

It is with heavy heart that we inform you of the passing of Tziporah Levy, mother of David Jasphy. The Levaya was on Sunday, June 12. David  has changed his location ...

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Scholarship Dinner: Spotlight On Our Honorees

Reishit is proud to honor four very special couples at the is year’s Scholarship Dinner: Our Guests of Honor, Stuart & Risa Mehl, are pillars of the Five Towns community and parents of ...

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Tiyul to Ir David

Talmidim explored the foundations of Jewish statehood and sovereignty with a special Yom Haatzmaut tiyul to Ir David, the City of David. With Tanach in hand we studied the beginnings of Jewish ...

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Conference Call Shiur

The next conference call shiur will be given by Rav Perlowitz. The topic will be Sefiras HaOmer:What Are We Counting? When? Sunday, May 15, at 1:30 PM (EST) Conference dial-in number: ...

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Rav Benny Eisner

We are Proud to be a Co-Spondor of today's  Yom Hazikaron-Yom Haatzmaut Sicha   with Rav Benny Eisner   Monday @ 2pm YU Glueck Center Beit Medrash   Rav Benny, a ...

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Torah for Pesach

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Prepare for Pesach

Rav Elie and Rav Perlowitz will be at YU this Wednesday night April 13 for a shiur and shmoozing at 10:15pm in the classroom next to the Muss Beis ...

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Purim @ Reishit

From the all night Motzai Taanis Esther Megillah Marathon to the Hisva'adus & Chagiga w/ Chaim David & Shlomo Katz; Seudot at Rebbeim's houses & collecting Matanot L'Evyonim... Purim ...

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Prawer Family Siyum

We were honored to welcome Mr. Steve Prawer- father of current talmid, Josh & Jeremy ('08-'10) - to celebrate a siyum on Masechet Taanis. Mazal Tov to the entire family- may we merit sharing ...

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Refuah Sheleima

The one year old daughter of Seth (YRY '96) & Hindy Poupko Galena - Ayelet Yakira bat Chaya Hinda Matel Nechama - was recently diagnosed with a rare bone marrow failure disorder and ...

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Galil - Super Bowl Tiyul

We enjoyed two great days in the North, including a challenging hike through Nachal Prat, visits to Meiron, Teverya and Kivrei Tzadikim (Talmidim in R' Ari's shiur celebrated a siyum on ...

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Rav Elie in Los Angeles

All alumni are invited to a BBQ and shiur given by Rav Elie Marcus in Los Angeles at the home of Rabbi David and Gabi Mahler 9418 Kirkside Rd Los Angeles, CA this Thursday night February 10, ...

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Golan Tiyul

Talmidim enjoyed a three day tiyul to the Golan Heights and Western Galillee. Some highlights included: Six Day War / Yom Kippur War sites at Katzrin, Emek HaBacha, Kibbutz El-Rom ("Oz ...

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Rav Ephraim Wachsman Shlit"a

The Yeshiva was zoche to have Rav Ephraim Wachsman, shlit"a, give the Thursday night mussar shmooze.  Everyone was truly inspired during this special and rare opportunity.  ...

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Awesome Ski Trip to Har Chermon!

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Shiur Klali by Mohel Extraordinaire Rav David Fuld

Who better to address talmidim on issues related to the Gemara we are learning in Yeshiva, Perek 19 of Masechet Shabbos: "Rebbi Eladar D'Milah", than the world renown Mohel, entrepenuer, ...

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Former Prisoner of Zion, Rav Yosef Mendelevitch

On the first night of Chanukah, we were honored to welcome Rav Yosef Mendelevitch. A true modern day "Maccabbee" , R' Mendelevitch spoke about his struggle to maintain his Jewish ...

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Keren HaYeled Chesed Carnival

We had the privilege of hosting and celebrating with children from Keren Hayeled orphanage in Bnei Brak. Talmidim spent countless hours preparing for the program, creating over a dozen game and ...

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Chanukah Perspectives

Chanukah Sameach!! Click to Listen or Download Shiurim

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Rav Benovitz on Bris Milah

Listen to a recording of the latest conference call shiur given by Rav Moshe Benovitz on the topic of bris milah in honor of the bris of his new son Yosef Shalom  reishit.org/torah/view.asp

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Negev & Eilat Tiyul

Some highlights from our southern adventure: Hiking through The Machtesh and climbing to the top of Har Shlomo; swimming, snorkeling, rafting and banana boating in the Yam Suf; "Etgar ...

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Shabbos Enhancement Round Robin

10 Minute Round Robin Audio Mini-Shiurim, featuring Rav Bronfeld, Rav Willig, Rav Rosner & Rav Landau on various topics realted to Shabbos Kodesh / Click here to   Download or ...

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New Article from Rav Dov Lipman

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Melaveh Malka Hosted by Rav Bronfeld

The first Motzai Shabbos of Choref Zman was marked by an awesome Melaveh Malka with Rav Yosef Bronfeld; Talmidim enjoyed live music, Divrei Torah, dancing and great food...

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Ein Gedi & Dead Sea Tiyul

Talmidim spent a beautiful day hiking, exploring, swimming under the waterfalls of Ein Gedi and floating in the Yam Hamelach. In the spirit of Parshat Hashavua, we followed in the footsteps of ...

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Yahrtzeit Tefillot at Kever Rachel Imeinu

On the eve of Rachel Imeinu's yahrtzeit, talmidim spent the morning davening at Kever Rachel. Rav Simcha Hochbaum led a spirited shacharit, and Rav Judah shared Divrei Torah. It was a meaningful ...

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Bein Hazmanim Hike to Yerushalayim

"3rd Annual Reishit Aliyah L'Regel" - A group of talmidim went on an exhilarating all night hike from Yeshiva to the Old City.. The trek was led by an All Star cast of current and former ...

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Kiddush Levanah: A Time for Renewal

Listen to shiur given by Rav Yosef Bronfeld Kiddush Levanah: A Time for ...

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Mr. Lonny Benamy, a"h

We are sorry to inform you about the passing of  Mr. Lonny Benamy, a"h, father of Noam Benamy ('08-'09). Noam will be sitting shiva in his house, 43 Waldorf Court, Brooklyn, New York ...

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"Sukkos: A Time of Simcha"

Listen to Rav Ari on "Sukkos: A Time of Simcha" Recorded from the conference call shiur on Monday night  - http://reishit.org/torah/view.asp?id=949  

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Audio Shiur: Teshuva M'Ahava

Rav Judah Mischel on Teshuva through love... of others and Hashem Listen/ Download  

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"Shechinta B'Galusa: The Ribbono Shel Olam in Exile."

I am happy to introduce a brand new shuir available to alumni and friends of Reishit. The shiur will take the form of an audio conference call. It will be based in Israel, but it will be available ...

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Tiyul to Tsfat & Chof HaBonim

We enjoyed a beautiful day of touring and davening in the "Mystical city", visiting the famous shuls, ancient cemetery and artist's colony. On the way we stopped at Kever Chabakuk HaNavi ...

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Welcome Talmidim 5770-1!

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Alumni Shabbaton in Israel

The first annual Reishit Shabbaton for alumni living in Israel was a tremendous success from start to finish. On erev Shabbos, Parshat Ki Teitzei, seventeen Reishit alumni, together with ...

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Torah Round Robin & Reunion BBQ

Over 130 Alumni and Rabbeim joined our 7th Annual Upstate NY Reunion and BBQ on Sunday Evening, August 1st at Camp HASC. The program featured "Round Robin" Divrei Torah & Chizuk from ...

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Scholarship Dinner

Thanks to our outstanding honorees, amazing alumni, and devoted supporters and friends, this year’s Scholarship Dinner at beautiful Shaare Zion was a tremendous success. The evening ...

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Alumni Leil Iyun & Reuinion BBQ

Sunday Evening, August 1 / 21 Menachem Av @ Camp HASC, Parksville, NY, 8:30pm. "Preparing for Elul" - Round-Robin featuring Rav Chaim Soloveitchik, Rav Raphael Willig, Rav ...

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Torah for the Three Weeks

Audio Shiurim Online: Making the most of the days "Bein Hameitzarim",

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NEW!! Special Opportunity: Business Networking

Dear Reishit Alumnus,               I hope that you had a meaningful Pesach, and were able to relax over Yom Tov. Here at ...

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Sarei HaAlafim

The Sarei HaAlafim: A Special Way to Recognize Reishit Alumni Who Support Yeshiva  We are now beginning a major effort to enlist the support of our alumni for the Reishit Scholarship ...

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Yom Ha'atzmaut 5770 @ Reishit

A gala Seudat Hoda'ah with Divrei Torah from Rav Jay Marcus, Rav Soloveichik & Rav Ari was held in honor of Yom Haatzmaut.  During the day, following shiurim, we  enjoyed an all-out ...

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Tiyul to Ir David: Where It All Began!

Talmidim explored the foundations of Jewish statehood and sovereignty with a special tiyul to Ir David, the City of David. With Tanach in hand we studied the begginings of Jewish life in ...

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New Director of Alumni Affairs: Rav Yosef Bronfeld

Over the past few years, I have had the zechus of being a Rebbe in Reishit and getting to know many of you.  Teaching here has been a special opportunity which I’ve enjoyed immensely. ...

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Chag Kosher v'Sameach!

Enjoy over 30 hours of Pesach audio Shiurim & Divrei Torah - online now!

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Alumni Shiur @ YU w/ Rav Elie

Tuesday Night March 23rd / 9 Nisan @ 10:30pm

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Seder Savvy: New Book by Rav Dov Lipman

"Seder Savvy: Insights for Meaningful Family Discussions", presents intriguing questions and source-based answers to engage all generations in challenging discussion, and will ...

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Purim 5770

Hisva'adus & Chagiga w/ Chaim David, Shlomo Katz & Lazer Blumen; Seudot at Rebbeim's houses, all night Masechet Megilah-thon; collecting Matanot L'Evyonim... an awesome celebration of ...

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Darkaynu Shabbaton with Rav Baruch Simon & Rav Yehoshua Landau

Shabbos Mevorchim Chodesh Nisan: We look forward to hosting Rav Simon, YU Rosh Yeshiva & the author of Sefer "Imrei Baruch", as well as our very own Rav Landau for a Shabbaton with ...

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Melaveh Malka with Yosef Karduner

Talmidim enjoyed a special Rosh Chodesh concert with Yosef Karduner... it was an inspiring evening of beautiful singing, niggunim & Ruach.. Click for video & pics!

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Benjy Levi Siyum Shas Mishnayos

Mazal Tov to Shana Alef talmid Benjy Levi (Silver Spring MD) on completing Shas Mishnayot!

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Galil / Super Bowl Tiyul

We enjoyed two awesome days in the North, including a challenging hike at the Sartaba, visits to Teverya and Kivrei Tzadikim, the annual inter-shiur Torah Trivia Bowl, a special meeting ...

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Meeting with Sefardic Chief Rabbi of Israel, Rav Shlomo Amar Shlit"a

The Rishon L'Tzion spoke with talmidim about ways to bridge the Jewish community in Israel and the Diaspora, sharing words of chizuk and Brachot... an inspirational meeting and unique opportunity ...

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Talmidim Visit Tzahal Base for Sklarin Family Dedication

Reishit joined the family of Shana Alef student Eli Sklarin (Teaneck NJ) & One Israel Fund for an unforgettable day at an IDF base with members of the "Dragon" ...

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Day Tiyul: Ein Gedi, Dead Sea & Kever Rachel

Talmidim spent a beautiful day hiking and swimming under the waterfalls of Ein Gedi, floating in the Yam Hamelach and davening Maariv at Kever Rachel. It was a fun and meaningful day for all of us!

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Toronto Alumni Reunion w/ Rav Judah

Sunday, January 24th @ King Solomon's Table at 5pm. Join us for Chinese buffet dinner & Divrei Torah.  

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Alumni Shiurim this Wednesday w/ Rav Chaim Marcus in Teaneck, NJ & YU

1) ''Educating Others and Educating Ourselves'' at the home of Yitzi & Terri Karasick, 368 Winthrop Rd., Teaneck, NJ, 8:30 pm. 2) Divrei Chizuk: ''Hischadshus B'chol Yom'' @ YU, 10:30 pm.

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Mishmar Kumzitz with Rav Shmuel Brazil

We enjoyed an inspiring late night Hisvaadus with Rav Shmuel Brazil, Rosh Yeshiva of Zeev Hatorah. A mashpiah / Rebbi at Shor Yoshuv for over 30 years, and world famous composer, Rav Brazil ...

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Shana Bet Ramat Beit Shemesh Shabbaton

Talmidim & Rabbeim enjoyed a Shabbos filled with Ruach and chizuk, culminating in a beautiful Melaveh Malka with Shlomo & Eitan Katz.

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Alumni Shiur with Rav Landau

Thursday Jan 7 / 21 Teves Hosted by the Lasky Family / 510 Longacre Ave., Woodmere @ 8pm / Details: 516-3222-4592  

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Reishit Audio: Rav Shalom Rosner on 10th of Teves

Rav Shalom Rosner explores the meaning & significance of the Fast of Asara B'Teves (Given @ Reishit 5770) MP3 ...

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New Year's Day Yom Iyun & Alumni Reunion in Teaneck

"True Simcha, from the Ancient Sources to the Modern World" - Join Rav Elie, Rav Benovitz & Rav Chaim Marcus for a morning of learning @ Cong. Keter Torah, Roemer Ave., Teaneck, ...

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"Keren HaYeled" Chanukah Chesed Carnival

We had the privilege of hosting and celebrating with three busloads of children from Keren Hayeled orphanage in Bnei Brak. Talmidim spent countless hours preparing for the program, creating over a ...

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Annual Reishit Games & Inter-Shiur Competitions

We enjoyed a fun evening of Yeshiva spirit, sports & friendly (intense!) competition. Highlights included a thrilling buzzer-beater, double overtime Shana Bet victory against Shana Alef ...

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Chanukah Chagiga

Talmidim & Rabbeim enjoyed hours of music, singing & lively, non-stop dancing with R' Shlomo Katz & Lazer

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Alumni Reunion @ YU

Close to 200 alumni & friends joined Rav Judah at Yeshiva University on December 6th for an evening of Divrei Torah, Chizuk, live music & inspiration, marking Yud Tes Kislev. ...

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Thanksgiving: A Holiday for Jews?

New shiur from Rav Shalom Rosner on Hakarat HaTov, Chukas HaGoyim & Thanksgiving turkey! Listen Online

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Golan Tiyul

Talmidim enjoyed a three day tiyul to the Golan Heights and Western Galillee. Highlights included: Hiking and swimming in the waterfalls and pools of Nachal El Al & Nachal Devorah; a ...

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Prof. Gerald Schroder @ Reishit

World renown scientist and best selling author of "The Science of God" addressed talmidim at our annual Yom Iyun, lecturing on "The Age of the Universe".   

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Eilat / Negev Tiyul

Some highlights from our southern adventure: Hiking through The Machtesh and climbing to the top of Hasnapir HaGadol; visits to Be'er Sheva and Dimona; swimming, snorkeling, rafting and ...

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@ The Kever of the Baba Sali, Netivot

During an inspiring visit to Netivot we davened Arvit, recited Tehillim & sang niggunim at the burial site of Rebbe Yisrael Abuchatzeira zy"a. Talmidim had the privilege of hearing ...

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Simchat Beit Hashoeva in Teaneck

Talmidim and alumni joined Rav Avi Perlowitz for a Simchat Beit Hashoeva in Teaneck, NJ. Everyone enjoyed the divrei Torah, singing and reunion. Thanks to The Perlowitz Family for hosting!

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Kumzits With Chaim David

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Bein Hazmanim Schedule

Bein Hazmanim Schedule 5770 Hike to Yerushalayim: From Reishit to the Kotel Post-Shacharit Shiur: Rav Benovitz Tues Sept 29 ...

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Erev Rosh Hashanah Selichot in Chevron

Following a powerful Ma'ariv at the restored Avraham Avinu shul in Chevron, we danced throught the streets toward Me'arat Hamachpela for an unforgettable, song filled night of Tefillah and ...

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Rosh Hashanah 5770

Video message from Rav Jay Marcus, Founder & Dean of Yeshivat Reishit Yerushalayim / The Genesis Center

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Alumni Shiurim in Riverdale & Woodmere

Shiurim for alumni & friends w/ Rav Chaim Marcus:  Sunday night, September 13th (Riverdale)  & Thursday night September 24th  ...

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Day Tiyul, Part II: Chof Habonim

Talmidim & Rabbeim spent the evening at the stunning beach at Chof HaBonim, swimming, BBQ-ing & playing football. We ended the night with a music-filled kumzits and bonfire ...

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Day Tiyul, Part I: Tsfat

We enjoyed a beautiful day of touring and davening in the "Mystical city", visiting the famous shuls, ancient cemetery and artist's colony. On the way we stopped at Kever ...

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NY Blood Drive- Please Help Us!

Our dear talmid, Raffi Leicht ('06-'07) is in treatment for Lymphoma at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC), and will need blood and or platelet transfusions over the ...

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The Kotel & Har Adar

As part of Orientation, we davened Ma'ariv together at The Kotel and visited Har Adar, a Tzahal memorial and lookout point between Beit Shemesh & Yerushalayim...

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Welcome Talmidim of 5769-70!

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Annual Alumni BBQ

Close to 100 Alumni and Rabbeim joined our 6th Annual Upstate NY Reunion BBQ on Sunday Evening, August 2nd at Camp HASC. Rav Chaim Soloveichik, Rav Rosner & Rav Judah shared Divrei ...

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Alumni Reunion BBQ in Upstate NY

Sunday Evening, August 2nd, with Rav Raphael Willig, Rav Chaim Soloveitchik, Rav Shalom Rosner, Rav Dan Wertberger, Rav Elon Sonicker & Rav Judah Mischel  @ Camp HASC, ...

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5769 Summary Slideshow

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Talmidim Meet With Rav Asher Weiss

In honor of their Siyum of Maseches Brachos, talmidim in Rav Elie's shiur had the great honor of meeting with one of our generation's greatest scholars, HaRav Asher Weiss shlit"a, author of ...

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Seudat Siyum/ Banquet 5769

Our annual Seudat Preida & Siyum/ Banquet gave the Yeshiva an opportunity to recognize and honor the special accomplishments and growth of our Talmidim this past year. The ...

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Alumni Shiur in Teaneck

Join Rav Chaim Marcus Sunday night June 14@ 9:15 pm at the Apfelbaum home, 1486 W. Terrace Circle, Apt # 3, Teaneck. All invited.

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Yom Yerushalayim @ Beit HaRav Kook

We davened, sang and danced at Beit HaRav Kook in Jerusalem, where R' Shlomo Katz led a song-filled musical Tefillah Chagigit and Rav Judah gave a sicha about the miraculous ...

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Lag Ba'Omer in Meiron

Talmidim joined the hundreds of thousands of 'Olei Regel' who travelled North to Meiron to daven and join the festivities around the kever of Rebbe Shimon bar Yochai. It was an unforgettable night ...

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Yom Ha'atzmaut @ Reishit

A gala Seudat Hoda'ah with Divrei Torah from Rav Jay Marcus, Rav Soloveichik & Rav Ezra Herschberg was held in honor of Yom Haatzmaut.  During the day, following special shiurim and a ...

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Ir David: Where It All Began

Talmidim explored the foundations of Jewish statehood and sovereignty with a special tiyul to Ir David, the City of David. With Tanach in hand we studied the begginings of Jewish life in ...

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Yom Hazikaron

In commemoration of Yom Hazikaron, Talmidim will visit Har Herzl Military Cemetery, and participate in the National ceremony honoring Israel's fallen soldiers and victims of terror. At ...

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Pre-Pesach Shiurim in NY & NJ

Current Talmidim, Alumni, Family & Friends are Welcome! Join us for an evening of Torah, chizuk and preparation for Pesach with:   Rav Chaim Marcus / Wednesday night, ...

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Once in 28 Years: Birkat Hachamah: Rav Shalom Rosner explains the significance & laws of the unique opportunity this Erev Pesach.

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Purim Tish & Chagiga

Featuring Chaim David & Shlomo Katz- See Pictures and Video!

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Purim Highlights

Seudot at Rebbeim's houses, all night Masechet Megilah-thon; collecting Matanot L'Evyonim, and lots of ruach!

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Remembering Merkaz HaRav

We are honored to host Mrs. Rivka Moriah (mother of Adam David HY"D), for a program marking the Yahrtzeit of the attack on Yeshivat Merkaz HaRav. Read more about Mrs. Moriah in The Jerusalem ...

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Rosh Chodesh Adar

Mishenichnas Adar Marbim B'simcha! Talmidim enjoyed a ruach filled concert and chagiga featuring live music and niggunim with "Elyon".

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"Election Day Victory" - Rav Dov Lipman's featured Op-Ed in The Jerusalem Post on the Israeli Elections

I had the honor of serving as a chairman of one of the more than 9,000 ballot boxes used during the elections for the 18th Knesset. When I arrived at the voting location at 6:30 a.m. I had no idea ...

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Galil "Super Bowl" Tiyul

Talmidim enjoyed two awesome days in the North: Highlights included a beautiful hike through Ramat Hanadiv and Zichron Yaakov; visits to Teverya and Kivrei Tzadikim, the annual inter-shiur Torah ...

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UPCOMING ALUMNI EVENTS With: Rav Rosner, Rav Lipman, Rav Ari, Rav Elie, Rav Doni & Rav Benovitz

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Melaveh Malka with Keren HaYeled Orphanage

Following an action packed and inspiring Shabbaton in Bnei Brak, talmidim spent Motzai Shabbat bringing joy and excitement to the special children of Keren HaYeled ...

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Camp Koby Chanukah Carnival

We had the privilege of hosting and celebrating with two busloads of Israeli elementary school children- victims of Arab terror. Talmidim spent countless hours preparing for the program, and ...

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Chanukah Concert with Chaim David

Click for Pics & Video of our Yerushalayim Chagiga at Assaf's Cave on Har Zion, Yerushalayim with Chaim David & his band.

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Candle Lighting with The Bostoner Rebbe

On the 3rd night of Chanukah we had the zechut of joining the Bostoner Rebbe, Rav Levi Yitzchak Horowitz shlit"a for a very special evening in Har Nof. The Rebbe's son, Rav Meir, spoke ...

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Annual Shiur Games

Talmidim and Rabbeim spent an evening engaged in friendly (and intense) competition and sports. Special thanks to Rav Benovitz for enhancing this year's games with an array of ...

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Shana Bet Ramat Beit Shemesh Shabbaton

Second year talmidim enjoyed an unforgettable Shabbos with Rabbeim and friends; highlights included Oneg at The Perlowitz's; Q&A Panel w/ Rav Meyers, Rav Bronfeld & Rav Willig; inspired ...

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Yeshiva Chanukah Chagigah w/ Yirmiyahu & Lazer Blumen!

Talmidim and Rabbeim celebrated the first night of Chanukah with hours of lively dancing and singing. Yirmiyahu and his band, featuring guitarist Lazer Blumen rocked the Chagiga for well over two ...

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Chanukah Sameach!

8 Days of inspiration- Click for full schedule...

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Golan Tiyul

Talmidim enjoyed a three day tiyul to the Golan Heights and Western Galillee. Some highlights included: Hiking and swimming in the beautiful waterfalls and pools of Nachal El Al, Nachal ...

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Rav Elie Marcus: Shiurim @ YU & NYU - THIS WEEK!

YU /  Tuesday, Dec. 9 @ 10:15pm NYU / Thursday, Dec. 11@ 9pm 

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Tragedy in Mumbai: Standing with Am Yisrael

Close to 100 talmidim and Rabbeim participated in the State funeral and Levaya of Rabbi Gavriel & Rivka Holtzberg ZT"L HY"D, at Kfar Chabad. While the Hespedim and funeral were ...

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Reb Shlomo Carlebach Yahrtzeit Kumzits & Concert

Rav Simcha Hochbaum led talmidim in a special evening of songs, stories and teachings of Reb Shlomo; the sweet singing of guitarist Chizky Sofer enhanced the ruach and inspirational ...

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Yom Iyun 5769- The Chosen Nation: Story of a People

Internationally acclaimed maggid Rav Hanoch Teller addressed the role of personal ethics in Jewish life; R' Guttman "Guru Gil" Locks shared the story of his journey back to ...

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Day Trip: Ein Gedi, Dead Sea & Kever Rachel

Talmidim spent a beautiful day hiking and swimming under the waterfalls of Ein Gedi, floating in the Yam Hamelach and davening Maariv at Kever Rachel. It was a fun and meaningful day for all of us!

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Alumni Shiur NOTE TIME CHANGE

Alumni Shiur and Get Together with Rav Judah @ YU - Muss Hall  Sunday November 23rd / Cheshvan 25  @ 10pm

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Negev & Eilat Tiyul

Some highlights from our southern adventure: Hiking through The Machtesh "crater"); climbing to the top of Hasnapir HaGadol; Scaling the heights of majestic Har Shlomo; visits ...

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Talmidim Meet with Rav Asher Weiss

Shana Bet students enjoyed the privilege of a private meeting at the home of Rav Asher Weiss shlit"a, author of the Minchas Asher, who spoke to talmidim about Kibud Av V'Em, Torah study and ...

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Yamim Norai'm Davening with Reishit

Songs & Niggunim from the famous Reishit davening- Enjoy! We are pleased to welcome the close to 200 guests joining us for Yom Kippur davening at Yeshiva. Wishing all of our extended family ...

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Erev Rosh Hashanah Selichot in Chevron

Following a powerful Ma'ariv at the restored Avraham Avinu shul in Chevron, we danced throught the streets toward Me'arat Hamachpela for an unforgettable, song filled night of Tefillah and ...

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Teaneck, NJ Alumni Shiur: Last Minute Preparations for Rosh Hashana w/ Rav Chaim Marcus

Thursday night Sept. 25th @ home of Yitzi and Terri Karasick, 368 Winthrop Road, Teaneck, NJ, 07666, at 8 pm.

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Day Tiyul to Tzfat & Chof HaBonim/ Part II: The Beach

After spending the day in Tzfat, we enjoyed beautiful Chof Habonim beach- swimming, playing ball, getting to know each other and enjoying the natural shell beach & water caves (and of course, ...

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Day Tiyul to Tzfat & Chof HaBonim/ Part I: The Mystical City

Highlights included: tour of the ancient shuls, davening at Kivrei Tzadikim, the artists' colony, Arizal's mikvah & a meeting with Rav Elazar Mordechai Kenig, leader of the Tzfat Breslov ...

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Alumni Melaveh Malka in Teaneck w/ Rav Perlowitz

Motzai Shabbos Parshat Nitzavim -Sep. 27 / 8:45pm. Hosted by Mr. & Mrs. Perlowitz, 560 Maitland Ave., Teaneck NJ 07666. Please RSVP aviperlowitz@yahoo.com  

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First Night: The Kotel

Some pics from our first Maariv together at the Kotel

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Har Adar: Radar Mountain

We visited Har-Adar (Radar Mountain), a beautiful observation point and Tzahal Memorial, and the scene of difficult battles during both the Independence and Six-Day Wars, Har Adar is a symbol of ...

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Welcome Talmidim of 5768-9!

 

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Welcome Back Shana Bet!

Second year talmidim spent a ruach filled first Shabbat back at Yeshiva with Rabbeim and families, including: Rav Ari, Rav Elie & Rav Doni Marcus, Rav Benovitz, Rav Soloveichik, Rav Landau, ...

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Raffle Deadline Extended!

The deadline for the Reishit Yerushalayim Scholarship Fund Travel Raffle has been extended through Elul Zman and the Chagim, in order to give everyone the opportunity to support this ...

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Scholarship Fund Parlor Meeting in Plainview, NY

Hosted by Dr. Ben & Aileen Kirshenbaum (proud parents of Josh '04-'05 & Michael '07)                             ...

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SAVE THE DATE: Wednesday Sept. 10th / Rav Chaim @ YU

Rav Chaim Marcus will be giving a Va'ad on "Inyanei Chodesh Elul" / Wed. Night, Sept. 10th, 10:30 pm, at Yeshva University/ Room 110 (near the Muss Hall Beis Medrash.) Please check ...

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Alumni Reunion BBQ in Upstate NY

Over 100 Alumni joined our 5th Annual Upstate NY Reunion BBQ on Wednesday Evening, July 30th at Camp HASC. Rav Raphael Willig shared Divrei Torah, and Talmidim spent time with Rav Chaim ...

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Dating, Marriage & Shalom Bayit Program

Close to a hundred talmidim, alumni, spouses and friends joined our first Dating, Marriage & Shalom Bayit program on June 23rd. Rav Elie, Rav Chaim Marcus & Rav Judah addressed various ...

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Alumni Reunion BBQ in Upstate NY

Wednesday Evening, July 30th, with Rav Raphael Willig, Rav Chaim Soloveitchik, Rav Dov Lipman, Rav Judah Mischel & Rav Yosef Bronfeld @ Camp HASC, Parksville, NY, 8pm. For Info, please call ...

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Shavuot in Yeshiva

An action packed Yom Tov filled with shiurim, learning and meals with Rabbeim & families. Some schedule highlights include:   Rav Jay Marcus: Pirkei Avot Rav Elie ...

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Lag BaOmer @ Reishit & Meiron!

Early in the evening Talmidim enjoyed Divrei Torah & dancing at the Medura (bonfire) on Yeshiva campus. After Thursday night mussar, we travelled North to Meiron to daven and ...

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Yom Yerushalayim @ Beit HaRav Kook

We davened, sang and danced at Beit HaRav Kook in Jerusalem, where R' Shlomo Katz led a song-filled Tefillah Chagigit & Musical Hallel. Rav Lipman & Rav ...

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Beit El Shabbaton

After spending Friday afternoon touring and praying in Shilo at the ancient site of the Mishkan, Talmidim spent an exhilarating Shabbat in Beit El. We toured the Yishuv, davened with the Yeshiva ...

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Yom Haatzmaut: Seuda & Chagiga

Following a song-filled davening with Rav Simcha Hochbaum, our annual Seudah was held outdoors under a dazzling fireworks display. Rabbeim joined the talmidim and enjoyed a sicha from Rav Jay, as ...

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Reishit Celebrates Israel at 60!

Talmidim marked Yom Haatzmaut according to Israeli "tradition": with an all-out BBQ. We also enjoyed an fun and competitive 3 on 3 basketball tournament, as well as a no-holds-barred ...

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Yom Hazikaron: Tiyul to Ir David

In the hours preceding the start of Israel's 60th Yom Haatzmaut celebration, Talmidim explored the foundations of Jewish statehood and sovereignty with a special tiyul to Ir David, the City of ...

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Yom Hazikaron: Har Herzl

Rav Doni' addressed talmidim before the siren beginning Israel's Memorial Day, and talmidim watched a moving multi-media presentation and the acclaimed documentary - "B'chol Nafsecha/ With ...

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Rav Ari on Haggadah Shel Pesach

12 new hours of Rav Ari's famous Haggada Divrei Torah & Insights... now online!   [1] Intro to Seder & Haggadah / Minhag of Kittel / 15 Steps [2] Kadesh- Concept of ...

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Rav Yaakov Meizlish: Preparing for Pesach

Author of Sichos B'Avodas Hashem shared Divrei Chizuk in preparation for Pesach & Bein Hazmanim. We are looking forward BE"H to Rav Meizlish's continued regular visits to Yeshiva in the ...

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Reishit Softball Tournament

Talmidim & Rabbeim ended the Zman by enjoying a great day of friendly competition, bonding, softball & BBQ @ Kibbutz Gezer. Congratulations to Rav Doni's shiur on ...

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Purim 5768

Video & Pics from Chagiga featuring Chaim David, Shlomo Katz & Lazer Blumen!

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Mazal Tov!

Mazal Tov to Rav Elie & Devora Marcus on birth of Baruch Raphael. We were privileged to welcome Rebbe Yakov Meir Shechter shlit"a as the Mohel at the Bris. "Shetizku L'gadlo L'Torah, ...

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Nachie Guterman, z"l

It is with great saddness that we inform you of the passing of our alumnus, Nachie Guterman, z"l. Shiva at 93 Joseph Avenue Staten Island

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Author of Sichos B'Avodas Hashem @ Reishit

Rav Yakov Meizlish shlit"a, shared Divrei Chizuk in preparation for Purim. We are looking forward BE"H to Rav Meizlish's regular visits to Yeshiva in the coming months!

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Rav Benny Eisner of Mercaz HaRav @ Reishit

Rav Benny- a student of Rav Zvi Yehudah Kook zt"l and a long-time educator at Mercaz HaRav addressed talmidim in the aftermath of the terrible tragedy in Yerushalayim. In an emotional ...

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NY Rally & Concert for United Jerusalem

This Sunday, March 23 Shushan Purim Show your support for a United Jerusalem Free Tickets to Reishit Alumni www.jerunited.com

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Pre Purim Shiur by Rav Chaim Marcus

Tuesday Night March 18 10:20 PM Muss Classrooms Hamantaschen will be served!

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Gym Construction Progress (March 08)

 

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Mr. Howard P. Ronson, OBM

Sunday March 16th, London: "Hakamat Matzeiva" / unveiling ceremony in advance of the first Yahrtzeit of Founding Chairman of the Board & Master Builder of Reishit at The ...

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Tzfat Shabbaton

Inspiring and upifting Shabbat Mevorchim in the mystical city of Tzfat; Highlights included Rav Ari's famous "Inside Story" Tish with Rav Elie, Rav Doni, Rav Judah and Rav ...

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Purim Katan

Talmidim marked the Purim with a special Purim Katan Tish led by Av Bayit R' Aryeh Sufrin & Josh Silverman; Divrei Torah, songs and lots of Ruach

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SECURITY POLICIES / UPDATE (Friday 4:30pm)

Students were permitted to leave for their free weekend beginning at 12 noon today (Friday).  They are permitted only to travel directly to their hosts.  Public places in Yerushalayim ...

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Keren HaYeled Carnival @ Reishit

Close to 200 children, staff members and families affiliated with Keren Hayeled Orphanage joined us for a fun-filled Carnival & Chagiga in honor of Rosh Chodesh Adar. Talmidim ...

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Galil "Super Bowl" Tiyul

Talmidim enjoyed two awesome days in the North: Highlights included a beautiful hike through Banyas waterfall reserve, visits to Teverya and Kivrei Tzadikim, the annual inter-shiur Torah Trivia ...

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Rosh Chodesh Adar Melaveh Malka

Talmidim enjoyed the live music and sweet sounds of R' Eliezer Kosoy & R' Yonasan Hill ("Elyon"), in a special Melaveh Malka hosted by the Mischel's on Motzai Shabbos ...

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Volunteer Work with Yad Yosef Hamashbir

For the past year and a half, groups of talmidim have been spending their Thursday afternoon lunch break sorting and packaging food with Yad Yosef Hamashbir in Ramat Beit Shemesh, a local chesed ...

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Indoor Gym Construction Update (Feb 24th)

Construction has been progressing quickly: Massive cranes and heavy machinery have been laying the support beams for the gym's ceiling, and all the roof trusses are in place. The external walls of ...

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Tu B'Shvat Peirot Tish

Talmidim enjoyed a special evening of Divrei Torah and live music at a ruach filled Tu B'shvat Seder and Tish featuring over 60 types of fruits and nuts. Rav Simcha Hochbaum and Rav Judah shared ...

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Reishit Students Greet New Olim

A group of students participated in the celebrations at Ben Gurion Airport, as close to two hundred new Nefesh B'Nefesh Olim from North America returned Home on Aliyah to Eretz Yisrael. Among the ...

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Rally for Yerushalayim!

Students and Rabbeim braved the wind and rain to join thousands of protesters in support of an undivided Jerusalem. Our participation was featured prominently in the Israeli Press, with photos of ...

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Annual Business Ethics Lecture Featuring Morris Smith

Legendary Wall Street investor and former manager of Fidelity Investments' Magellan Fund, Moshe (Morris) Smith achieved a level of success that most others can only dream of, controlling ...

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Parshat Hashavua Incentive Program

Every Sunday night the Beit Medrash is abuzz, as dozens of Talmidim are busy taking a test on "Shnayim Mikra"- the past week's Parshat Hashavua with Rashi's ...

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Melaveh Malka with Keren HaYeled Orphanage

Following an action packed and inspiring Shabbaton in Ramat Gan- Bnei Brak, talmidim spent Motzai Shabbat bringing joy and excitement to the special children of Keren HaYeled ...

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Rav Shalom Rosner to Join Reishit Staff

Reishit is excited to announce that Rav Shalom Rosner will " be joining our staff of Rabbeim for this coming (5769) year. Rav Rosner, who currently teaches a standing room only shiur in ...

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Shana Bet Shabbaton

Second year talmidim enjoyed an inspiring Shabbat in Ramat Beit Shemesh, and a Melaveh Malka with R' Shlomo Katz.

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Project Daybreak: Chanukah wth Local Ethopian Olim

Reishit students organized an amazing day of learning, sports and fun for local children from the Ethiopian community. The "Yom Kef" was filled with activities, games and lots of prizes, ...

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Chanukah Highlights 5768

Seudat Chanuka & Chagiga at Yeshiva and Mesibot at Rabbeim's Houses

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Yom Iyun in Honor of MIA's

We were honored by the presence of Mr. Yona Baumel, whose son Zachary has been MIA sincce 1982, and Mrs. Ta'ir Regev, who represented the family of Eldad Regev. Talmidim learned about the critical ...

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Darkaynu Shabbaton

We enjoyed a Ruach-filled Shabbaton with the members of Darkaynu, a groundbreaking Year-In-Israel program for young men with Developmental Disabilities. Highlights of the Shabbaton included a ...

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Rav Shlomo Aviner @ Reishit

The prolific author and Poseik, Rosh Yeshiva of Ateret Cohanim in the Moslem Quarter and Chief Rabbi of Beit El addressed talmidim and took questions on an array of topics, including the ...

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Construction Update: Indoor Gym

According to Mr. Dicky Refson, Genesis Foundation Representative and Project Coordinator, after just three months into the building of our new Indoor Gym, the ground floor structure has been ...

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Alumni Shiur

Alumni Shiur- by Rav Chaim Marcus entitled: "Machshava on Inyanei Chanukah" Wednesday Night, Dec. 5th (2nd Night of Chanukah) @ YU 10:20 PM in the Muss Classrooms.  

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Baruch Dayan HaEmet: Rav Rephael Marcus ZT"L

Our deepest condolences to Reishit's Founder, Rav Jay Marcus on the tragic passing of his brother, Rav Rephoel Marcus zt"l, Rav of Cong. Bnai Torah, Toronto Canada. We share in the grief ...

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Golan Tiyul

Talmidim enjoyed a three day tiyul to the Golan Heights and Western Galillee. Some highlights included: Hiking and swimming in the beautiful waterfalls and pools of Nachal El Al, Breichat ...

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Concert / Kumzits with R' Shlomo Katz

In honor of Rosh Chodesh Kislev, talmidim and Rabbeim enjoyed the beautiful music and inspiring Divrei Torah of R' Shlomo Katz. The kumzits/concert was a fun and meaningful way to start the month!

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Shana Bet Program Highlights

Second year talmidim have been busy with intensive learning and spiritual growth, and with some exciting programming outside of the Beit Medrash as well! Highlights include: Special visit to home ...

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New Publication: A Practical Guide to Shmittah

We are proud to announce the publication of "Shmittah 5768: A Practical Guide", written by Rav David Marcus, and published in conjunction with the Council of Young Israel Rabbis in ...

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Torat Eretz Yisrael: Dead Sea & Ein Gedi Tiyul

We enjoyed a beautiful hike through Nachal Arugot and swimming in the cold, refreshing waterfalls of Ein Gedi. Talmidim saw and learned about the area of Sodom (from the week's Parshat ...

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Reb Shlomo Carlebach Memorial Kumzits

Rav Simcha Hochbaum, a student of R' Shlomo- led a special memorial evening, featuring R' Shlomo's stories, songs and teachings. Chizky Sofer, a popular up-and-coming musician ...

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Visit to Kever Rachel

Talmidim gathered at the Tomb of Rachel Imeinu for an inspiring evening of davening, singing and a sicha from Rav Judah. The trip was planned to coincide with the week of Rachel Imeinu's ...

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Melaveh Malka with Aharon Razel

Talmidim and Rabbeim enjoyed a lively concert and Melaveh Malka with live music and Divrei Torah at The Mischel's.

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Rav Yitzchak David Grossman

Rav Yitzchak David Grossman, The beloved "Disco Rebbe" and Chief Rabbi of Migdal HaEmek spoke to talmidim about ways to increase Ahavat Yisrael and strengthen our sense of ...

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Professor Daniel Polisar: Scholar-In-Residence

Professor Daniel Polisar: Scholar-In-Residence, President and Director of The Shalem Center, one of Israel's premier academic think-tanks was our special guest speaker for Parshat Noach. He ...

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Negev & Eilat Tiyul

Some highlights from our three day southern adventure: Mountain Biking in Machtesh Rimon, hiking through Kanyon Adom and Har Tfachot; climbing to the top of majestic Har Shlomo; swimming, ...

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Sukot @ Reishit

Talmidim enjoyed Sukot break filled with exciting activities and Simchat Hachag, including:  festive Simchat Beit HaSho'eva marking the yahrtzeit of Rav Ahron Soloveitchik zt"l in the ...

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Yamim Noraim @ Reishit

Close to 250 alumni, community members and guests joined us for beautiful Yamim Nora'im tefillot led by Rav Ari & Rav Willig. Rav Simcha Hochbaum led us in inspiring Erev Rosh Hashanah ...

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