On Tuesday, December 9, 2014, Hebrew Theological College held its 92nd Annual Banquet at the Westin O’Hare. This year, HTC payed tribute to Beryl and Florence Miller, Guests of Honor, Jordan and Sue Klein, Parents of the Year, and Pnina Levinson and Zehava Krauss for their decade of leadership as coordinators for HTC's Rabbi William Z. and Eda Bess Novick z"l Bigdei Yisrael clothing drive project. Each of the honorees are true examples of this year’s dinner theme, Toras Chaim V’Ahavas Chesed, Living Torah and Love of Kindness.
The Banquet, attended by over 400 supporters, parents and faculty, featured inspirational and informative addresses by Rabbi Avraham Friedman, Rosh HaYehsiva and Rabbi Shmuel Schuman, Interim CEO.
Rabbi Schuman included an update regarding the upcoming relationship with Touro College, and beautifully expressed HTC and Touro's joint commitment that this alliance will serve to expand HTC's horizons while retaining a unique identity to serve our students and our community.
The goal of the partnership is to create opportunities to leverage Touro's resources to benefit HTC students in the Beis Midrash and college for men and Blitstein Institute for women. Those opportunities will include pathways to graduate schools, expanding options for on-line courses and access to Touro's digital library resources. More information on this new alliance will be forthcoming in the near future.
Another high point of the evening was the video presentation that featured the Torah learning and chesed that our Rabbeim, faculty and students participate in on a constant basis. Attendees were able to see firsthand how HTC is intricately involved in the community, stretching beyond the walls of the Yeshiva. Click here to watch
HTC thanks its dedicated Board of Directors, alumni, parent body and gracious community supporters for making this year’s banquet another smashing success. With your constant support, HTC will continue to thrive into its 93rd year and beyond.
To learn more about HTC programming please visit ww.htc.edu.
On December 2nd, Yeshiva Women and Yeshiva Parents of Hebrew Theological College held an evening event at the home of Alan and Jodi Gershman. In celebration of the upcoming Chanukah holiday, HTC welcomed Chef Laura Frankel who shared her favorite Chanukah recipes with a healthy twist.
JSOL SPRING 2015
Semester Dates: February 2, 2015-June 12, 2015
Registration deadline January 17, 2015
BIBLE 282 Capstone Course
Biblical Heroes and Heroines (3-Credit Hours)
In-depth analysis of major personalities in the Biblical narrative, men and women, the nature of their roles and prescriptive ramifications through an analysis of text examined in light of classic and modern Jewish commentaries. Study is augmented by relevant selections in Midrashic literature. This course presumes reading proficiency in classic and Biblical Hebrew, and proficiency in major medieval commentaries.
Instructor: Rabbi Dr. Hertzel Yitzhak
HISTORY 207 Capstone Course
Jews in American History (3-Credit Hours)
Survey of major Jewish personalities and contributions made to the development of American economy, culture and government. From anti-Semitism and assimilation to cultural pluralism the development of American Jewish identity and political parity.
Instructor: Mrs. Alissa Zeffren
JEWISH LAW 234 Capstone Course
The Land of Israel in the Halacha (3-Credit Hours)
Examination of Mitzvot Hatluyot Ba'Aretz. Issues to be covered include Terumot uMaaserot, Shemita veYovel, the sanctity of Eretz Yisrael and the Mekomot Ha'Kedoshim, halachic definitions of Eretz Yisrael, and the religious status of conquered territory
Instructor: Rabbi Dov Karoll
Hebrew Theological College invites the community to join the
Sam & Nina Bellows Kollel at HTC for a special Legal Holiday Learning & Breakfast on Thursday, Nov. 27.
Guest speaker: Rabbi Gershon Schaffel, Rav, Young Israel of Skokie, Bellows Kollel alumnus, & member of the Choshen Mishpat Kollel.
Topic: “E-Commerce on Shabbos: Making Money from eBay & Bank Transactions”.
Shacharis at 8:00, followed by breakfast, 30 minute seder & shiur.