On February 22, 2014, Hebrew Theological College was proud to host its 33rd Annual Melave Malka to benefit the Sam and Nina Bellows Kollel of HTC. This year's speaker was Rabbi Dovid Kaplan, an alumnus of our Yeshiva and grandson of former Rosh Yeshiva, Rav Hertzel Kaplan z"tl. Rabbi Kaplan is a senior lecturer at Ohr Samayach and noted author of 10 books on Jewish Outreach. Rabbi Kaplan captured a crowd of over 200 in attendance as he talked about bringing joy into our daily lives, illustrated by real life events.
During the program, HTC awarded the Rabbi Herman Davis Memorial Scholarship to two HTC Beis Midrash & College students, Nechemia Gershman from Chicago, IL and Harrison Leventhal from Baltimore, MD. HTC takes this opportunity to thank our chairmen, Shelly Aberman, Zevi Ashkanazy, Jonathan Dimbert and Kevin Greenberg as well as the catering staff at HTC for making this Melave Malka another huge success.
The Annual Jewish Day School Night details are:
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Holiday Inn Chicago North Shore (Skokie)
Dr. Rona Novick
Please register at http://www.juf.org/dayschool
Hebrew Theological College Celebrates 91st Anniversary Banquet
On a snowy Sunday in January, Hebrew Theological College celebrated its 91st Anniversary Banquet at the Westin O’Hare Hotel. On January 5, 2014, HTC presented the Lev V’Nefesh award to Rabbi Dr. Jerold Isenberg, Chancellor Emeritus, for his decades of service to our Yeshiva.
The theme of this year’s banquet was “We are HTC”. Throughout the evening, the point was conveyed that so many of HTC’s alumni have translated their years of Torah and General Studies at HTC into vibrant, active involvement in many aspects of Jewish life throughout, not only the Chicago area, but the broader Jewish community worldwide. On display at the reception were memorabilia from the old days of the Yeshiva as well as yearbooks dating back over four decades. Everyone who attended received a deck of trivia cards about the Yeshiva! The video, aptly titled “We Are HTC”, highlighted many alumni who identify strongly with HTC, not least of whom was this year’s honoree, Rabbi Dr. Jerold Isenberg, Chancellor Emeritus.
On October 22, FYHS students volunteered their Sunday afternoon to assist in HTC's Rabbi William Z. and Eda Bess Novick z"l Bigdei Yisrael. The students organized and prepared boxes of gently used clothing to be shipped to Israel. This year alone, 465 boxes will be shipped to 12 different charitable organizations throughout Israel.
To date, HTC has shipped 65 tons of clothing to help the poor in Israel. HTC expresses hakarat hatov to the Novick family for sponsoring this remarkable project. Also, thank you to Mrs. Pnina Levinson and Mrs. Zehava Krauss for their continued dedication to ensure the success of this program.
Special thanks to the many students who helped sort and pack clothing over the last few months. HTC recognizes students from the following schools who volunteered to sort and pack: Arie Crown, Hillel Torah, Akiba Schecter, Ida Crown Jewish Academy, Hanna Sacks Bais Yaakov and Bais Yaakov High School. We could not have done it without you!