Hebrew Theological College invites all present and former talmidim and parents to join us for lively dancing and refreshments at our Simchas Torah celebration in West Rogers Park at the Bernard Horwich JCC on September 26, at 10:00 PM.
You can even join us after hakofos have concluded in your shul.
See you soon!
On August 31, 2013, Rabbi Dr. Jerold Isenberg, retired from his position as Chancellor of Hebrew Theological College.
Rabbi Isenberg's illustrious career at HTC began as a 9th grade student in 1967. After high school graduation, he continued at HTC, earning a Bachelor's Degree and Rabbinic Ordination as well as a Doctorate from the Jewish University of America. Additionally, he earned a BSc. in Mathematics from Roosevelt University, an MSc. in Mathematics from Northeastern Illinois University and an MBA from Roosevelt University.
Rabbi Isenberg's professional career at HTC, began in 1974 when he was hired as an instructor in Mathematics. He quickly moved up through the administrative ranks, serving as Assistant to the Dean in 1977, and in 1985, as Dean and Vice President for Academic Affairs. Rabbi Isenberg became the CEO-Acting President of HTC in 1989 and in 1994 he was appointed to the position of Chancellor.
Rabbi Isenberg will continue to serve as a consultant to provide guidance and leadership to the Interim CEO, Rabbi Shmuel Schuman and Chief of Staff, Mrs. Cheryl Karp. He will also continue as a Professor at HTC, teaching in the college program.
HTC thanks Rabbi Isenberg for his decades of devotion to our Yeshiva. We wish him the best of hatzlacha and mazal in the next stage of his life and beyond. At this time, HTC is also proud to announce that Rabbi Dr. Jerold Isenberg will be the Guest of Honor at our 91st Annual Banquet on January 5th, 2014
The Shabbos of Chizuk has been dedicated in memory of HaRav Zvi Menachem Teller zt"l, an influential and inspiring figure in our Yeshiva for 31 years. To his many talmidim Rabbi Teller was a dedicated teacher of Torah, a voice of encouragement and a role model of piety and middos tovos. To his fellow rebbeim he was a wise colleague, a mentor and a cherished friend.To all who encountered him he was an example of a true talmid chochom, a person to be admired and emulated. Rabbi Teller's first role in the Yeshiva was that of High School principal. His fine character and gentle nature endeared him to the bo-churim. Subsequently, he assumed the position of Maggid Shiur - Rosh Yeshiva in the Beis Midrash.
It was here that he began a fruitful career of educating and shaping the minds of hundreds of talmidim who studied under him. His deliberate methodology in teaching Gemora coupled with his talent for explaining even the most difficult concepts, allowed his students to progress steadily in their studies and prepare for a lifetime of productive Torah learning. His devotion to the specific needs of each talmid was legendary; their spiritual, emotional and physical wellbeing were his highest priority. Our Yeshiva is fortunate to have had the opportunity for more than three decades to learn from and be inspired by Rabbi Teller. May his memory inspire us all to grow as B'nei Torah and strive to meet our spiritual potential.