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Hebrew Theological College invites the community to hear Rabbi Dr. Warren Goldstein, Chief Rabbi of South Africa, on Yom Ha'atzmaut this Tuesday, May 2nd at 5:00 PM at HTC.

Rabbi Dr. Goldstein is the founder of the global initiative, Shabbos Project, and has led a number of revolutionary programs that have changed the landscape of both his own community and world Jewry. We hope to see you there!

Chief Rabbi of South Africa

Hebrew Theological College Holds Shloshim Memorial for Rabbi Dr. Abraham Lipshitz, zt"l

Paying Tribute to Our Longtime Rebbe and Educator, Renowned for His
Erudition and Scholarship

On Tuesday, February 21st, Hebrew Theological College held a Shloshim Memorial to pay tribute to Rabbi Dr. Abraham Lipshitz, zt"l, a long time Yeshiva Rebbe and educator. Dr. Lipshitz was known for his brilliance and taught hundreds of students in the subjects of TaNach and Hebrew Language for nearly 50 years. Click here to watch replay

The Shloshim Memorial was attended by close family, friends, Yeshiva students and community members, who came to pay tribute to their Rebbe and teacher. The program included remarks from Rabbi Avraham Friedman, Rosh HaYeshiva; Rabbi Dr. Jerold Isenberg, Chancellor Emeritus; Rabbi Dr. Mordechai Goodman, Past Dean of HTC; Mrs. Rosie Nathan, Daughter; Rabbi Leon Lipshitz, Nephew; and Rabbi Michael A. Myers, Past Dean of HTC. In addition, Rabbi Norbert Rosenthal contributed to the program by sharing his feelings and the feelings of his classmates who studied weekly with Dr. Lipshitz for 49 years.

Dr. Lipshitz for webDr. Lipshitz was a native of Lodje, Poland and learned Torah in the Alexander Yeshiva in Lodje and from his father, HaRav Meir Dan Lipshitz, zt"l. Dr. Lipshitz was accepted into the famous Yeshiva Chachmei Lublin, where he was never able to attend due to World War II. After surviving the atrocities of the Holocaust, Dr. Lipshitz immigrated to Chicago and married his wife Hela and had two daughters, Rosie and Annie. While in Chicago, Dr. Lipshitz earned a Doctorate in Philosophy from the University of Chicago and a Doctorate in Hebrew Letters from the Jewish University of America of HTC, all while devoting vast amounts of time to Torah study. He authored numerous sefarim and taught hundreds of students throughout his life. Dr. Lipshitz served as a bridge from the Torah and values that were taught in pre-war Europe to today's way of life.

Dr. Lipshitz's life was a constant reminder that we must always strive to grow and accomplish as much as we can. He taught through example that one must always persevere and always stay true to his convictions.

At the end of the program, HTC launched the Rabbi Dr. Abraham Lipshitz Memorial Scholarship Fund to honor and perpetuate the legacy of Dr. Lipshitz, zt"l. Contributions can be made to this fund online by at www.htc.edu/donate. For more information about this new Memorial Fund or to contribute in his memory, please contact us at (847) 982-2500 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

HTC Celebrates 94th Gala

02 January, 2017

BQ 16 honoree pics

On Tuesday, December 13th, Beis HaMidrash LaTorah, Hebrew Theological College in Skokie, IL celebrated its 94th Gala. The banquet, which celebrated A Night to Celebrate Tomorrow, held at the Westin O'Hare, drew over 500 alumni, parents and community supporters. This year, HTC payed tribute to three remarkable honorees: Rabbi Michael A. Myers, Marbitz Torah and Master Educator Awardee; Mrs. Naomi Samber, Woman of Valor Awardee; and Rabbi Yeshaya Zimmerman, Distinguished Alumnus Awardee. Each of the honorees is a prime example of a strong commitment to Torah learning, Jewish education and dedication to our Yeshiva for the past 30 years.

New at this year's Gala, the program was greatly enhanced by the presence of Jewish music sensation, Avraham Fried. This musical component added an element of elegance and energetic flair to the evening. R' Avraham sang heartfelt songs to honor each honoree, followed by a number of niggunim during dinner. At the end of the evening, the room danced as R' Avraham led an electrifying kumzitz, attended by close to a hundred HTC and Fasman Yeshiva High School students. In addition to the musical entertainment, guests enjoyed an integrated video program and were treated to an upscale dinner cuisine, followed by a Viennese style dessert buffet.

HTC is grateful to all those who attended and contributed to this year's Gala campaign in support of HTC and its vital programming. Special thank you to Mr. Brian Levinson, Co-Chairman of HTC Board of Governors and Banquet Chairmen Mr. David Aronin and Rabbi Shabsai Wolfe, Co-Chairman of HTC Board of Governors and the entire banquet and ad book committees. In addition, HTC thanks Mr. Mark Hartman for serving as Master of Ceremonies and Mr. Jeremy Amster, member of HTC Board of Governors for his boundless energy to ensure the success of this year's Gala.

HTC looks forward to a bright future as we enter our 95th year and beyond!

Click here to view the 94th Gala Ad Book (interactive version)

Click here to watch the honoree videos and video replay of select parts of the banquet

Hebrew Theological College invites HTC and FYHS alumni to Family Fun at the Kohl Children’s Museum on Sunday, September 4th from 9-11:30 AM. The museum is exclusively ours for two and half hours. Bring your kids to play and connect with alumni and friends. Grandparents are also invited!  

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Museum is suitable for children 0-8 years old. No charge and nosh provided!  For more info please contact Rabbi Josh Zisook at (847) 982-2500 ext 1113 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

YESHIVA WOMEN
of
HEBREW THEOLOGICAL COLLEGE
cordially invites you and your friends
to attend our

SUMMER EVENT

Rabbi Dr. Zev Eleff
Chief Academic Officer, Hebrew Theological College

Rabbi Eleff earned his PH.D in American Jewish History from Brandeis University. He is the author of six books and more than thirty scholarly articles.

His most recent works are WHO RULES THE SYNAGOGUE (Oxford) and MODERN ORTHODOX JUDAISM (JPS).

Orthodox Judaism and the Red, White and Blue Summer

Part I: The Politics of the Yarmulke and the Yeshiva Basketball Court Case

Part II: The Founding of Camp Moshava and American Summer Fun


Thursday, July 28, 2016
10:30 AM to 2:30 PM

Congregation Or Torah
3800 W. Dempster
Skokie, IL 60076

A light lunch will be served

Couvert: $15.00 

Elise Ginsparg & Leah Polin                           Tami Schultz
Chairwomen                                                        President

Pre-registration required. Please call 847-982-2500

Hebrew Theological College cordially invites all to a special event, “Mediating Modernity in a Traditional Community”, on Sunday, July 10, 10:00 AM, at the HTC Skokie campus. The program will celebrate the dual-book launch of Rabbi Dr. Zev Eleff's “Who Rules the Synagogue” (Oxford) and “Modern Orthodox Judaism” (JPS) with a conversation on modernity & religious authority featuring Rabbis Reuven Brand, Zvi Engel & Leonard Matanky. Both books will be available for purchase at a generously discounted price.

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On Monday, May 16th, Fasman Yeshiva High School junior and senior students enrolled in the Holocaust History and Jewish History courses toured the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center. This inspirational and meaningful tour served as a culminating educational experience for our Jewish History and Holocaust History classes. Our students were accompanied by Mr. Marshall Meyers, tour guide; Rabbi Shmuel Shapiro, Holocaust History teacher; Rabbi Aharon Gaffen, Jewish History teacher; and Mr. Peter Gobel, FYHS Associate Principal for General Studies.

Throughout the year, the Holocaust History class, taught by Rabbi Shmuel Shapiro studied the Holocaust from the landmark textbook, Witness to History, by Michael Walsh. Students also viewed interviews of survivors and documentary videos. When the class studied the history of Lithuanian Jews in the Holocaust, students were privileged to hear from Mrs. Naomi Jacobson, a grandmother of one of our students, who shared her experiences growing up in the Kovno Ghetto. The course concluded with an assigned report, which included a personal interview of a Holocaust survivor, and the trip to the Illinois Holocaust Museum.

In the final quarter of the year, the Jewish History course, taught by Rabbi Aharon Gaffen, focused on the Holocaust with a specific focus on the proper response and reactions our students should have to the tragic events that occurred during the Nazi regime. Students were assigned selected readings with follow up class discussions to reinforce their knowledge of what transpired and create a feeling of the pain and suffering of other Jews during this time. The course concluded with a research paper on a Holocaust topic of his choice and a visit to the Illinois Holocaust Museum.

By Hebrew Theological College and Jewish B2B Networking inviting the community to a LinkedIn 101 workshop at HTC on Monday, June 6 at 7:00 PM. Join us to hear Chaim Shapiro, Assistant Director of Career Services at Touro College who will cover the evolution of LinkedIn, insider tricks & tips, how to create a winning profile and much more. Please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or click here to register for this free event.

Chicago Jewish Historical Society Program at Hebrew Theological College

“A Realistic Rendezvous? Chicago’s Rabbi Oscar Z. Fasman and New York Orthodox Judaism”

Rabbi Dr. Zev EleffChief Academic Officer of Hebrew Theological College and Scholar of American Jewish History

For decades, Orthodox Judaism in Chicago developed in “parallel” to New York Orthodoxy. Often, Hebrew Theological College in Chicago viewed the New York-based Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary as a rival more than a partner. In the 1950s and 1960s, Rabbi Oscar Fasman took important steps to help unite these two Orthodox communities. This “rendezvous” took on peculiar forms that had a lasting impact on Orthodox Judaism in the United States.

Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.
Hebrew Theological College
7135 Carpenter Road
Skokie, Illinoisis

Free and open to the public.

www.chicagojewishhistory.org
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(312) 663-5634

Rabbi Eleff Program Announce

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