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Fasman Yeshiva High School Dedicates High School Beis Midrash  - See below for videos

Restoring the Grandeur to our Campus!  

Mr. Shalom MenoraOn Sunday, February 1st, Fasman Yeshiva High School, the preparatory division of Hebrew Theological College in Skokie IL, held a Chanukas Habayis to celebrate the completion of the first phase of the FYHS Beis Midrash remodeling project. Rabbeim, students and community members were in attendance for the joyous dedication that took place immediately following davening. The FYHS Beis Midrash is now furnished with a new Aron Kodesh, seforim, tables, chairs, bookcases, creating a beautifully renovated room for davening & learning. The Chanukas Habayis began with remarks by Rabbi Shmuel L. Schuman, 9th grade Rebbe and CEO, and divrei chizuk from Rabbi Avraham Friedman, Rosh HaYeshiva. The students also heard heartfelt words from Mr. Shalom Menora and Mr. Eric Rothner.

In Rabbi Schuman's remarks students heard how this remodeling project came into being. Rabbi Schuman noted that when the high school enrollment grew in the late 1990's, the high school moved into the under-utilized Handlesman Memorial Hall for davening and learning. Since that time the High School Beis Midrash was in need of improvement: the Aron Kodesh was in terrible condition, the chairs and tables were mismatched, and the entire space was in disrepair. 
 
In late June 2014, with the help of Rabbi Pinchas Eichenstein, Rabbi Heshy Weingarten and Rabbi Aryeh Bassman, HTC received a donation of a beautiful Aron Kodesh and bookcases from Khal Ohr Yisochor Chodorov, which was undergoing their own renovation. This was the catalyst to the next series of events in the renovation story.

After a visit to the Yeshiva, Mr. Eric Rothner saw the need for upgrades to our facilities and in particular the High School Beis Midrash. Mr. Rothner wanted to change this room into a beautiful place for Torah and Tefilla, continuing the work of Mr. Rothner's dear friend, Mr. Moshe Menora, a"h, who dedicated his time and resources to beautifying the Yeshiva. After his untimely passing, the work that Mr. Menora, a"h, had started was yet to be completed. Mr. Rothner turned to Moshe's son, Mr. Shalom Menora - an alumnus of the high school and former parent - to partner with him to continue what his father had started. Shalom eagerly agreed to join in this project and donated a large sum to get the project going. 
 
And it didn't end there. Since this transformation began, others have followed suit to dedicate seforim, tables, and bookcases in memory or in honor of loved ones. HTC is indebted to Mr. Rothner and Mr. Menora for their continuous support and dedication to our Yeshiva. HTC also extends a tremendous thanks to the Atkin family for building a brand new set of bookcases which further enhances the Beis Midrash.
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On Motza'ei Shabbos, January 31st, Hebrew Theological College in Skokie, Illinois, hosted its 34th Annual Melave Malka in the Lavin Dining Hall. Nearly 300 guests enjoyed a sumptuous fleishig buffet to benefit HTC's Samuel & Nina Bellows Kollel as they listened to a musical performance by Listen Up! a cappella. During the evening Rabbi Shmuel L. Schuman, CEO of HTC, presented the Rabbi Herman Davis Memorial Scholarships to two most deserving Beis Midrash and College students Noach Blechner from Boston, Massachusetts, and Joey Seif from Miami Beach, Florida.

The highlight of the evening was the keynote address by Rabbi Micah Greenland, International Director of NCSY. Rabbi Greenland's topic was, "Inspired Teens, Inspired Adults, Inspired Community." Rabbi Greenland spoke about an innovative four step process to transmit our commitment to the next generation. This process requires us to have a clear vision of a values based culture, create a long term perspective, develop an entrepreneurial spirit and constantly innovate. If we as parents can model good habits based on Torah values, we in turn can inspire genuine relationships with Hashem. For more information about HTC programming, please visit www.htc.edu or call (847) 982-2500.

RD1 0265On 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.


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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.

Click here to watch this year’s videos. 

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.

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.

For more info please contact Rabbi Yair Silverstein: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 847-946-2509.

No charge.

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Enhancing the Learning in our High School Beis Midrash

bookcases for webHebrew Theological College is proud to announce that our Fasman Yeshiva High School Beis Midrash renovation project is nearly complete. The walls have been painted, the window treatments are in place and the floor is almost finished. Our next goal is to fill our brand new bookcases with relevant seforim (Jewish books) to enhance the learning in our new High School Beis Midrash.

We would like to invite you to participate in this most wonderful mitzvah by sponsoring a sefer or even a set of seforim, to honor or commemorate a loved one.

There are a myriad of sponsorship opportunities in the areas of TaNach, Mishna, Gemorah, Halacha, and various other subjects. To become a sponsor, please click here or contact Rabbi Shmuel L. Schuman, Interim CEO at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 847 982 2500 ext 134.

Restoring the grandeur to our campus! 

Hebrew Theological College is excited to announce that renovations of the Beis Midrash and College dormitory rooms are complete. The third floor rooms have been retrofitted with new ceilings, light fixtures, walls, floor tiles, desks, beds with under bed storage, personal closet units with built in shelving and stunning bathrooms. HTC would like to thank the Illinois Board of Higher Education for providing HTC with this special grant award through the Independent College Capital Program (ICCAP). It is our hope that the new lodgings will enhance the learning atmosphere for our students for many years to come.

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