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Beis HaMidrash LaTorah, Hebrew Theological College, a member of the Touro College and University System, is excited to announce that beginning in the fall of 2018, Rabbi Moshe Revah will join our Yeshiva as a Rosh Yeshiva in the Beis Midrash and College Program for Men. Rabbi Revah will teach the advanced Gemara shiur in the morning and afternoon as well as Night Seder shiur for 12th grade students in Fasman Yeshiva High School.
Rabbi Revah, originally from Toronto, learned in the Passaic Yeshiva, Bais Midrash Gavoah in Lakewood and Brisk in Israel. He spent six years in Kollel in Israel learning under Rav Yaakov Hillel before joining the Chicago Community Kollel. He is currently the Rav of Ohel Tefillah, a new shul in West Rogers Park, and is a prominent senior member of the Chicago Community Kollel. For the past six years, he has delivered a daily Daf Yomi shiur, various Gemara and Halacha shiurim and is a widely sought after speaker in the community. Rabbi Revah completed his first sefer, Revach Barur on Hilchos Ribbis, about the laws of not charging interest and is about to release his newest sefer, Revach Milseih on Hilchos Basar B'Chalav, about the laws of milk and meat. He is a frequent contributor to Halacha Encounters, a weekly publication of the Chicago Community Kollel.  
"We are extremely excited to welcome Rabbi Revah to HTC. He is a dynamic Talmid Chacham and a very well-liked Rav and Rebbe," said Rabbi Avraham Friedman, Rosh HaYeshiva. Rabbi Shmuel Schuman, CEO added, "In an effort to restructure the learning in the Beis Midrash, bringing in Rav Revah will greatly complement our vibrant team of Roshei Yeshiva led by our Rosh HaYeshiva, HaRav Avraham Friedman. Our students are sure to benefit from Rabbi Revah's vast Torah knowledge and genuine warmth."
About Hebrew Theological College

Hebrew Theological College, founded in 1921, is committed to producing Torah-imbued college graduates who will serve the Jewish community and humanity through their professional and personal vocations. Hebrew Theological College provides coursework leading to undergraduate degrees in Judaic Studies, Accounting, Business, Education, English, Health Sciences, Psychology and Speech and Language Pathology. In addition to the two college divisions - the Men's Beis Midrash & College program and the Blitstein Teachers Institute for Women - Hebrew Theological College also includes the Fasman Yeshiva High School preparatory division for young men. Hebrew Theological College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, and a partner in serving our community, supported by the Jewish Federation/Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago. Hebrew Theological College is a member of the Touro College and University System.

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On Sunday, January 28th,  Hebrew Theological College held a Shloshim Memorial to pay tribute to Rabbi Yitzchak Sender,zt"l, a long time Rosh Yeshiva at Beis HaMidrash LaTorah. HaRav Sender was a Musmach of our yeshiva, an extraordinary Marbitz Torah through his manyseforim, beloved Rebbe to countlesstalmidim and a champion of Torah who, with his genuine warmth andahavasyisrael, made an indelible impact on Klal Yisrael. 
The Shloshim Memorial was attended by friends, Yeshiva students andcommunity members, who came to pay tribute to their Rebbe and teacher. The program included remarks from Rabbi Moshe Sender, Rabbi Binomin Olstein, Rabbi Pinchas Eichenstein and Rabbi Avraham Friedman who shared hespedimand memories. In addition, HTC was honored by the attendance of Rebbetzin Sender and her children.

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On Motza'ei Shabbos, January 27th, Hebrew Theological College in Skokie, Illinois, hosted its 37th Annual Melave Malka in the Lavin Dining Hall. Nearly 250 guests enjoyed a sumptuous fleishig buffet as they listened to musical entertainment. During the evening emceed by Rabbi Yehiel Kalish, Rabbi Shmuel L. Schuman, CEO of HTC, presented the Rabbi Herman Davis Memorial Scholarships to a most-deserving Beis Midrash and College student Zalman Cohen.


The highlight of the evening was the keynote address by Mr. Moishe Bane, the President of the Orthodox Union. Mr. Bane’s topic was, "3 Existential Threats to American Orthodoxy," and touched the dangers of the internet, challenges of Jewish identity and ethics issues in the community. You can watch a replay of the speech at:


Throughout the weekend Mr. Bane spoke at many shuls and community gatherings about the work of the Orthodox Union, including visits with the leadership of Midwest NCSY and Chicago Yachad. Blitstein Institute sponsored a unique event focused on shidduchim, hosted by Rochie and David Porush, with Mrs. Joanne Bane. Mrs. Bane is a well-known and respected shadchan, whose advice is sought by families throughout North America and beyond. Over 25 mothers participated in a very interactive and informative discussion.


Hebrew Theological College will be undergoing a comprehensive evaluation visit from the Higher Learning Commission, our accreditors, on March 12-14, 2018. The visiting team will review the institution's ongoing ability to meet the Commission's Criteria for Accreditation. Hebrew Theological College is currently on probation.


As part of this process, the Commission requires institutions undergoing such visits to invite the public to provide written comments* to the Commission. We invite you as a member of our community to participate in this process by contacting the Higher Learning Commission and submitting a third-party comment (click here).


Alternatively, you can send mail to the Commission:


Third-Party Comment on Hebrew Theological College

Higher Learning Commission

230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500

Chicago, IL 60604-1411


Hebrew Theological College continues to serve the needs of the community by providing academic programs to produce Torah Scholars, and to produce Torah-imbued college graduates and superior advanced graduate and professional programs for all qualified students who, upon graduation, will serve the Jewish community and humanity through their professional and personal vocations.


All comments must be received by February 13, 2018.



*Please note that any individual with a specific dispute or grievance with HTC should request the Higher Learning Commission's separate policy on complaints. The Commission cannot settle disputes between institutions and individuals, whether faculty, students, or others. Complaints will not be considered as comments.

Hebrew Theological College was saddened to learn of the loss of HaRav Aryeh Rottman, zt'l.   Rav Rottman, a prestigious alumnus of our Yeshiva was the founder and Menahal of Yeshivas Mercaz HaTorah in Talpiot, Jerusalem.  Rav Rottman attended Bais Hamidrash LaTorah-Hebrew Theological College as a student where he learned from the famed Rosh HaYeshiva, Rav Chaim Kreisworth, zt"l.  Rav Rottman graduated in 1953 and received his Semicha in 1959.  
Early in Rav Rottman's career, he started out as a Rav in Miami Beach, Florida where he opened the Mesivta of Miami Beach at a time before Jewish high schools existed in the area. He then assumed the position of Rav in Long Beach, NY and founded the Yeshiva of Long Beach. 
After the Six Day War, many American Yeshiva students were drawn to continue their Torah studies in Eretz Yisroel. Rav Rottman recognized the need for a yeshiva designed to meet the specific needs of American students and went on to establish Mercaz Hatorah. Under the guidance of the Steipler Gaon, zt"l, he also established a unique Kollel with the goal of cultivating educators for future rabbinic roles in Eretz Yisroel. With his unique personal guidance, for close to 5 decades, Rav Rottman impacted the lives and taught Torah to thousands of students.
"This was the chinuch he received from our Yeshiva," said his nephew and FYHS Rebbi, Rabbi Meir Segal. "To have hakaros hatov by giving back to fellow Jews just as the past Jewish teachers gave to you." 

המקום ינחם אתכם בתוך שאר אבלי ציון וירושלים
May the Omnipresent comfort you among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem

HTC Celebrates 95th Gala

06 December, 2017

On Monday, December 4th, Beis HaMidrash LaTorah, Hebrew Theological College in Skokie, IL celebrated its 95th Gala. The banquet, which "Celebrated Partnerships", held at the Westin O'Hare, drew over 500 alumni, parents and community supporters. HTC presented the Eitz Chaim Memorial Tribute in memory of Paul & Doris Rosenberg, ע"ה and wish Mazel Tov to Rabbi Binyamin Olstein, Marbitz Torah Award; Mrs. Beatrice G. Crain and Dr. Michael S. Maling and the Crain-Maling Foundation, HTC Founders Award.

Jewish music sensation, Benny Friedman, joined hundreds of students and community members for a kumzitz following the 95th Gala Celebration. Throughout the evening Benny sang heartfelt songs to honor each honoree, followed by a number of niggunim during dinner. FYHS student, Shai Younger, spoke to the crowd of 500+ guests sharing his experiences at Skokie Yeshiva. Students from each division spoke at the dinner spoke throughout the event and shared their experiences at Hebrew Theological College.

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 the Rabbinic Tribute Committee, Dinner Chairman and Honorary Chairman, as well as Mr. Brian Levinson and Mr. Shabsai Wolfe, Co-Chairmen of HTC Board of Governors. In addition, HTC thanks Rabbi Yehuda Polstein for serving as Master of Ceremonies.

HTC looks forward to a bright future as we enter our 96th year and beyond!

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