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!
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 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.
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