Young Israel of Fort Lee is joining with Yeshiva University to offer two lectures this month.

On Monday, August 14, at noon, Dr. Steven Fine, YU’s Dean Pinkhos Churgin professor of Jewish history and the director of YU’s Center for Israel Studies, will discuss the “Temple Menorah and the Arch of Titus.” He will talk about his research as he studied the menorah that is engraved into the Arch of Titus in Rome, and he will tell the story of how that symbol has changed, and how it has continued to resonate from ancient times to modern Israel. His talk is part of the shul’s monthly Lunch & Learn series; it will include a light dairy meal.

On August 22, Rabbi Dr. Meir Soloveichik, director of YU’s Zahava and Moshael Straus Center for Torah and Western Thought, will recount lessons to be learned from one of Rembrandt’s masterpieces, “How to Bless Our Children.” The talk begins at 7:30 p.m. with mincha; the lecture will follow.

Young Israel of Fort Lee is at 1610 Parker Ave. For information, email Beth Gorin at or call the synagogue at (201) 592-1518.