Yeshiva University’s Center for the Jewish Future will present its community beit midrash at YU’s Israel Henry Beren Campus at 215 Lexington Ave. in Manhattan. It meets on six Wednesdays — January 31; February 7, 14, and 21; and March 7 and 14 — with Rabbis Allen Schwartz and Lawrence Hajioff.

Rabbi Schwartz, the Raymond J. Greenwald Chair in Jewish Studies at Yeshiva College, will teach “The Art of Biblical Narrative,” and Rabbi Hajioff, a faculty member at Stern College for Women, will teach “Building Blocks of Successful Relationships.” Rabbi Schwartz will present from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., and Rabbi Hajioff will present from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

Rabbi Yaakov Glasser, the CJF’s dean, says that “we can once again bring Torah and scholarship to the broader YU community through the community beit midrash. The erudition and scholarship of Rabbi Schwartz and Rabbi Hajioff will provide us with an extraordinary opportunity to enrich our experience and learning in these two very important aspects of our lives: the stories we tell ourselves about ourselves and the stories we tell to one another.”

The beit midrash is open to men and women. Registration is at For information, email Rabbi Menachem Lewin at or call (212) 960-5400, ext. 6171.