Yeshiva University’s Center for the Jewish Future will present a community beit midrash for six Wednesdays in November and December. The program will be on YU’s Israel Henry Beren Campus at 215 Lexington Ave. in Manhattan. Lectures will explore themes of Jewish prayer and leadership
Rabbi Menachem Penner, the Max and Marion Grill Dean at the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary, will present a series of lectures, “From Text to Transcendence: Finding Meaning in Tefillah,” exploring the philosophical and mystical underpinnings of prayer.
In “Less Than Perfect Leadership,” Nechama Price, the director of the graduate program for advanced talmudic studies and an instructor in Jewish studies and Bible at Stern College for Women, will analyze six leaders from Sefer Shoftim who embody six very distinct models of leadership.
On each Wednesday, Rabbi Penner will teach from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., and Ms. Price will teach from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The dates are November 9, 16, and 30, and December 7, 14, and 21.
Registration is at www.yu.edu/sternlearn. For information, email Rabbi Aryeh Czarka at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at (212) 960-5400, ext. 6826.