TORONTO, Nov. 9, 2011 /CNW/ - Can you believe? A rabbinical school
enjoying the hospitality of a Roman Catholic seminary at the University
of St. Michael's College (Toronto School of Theology, University of
Toronto). This is a unique phenomenon in 2000 years of history and a
flagship achievement in the contemporary world. Learn more at: www.cdnyeshiva.org.
The Canadian Yeshiva & Rabbinical School (CY&RS) will hold its Inaugural Convocation on:
Sunday, November 27, 2011, at 2pm, in the Isabel Bader Theatre (93 Charles Street West).
You may reserve under "Media" at: http://canadianyeshivaandrabbinicalschool.eventbrite.com.
The Honourable Senator Jerry Grafstein will be installed as Honorary Chair by Dr. Rose Wolfe, CM, O.Ont, Chancellor Emerita, University of Toronto. Installed as
Chancellor will be the renowned Rabbi Daniel Sperber, founder and president of the Makhon Gavoah laTorah (Jesselson
Institute of Advanced Torah Studies) in Israel. He is also professor of
Talmud at Bar-Ilan University and a member of the Committee on National
Religious Education, Ministry of Education, State of Israel.
This post-graduate theological seminary, fully in accord with Jewish
law, is distinguished as follows:
-- first modern Rabbinical School in Canada, therein marking the "coming of age" of the Canadian Jewish
-- is scheduled to be part of the Toronto School of Theology, and
thereby part of the University of Toronto, eligible to confer conjoint degrees with U of T, a European model that is unique in North America
-- offers an intensive curriculum for its students who come from
numerous backgrounds and academic disciplines, including a spousal programme, an extensive pastoral counselling programme also open to MSWs in the field, and community organization skills, in addition to extensive studies in Talmud and Jewish Law.
Origins: The School has developed to fill a need in the Canadian Jewish
Community. Until now, Canadians who wished to pursue the rabbinate had
to travel to either the United States or Israel, and Canadian
synagogues had to import Rabbis from foreign countries. The Canadian
Yeshiva & Rabbinical School changes all that! The Schools' program
ensures development and enrichment of local students attuned to the
rhythm of Jewish life in Canada.
The Canadian Yeshiva & Rabbinical School instituted community classes this fall, and, for the first time out, is proud to already have over
70 students involved in the courses (see http://www.cdnyeshiva.org/community/). Planned projects include: Jewish learning programmes where singles
can meet on a meaningful level; study programmes where couples can
bond; and parent-and-child study sessions where relationships are
cemented for life!
SOURCE Canadian Yeshiva
For further information:
Rabbi Roy Tanenbaum, President