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Tribute to Rav Ovadia Yosef: Kollel Yom Rishon Dedicated to Torah Leader’s Legacy

Sunday, Nov, 24, 2013 9:15 AM to 11:30 AM

Yeshiva University’s Center for the Jewish Future (CJF) and Abraham Arbesfeld Kollel Yom Rishon and Millie Arbesfeld Midreshet Yom Rishon will present a tribute event dedicated to the legacy of HaRav Ovadia Yosef zt”l on Sunday November 24, from 9:15-11:30 a.m.

תמונת-פנים-עדינה
Rabbanit Bar Shalom

The event will feature special remarks by Rav Yosef’s daughter, Rabbanit Adina Bar Shalom, founder, chief executive officer and chair of the board of directors of the Haredi College of Jerusalem.

Other speakers at the event will include Rosh Yeshiva Rabbi Hershel Schachter, Nathan and Vivian Fink Distinguished Professorial Chair in Talmud at YU-affiliated Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS) and Rabbi Meir Goldwicht, Joel and Maria Finkle Visiting Israeli Rosh Yeshiva at RIETS, who received ordination from Rav Yosef.

“It’s an honor to host Rabbanit Bar Shalom at Yeshiva University to discuss her father’s legacy,” said Rabbi Kenneth Brander, YU vice president for University and Community Life and the David Mitzner Dean of the CJF. “We were privileged to have Rav Yosef visit our yeshiva several times to give Talmudic and halachik lectures. Maran was one of the transformational figures of this generation and we will always remember his warm friendship with our institution, which he respected for its commitment to Torah scholarship and the preservation of the Sephardic heritage.”

The event will be held at YU’s Schottenstein Center, 560 West 185th Street in New York City, and is open to men and women. The Rabbinical Council of America, Young Israel and the Orthodox Union are cosponsoring the event. For more information, please contact kollelyomrishon@gmail.com and register online at www.kollelyomrishon.org.