Announcement: 5th Ave Syn Yom Iyun

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Fifth Avenue Synagogue’s fourth annual Yom Iyun – A Program of Serious Jewish Learning

Sunday Morning, September 23

Mishna – 7:30 a.m.; Selichot – 8:00 a.m.; Shacharit – 8:30 a.m.; Breakfast – 9:15 a.m.

Breakout sessions, each 45 minutes long, will begin at 10:00 a.m. and conclude with Mincha at 1:15 p.m. Sessions will be led by distinguished
rabbis and scholars Go to for details. Register with the Synagogue office (e-mail.

Mishna Class – 7:30 a.m. followed by Shacharit
Rabbi Sol Trau, Honorary Chairman, Fifth Avenue Synagogue, The First Mishna of Shabbat

    Session A – 10:00-11:00 a.m.

  • Rabbi Dr. Seth Grauer, Associate Rabbi, Fifth Avenue Synagogue, Choosing Effective and Sustainable New Year’s Resolutions: Halachic Guidance and
    Advice to Ensure a New Year of Greater Religious Commitment and Meaningful Growth
  • Mindy Lankry, Educator and lecturer, The Privilege of Forgiveness
  • Rabbi Dr. Michael Rosensweig, Rosh Yeshiva, Yeshiva University, and Resident Scholar, Fifth Avenue Synagogue, The Challenge of Teshuva
  • Rabbi Dr. Sol Roth, Rabbi Emeritus, Fifth Avenue Synagogue, The Path to Personal Progress
  • Rabbi Mendel Weitman, Rabbi, Sephardic Synagogue of Fifth Avenue and Founder, Jewish Latin Center, Teshuva: The Power of Return or the Return
    of Power?
    Session B – 11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon

  • Dr. Barry L. Eichler, Dean of Yeshiva College, Professor of Bible and Cuneiform Studies at Yeshiva University’s Bernard Revel Graduate School
    of Jewish Studies and Yeshiva College, Reflections on Teshuva in the Book of Jonah
  • Rabbi Tzvi Flaum, World-Class Scholar in the field of Jewish Medical Ethics, The Repentance of the Jewish People: Its Divine Purpose and its
    Divine Power
  • Rabbi Yaakov Kermaier, Rabbi, Fifth Avenue Synagogue, The Halachic Legacy of the Sept. 11 Attack and its Relevance to Yom Kippur
  • Cantor Joseph Malovany, Cantor, Fifth Avenue Synagogue, Is There a Jewish Musical Motif to Call for and Enhance Teshuva? A Talk with
    Singing Illustrations
  • Lauren Roth, Psychotherapist, specializing in marriage and parenting, Successfully Parenting Children of Any Age
    Session C – 12:00 noon-1:00 p.m.

  • Rabbi Elie Abadie, M.D., Rabbi, Edmond J. Safra Synagogue, Alan Harris, M.D., Adjunct Professor, NYU School of Medicine, Walter Molofsky, M.D.,
    President Fifth Avenue Synagogue, Chief of Pediatric Neurology at Beth Israel Medical Center, Is There an Obligation to Preserve One’s Health? Halachic, Medical and Scientific Considerations
  • Rabbi Dr. Jonathan Feldman, Manhattan Jewish Experience, Seven Habits of Successful Dating
  • Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis, Founder and President of Hineni, Take Charge of Your Life
  • Rabbi Nesanel Kasnett, Senior Editor of the Artscroll Schottenstein edition of the Talmud, Scientific Evidence of a G-dly Creation
  • Professor William Schwartz, University Professor of Law, Yeshiva University, Chairman, Fifth Avenue Synagogue, Teshuva in American Culture and American Law

About Gil Student

Rabbi Gil Student is the Editor of, a leading website on Orthodox Jewish scholarly subjects, and the Book Editor of the Orthodox Union’s Jewish Action magazine. He writes a popular column on issues of Jewish law and thought featured in newspapers and magazines, including The Jewish Link, The Jewish Echo and The Vues. In the past, he has served as the President of the small Jewish publisher Yashar Books and as the Managing Editor of OU Press. Rabbi Student has served two terms on the Executive Committee of the Rabbinical Council of America and currently serves as the Director of the Halacha Commission of the Rabbinical Alliance of America. He serves on the Editorial Boards of Jewish Action magazine, the Journal of Halacha and Contemporary Society and the Achieve Journal of Behavioral Health, Religion & Community, as well as the Board of OU Press. He has published five English books, the most recent titled Search Engine volume 2: Finding Meaning in Jewish Texts -- Jewish Leadership, and served as the American editor for Morasha Kehillat Yaakov: Essays in Honour of Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks.

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