"Don’t be afraid of discovering that the real you may be different than the current you."
RABBI LORD JONATHAN SACKS
Former Chief Rabbi of Great Britain
"Each technological advance carries with it the possibility of diminishing or enhancing human dignity. What matters is how we use it."
40th President of the United States
"Information is the oxygen of the modern age. It seeps through the walls topped by barbed wire, it wafts across the electrified borders."
"Restlessness is discontent and discontent is the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure."
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In case it was too crowded in Cinema 1
Many things have changed since 2011 yet our core mission remains the same.
Who Goes Here?
OUR TALMIDIM COME FROM A VARIETY OF BACKGROUNDS. CHASSIDISH, HEIMISHE. YESHIVISH, LITVISH, LUBAVITCH, AND, OCCASIONALLY EVEN BRITISH.
What they share is a strong desire to prepare for being 'mefarnes' their families without having to leave the Bais Midrash.
Rabbi Shmuel Skaist
Rabbi Shmuel Skaist studied at Yeshiva Sh' or Yoshuv for ten years, enjoying a close relationship with his rebbe, HaRav Shlomo Freifeld z"tl. After teaching in Eretz Yisrael for seven years, Rabbi Skaist returned to the US where he gives shiurim across the country, pioneering new and original efforts to reach the not-yet-observant. He is sought after for his ability to inspire and motivate listeners with his original, and often humorous, insights into the realities of modern life.
Involved in Kiruv efforts across the United States and Israel for the past 30 years, Rabbi Skaist explains that his rebbe, Rav Friefeld, taught him to never underestimate what you can learn from another person.
Rabbi Skaist remembers a newly observant talmid of his who said he wanted to daven for the amud but was unsure if he was ready. "Do you need help with the nusach?" I asked. "No," he responded, "I'm not worried about that." "Is it the pronunciation?" I continued. "No, not that either," he said exasperated at my inability to comprehend. "Is it stage fright?" I went on. "Rebbe, I'm about to stand in front ofHa-Kadosh Baruch-Hu, and represent the Jewish People in this room and pour out my heart so that all of our tefilos are heard and answered. How do I summon up the kavannah to do the job right and become a shaliach tzibbur worthy of the title? That's what scares me."
Says Rabbi Skaist: "We strive to bring that level of intensity and meaning into our Bais Medrash and apply it to our learning."
Rabbi Sender Friedlander
SOMETIMES THE WAY THINGS LOOK ARE NOT REALLY THE WAY THINGS ARE.
Is there an intelligent, informed, disciplined student inside you just waiting to be recognized? This short, and inspiring film is about someone who is judged by his outward appearance. But looks can really be deceiving!
We work with each and every student to help them discover not only how timeless and relevant Yiddishkeit is in general, but also how important it is to each of us as individuals - if we are to be truly ourselves. If you are interested in hearing more please contact us. Or, you can sign up below to receive occasional newsletters, notices, and divrei Torah
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