Touro President Alan Kadish Addresses Students at NCSY Yarchei Kallah Program

Date: January 03, 2013
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Dr. Alan Kadish, president and CEO of the Touro College and University System, addressed students at the annual National NCSY Yarchei Kallah program this weekend. Touro’s three undergraduate schools, the Lander Colleges, were involved in many aspects of the five-day program for Jewish high school students across North America.

Dr. Kadish spoke at Congregation Keter Torah in Teaneck, NJ, during a luncheon sponsored by Lander College. Lander College for Women-The Anna Ruth and Mark Hasten School (LCW) Student Government President Tehillah Green of Silver Spring, MD., introduced Dr. Kadish.

Faculty and advisors from Lander College led workshops during the first three days of the program, which was held at the Stamford Hilton in Stamford, CT. Lander College sponsored a learning program called, “People of the Book: Taking Ownership of Your Jewish Learning,” in which several essential Jewish texts were introduced and explained; Lander College presented each participant with two. Dr. David Luchins, founding dean and chair of the political science department, and Rabbi Dovid Goldwasser, assistant Mashgiach Ruchani and assistant professor of Jewish Studies, both of LCW, participated in a panel entitled, “Asei Lecha Rav: How a Rebbe Can Change Your Life.”

The annual Yarchei Kallah program provides public school teens with an opportunity to learn about Torah and Jewish values during their winter break. Students from across the United States and Canada gather for five days of intense Torah study and exciting educational presentations. The program affords teens the chance to wholly devote themselves to learning and spiritual growth, as well as meet and bond with other public school students who are similarly committed to exploring their Jewish identity with world-renowned rabbis and educators.

The Lander College of Arts and Sciences in Flatbush, with separate divisions for men and women, is located at Avenue J and East 16th Street in the Midwood section of Brooklyn. The school offers more than 20 majors and pre-professional options, including honors programs in biology, health sciences, psychology and political science. More than 1,000 students are enrolled each semester at the campus.

The Lander College for Men is an undergraduate division of Touro College, in service to the Jewish community. Established in the fall of 2000 and located in Queens, N.Y., the Lander College for Men is grounded in a dual curriculum of intensive Torah study and a wide range of academic programs, and students major in professionally oriented disciplines.

The Lander College for Women is an undergraduate division of Touro, a student-centered college located in midtown Manhattan where Jewish women follow a rigorous academic program as they pursue their baccalaureate degrees, while continuing and deepening their Torah education and commitment.