05 April 2006

Lecture on Pesah and Pascha

On Monday 3 April, Marcie Lenk, a doctoral student at Harvard, spoke at YCT on the early Passover Seder. She did so by looking at the alleged seder (the"last supper") which took place in the synoptic gospels and in John (composed in the late first century). She then pointed out the seder of the tenth chapter of Mishnah Pesahim. Of course, the se'udah idea came from Roman Symposia (festive meals), and similarly came the seder. She also showed us a couple of early Christian polemics (from the second and third centuries) against Jews regarding the naming of the holiday, as it was called Pascha in Greek, which was a transliteration from the Hebrew (pesah).

03 April 2006

Pre-Pesach Mishmar


Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School's
Pre-Pesach Mishmar

Please join us for this special evening of learning

Thursday, April 6, 2006


YCT Beit Midrash
6th Floor
606 West 115th Street
(between Broadway and Riverside)


7:00 - 8:00 PM
"Passover: Faith in the Ultimate Redemption"
Rabbi Avi Weiss, Founder and Dean, YCT Rabbinical School

8:15 - 9:30 PM
"In Nissan They Were Redeemed:
Geulah in the Thought and Writings of the Vilna Gaon"
Dr. Raphael Schuchat, Rabbi and Lecturer in Jewish Philosophy at Bar-Ilan University, Israel

9:45 - 10:30 PM
"Rav Kook and the Seder"
Biti Roi, Faculty, YCT Rabbinical School

11:15 - 12:00 AM
"The Korban after the Chorban: From Sacrifice to Sippur"
Rabbi Dov Linzer, Rosh HaYeshiva, YCT Rabbinical School

Admission is free.

For more information, call 212.666.0036
or e-mail office@yctorah.org

Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School
475 Riverside Drive
Suite 244
New York, NY 10115

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phone: 212-666-0036
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Temporary Position Available

Office Manager – Temporary/ Full-Time

YCT Rabbinical School in NYC is seeking to fill a temporary position of Office Manager.

Duration: Second week of May – Mid-August

Hours: Monday – Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Reports: to Director of Operations

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

- Provide general administrative support (answer phones, process interoffice communication, distribute mail, copying, make travel arrangements, filing, assure that office is running smoothly, process e-mail campaigns, assist with mailings)

- Field questions from visitors, faculty and students

- Maintain office and kitchen supplies and other inventory of materials

- Draft and edit written materials as needed

- Coordinate the work of maintenance crew (provided by our landlord); schedule and plan for thorough cleaning of YCT-related facilities, etc.

- Manage accounts payable, accounts receivable, and petty cash

- Prepare and make deposits and enter into QuickBooks

- Perform bank account reconciliations & maintain accurate accounting records

- Maintain contracts with vendors

- Maintain relevant mailing lists, faculty and student emergency lists

- Manage computer systems and other office equipment including copiers, phone, fax, perform regular computer back-ups, etc.

- Assist in event planning

- Assist with other projects as needed

We are looking for someone to come in and hit the ground running! This position requires the individual to be super organized, detail-oriented, flexible, cooperative, and patient. Savvy computer skills are an absolute must.

Training Duration: One week with Present Office Manager

Compensation: competitive, based on hours and prior professional experience.

To apply: e-mail resume and cover letter to Oksana Bellas, Director of Operations at obellas@yctorah.org