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Our Scholars-in-Residence

CIS is proud of its longstanding tradition of hosting some of the world’s leading Torah luminaries, historians and professors as Scholars-in-Residence, offering our members the opportunity to benefit from inspiring Shabbos Divrei Torah and Sichot.
Topics have ranged from Religious Zionism to Chassidut to Contemporary Halacha; and members are encouraged to engage informally with our esteemed guests at a Friday night Oneg, Shabbos Kiddush or Shalosh Seudos.
In the last few years alone, CIS has been honored to host:
Rabbi Dovid Bashevkin
Lieutenant Meyer Birnbaum z”l
Rabbi Yitzchak Blau
Rabbi Benjamin Blech
Rabbi Menachem Butler
Rav Danny Cohen
Rabbi Yakov Horowitz
Professor Richard Joel
Rabbi Paysach Kron
Rabbi Aryeh Lebowitz
Rabbi Menachem Leibtag
Rabbi Avrohom Leventhal
Rabbi Chaim Miller
Dr. Yehudah Mirsky
Rabbi Judah Mischel
Rabbi Dr. Alex Mondrow
Rabbi Michoel Parnes
Dr. David Pelcovitz
Rabbi Menachem Penner
Professor Shoshana Schechter
Rabbi Ken Shapiro
Rabbi Boruch Simon
Rabbi Zvi Sobolofsky
Dr. Moshe Sokolow
Rabbi Moshe Taragin
Rabbanit Shani Taragin
Rabbi Hanoch Teller
Rabbi Steven Weil
Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb
Rabbi Jeremy Wieder
Our Scholars-in-Residence program is complemented by a Shiur HaChodesh Series for women, led by inspiring educators who are experts in Tanach as well as issues of special concern to Jewish women and mothers. Over the past few years, our esteemed guest speakers have included:
Rebbitzin Yael Axelrod
Miss Chevi Garfinkle
Mrs. Shani Gejerman
Mrs. Chani Juravel, LCSW
Mrs. Aviva Orlian
Mrs. Toba Shifrin
Rebbitzin Shira Schiowitz
Additionally, CIS is proud to host a Lox & Learning series on select Sundays, and shiurim sponsored by members to mark smachot and other milestone occasions. 
Enjoy perusing our Programming Guides below by clicking on each cover.
Sun, July 21 2024 15 Tammuz 5784