Yeshivat Frisch’s early morning “Cougar Kollel” is excited to welcome Rabbi Zvi Sobolofsky, a rosh yeshiva at Yeshiva University’s Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS) and founding rabbi of Bergenfield’s Congregation Ohr HaTorah, for a weekly Friday Gemara shiur. The shiur delves deeply (“lomdus” style) into the holidays of the year.
Rabbi Andrew Israeli, who runs Frisch’s Cougar Kollel alongside Rabbi Burry Klein, said that the shiur came about thanks to a number of students who learned with Sobolofsky at NCSY Kollel this past summer. “Those students wanted their friends to have the same opportunity to learn the Torah of one of the most prominent rabbis in our community,” said Israeli, highlighting that the shiur connects students, alumni and faculty who learn from Sobolofsky.
“Yeshivat Frisch is always looking for ways to facilitate learning opportunities outside of regular scheduled programming,” stated Israeli, noting that scholars from the New York/New Jersey area and from Israel visit Frisch throughout the year, “to expose students to Torah personalities in our community.”
Frisch’s early morning Cougar Kollel meets numerous times per week, and is open to all students who are interested in additional learning outside of class.