Beginning this January, college students looking to delve into Torah study will have the opportunity to study in the relaxing atmosphere of North Miami Beach, Florida at Yeshiva Torah Ohr.
The Yeshiva, under the auspices of Merkos Lubavitch of Florida and associated with Chabad on Campus, specializes in providing a comfortable and friendly surrounding for “the typical American college student wishing to grow in their commitment to Yiddishkeit,” the directors said.
Heading it will be Rabbi Immanuel Storfer, former psychology major at NYU and alumnus of Mayanot, who has been a mashpia in Chovevei Torah Crown Heights for the past 3 years, and has successfully directed college oriented Torah programs in the past including the Ivy League Torah Study Experience and Miami Torah Experience last winter.
Joining him full-time will be Rabbi Yisroel Geisinsky, who served as a maggid shiur for the past 3 years in Chovevei Torah and spent a year on shlichus where he developed a highly structured curriculum for a Baal Teshuva institution located in Moscow.
Other local Floridian shluchim on staff will include Rabbis Mendy Fellig, Levy Friedman, Yossy Gordon and Yosef Marlow.
Students will learn at the Magen Dovid Shul located on 171st St. and 6 Ave, and will be housed nearby and provided with three nutritional meals daily.
The opening semester begins January 5th, 2011, and space is limited. Ample scholarships are available for early applicants.
In addition to the full time semester, the new Shluchim will be offering winter retreats and shabbatons. Students can participate in the annual Miami Torah Experience from December 21-30, 2010.
Students will have an opportunity to study Torah from the original text, and enjoy special guest lectures from esteemed Rabbis such as Manis Friedman, Sholom Ber Lipskar and Leibel Schapiro.
These new shluchim were appointed by the head Shaliach of Florida, Rabbi Avrohom Korf.