The “Reishit” Program
The “Reishit” Program – Headed by Rabbi Yisrael Samet.
The Norman and Joanne Sternthal “Reishit” Program
is designed for students who do not have an extensive religious studies background and are interested in combining their academic studies with a fascinating Jewish learning experience. The classes are held in the format of learning groups and include discussions of a wide range of Jewish subjects. Students are exposed to a variety of Jewish texts (including a presentation of their historical backgrounds). Through their studies they are introduced to the Jewish way of life with an emphasis on the Jewish family. The program includes four courses spanning over two years. Program participants receive a stipend.