By Talya Hyman, Managing Editor
In a new effort to offer meaningful Jewish experiences to Yeshiva University students of varying interests and passions, the Torah Activities Council (TAC) has partnered up with the Stern College for Women Student Council (SCWSC) for “Sweat4Tzedakah.”
President of TAC, Bella Adler, SCW ’20, expressed her vision of the initiative: “The idea behind ‘Sweat4Tzedakah’ is to run a two-part charity exercise event in premier work-out facilities in the Midtown area. 50% of all proceeds from the classes will be donated to Sharsheret, an organization supporting Jewish women who are fighting breast and ovarian cancer.”
The first of the scheduled two events will take place on Monday, September 9th at 8:45 p.m. at 305 Fitness, a dance cardio workout studio located at 33 East 33rd Street. The second event is scheduled for Monday, September 16th at FlyWheel Cycle Studio at 8:15 p.m., located at 420 Park Avenue South. All Stern College women are encouraged to sign up and reserve their spots via sstud links.
Beren Campus student leaders recognize the opportunity to get the women of Stern College moving, dancing, and spinning, all for the larger purpose of being able to perform a mitzvah along the way. “We will dress in pink clothes, blast music, dance our hearts out, and have a blast for a special cause that is making the world a better place,” Adler said.
Chaya Green, SCW ’20, VP of Programming for SCWSC, explained the goal of the exercise charity events: “TAC and SCWSC decided to take exercise, something that is usually used to solely benefit ourselves, in order to help those around us. We are excited to use this initiative…to enjoy and maintain our mental and physical health with each other, all the while benefiting a phenomenal Jewish organization, Sharsheret, altogether.”
“Sweat4Tzedakah” comes as part of TAC’s larger mission for the 2019-2020 academic year to spread Torah far and wide on the Beren Campus. “Whether you feel inspired by a shiur in the Beit Midrash, Challah Baking on Thursday night, Jewish perspective panels on modern dilemmas, or dancing to pop music for tzedakah, as student leaders on campus we are responsible to facilitate those experiences for you,” Adler said. “You are an integral part of Yeshiva University’s Jewish community on campus, and I am here to cheer you on as we create those Jewish experiences together.”
Photo: Sweat4Tzedakah Flyer