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Largest Jewish Book Sale in North America Will Attract Thousands to Wilf Campus Feb. 1-22

Jan 22, 2009 -- Yeshiva University will hold its annual SOY (Student Organization of Yeshiva)Seforim Sale from Feb. 1-22 on YU’s Wilf Campus in Manhattan. Last year the acclaimed Judaica book sale drew more than 15,000 people from the tri-state area.

Students, educators, and parents flock to the sale every year to take advantage of discounted prices on the latest of more than 10,000 titles in rabbinic and academic literature, as well as cookbooks, children’s books, musical recordings, and educational software.

The Seforim Sale has become a highlight for the Yeshiva University community, as students and alumni congregate to visit their alma mater, see old friends and add books to their personal libraries.

“We expect another big turnout this year,” said Ophir Eis, CEO of the SOY Seforim Sale. “Aside from all the discounts available, we have a number of great events planned.”

The sale, North America’s largest Jewish book sale, is managed exclusively by students who run the entire operation from ordering to setting up the premises, marketing, and all the technology the project entails. Proceeds support SOY’s myriad of initiatives, which include student activities on campus and outreach programs in the Jewish community.

Scheduled events at the sale include:
- An alumni night on Feb. 3, which will feature a performance by the Maccabeats, the YU men’s a cappella group
- Live acoustic performance by Six13 on Feb. 4
- A lecture by Dr. David Pelcovitz and Rabbi Steven Eisenberg on Feb. 5 entitled, “What happens when your child isn’t you: Understanding the religious change after year(s) of study in Israel”
- Musical performance by Aryeh Kuntsler on Feb. 12
- Family Storytelling with Peninnah Schram, Professor of Speech and Drama at YU’s Stern College for Women, on Feb. 15
- Emunah cooking demonstration and book signing on Feb. 16

The sale takes place at Belfer Hall, 2495 Amsterdam Avenue in the Washington Heights section of Manhattan. For a complete listing of dates and times or to view the online catalog, visit