Archive for September, 2011

There's No Place Like Homecoming

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

On Sunday, September 18, more than 600 people turned out to celebrate Homecoming, YU’s first event of its kind in more than a quarter of a century. YU alumni, families and friends enjoyed a block party featuring carnival rides and games, face painting, fun snacks, and musical entertainment by the Maccabeats, Y-Studs and Blue Fringe. […]

YU Enhances Yomim Tovim for Jewish Communities Around the World

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

Those who wish to enhance their yomim tovim can always turn to YU, which provides resources that inspire and uplift to the global Jewish community. The Center for the Jewish Future has published its popular “Rosh Hashana To-Go” and “Sukkot To-Go” materials. Print copies are available in many shuls in the greater Metropolitan area. Both […]

9/11 Commemorative Kollel Yom Rishon

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

This year, the inaugural Abraham & Millie Arbesfeld Kollel and Midreshet Yom Rishon program coincided with the tenth anniversary of 9/11. To commemorate these tragic events, the Center for the Jewish Future hosted a special 9/11 session featuring a panel discussion in partnership with RIETS and the Beth Din of America. Panelists included Rabbi Yona […]

Letters, Phone Calls and Fashion…the Many Roads to Annual Giving

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

With the start of the academic year, the Office of Annual Giving launched its fall campaign, which engages alumni and friends in the University’s goals and needs and asks for their support. In the past few weeks, letters went to alumni of key YU communities signed by fellow members of their community. Benzion Fuchs ’87YC, […]

Nahshon Society: Turning Student Leaders into Alumni Leaders

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

The Nahshon Society, a select group of recent alumni who remain actively involved with the University, welcomed its third cohort in September. The enthusiastic and committed alumni members of Nahshon engaged in a dialogue with President Richard M. Joel on September 8. They will participate in conversations with other university administrators and lay leaders about […]

Orientation Ignites Excitement for Year Ahead

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

Orientation 2011-2012 was a week full of information, workshops, fun, and a great kick-off to the start of the new academic year.  Even with Hurricane Irene delaying the activities, the new and returning students wouldn’t be deterred from celebrating their return to YU. The jam-packed week included information sessions on choosing a course schedule, setting […]

YU Alumni Finder Contest – Reconnect Alumni to YU and You’ll Be in the Running for TWO Tickets on El Al Israel Airlines!

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

The Office of Alumni Affairs launched a major campaign to increase its database of alumni e-mail addresses – the main form of communication with graduates today. We need your help to do achieve our goal. We are asking all of our alumni to send current email addresses of their friends and peers from YU whom […]

Great Lectures Mark 2011-2012

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

On August 31, we were privileged to hear from Senator Joseph Lieberman, one time U.S. vice-presidential candidate, who was the inaugural speaker for the new Straus Center for Torah and Western Thought in their series “Great Conversations on Religion and Democracy.” His appearance marked the first of many opportunities to hear from top scholars and […]

YU Alumni Play Ball

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

At YU, we like to work hard so we can play hard, and lately the Office of Alumni Affairs (in conjunction with the Athletic Department) has been ramping up their efforts to reach out to alumni. Homecoming 2011, on Sunday, September 18, will feature sports clinics for boys and girls in basketball, baseball, volleyball, soccer, […]

Amy Katz ’72YUHS, ’76S, ’78W Melds Passion for Jewish Communal Life and Jewish Education as New Head of PEJE

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

Amy Katz ’72YUHS, ’76S, ’78W will become the new Executive Director of the Partnership for Excellence in Jewish Education on October 1, when the current director steps down. PEJE, a Boston-based non-profit, is a capacity-building organization whose mission is to build the financial sustainability of Jewish day schools across North America. Katz’s visible and prominent […]