Archive for the ‘Alumni Profiles’ Category

Alumni Profile: Tova Renna ’98S

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

For Tova Renna ’98S, Senior Analyst at Johnson & Johnson, the choice to attend Yeshiva University’s Sy Syms School of Business made perfect sense for her professional ambitions. “I knew I was interested in business and accounting in high school, and I had heard wonderful things about Sy Syms,” said Renna, originally of Teaneck. NJ. […]

How YU Prepared One Student to be a U.S. Army JAG Officer

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

Michael Levin ’05YC, originally from Scarsdale, grew up in a non-Orthodox Jewish home. During a year abroad at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, while he was a student at Dickinson College, he realized just how much he yearned to explore his Jewish heritage and engage in serious study of Jewish texts. When he returned to the […]

Bari Weizman ’08, ’12SB: A Stylish Idea is in Business

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

Some women are known for their style, others for their business acumen. And for some, fashion and business merge as they have for Bari Weizman ’08SB, ’12SB the president and publisher of Hadar Magazine. Weizman grew up in Wesley Hills, NY, always knowing she would attend Stern College for Women, as did her mother and sisters. […]

Aaron Roller ’07YC: Working for NYC

Monday, December 16th, 2013

All the world’s a stage, they say, and for some, what goes on behind the curtains is where you can find the real action. For Aaron Roller ’06YC, the Director of Special Projects at the NYC Office of Citywide Purchasing and former Senior Policy Advisor at the NYC Mayor’s Office of Operations, effecting change from […]

Suri Brody’s (‘00SB) is in Business at Bloomberg

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

Suri (Brody) Rinzler ’00SB has a high-powered career in finance as a manager at Bloomberg, four children (including 6-month old twins), and no minced words about her dual role: “There is definitely an element of sacrifice,” she says simply. “I cannot be in two places at once, as much as I’d like, and there are […]

Alex Taub ’09YC Means Business

Monday, October 7th, 2013

He’s been published in the New York Observer, VentureBeat, and Forbes. Business Insider named him one of the “Top 20 Under 25” in the New York-area technology scene. And he works with early-stage companies and startups, advising them on best practices. Alex Taub, a 2009 Yeshiva College graduate, wears many hats, both figuratively – balancing […]

Miriam Weiner ’92S, ’96C Models the Work-Life Balance

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

Facebook CEO Sheryl Sandberg’s book, Lean In, recently reinvigorated the national discussion on the work-life balance and women in professional leadership positions. Miriam Weiner ’92S, ’96C knows a lot about those challenges: after receiving a JD from YU’s Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and a Master of Public Administration degree from New York University’s […]

Small Business, Big Potential: YU Alumni at the Helm of Their Own Companies

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

Small business owners are the backbone of the American economy: they create jobs, sell innovative products and display diligence, ambition and smarts to succeed in a tough marketplace. Many Yeshiva University alumni belong to that group of captains of (small) industry, and we are proud to showcase some of their success stories. TAMAR ROSENTHAL ’04S: […]

David Kastner ’05YC Wins Fulbright to Continue MD/PhD Studies in Switzerland

Monday, July 8th, 2013

Weizmann Institute of Science. The Rockefeller University. Stanford University School of Medicine. These esteemed science institutes and academic programs can all claim David Kastner ’05YC, an MD/PhD candidate in neuroscience from Stanford University, as a student or researcher. Now the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, or EPFL, in Lausanne, Switzerland, will be added to the […]

Sharona Motkin ’08SB Leaves Wall Street for More Culinary Pastures

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

After graduating Yeshiva University’s Sy Syms School of Business, Los Angeles native Sharona Motkin ’08SB began working at Goldman Sachs, having accepted a full-time position as a financial analyst after a coveted yearlong internship. Three years into the job, Motkin realized her passions lay elsewhere, and she left Goldman and returned home to California to […]