Archive for the ‘Alumni Profiles’ Category

Ike Sultan ’14YC, ’17R, ’17A: Making Halacha Accessible to the Masses

Monday, January 5th, 2015

Former President George W. Bush served as the keynote speaker at Yeshiva University’s 90th Annual Hanukkah Dinner and Convocation, but the Point of Light ceremony—which honors outstanding students, faculty and alumni each year who best exemplify the values and spirit of Yeshiva University—might have been the highlight of the night most eagerly anticipated. Ike Sultan’14YC, […]

Naomi Kaszovitz ’87S, Former College Player Turned Coach, is an Ace

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

She has served as head coach of the Yeshiva University women’s tennis team since 2009 and was recently named the women’s tennis Skyline Conference Coach of the Year for the 2014 season, but Naomi Kaszovitz ’87S was already playing sports at YU—as a student athlete. A native of Oceanside, N.Y. (Kaszovitz grew up a good […]

R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Find Out What It Means to Ilana Weiss ’03S, Associate Executive Director of RESPECT

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

As summer turns to fall and the air turns cool and crisp, students return to the classroom and parents everywhere are reminded of a familiar worry: This may be the year that their children encounter a feared and legendary phenomenon, otherwise known as the class bully. Not if Ilana Weiss ’03S has anything to say […]

Ross Gordon ’05SB: Accidental Entrepreneur

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

When Ross Gordon ’05SB took over operations for the Morg Mart, the popular student-run convenience stand in the basement of Yeshiva University’s Morgenstern dormitory on the Wilf Campus, he was just looking for a way to make a few extra dollars. Instead, he says, his entrepreneurial spirit began to flourish. “Our famous Wednesday Night Chinese […]

Eve Stieglitz ’07SB: Conquering The Professional and Volunteer Realms By Doing, Not Talking

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

For Eve Stieglitz ’07SB, talk is cheap. Doing, however, is much more valuable, and as a testament to her strongly-held beliefs, Stieglitz does things—a lot. The accomplished corporate recruiter currently holds a full-time position at MediaVest, a leading full-service media specialist company, and a part-time job managing professional development seminars at New York Institute of […]

Rabbi Yitzchak Schechter ’95YC, ’99F: Data Solutions to Benefit the Jewish Community

Friday, June 6th, 2014

Dr. Yitzchak Schechter ’95YC, ’99F knows all about the problems facing the Orthodox Jewish community, among them mental health issues, the so-called “shidduch crisis,” and kids at risk. But to find the data to support the theories of these communal issues, Schechter founded the Applied Research and Community Collaboration Institute (ARCC) which works to collect […]

Rabbi Dr. Menachem Raab ’44YC, ’47R, ’70BR: Nine Decades Long and Still Going Strong

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

On the occasion of his 70th reunion from Yeshiva College, Rabbi Dr. Menachem Raab reflects on a life that took him from his hometown of Philadelphia, to New York to pursue a YU education followed by an array of professional jobs in New York, New Jersey, and Florida, to making Aliyah not once, but twice. […]

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. […]