Archive for the ‘Alumni Profiles’ Category

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. […]

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 […]