Archive for the ‘Alumni Profiles’ Category

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 […]

A Family Reunion: Hermine Diament ’63S and Nathan Diament ’88YC

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

Yeshiva University has an exceptionally high legacy rate – estimated at around 60% — and that statistic is always apparent at class reunions. This year, among the classes of 1963, 1973, and 1988, there are several legacies celebrating their 25th, 40th, and 50th reunions. The various relationships include parents and children as well as those […]

Nick Muzin ’97YC, ’01E: Doctor, Lawyer, Political Strategist

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

When Nick Muzin ’97YC, ’01E was growing up in Toronto, few Canadians attended Yeshiva University. But after learning about YU from Admissions Director Michael Kranzler when he went to recruit in Toronto, Muzin decided the opportunity to combine a top-rate college education with Yeshiva learning, in New York City, was just too good to pass […]

40 Years in Service to the Jewish People: Paul Glasser ’73YC

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

We all know of the old joke involving two Jews and three opinions, making Jewish communal work – which involves negotiating the opinions of many different Jews – anything but for the faint of heart. It requires a level head, a good-natured disposition and strong interpersonal skills. After nearly 40 years of working on behalf […]

“Brace” Yourself for Dr. Nava Fruchter Cohen ’01S

Friday, February 1st, 2013

In an example that uniquely embodies the image of today’s multi-tasking, type-A modern woman, a story broke last year in which a pregnant woman taking her LSAT exam continued through the end of the test – despite the fact that she was in active labor. Before that woman made the news, however, there was Dr. […]

Technology and Religion: YU Graduates and Brothers Chanoch ’04YC and Moshe ’07YC Goldfeder Find Different Paths to Success

Monday, January 7th, 2013

If you’re in the field of computer science, there are few better employers to work for than Google. Since 2010, Chanoch Goldfeder ’04YC has worked at Google as a software engineer focusing on Google Apps Script, designing new features and supporting existing products. “When I entered YU I intended to major in electrical engineering. It […]

From Stern to Ralph Lauren: Judith Kaplan ‘03S Practices Judaism in Style

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

Judith Kaplan ’03S was always an artistic child and teenager. Growing up in Brooklyn, Judith took many extracurricular art classes as an elementary and middle school student at Yeshiva of Flatbush, and as a high school student at Stella K. Abraham High School for Girls (SKA). When it came time to decide where to attend […]