Archive for the ‘Meet the Donors’ Category

YU Donor and HDR Recipient Featured in The Jewish Sound

Friday, June 13th, 2014

Joshua Gortler ’54YUHS, ’58YC, ’60W, who endowed the Joshua H. Gortler and Sarah B. Gortler Scholarship in Geriatric Social Work at Yeshiva University’s Wurzweiler School of Social Work and who received an honorary degree at YU’s 83rd Commencement Ceremony, was profiled in The Jewish Sound for his achievements. An excerpt is below: ‘“Humbling,” is how […]

Alexander Lukhtman Announced as First Recipient of the Joshua H. Gortler and Sarah B. Gortler Scholarship Fund in Geriatric Social Work

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

Joshua H. Gortler and Alexander Lukhtman ’10YC might be from different generations and different parts of the worlds, but their dedication to helping the elderly—and the determination to embrace a new language, culture and opportunities after emigrating to the United States—are shared values.  Now, with Lukhtman officially announced as the first recipient of the Joshua […]

YU’s Straus Center Receives $100,000 Grant Thanks to Hart Hasten

Friday, December 13th, 2013

Yeshiva University’s Zahava and Moshael Straus Center for Torah and Western Thought received a $100,000 grant from the Menachem Begin Heritage Center in Jerusalem to sponsor a series of programs on Zionism and the Begin Legacy in honor of the former prime minister’s 100th birthday, which was commemorated in August. Hart Hasten, president of US […]

New YU-HANC Scholarship

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

Beryl and Doreen Eckstein have generously funded a new, need-based scholarship that is allocated specifically to Hebrew Academy of Nassau County (HANC) graduates who are applying to Yeshiva University, in the amount of $80,500. The scholarship fortifies the relationship between HANC and Yeshiva, which is of vital importance to the Ecksteins. Ari Rockoff, director at […]

Drs. Harold Fluss and Sharon Kaplowitz Fund the Hersh and Fannie Fluss Memorial Awards in Honor of Their Parents

Monday, February 18th, 2013

Dr. Harold Fluss YUHS ’74, YC ’77 and Dr. Sharon Kaplowitz ’75 YUHS have made a generous donation to Yeshiva University High School for Boys. This gift will fund two annual graduation awards in memory of their beloved parents: The Hersh and Fannie Fluss Memorial Award for Excellence in Nach and the Hersh and Fannie […]

Rabbi Hyman and Ann Arbesfeld Dedicate YU's Torah To Go

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

Rabbi Hyman ’49YUHS, ’53YC, ’56RE and Ann Arbesfeld, longtime Yeshiva University parents, grandparents, and generous supporters, have made a generous gift to YU to dedicate the Torah To Go publications in memory of Ann’s parents, Benjamin and Rose Berger, a”h. Benjamin and Rose immigrated to America from Poland before World War II. After a few […]

YU Museum Receives Grant from the Covenant Foundation

Monday, February 11th, 2013

Yeshiva University Museum is the recipient of a prestigious Signature Grant from The Covenant Foundation, which develops and supports Jewish education and community-building projects and programs in the U.S. Yeshiva University Museum will receive $135,900 over three years to expand Re-Imagining Jewish Education through Art, an initiative that uses the arts and critical inquiry to […]

Bequest by Herbert S. Denenberg Trust Establishes Two Yeshiva College Chairs

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

On February 5, Yeshiva University marked the investiture of two new chairs in Judaic studies at Yeshiva College, endowed through a generous bequest from the Herbert S. Denenberg Trust. Dr. Yaakov Elman, professor of Judaic studies at Yeshiva College and YU’s Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies, was appointed the Herbert S. and Naomi […]

Importance of Genetic Screening: Op-Ed by Esti Rose '07S, YU Genetic Counselor

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

Esti Rose ’07S, a genetic counselor for YU’s Program for Jewish Genetic Health, recently penned an op-ed on the importance of couples getting genetic screening propr to their pregnancies. The op-ed was published in JTA and The New York Jewish Week.  In her op-ed, Rose discusses one of the major reasons why couples do not […]

Donor to YU Libraries, Ronald Rubin, is Honored

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

On June 26, Yeshiva University honored Professor Ronald Rubin ’57YUHS at YU Libraries, in a special reception organized in recognition and appreciation of his many gifts to YU in recent years, including his gifts to the Mendel Gottesman Library’s rare collections. At the reception, Rubin received a framed certificate marking and commemorating his contributions to […]