A record 675 Yeshiva University students from across North America are departing for a year’s study in Israel, undeterred by recent tensions. From August 26 to September 9 students are leaving from metro area airports to participate in YU’s S. Daniel Abraham Israel Program, the largest American study abroad program in Israel.
Yeshiva University (YU) has been consistently making strides in student quality, academic excellence, and diversity of programs and research over the past decade. YU is now ranked along with Columbia and NYU as the top universities in the metropolitan area. YU is ranked as #40 in the most challenging category—national research doctoral universities, which has…
Freshman orientation is fast approaching, yet that intense time of adjustment does not apply to fresh-faced teens alone. It also extends to new college presidents.
Elisheva Douglas hopes her research on lupus will help scientists better understand the chronic inflammatory disease that affects thousands of Americans each year. She and nine other Yeshiva University (YU) undergraduates spent nine weeks this summer investigating causes and treatments of ailments including cancer, sickle cell anemia, and Alzheimer’s disease under the tutelage of top biomedical scientists at the University’s Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
Richard Joel is well aware that on the eve of his being chosen president of Yeshiva University last December, a number of students and rabbis were so opposed to his election that they recited Tehillim (Psalms), a prayerful response to times of crisis and danger. For some, the fact that Joel was not a rabbinic scholar and, moreover, had for years headed Hillel, the Jewish campus organization that celebrates pluralism, signaled an impending revolution for Yeshiva, away from its Torah roots.