Sophie Lachmann came from Barranquilla, Colombia, to Stern College for Women so she could learn to incorporate a Jewish perspective into her everyday life.
History was made on the Wilf Campus at a groundbreaking ceremony for the Jacob and Dreizel Glueck Center for Jewish Study. The Glueck Center is the first building to be constructed on the Wilf Campus in over 20 years and will house a two-story, 470 seat Beit Midrash, the largest at YU.
Representatives of the families of the Israeli soldiers kidnapped by Hezbollah spoke to an overflow crowd of Yeshiva University students and staff on Sept. 19 at the Schottenstein Cultural Center on the Beren Campus.
More than 200 Yeshiva University students were among the more than 20,000 people who attended a rally in New York City’s Central Park on Sept. 17 to protest the genocide taking place in Darfur, Sudan.
Growing up in Ghana, malaria was as common an occurrence as getting a cold is here in the northeastern United States, recalls Louis Nkrumah, an M.D.-Ph.D. student at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University.
Allan W. Wolkoff, M.D., professor of medicine and of anatomy & structural biology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, will receive the 2006 Distinguished Service Award presented by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) at its annual meeting this October.
Rabbi Harold J. Reichman became the newest member of the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary faculty to occupy an endowed chair when he was invested by President Richard M. Joel as the Bronka Weintraub Professor of Talmud on Sunday, Sept. 17, in the Harry Fischel Beit Midrash of Zysman Hall on the Wilf Campus.
Rabbi Elie Abadie, MD has been appointed director of Yeshiva University’s (YU) Jacob E. Safra Institute of Sephardic Studies. Rabbi Abadie will coordinate all activities of the Academic Sephardic Studies Program and will also offer courses on Sephardic halakhah (Jewish law) and tradition at Yeshiva College and Stern College for Women. The Safra Institute prepares students for leadership roles in Sephardic communities.
Yeshiva University is starting off the 2006-2007 school year with a state-of-the-art digital communications lab at the Wilf Campus that will provide students with hands-on experience with the video, audio, and graphic production tools found in the professional workplace.
Rabbis, doctors and computer scientists and nearly 400 people from varying backgrounds came to Yeshiva University’s Wilf Campus on Sunday, Sept. 10 to attend “Organ Donation: A Matter of Life and Death,” a conference organized by the student-run Medical Ethics Society and the Center for the Jewish Future.