Argentina’s “dirty war” nearly thirty years ago changed the life of artist Laura Murlender forever. At age nineteen, Murlender was abducted by government forces, chained, and tortured for eleven days. She is one of the few “disappeared” who survived. On October 30 at the Yeshiva University Museum, she spoke about her ordeal in public for the first time in thirty years.
The inaugural public event of The Center for Jewish Law and Contemporary Civilization (CJL) drew an audience of 100 academics and members of the community to the law school on Sunday night, Oct. 28.
Legendary singer, songwriter and mental health advocate Judy Collins was the special guest speaker when Yeshiva University’s Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology celebrated its 50th Anniversary at a gala on Sunday, October 28 at the United Nations.
Veteran and new pulpit rabbis gathered for a novel mentoring seminar designed to train and prepare pairs of mentors and young rabbis using an outside consultant.
The doors for the Avraham Fried concert opened to a long line of students. “Ladies, one at a time!” urged the security guard as these early arrivals, mostly female, put on their blue admission bracelets and began to fill the auditorium of the Geraldine Schottenstein Cultural Center.
The Yeshiva University Women’s Organization (YUWO) will celebrate its 62nd Annual Opera Benefit and Silver Anniversary Aprés Opera Gala on Saturday evening, November 10, 2007, at Lincoln Center in New York City.
Yeshiva College celebrated the generosity and vision of philanthropist and industrialist Michael Gamson and his wife, Barbara, and renowned New York immigration attorney Leon Wildes at Yeshiva College’s annual dinner on Sunday, October 21, 2007 at Pier Sixty Chelsea Piers in New York City. To view photos of the dinner please click here.
For hundreds of years cholent has been the traditional Sabbath-day meal for observant Jews in many countries. A slow-cooked stew containing meat, vegetables, potatoes or rice, legumes, and spices, it is one of the quintessential Jewish comfort foods and a dish that many look forward to from Sabbath to Sabbath.
Both the Wilf and Beren campuses of Yeshiva University were abuzz with excitement when the Sephardic Chief Rabbi of Israel, Rabbi Shlomo Amar, visited on October 15 during his recent trip to the United States. He was in the country to meet with the Rabbinic Council of America and the Orthodox Union. For photos of Rabbi Amar’s visit click here.
As part of Rabbi Naftali Weisz’s formal installation, President Richard Joel traveled to Columbus, Ohio on October 14, 2007, to deliver the keynote address at the 2007 Beth Jacob Testimonial, an annual event for the 108 year old Modern Orthodox congregation.