As part of an extensive adult education program at the Young Israel of Woodmere, Yeshiva University (YU) is offering a series of lectures on the timely issue of “Ethics in the Workplace” to the Five Towns community. The speakers are well known figures in their respective fields of medicine and law. Individuals who attend the lectures will be awarded Continuing Medical Education credits at YU’s Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Continuing Legal Education credits at YU’s Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.
The American Cancer Society, the nation’s largest non-governmental funder of cancer research, has given its highest award, the Medal of Honor, to four Americans who have made outstanding contributions to the fight against cancer. Among the honorees is Susan Band Horwitz, Ph.D., distinguished professor and co-chair of the Department of Molecular Pharmacology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, who is recognized for her groundbreaking research on the cancer drug Taxol (paclitaxel), which has been used by more than 1 million patients around the world to treat cancers of the ovary, breast and lung.
Over 350 students crammed into a packed-to-capacity Schottenstein Cultural Center to see eight bands compete at the YU Battle of the Bands competition.
At the age of nine, Simon Deng, a member of the Shilluk tribe in southern Sudan, was abducted and given as a gift to an Arab family. His job was to draw water from the Nile River and carry it back to the household, work typically assisted by camels.
With Jewish communities emerging throughout the US and across the globe, the need for qualified rabbis and educators has grown. Oftentimes, the search for a suitable rabbi can be a somewhat daunting task.
David Rudenstine, author of the acclaimed book “The Day the Presses Stopped: A History of the Pentagon Papers Case” and dean of Yeshiva University’s Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, was honored at the 2008 Alumni Association Dinner held at New York City’s Gotham Hall Nov. 10.
Over 500 students studying at Israeli yeshivot and seminaries as part of YU’s S. Daniel Abraham Israel Program are expected to attend a shiur with British Chief Rabbi Sir Jonathan Sacks on Nov. 28.
Yeshiva University sent a delegation of 30 rabbinical students from Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS) who are studying at YU’s Gruss Institute in Jerusalem – and their wives – to the UJC’s 2008 General Assembly (GA) to expose the young leaders to the “larger Jewish community,” through interactions with Jews from different streams.
Based in the “melting pot” capital of the world, New York City, the Yeshiva University Men’s Soccer team boasts a tremendously diverse group of athletes. The Maccabees’ roster—comprised of athletes from Panama, Venezuela, Brazil, France, Israel, England, Chile, Belgium and the United States—represents a microcosm of the broad YU student body.
Rabbi Yona Reiss, the Max and Marion Grill Dean of Yeshiva University’s Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS), will be visiting the Brookline and Newton communities as a scholar in residence for Shabbat Chayei Sarah, November 21 to the 22.