Monthly Archives: November 2008

Yeshiva University Presents Lecture Series on “Ethics In the Workplace” At Young Israel of Woodmere

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.

Susan Horwitz Recognized by American Cancer Society for Groundbreaking Research on Cancer Drug Taxol

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.

Rabbinical Students at Israel Campus Learn About Diversity of North American Jewry at UJC General Assembly

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.

Common Goal For Yeshiva University Men’s Soccer Team

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.