Francophiles and all who love great cinema will have reason to rejoice come February. For the very first time, Yeshiva University hosts the Tournées Film Festival, February 5–23. This festival brings the best of contemporary French films to the YU community.
The AVI CHAI Foundation has given a grant to fund Religious Understanding in Adolescent Children (RUACH), a new project of the Institute for University-School Partnership at Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration. The two-year collaborative initiative between the Institute and eight Jewish day schools will explore creative means of promoting growth in students’ relationships with God and their religious actions and beliefs.
On February 24, the students and rabbis at Yeshivat Mercaz Ha’Rav and Yeshivat Yerushalayim LeTze’irim in Jerusalem will commemorate the first anniversary of the tragic massacre of eight young students in a shooting spree last year with the dedication of eight Torah scrolls, one for each victim. They won’t be alone: thanks to an initiative called B’lev Echad, spearheaded by YU student Jeremy Joszef, the event will be broadcast live from Israel to schools, communities, and institutions around the world.
Expressing sensitivity to the growing challenges presented by the current economic downturn both institutionally and to families of its current and prospective students, Yeshiva University announced today that it will not raise tuition at the undergraduate level for the 2009-2010 academic year. Moreover, YU will increase the amount of scholarship support it awards annually.
Yeshiva University’s (YU) will hold its annual SOY (Student Organization of Yeshiva) Seforim Sale from February 1 to 22 on YU’s Wilf Campus in Manhattan, Belfer Hall, 2495 Amsterdam Avenue. Last year the acclaimed Judaica book sale drew more than 15,000 people from the tri-state area. Students, educators, and parents flock to the sale to take advantage of discounted prices on the latest of more than 10,000 titles in rabbinic and academic literature, as well as cookbooks, children’s books, musical recordings, and educational software.
When he heard about US Airways flight 1549 crash landing in the frigid Hudson River, Rabbi Gideon Shloush raced to the NY Waterways terminal to see how he could be of help. He met with survivors and offered them counseling and prayers as they arrived back on land.
Yeshiva University offers a leadership initiative which provides a unique opportunity for graduates of Yeshiva College, Stern College for Women and Sy Syms School of Business. Qualifying graduates of the class of 2009 will be selected to spend 11 months (August 1, 2009 – June 30, 2010) as Presidential Fellows in University and Community Leadership. Fellows will be challenged to get involved in and affect many aspects of campus life while engaged in an in-depth learning experience.
Yeshiva University will hold its annual SOY (Student Organization of Yeshiva)Seforim Sale from Feb. 1-22 on YU’s Wilf Campus in Manhattan. Last year the acclaimed Judaica book sale drew more than 15,000 people from the tri-state area.
Yeshiva University High School for Boys (YUHSB) senior, Eli Putterman won a $5,000 college scholarship as one of two National Winners of the Siemens Award for Advanced Placements (AP).
The grand ballroom of Jerusalem’s Ramada Hotel was awash in sopranos and altos on the evening of Jan. 17, as thousands of young women gathered for the 11th Annual Kol Chatan v’Kol Kallah Inter-Seminary Choir Competition, co-sponsored by Yeshiva University and the social action group Kedma.