Monthly Archives: January 2009

Azrieli Graduate School Awarded AVI CHAI Grant to Enhance Spirituality of High School Students

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.

Students Lead Effort to Unite Jews Around the World on First Anniversary of Mercaz Ha’Rav Shooting

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.

Yeshiva University, Noting Impact of Economic Crisis on Families, Announces No Increase in Tuition, While Boosting Scholarships

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 Students To Hold Annual Seforim Sale North America’s largest Jewish book sale to run from February 1 to 22

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.

Applications for Presidential Fellowship in University and Community Leadership Now Open to Qualified Seniors

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.

Women Raise Their Voices in Song and Support at Choir Competition Pitting Israel Seminaries Against One Another

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.