Monthly Archives: March 2009

Exciting Sarachek Basketball Tournament Ends With Ramaz on Top

Chants of “M-T-A” and “R-A-M-S! Rams! Rams! Rams!” reverberated throughout the filled-to-capacity crowd at Yeshiva University’s Max Stern Athletic Center as hundreds of students, parents and alumni gathered to watch the 18th annual Red Sarachek Basketball Tournament championship game between the Yeshiva University High School for Boys / Marsha Stern Talmudical Academy (YUHSB) Lions and the Ramaz Rams—both of Manhattan. In the end, Ramaz’s defense proved too tough for the Lions as the Rams pulled away with a 48-26 victory.

Einstein and New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Researchers Create Test That May Predict Spread of Breast Cancer

Scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have previously shown that the co-mingling of three cell types can predict whether localized breast cancer will spread throughout the body. Now, a collaborative study led by investigators at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center has produced a test for metastasis that could help doctors precisely identify which patients should receive aggressive therapy.

Got Questions About Financing College Education? YU’s Bob Friedman Can Help

Applying for financial aid may seem daunting in this economy but it just became much easier thanks to Yeshiva University’s new blog, Bob Can Help, at On the blog Robert Friedman, university director of student finance, shares his expertise with students, parents and financial aid officers around the country.

Einstein Researchers Identify Genetic Markers for Aggressive Head and Neck Cancer

Scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have identified genetic markers that signal poor outcomes for patients with head and neck cancer. These findings could one day lead to a genetic test that could help select or predict successful treatment options for patients with this type of cancer. The results were published in the American Journal of Pathology.

Joint Initiative With Tzohar to Transform Synagogues into Community Centers for All Israelis

The Yeshiva University Center for the Jewish Future (CJF) and Tzohar, the largest organization of religious Zionist rabbis in Israel, ran a Shabbaton Seminar this past weekend for over 40 rabbis and lay leaders from around Israel with the goal of strengthening Israeli communities by transforming their synagogues into community centers.

Global Leaders and Scholars to Gather at YU for International Conference on Israel-India Relationship

With cultural, political, economic and military ties never stronger and more apparent between Israel and India, international leaders and scholars will convene at Yeshiva University for a two-day conference, entitled “Israel and India: A Relationship Comes of Age,” on March 30-31. In light of the recent tragedies in Mumbai, the conference will be dedicated to the memories of those who lost their lives in the attacks.

Men in Post-High School Israel Program Experience YU’s Special Brand of Torah Wisdom and Spirit

More than 650 young men in the S. Daniel Abraham Israel Program converged on Jerusalem last Saturday night for a special Melave Malke Kumsitz hosted by Yeshiva University in Israel to mark the end of Shabbat. The event was the first of its kind, bringing together students from 23 different yeshivas from across Israel to mingle with each other and meet, dance with and hear divrei Torah [words of Torah wisdom] from Rabbis Michael Rosensweig, Hershel Shachter and Mayer Twersky, all roshei yeshiva [professors of Talmud] at YU’s Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary in New York City.