Monthly Archives: November 2009

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Revel Holds First Yom Iyun

Day of Learning Showcases Faculty of Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies Yeshiva University’s Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies held its first Yom Iyun [day of learning] entitled “A Taste of Jewish Scholarship” on Sunday, Dec. 6 at Congregation Ohab Zedek (OZ) in Manhattan. The Yom Iyun began with an introduction by

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Revel Hosts Yom Iyun

Yeshiva University’s Revel School of Jewish Studies Offers A Taste of Jewish Scholarship Yeshiva University’s (YU) Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies invites the public to attend a Yom Iyun [day of learning] entitled “A Taste of Jewish Scholarship” on Sunday, December 6, at Congregation Ohab Zedek (OZ), 118 West 95th Street, New York,

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Bearing Witness to the Witnesses

Noted Holocaust Scholar Gives High School Students a Primer on the Power of Film to Capture Survivors’ Testimony “You are the last generation to know the survivors. The best of you will accept the responsibility for being witnesses for the witnesses.” Addressing seniors at Yeshiva University High School for Boys (YUHSB), Holocaust scholar and Academy

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Gabriela Shalev Addresses Students

Israel’s UN Ambassador Takes Issue With Goldstone Report at Student-Run Event More than 250 students from the Beren and Wilf campuses flocked to hear Gabriela Shalev, Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations, deliver a searing analysis of the Goldstone Report on Nov. 10. The 575-page report accuses both Israeli and Palestinian forces of committing war

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Yeshiva University Mourns the Passing of Sy Syms

Yeshiva University profoundly mourns the loss of Sy Syms, a longtime, venerable supporter of the University and founder of discount clothier SYMS Corp., who passed away Nov. 17. A member of the Board of Trustees since 1984, Syms made an indelible impact on undergraduate education at YU. Most notably, he presented the University with a major gift in 1986 that resulted in the establishment of the Sy Syms School of Business, the first business school under Jewish auspices in the Western Hemisphere, on whose Board he also served.

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YU Mourns Sy Syms, Longtime Supporter

Retail Icon, Who Founded YU’s Business School, Championed Jewish Education Yeshiva University profoundly mourns the loss of Sy Syms, a longtime, venerable supporter of the University and founder of discount clothier SYMS Corp., who passed away Nov. 17. A member of the Board of Trustees since 1984, Syms made an indelible impact on undergraduate education

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Director of the National Economic Council, Dr. Lawrence H. Summers, is Keynote Speaker at Yeshiva University’s Annual Hanukkah Dinner and Convocation on December 13

Dr. Lawrence H. Summers, Director of the National Economic Council and Assistant to President Barack Obama for Economic Policy, will be the keynote speaker at Yeshiva University’s (YU) 85th Annual Hanukkah Dinner and Convocation on Sunday, December 13 at The Waldorf-Astoria in New York City. Prior to his appointment by President Obama in 2008, Dr. Summers served as the Secretary of Treasury under President Clinton and as president of Harvard University from 2001 to 2006, making him the first Jewish president in the institution’s history.

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Principals Recruit on Campus

YU Holds Recruitment Fair for Students and Graduates Seeking Jobs in Jewish Education YU’s Institute for University-School Partnership and Center for the Jewish Future (CJF) team up to host an on-campus chinuch [Jewish education] recruitment event Nov. 16-17 that will highlight opportunities for YU students and graduates to work and teach in communities across North

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Students Network with Financiers

Wall Street Connections Series Gives Students Chance to Learn About Careers in Finance from Top Executives Some of Wall Street’s most successful executives and money managers, many of whom are alumni, engaged undergraduate students at an industry forum and networking event on campus in October. Since it was established three years ago, the Wall Street

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Einstein Appoints Top Medical Educator

Dr. Martha S. Grayson Named Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education at Einstein Nationally recognized educator Martha S. Grayson, MD, has been named senior associate dean for medical education at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Grayson, an alumna of Einstein, is known for developing innovative and rigorous medical educational programs and

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