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We regret to inform you that Mr. Jose F. Betances, the senior facilities manager of the Beren Campus since January 1994, passed away this morning of an apparent heart attack.

Jose was a dedicated and beloved member of the Yeshiva University community who devoted himself to providing  service to our students, faculty and staff. He will be greatly missed by the members of his department as well as by the entire YU family.

We offer condolences to his wife, Emiliana, to his sons, Jose and Jose Alberto and to the entire family. Funeral arrangements have not yet been announced.


The Topsy Turvy Bus Makes a Stop at YU on April 11 at 8PM on the Wilf Campus

From early February through mid-April, the Teva Learning Center’s used-vegetable-oil-powered Topsy-Turvy Bus will be rambling through the United States, making stops at Jewish organizations and institutions in various communities.  This year’s tour is titled “From Purim to Freedom” and will be using themes from the holidays of freedom, leadership, commitment to change, the power of the individual, and miracles to spread Jewish ideas as they relate to energy and the environment.

Topsy Turvy Bus“The kids thought the bus and solar oven were ‘really cool.’  I loved how easily and casually Jewish content was inserted into the environmental message,” said a Jewish education director from a stop on the last tour.  “The staff was able to adjust the information and activities to our youngest as well as our oldest kids.  They were incredible!” said another.

Read full article at YU’s Office of Energy and Sustainability Blog…


MTA Varsity Hockey in Championship Bid this Sunday

In 1996 the MTA Lions varsity hockey team defeated the Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns and Rockaway (HAFTR) to win the Metropolitan Yeshiva High School Hockey League (MYHSHL) championship. In 2005 the team made it to the finals again only to lose to Frisch. In 2011 the Yeshiva University High School for Boys/Marsha Stern Talmudical Academy hockey varsity hopes to win it all once again, when they play Davis-Renov-Stahler Yeshiva High School (DRS) in the championship game this Sunday, March 27.

MTA enjoyed a 10-4 season led by Captain Noah Isaacs, a senior from Teaneck, N.J., and co-Captains Eitan Stern and Gabe Rosenfeld, both juniors from Teaneck. The team defeated Frisch 4-1 in the first round of the playoffs, beat HAFTR 1-0 in overtime in the quarterfinals and SAR 5-4 in the semi-finals.

The championship game will be played at Lawrence Middle School (195 Broadway, Lawrence, N.Y. 11559) at 4:15 p.m. on Sunday, March 27. Tickets are $7. E-mail Head Coach Dovie Quint at for information about purchasing tickets.

Enjoy a brief video previewing the big game here.

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