Monthly Archives: April 2011

Pedaling for a Cause

SDA Israel Program Students Raise Money and Spirits for Children’s Hospital Yeshiva University’s S. Daniel Abraham (SDA) Israel Program, in partnership with Here4theYear and Jerusalem’s Alyn Pediatric Rehabilitation Hospital, coordinated several exciting and meaningful volunteering opportunities and programs during Bein Hazmanim for students in Israel who were not planning to return home for the Passover holiday.

Preserving their Memories

Students Document Holocaust Testimonies as Part of Yeshiva University High Schools’ Oral History Film Project Growing up as Jews firmly entrenched in the Jewish education system, learning and hearing about the Holocaust was commonplace. Since we were children, we have been exposed to the atrocities of one of the darkest episodes of human history. But

Who’s On Furst? – April 28

Tune into YU’s Weekly Internet Radio Show, Thursdays at 2 P.M. With Pesach over and summer right around the corner, join Mayer Fertig and Miriam L. Wallach today on “Who’s on Furst?” as they welcome Dov Perkal, executive director of the SHMA Camps, a family of camps known as camps Sternberg, Heller, Mogen Avraham, Kesher

The Economics of Organ Donation

Harvard Economist Alvin Roth Details Life-Saving Theory at Annual Brody Lecture At first glance, the search for a life-saving kidney donation may not seem to have much to do with economics. But Harvard University Professor Alvin Roth applies to that process the same market principles that drive global trade. It’s all about “a practical application

The Consequences of Toppling Tyrants

Foreign Relations Experts Discuss Revolutions in Middle East and the Implications for American Policy at Robbins-Wilf Lecture As collapsing Middle East governments and unease about United States involvement in Libya dominated news headlines, Bloomberg View Executive Editor and former Assistant Secretary of State James P. Rubin and New York Times Chief Washington Correspondent David E.

Simon Goldberg

The Call of Memory

Simon Goldberg, President of the Student Holocaust Education Movement at YU, on Maintaining Humanity in Inhumane Times On a spring day five years ago, I stood inside the Permanent Exhibition at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and prayed. I sought fervently to believe that what appeared so heartbreakingly before me was an illusion. That

Professionalize Your Passion

YU Establishes Graduate Level Professional Certification Program in Experiential Jewish Education Yeshiva University’s commitment to Jewish education, its success in sending thousands of students internationally on Service Learning missions and its impact on communal life through its many leadership training programs has laid the foundation for a Certificate Program in Experiential Jewish Education. The graduate-level

Inaugural College EDge Event A Success

Student-Run Program Assists Local High School Students in College Admissions Process On Friday, April 8, more than 70 high school students from public high schools in Washington Heights and throughout New York City gathered on Yeshiva University’s uptown Wilf Campus to attend a college preparation day organized by the YU student-run College EDge program. High

Aaron Levin

In Memoriam, Aaron Levine

Yeshiva University Mourns the Passing of Rabbi Dr. Aaron Levine The University is saddened by the loss of Rabbi Dr. Aaron Levine, Samson and Halina Bitensky Professor of Economics at Yeshiva College, who passed away on April 20. A noted authority on Jewish commercial law, Rabbi Levine’s research specialty was the interface between economics and halakha