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Eleven Undergraduate Students Participate in Research Program at Einstein

Designing a mini-gene, testing how cells communicate and developing a new line of therapies to fight fungal infections—it’s all part of the summer fun for 11 Yeshiva University undergraduates participating in an advanced biomedical research program at YU’s Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Yeshiva College's Daniel Rosen hopes his research will help develop a novle line of therapies for people afflicted by dangerous fungal infections.

Yeshiva College's Daniel Rosen hopes his research will help develop a novel line of therapies for people afflicted by infectious diseases.

Called the Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) and directed by Dr. Victoria Freedman, assistant dean of biomedical studies, the program has drawn 53 students in total from a variety of colleges and universities to engage in cutting-edge scientific studies, mentored by Einstein’s faculty. Each student is placed in a research laboratory in his or her field of interest and works closely with graduate students and post-doctoral fellows. Group seminars and workshops throughout the summer give participants a broad overview of the many types of research conducted at Einstein and provides them with techniques and strategies to become better scientists. In August, the students share their work as part of a poster session.

“The aim of the SURP program is to provide each student with the opportunity to experience the many rewards and challenges of biomedical research,” said Dr. Barry Potvin, a professor at Yeshiva College and visiting professor in the cell biology department at Einstein who oversees the selection process. “It is hoped that some will decide to include research in their future career plans and that they will apply for admission to Einstein’s MD, PhD, or MD/PhD degree programs.”

Eleven YU students are taking part in Einstein's Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP).

Eleven YU students are taking part in Einstein's Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP).

The 11 YU students are clustered into three programs. Eight students—Amishav Bresler, Ariel Caplan, Irving Levine, Ariel Peleg, Daniel Rosen and Menachem Spira of Yeshiva College and Elisa Karp and Miriam Steinberger of Stern College for Women—were awarded scholarships through the Roth Scholars Program, funded by the Ernst and Hedwig Roth Institute of Biomedical Science Education at YU. In addition, Faygel Beren and Jordana Schneider were chosen as part of the University Summer Research Scholars Program, which is supported through the Provost’s Office. Nancy Shilian is participating through the Stern Einstein Research Connection (SERC), a program created by Stern alumni to provide funding for a Stern freshman or sophomore to perform scientific research during the summer. Each program provides students with a stipend and on-campus housing.

“I enjoy the responsibility of running my own experiments,” said Jordana Schneider, a biology and psychology major from West Hempstead, NY, who is working in Dr. Jeffrey Seagall’s lab in the department of anatomy and structural biology. “So far I’ve learned countless new techniques and procedures that have opened my eyes to the wonders of scientific discovery. Over the course of the summer I hope to broaden my horizons and fine-tune my skills so that I can add value to my lab’s research efforts.” Schneider hopes to attend medical school in the future.

Stern College's Elisa Karp

Stern College's Elisa Karp works in Dr. Matthew Gamble's lab in the department of molecular pharmacology.

For Elisa Karp, a biochemistry and mathematics major from Fair Lawn, NJ, the program’s emphasis on individual responsibility and self-growth was equally important. “My favorite thing about this program is the opportunity to work in a graduate lab where I am trusted to conduct independent research as a colleague, not just a student,” she said. Karp is working in Dr. Matthew J. Gamble’s lab in the department of molecular pharmacology and plans to pursue an MD while continuing in research. “I really like this lab because it involves many techniques of basic science research,” explained Karp. “I have also been given a really interesting project to work on—creating a mini-gene.”

Daniel Rosen, a biology major from Teaneck, NJ, was impressed by the potential implications of his research in Dr. Joshua Nosanchuk’s infectious diseases laboratory for people afflicted by dangerous fungal infections. “My work has given me the opportunity to learn about and develop a novel line of therapies,” said Rosen, who also plans to pursue an MD “I am interested by the practicality and applicability of my research—my work will eventually help patients suffering from potentially lethal fungal infections.”


Collection of Azrieli Research on Orthodox Day School Education Combines Theory with Practice

Since its inception a decade ago, Yeshiva University’s Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration has pioneered serious research in Orthodox Jewish day schools in North America. The Azrieli Papers: Dimensions of Orthodox Day School Education, the school’s first volume of collected works, published by the Michael Scharf Publication Trust of Yeshiva University Press, showcases that research—in areas as critical and varied as educational psychology, differentiated instruction and school infrastructure—for an audience that includes parents and lay professionals as well as academics.

“We anticipate that this book will be a valuable reference tool in our own classes as well as in academic and professional programs elsewhere,” said David Schnall, dean of Azrieli and the book’s co-editor, whose contribution compares the right to an education in Jewish tradition and in American constitutional law.

“It is also intended as a reference tool for educators and school leaders, “added Schnall, “as well as for those involved in cognate institutions of Jewish education such as summer camps, youth programs and synagogues. Because of its readable style and focus on practice, parents of day school students would likely benefit from many of the articles and the expertise they represent.”

Some individual works in the Azrieli Papers were originally published as a special issue of Tradition magazine and place a heavy emphasis on the combination of theory and case studies. The mix is rare in a field which until recently has offered few hard facts or numbers for scholarly analysis. Made possible with the support of Henry and Golda Reena Rothman, the book is divided into sections using unique and creative resources to discuss topics as diverse and substantive as school structure, student psychology, educational philosophy and curriculum.

For example, a chapter by Dr. Lawrence Schiffman, a world-renowned expert in the Dead Sea Scrolls and Vice-Provost of Undergraduate Education at YU, examines the use of advances in archaeology as a tool for teaching Jewish studies. Azrieli’s holistic view of student-centered education is also highlighted in chapters by Dr. David Pelcovitz, Gwendolyn and Joseph Straus Chair in Psychology and Jewish Education at Azrieli, regarding at-risk behavior in children, and Dr. Rona Novick, University Professor in Education, about positive school culture and the problem of bullying in day schools.

“This book represents the confluence of theory and practice,” said Dr. Moshe Sokolow, associate dean at Azrieli and co-editor, whose chapter demonstrates the use of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik’s writing in developing a day school curriculum for tefillah [prayer]. “Jewish education can be improved,” Sokolow noted, “through research and development. Azrieli is uniquely situated to advance it in this way because our faculty and students engage both in practice in the field as well as research and theory.”

“One of the charges in writing The Azrieli Papers is the importance of combining serious practice with research,” said Dr. Jeffrey Glanz, Raine and Stanley Silverstein Chair in Professional Ethics and Values at Azrieli. “We’re trying to be practical for practitioners, teachers, counselors and rebbeim, but we want to show people there is also research and serious quality academics behind it.”

Glanz’s contribution is a game-changing piece about inclusion theory. It argues for the integration of students of all abilities in one class room, from the gifted to those with special needs, contrary to the prevailing belief that different environments are needed to educate students of differing levels.

“In our society we separate students who are not the norm,” said Glanz. “Children with mild retardation or autism, for example, are often excluded, and other children are not exposed to them. An inclusive model, both philosophically and practically, overcomes those prejudices. The extent to which we can mainstream students in the class and school is to benefit to all students and is the morally right thing to do.”


YU and The Center for the Jewish Future Offer Several Ways to Gain an Appreciation for the Three Weeks and Prepare for Tisha B’ Av

  • Browse hundreds of shiurim [lectures] from YUTorah on topics relating to mourning for the Temple.
  • Subscribe to a daily email with a short video message during the Three Weeks (a project of the YU Torah Mitzion Kollel of Chicago).
  • Download the latest Tisha B’ Av-To-Go, featuring 64 pages of Divrei Torah from YU faculty and staff.
  • Join Rabbi Dr. Jacob J. Schacter for a live all-day webcast explaining the kinot and the nature of Tisha B’ Av, on Tuesday, August 9.

Audio Gems Tell the Story of Jews in America; Retro-Fabulous, Mid-Century Show Has NYC Premiere at YU Museum

Born of dingy attics, roadside yard sales and dusty archives is an extraordinary array of Jewish recorded music from the 1940s through the 1980s, brought to stereophonic life in the Jews on Vinyl exhibition at Yeshiva University Museum from July 24, 2011 – January 8, 2012.

Harvey Jacobs, D.J. Martin, Victor Goldring, Mrs. Portnoy’s Retort, United Artists, 1969, Courtesy of Josh Kun and Roger Bennett

Mrs. Portnoy’s Retort, United Artists, 1969, Courtesy of Josh Kun and Roger Bennett

The introduction of traditional standards like Fiddler on the Roof and Eli, Eli into the American mainstream are due to some unexpected interpreters like The Temptations, Johnny Mathis, Louis Prima, Eartha Kitt and Herbie Mann. In this experiential exhibition, visitors are transported to the days of turntables by relaxing in authentically recreated mid-20th Century living rooms while listening to the sounds of the time.

Jews on Vinyl is based on the book And You Shall Know Us by the Trail of Our Vinyl: The Jewish Past as Told by the Records We Have Loved and Lost (Crown Press, 2008) by Roger Bennett and Josh Kun, and marks the New York premiere of this highly acclaimed exhibition organized by the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco.

What started out as a mutual affinity for kitschy Jewish album covers became a quest for identity, history and customs in the sleeves of LPs. To this end, Bennett and Kun embarked on an intriguing journey, scouring the world to collect thousands of albums, and pieced together these scratched, once-loved and now-forgotten audio gems to tell a vibrant tale: How Jewish culture became mainstream American culture.

Batman and Rubin  Mercury, 1967 Courtesy of Josh Kun and Roger Bennett.

Batman and Rubin, Mercury, 1967, Courtesy of Josh Kun and Roger Bennett

“For the Boomer and older generations, many of these album covers will evoke instantaneous recognition and a whole host of memories; here is the soundtrack of their past,” said Dr. Jacob Wisse, director of the Yeshiva University Museum. “For younger visitors, the music and LP covers present a fascinating, enjoyable and enlightening glimpse into the recent American Jewish past. Jews on Vinyl has great artistic, historical and sociological value, and appeal for all audiences.”

Featuring music, comedy, storytelling and other hybrid sounds, Jews on Vinyl reflects a rich heritage and raises important questions about the evolution of tradition and cultural assimilation in America’s melting pot. Much of the music is no longer available in any format and, through this exhibition, audiences will have the unprecedented opportunity to experience forgotten moments in Jewish-American pop history.

At the heart of the exhibition are four 1950’s style suburban living room vignettes where visitors can sit comfortably and hear MP3 sound clips from listening stations in the era of their surroundings. A wall-size installation features facsimiles of the records in the exhibition and album covers corresponding to a soundtrack of highlights played throughout the space are projected on an adjacent wall.

Throughout the show, the Yeshiva University Museum will offer a series of programs designed to delve deeper into the various genres represented in the exhibition and to provide historical and cultural context to the listening experience. For more information, visit

Listen to a sample teaser of Mickey Katz’s My Yiddishe Mambo.

The 1950s saw an explosion of creativity among Jews, including among Yiddish Speaker. Mickey Katz was a notorious Yiddish commedean, as you can here in this 1950s take on a Yiddish Mambo.  These types of tunes illustrate just how much traditional Jewish culture was finding its place in the increasingly diverse mainstream culture.


Einstein Researchers Develop Fluorescent Protein That Makes Internal Organs Visible

Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have developed the first fluorescent protein that enables scientists to clearly “see” the internal organs of living animals without the need for a scalpel or imaging techniques that can have side effects or increase radiation exposure.

Liver cells in this mouse contain the fluorescent protein iRFP. The mouse was exposed to near-infrared light, which has caused iRFP to emit light waves that are also near-infrared. The composite image shows these fluorescent near-infrared waves passing readily through the animal’s tissues to reveal its brightly glowing liver.

The new probe could prove to be a breakthrough in whole-body imaging – allowing doctors, for example, to noninvasively monitor the growth of tumors in order to assess the effectiveness of anti-cancer therapies. In contrast to other body-scanning techniques, fluorescent-protein imaging does not involve radiation exposure or require the use of contrast agents. The findings are described in the July 17 online edition of Nature Biotechnology.

For the past 20 years, scientists have used a variety of colored fluorescent proteins, derived from jellyfish and corals, to visualize cells and their organelles and molecules. But using fluorescent probes to peer inside live mammals has posed a major challenge. The reason: hemoglobin in an animal”s blood effectively absorbs the blue, green, red and other wavelengths used to stimulate standard fluorescent proteins along with any wavelengths emitted by the proteins when they do light up.

To overcome that roadblock, the laboratory of Vladislav Verkhusha, Ph.D., associate professor of anatomy and structural biology at Einstein and the study”s senior author, engineered a fluorescent protein from a bacterial phytochrome (the pigment that a species of bacteria uses to detect light). This new phytochrome-based fluorescent protein, dubbed iRFP, both absorbs and emits light in the near-infrared portion of the electromagnetic spectrum – the spectral region in which mammalian tissues are nearly transparent. Read full article in Einstein News


A Letter from Dr. Moses Pava, Director of The Syms School of Business

As Syms begins its 25th year (and I begin my 24th year here and my first as director) I am looking forward with great anticipation and much excitement to the upcoming academic year. I am especially looking forward to working with Professor Michael Strauss, entrepreneur-in-residence and clinical professor of management, who has been appointed associate director of student advising and administration, and Dr. Avi Giloni, who is now serving as associate director for academic research.

As the first order of business we have streamlined our name and are now officially the Syms School of Business. While this is a small change, it is my hope that it reflects a broad change in culture with an enhanced focus on strengthening relationships among administration, staff, faculty, students, alumni and others.

More important than a name change, we are continuing the ongoing accreditation process with the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). We also welcome Dr. S. Abraham Ravid as the Syms Professor of Finance. Dr. Ravid is an internationally acclaimed researcher specializing in capital structure, debt features, bankruptcy and mergers and contracts. He is a welcome addition to our experienced and dynamic faculty—a faculty fully dedicated to the academic and professional needs of our students and committed to the highest standards of business research practices.

As director, my goal for the Syms School of Business is to strengthen our primary commitment to our energetic, bright, ambitious and very hard-working students. I view Syms as a dynamic learning-community, dedicated first and foremost to preparing the next generation of highly successful Jewish business leaders and professionals in accounting, finance, marketing, management, entrepreneurship and decision sciences. Working together with Yeshiva College and Stern College for Women, Yeshiva University’s world-class Jewish Studies Programs and the Career Development Center, Syms is preparing students to succeed and thrive in the fast-changing global economy.

In addition to our undergraduate program, our MS Program in Accounting, under the experienced leadership of Dr. Joseph Kerstein, is continuing to grow and improve. This program provides students with state of the art knowledge and skills necessary to achieve both their short and long-term goals as accounting professionals. An Executive MBA Program (recently approved by New York State) will be launched next year with Professor Steven Nissenfeld serving as director.

In order to better serve the needs of our students and to promote dialogue among members of the Syms learning community, I will hold Town Hall meetings on both the Beren and Wilf Campuses, modeled after President Richard M. Joel’s highly-successful meetings.

Professor Strauss is working hard with the rest of the administrative team to simplify our student advisement process and to better integrate it with Yeshiva College and Stern College. He and I are both committed strongly to transparent, efficient, fair and friendly student and administrative interactions.

Dr. Giloni will head up our curriculum committee. We encourage student participation and help in this process. We also invite students to participate in our new Friday faculty seminars, where faculty will have a chance to share their most recent research projects. I encourage you to participate.

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of Syms, I am introducing a special series of lectures and roundtable discussions on “Leading with Meaning: The Spirit of Jewish Enterprise. These programs will rotate between the Wilf and Beren Campuses and will include notable Jewish business leaders and academics.

Michael Strauss, Avi Giloni and I look forward to working with students, alumni, faculty, staff, the Syms School Board of Overseers, prospective employers and the liberal arts programs to increase synergies with the other undergraduate units of Yeshiva University. We truly believe that the best is yet to come.

I invite you to share this message with others who may be interested in the future of Syms and to email me at with both constructive criticism and your new ideas for the Syms School of Business.


Moses Pava

Director, Syms School of Business


CJF’s Counterpoint Israel Program Becomes World’s First Accredited Jewish Service Learning Program; Expansion Includes Youth of Arad, Yemin Orde

Yeshiva University’s Center for the Jewish Future announced that its “Counterpoint Israel Program,” a month-long service-learning initiative that aims to empower the next generation of Israeli youth via an action-packed, Jewish values-driven summer camp experience, has been retooled to allow counselors to receive credits for their participation in the program.

This new development makes Yeshiva University the world’s first institution to offer an accredited program for Jewish service-learning.

“We are proud to add the accreditation element to the long list of firsts for the hugely successful Counterpoint initiative,” said Rabbi Kenneth Brander, David Mitzner Dean of the CJF. “We hope that this newest component of the program will further enhance the experience for our college counselors, bringing them one step closer to impacting communal life as our future Jewish leaders.

“This new offering perfectly illustrates the ways in which Yeshiva University blends academics, Torah Judaism and social responsibility. It is our goal to continue this trend and add this important element to future CJF service-learning and experiential education programs.”

Now in its sixth year, Counterpoint Israel—supported by the Zusman Family and Repair the World and staffed by 34 outstanding students from the U.S., Canada, South Africa and New Zealand—will double in size with camps operating in Dimona, Arad and Yemin Orde between July 12 and August 18.

As in past years, the Dimona program, run with additional funding by  Sharon and Avram Blumenthal, as well as the new program in Arad, with additional support from the Jewish Federation of Central New Jersey as part of the Jewish Agency’s Partnership 2000 initiative and Congregation Beth El-Atereth Israel of Newton, MA, will include classes given in English and workshops in arts, fashion, music, dance and sports—all with the goal of improving the students’ English skills while promoting a positive self-image and traditional Jewish values.

However, the Yemin Orde program, sponsored by the Jewish Federations of North America, will be run as an overnight camp hosted at Yeshiva University’s Israel campus in Bayit Ve’gan and will focus on addressing the specific needs of the Israeli teens residing in the Yemin Orde Youth Village following their firsthand experiences with the devastation caused by the Carmel forest fire in December.

“The students of Yemin Orde have been through a lot over the last several months and Yeshiva University wants to do something to buoy their spirits and help them move beyond this period of loss,” said Shuki Taylor, director of YU’s Department of Experiential Jewish Education. “As such, the CJF is working in close partnership with the leadership of the Yemin Orde Youth Village to create a unique summer program that will provide the teens with a safe, fun and educational experience that will ease them back into the important business of being kids.”

In addition to Counterpoint Israel, the CJF will be running several other summer programs around the world, including student kollels [Torah study programs] for Jewish communities in Georgia, Colorado, California, Kansas, New Jersey and Illinois, and a Counterpoint summer camp for unaffiliated children in Sao Paulo, Brazil.


Ephraim Meth Publishes Sefer Offering Commentary on Masechet Chullin

shashuei ephraimEphraim Meth, a fourth year Wexner Semicha Honors Fellow in YU’s Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS), has published a new sefer [book], Kuntres Sha’ashuei Ephraim, offering commentary on Masechet [tractate] Chullin. Meth, a student of Rabbis Michael Rosensweig, Nathan and Perel Schupf Chair in Talmud, and Herschel Schachter, Nathan and Vivian Fink Distinguished Professorial Chair in Talmud, grew up in Kew Garden Hills, Queens and graduated Yeshiva College in 2007 with a degree in psychology.

During his tenure in the RIETS semicha program, Meth delivered shiurim [lectures] on daf yomi to students and posted short observations to YUTorah. His new sefer was published to coincide with daf yomi’s beginning Masechet Chullin. The sefer inlcudes approbations from RIETS roshei yeshiva Rabbis Rosensweig and Schachter, as well as Rabbi Zevulun Charlop, Dean Emeritus of RIETS, and Rabbi Noach Isaac Oelbaum of Khal Nachlas Yitzchak in Kew Gardens Hills. Meth hopes to eventually teach advanced Talmud full-time.

A preview of Kuntres Sha’ashuei Ephraim is available for download at YUTorah. To purchase a copy or for more information contact Ephraim Meth at


Rabbi Benjamin Blech on the Tragic Death of Leiby Kletzky

Tisha B’Av came early this year to Boro Park.

An eight-year-old boy, Leiby Kletzky, was on his way home from day camp in Brooklyn when he mysteriously disappeared. A frantic search by the entire community failed to find him for two full days. And then his mother and father had to endure every parent’s worst nightmare. Leiby was found dismembered.

Words fail to convey the immensity of this tragedy.

Apart from its ghoulish aspects, it is simply too much to imagine what it means to send off a smiling child for a summer’s day of fun only to learn that all that is left of him is a memory.

It’s been said that the cruelest word in the English language is “never”.

Never will Leiby’s parents ever again be able to hold him, to hug him, to prepare him for life with words of advice and of Torah. Never will his family be able to share in the milestones of his growth to maturity. Never will there be a bar mitzvah to celebrate, graduations to attend, a wedding canopy to stand under with him and his bride as he prepares to embark on his own journey to family and future.

Never will all those who knew Leiby as a child be able to find out what his unique talents might have enabled him to accomplish.

Never will the Jewish community discover the contributions Leiby might have made to it and to the larger world.

Ever since the beginning of mankind the Torah reminded us that a single death leaves none of us untouched. In the aftermath of the first murder, God turned to Cain in anger and admonished him with the words “The sounds of the bloods of your brother cry out to Me from the ground.” Not blood, but bloods, in the plural. The commentators explain that when Cain killed his brother he effectively destroyed all of Abel’s future progeny as well.

In the words of the Talmud, he who murders one person is as if he destroys an entire world.

The loss of one person diminishes every one of us. It affects our collective future. It alters what might have been. It prevents us from ever receiving all the precious benefits every single life has to offer.

And when murder snuffs out the life of a child, the enormity of the word never – that we will never truly know what that child might have become – staggers us beyond comfort.

This is not the time for us to attempt any glib rationalizations or theological efforts to explain away the horror. Jewish law, in its profound wisdom, teaches us that we are not permitted to offer consolation “while the body is still before us.” The time for comfort can come only after the necessary tears.

I remember very well a somewhat similar moment in the community I served as spiritual leader. There was a tragedy that involved a young child. No one could think of any words that might alleviate the suffering of the parents. We tried but found ourselves wanting.

The scene is indelibly etched in my mind. A small group of us went to the parents, hugged them, tried to say something, choked up and simply cried.

Days later, the parents told me the only thing that helped them get through their tragedy was what we did for them. Not our words, but our tears.

“You showed us that the pain wasn’t ours alone. Your sharing our grief made it somewhat bearable.”

And that is what we must do now for Leiby and his family.

We must let them know that we cry with them.

Our tears are the words our hearts don’t know how to express.

The fact that we shed them proves that evil has not fully triumphed.

And most important of all, the Midrash assures us that the tears of the righteous summon the Almighty to hasten the day when wickedness and its practitioners will be eradicated from Earth.

This article originally appeared on aish.comRabbi Benjamin Blech is a professor of Talmud at Yeshiva University and the Rabbi Emeritus of Young Israel of Oceanside. He is the author of 12 highly acclaimed books, including Understanding Judaism: The basics of Deed and Creed. He is  He is also the author of “If God is Good, Why is the World So Bad?” and of the international best-seller, The Sistine Secrets.


Women’s Basketball Team Places in WBCA Academic Top 25, Twelve Yeshiva Student-Athletes Named to All-Academic Teams

Each year, the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) puts together a list of teams with the best GPA’s amongst the three NCAA divisions. Yeshiva’s 3.457 team GPA ranked them 19th in the country among all Division 3 women’s basketball programs. The top team in the country, Case Western Reserve University, had a 3.609 team GPA. This is the sixth time since the 2000-01 season that Yeshiva has made the Top 25, and the 4th time in the past 6 seasons. The YU Lady Macs ranked as high as 2nd in 2001 and have been in the top 10 three times.

The Hudson Valley Men’s (HVMAC) and Women’s Athletic Conferences (HVWAC) have announced the All-Academic Teams for the winter and spring semesters. To make the team, a student-athlete must be a sophomore or higher with an overall GPA of at least 3.5 (cumulative for their careers). The team recognizes those student-athletes that met that criteria and were participants on the basketball, swimming and softball teams (women) or basketball, tennis and volleyball teams (men).

Four women’s basketball players made the All-Academic team: Mercedes Cohen, Ayelet Friedman, Lauren Kempin and Malka Lebovic. That is the only YU team that competes in the HVWAC during the winter/spring semester.

On the men’s side, eight volleyball players made the team: Moshe Cohen, Eitan Finkelstein, Raphael Herskovits, Kevin Katz, Elchanan Margolis, Jared Rechnitz, David Wagner and Jonah Wilkof. The volleyball team is the only team for Yeshiva that competes in the HVMAC during the winter/spring semester.

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