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Zach Charles Named to All-Conference Men’s Tennis Team for Fourth Consecutive Year

Yeshiva University Men’s Tennis standout Zach Charles was selected by the coaches of the Skyline Conference to the 7-man All Conference First Team, which was announced this morning by the league office. Charles makes his fourth appearance on the first team, an accomplishment that speaks to his talent and love for the game.

Zach had one his best season this year, which is not yet done, winning 7 of his 9 singles matches. His only losses this season at first singles came to First Team member Brendan Keeling of Purchase and the conference’s Player of the Year from Farmingdale, Justin Vijungco. In doubles play, Zach is currently 6-3, playing all matches in the first position. Yeshiva has one remaining match, against Sarah Lawrence, on May 2.

Zach has always played first doubles and first singles matches, and holds a career record of 21-12 in singles play and 18-16 in doubles play (not including matches that injuries forced him to retire from).  “Zach has been a critical part of the YU tennis program for the last four years”, said Men’s Tennis Coach Jeff Menaker.  “His legacy as a top singles player in the Skyline Conference will endure. It has been a pleasure coaching him these past two seasons.”

“It is an honor to be voted to the First Team all 4 years of my career”, said Chalres. “I really appreciate my opponents recognizing the work I’ve put in over the years. I also have to thank my coach, teammates and athletic staff for their help these years. It’s been a great ride and I am glad to leave on top.”

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Yeshiva University Present Shavuos / Memorial Day Weekend Yarchei Kallah with YU Roshei Yeshiva and Torah Scholars, May 25-28

Yeshiva University-affiliated Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS) will present its second annual Yarchei Kallah [Gathering for Torah Study] Program this Shavuos, May 25-28, at the Rye Town Hilton in Westchester, NY—just 35 minutes from New York City.

The Yarchei Kallah will feature round-the-clock Torah learning, children and teen programs, and inspirational lectures by renowned Yeshiva University personalities including President Richard M. Joel; Chancellor Rabbi Dr. Norman Lamm; Rabbi Yona Reiss, Max and Marion Grill Dean of RIETS; Rabbi Elchanan Adler, Rabbi Hershel Reichman, Rabbi Hershel Schachter and Rabbi Jeremy Wieder, RIETS roshei  yeshiva and roshei kollel; Rabbi Kenneth Brander, David Mitzner Dean of YU’s Center for the Jewish Future (CJF); Mindy Eisenman, staff connector at YUConnects and Bible instructor at Stern College for Women; Dr. Rona Novick, director of the Fanya Gottesfeld Heller Division of Doctoral Studies at Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration and senior fellow at YU’s Institute for University-School Partnership; Dr. David Pelcovitz, Gwendolyn and Joseph Straus Chair in Psychology and Jewish Education at Azrieli; and Rabbi Dr. Jacob J. Schacter, University Professor of Jewish History and Jewish Thought and senior scholar at the CJF.

“The Yarchei Kallah is a wonderful opportunity for members of our larger Yeshiva community to celebrate z’man matan toraseinu [the time of the giving of the Torah] by learning with our roshei yeshiva and celebrating Shavuos together in a congenial and convivial setting,” said Rabbi Reiss. “This retreat is perfect for all those who want to indulge themselves in both terrific shiurim and a warm and welcoming recreational environment during the upcoming holiday.”

To learn more about the RIETS Shavuos Yarchei Kallah, visit or call 646-592-4021. To sponsor a shiur or Tikkun Leil Shavuos in memory or in honor of a loved one, please call 212-960-0852.