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Public Advocate de Blasio Meets with President Joel, Tours Yeshiva Campus

Bill de Blasio, public advocate for the City of New York, visited Yeshiva University on Thursday, November 29, 2012. De Blasio, a 2013 New York City mayoral candidate, was greeted by Yeshiva University President Richard M. Joel and Vice President for Administrative Services Jeffrey Rosengarten. Together they toured the campus and spoke with students and faculty, including Rosh Yeshiva Rabbi Hershel Schachter in YU’s Glueck Beit Midrash.

President Richard Joel greets Bill de Blasio, public advocate for NYC. Read the rest of this entry…


Alumni Share Strategies of Success at Career Center Event

Should you wear a yarmulke on a job interview? What do you order at that lunch meeting in a non-Kosher restaurant? How and when should you bring up the subject of Shabbat or Yom Tov? These are just a few of the dilemmas Yeshiva University’s Career Center helped students and alumni navigate together during an interactive conversation on November 26 on how to excel in the workplace while staying true to their religious values.

Rabbi Yona Reiss addresses audience at Career Center event.

“We want you to start thinking about these issues so you’ll be better prepared to face them if they come up,” said Joel Strauss, chair of YU’s Undergraduate Alumni Council Career Committee and a graduate of Yeshiva College and the Benjamin N. Cardozo Law School. “The bottom line I want you to take away from tonight’s event is that we as Orthodox Jews have a tremendous responsibility to always act in an appropriate manner, never take advantage and never feel entitled—but we also have a tremendous opportunity to be a Kiddush Hashem [sanctification of G-d’s name].”

The evening featured more than 14 alumni in fields ranging from medicine to accounting and management and representing big-name companies, including Citigroup, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Panasonic North America. Read the rest of this entry…