Yeshiva University News » 2013 » September

Alumni to Share Insight into Israeli Entrepreneurship at Sy Syms “Leading with Meaning” Event

Yeshiva University’s Sy Syms School of Business will kick-off its annual Leading with Meaning business ethics and entrepreneurial education programming with an event titled “The Silicon Valley of the Middle East: Understanding Israeli Entrepreneurial Success” on Wednesday, October 9 beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Belfer Hall at YU’s Wilf Campus in Washington Heights, NY.

Michael Eisenberg

Michael Eisenberg

Run in conjunction with the Sy Syms Student Council and YU’s Israel Business Club, the event will feature keynote presentations from Michael Eisenberg, a partner at the $140 million early stage venture capital fund Aleph, and Jeremy Lustman, a partner at DLA Piper’s Corporate and Securities group—both Yeshiva University graduates who have achieved entrepreneurial success in Israel. Read the rest of this entry…

Comments Off

In New Role, Dr. Scott Goldberg to Advance Teaching and Learning Throughout University

Dr. Morton Lowengrub, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Yeshiva University, has appointed Dr. Scott J. Goldberg as vice provost for teaching and learning at YU.

Dr. Scott Goldberg

Dr. Scott Goldberg has been appointed vice provost for teaching and learning.

“Dr. Goldberg’s commitment to academic rigor and research blended with a passion for entrepreneurship and creativity make him the ideal person to help guide YU’s education for the next generation,” said Lowengrub.

Goldberg’s new role is to advance the teaching and learning at YU’s undergraduate and graduate schools through 21st century methods and media, including online and blended learning. He will also work to develop new educational programs locally and globally. Read the rest of this entry…

Comments Off

Presidential Fellowship in University and Community Leadership Celebrates Tenth Anniversary

With more than 150 alumni in an array of professional and communal careers and 15 stellar new graduates taking the reins this fall, Yeshiva University’s Presidential Fellowship in University and Community Leadership is celebrating its 10th anniversary.

Presidential Fellows 2013 Group

The highly competitive program was established by President Richard M. Joel in 2004, shortly after his arrival at YU, with the goal of transforming the University into a leadership incubator for the Jewish people. Under the supervision of YU Senior Vice President Rabbi Josh Joseph, the Fellowship places accomplished top-level YU graduates in key departments and schools throughout the institution, where they develop and oversee thoughtful and innovative projects to improve the University. They also receive close mentorship from senior University staff and cultivate a broad knowledge base and skill set to engage with the larger Jewish community.

Read the rest of this entry…

Comments Off

Inspired by CJF Mission to Nicaragua, YU Students Make a Difference in Kenya

Ever since she was in ninth grade, Avital Levine, a biology major at Stern College for Women, dreamed of traveling to Africa. “I got hooked after watching a documentary about HIV/AIDS and from then on, I was determined to go there.”

Chanie Shalmoni, left, and Avital Levine, right

Chanie Shalmoni, left, and Avital Levine, right, spent the summer volunteering in a Nairobi medical clinic.

This summer, Levine’s dream came true, when she spent five weeks in Nairobi, Kenya with fellow student Chanie Shalmoni, a business major at Sy Syms School of Business.

Interning through the Advance Africa program, the pair enjoyed a unique opportunity to volunteer in a medical clinic and orphanage, caring for underprivileged children and gaining hands-on medical experience. The women also had a chance to go on a safari and explore the local sites, in addition to connecting with the small Jewish community nearby, including an African family who had recently converted to Judaism. Read the rest of this entry…

Comments Off

US News Ranks Yeshiva University Among Best National Universities and Best Value Colleges

Yeshiva University continues to rank among the best institutions of higher learning in the United States based on measurements of student quality, academic excellence, and diversity of programs and research.usnews

According to the 2014 US News & World Report rankings released today, YU placed 47th in the country in the category of Best National Universities. Yeshiva also ranks 42nd among Best Value Colleges. Read the rest of this entry…

Comments Off

New Hires, Programs Bolster Yeshiva University Men’s Undergraduate Torah Studies

In a continued effort to strengthen Yeshiva University’s Undergraduate Torah Studies Programs, a group of new administrators, faculty members, rabbis and mashgichim [spiritual advisers] have been hired to deliver shiurim [lectures], teach Judaic studies classes and forge connections with students that go beyond the classroom.

Torah Studies2“These past five years have seen an unprecedented period of growth in the Undergraduate Torah Studies Programs,” said President Richard M. Joel.  “There has been an enhanced atmosphere of high-level Torah learning, structure, discipline, warmth and individual student attention, coupled with new learning programs and educational formats.”

Changes are being implemented in the organization of the four morning programs: Yeshiva Progam/Mazer School of Talmudic Studies (MYP), Irving I. Stone Beit Midrash Program (SBMP), Isaac Breuer College of Hebraic Studies (IBC) and the James Striar School (JSS). The programs are now consolidated under the official umbrella of undergraduate Torah studies, while administrators are maximizing their current resources to best meet the needs of the 1,100 students enrolled. Read the rest of this entry…

Comments Off

Rabbi Dovid Miller and Rabbi Daniel Feldman to Deliver Annual NYC – Jerusalem Kinus Teshuva Lectures

Rabbi Daniel Feldman and Rabbi Dovid Miller will be the featured speakers at Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary’s (RIETS) 29th Annual Hausman/Stern Kinus Teshuva lectures. The lectures, given between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, will take place in New York City and Jerusalem on Tuesday, September 10, the sixth of Tishrei. Read the rest of this entry…

Comments Off