Monthly Archives: February 2014

Statement from YU and RIETS

Yeshiva University and its affiliated Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS) today issued the following statement in response to media reports that one of our rabbinical students may be denied ordination due to his participation in a “partnership minyan”: 

Victor Vieth, executive director emeritus

Keeping Communities Safe

Center for the Jewish Future Hosts Conference for Rabbis on Addressing and Preventing Child Sexual Abuse in Jewish Communities On February 25, Yeshiva University’s Center for the Jewish Future hosted an educational and training session for rabbinic leadership focusing on the unique challenges of addressing and preventing child sexual abuse in religious communities. The conference

Investing in Creative Kindness

Yeshiva University Announces Micro-Grants for Student Social Entrepreneurs Yeshiva University recently announced a new fund that will provide micro-grants to student social entrepreneurs founding startups that will benefit the broader Jewish and global communities. Called “Neal’s Fund,” the initiative was created by the family of Neal Dublinsky. Dublinsky grew up in Queens, NY, and graduated

Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein Awarded Israel Prize

Alumnus and Former YU Rosh Yeshiva to Receive Israel’s Highest Honor Rabbi Dr. Aharon Lichtenstein will be awarded the Israel Prize in Jewish religious literature this year on May 6, Israel’s Independence Day. The announcement was made Sunday, February 23, by Israel’s Education Minister Rabbi Shai Piron. A renowned author and scholar, Rabbi Lichtenstein is a

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YU Presents March 30 Toronto Convocation and Dinner

Ambassador John Bolton to Deliver Keynote Address; Joe and Wolf Lebovic, Joseph Kerzner to be Honored    The National Board of Canadian Friends of Yeshiva University will host its Toronto Convocation and Dinner on Sunday, March 30, at the Liberty Grand in Toronto, Ontario. Communal leaders Joe Lebovic and Wolf Lebovic will receive honorary degrees, and

Yeshiva University Presents Jewish Job Fair

Yeshiva University Hosts February 27 Job Fair for Communal and Educational Careers Yeshiva University’s Center for the Jewish Future (CJF) and Institute for University-School Partnership (YU School Partnership) will host their annual Jewish Job Fair on Thursday, February 27, 2014 in Furst Hall on YU’s Wilf Campus, 500 West 185th Street in New York City.