Monthly Archives: November 2017

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Exploring the Life and Legacy of Antonin Scalia

Straus Center Presents December 11 Talk With Christopher Scalia, Son of Supreme Court Justice Yeshiva University’s Zahava and Moshael Straus Center for Torah and Western Thought will welcome Christopher Scalia, son of late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, for a conversation at the YU Museum on December 11. Rabbi Dr. Meir Soloveichik, director of the Straus Center, and

2017 Staff Service Recognition Ceremony

Reception Pays Tribute to Longtime Yeshiva University Employees   On Tuesday November 28, Rabbi Dr. Ari Berman and the Yeshiva University Human Resources Department hosted a program and dessert reception honoring YU employees on the Manhattan campuses who celebrated milestone anniversaries during 2017. The ceremony, held in Weissberg Commons on the Wilf Campus recognized those in the YU

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Gonzalez Awarded Prestigious Academy Appointment

As Fellow in Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research, Ferkauf Professor Will Discuss Cutting-Edge Research With Field Experts Dr. Jeffrey Gonzalez, professor of psychology at Yeshiva University’s Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology and a member of the departments of medicine and epidemiology and population health at YU-affiliated Albert Einstein College of Medicine, has been named a fellow of

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Focusing on the Future of Medicine

December 10 Student Medical Ethics Society Event Delves Into Risks and Rewards of New Medical Technology Yeshiva University’s Student Medical Ethics Society (MES) will present its 11th annual conference on Sunday, December 10. This year’s event, titled “Breaking Down the Firewall: A Jewish Perspective to Future Technologies in Medicine,” will take place from 9 a.m. to

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Ferkauf Professor Awarded Grant for Psychoanalytic Research

Katie Aafjes-van Doorn’s Research Explores the Role of Affect Attunement in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy  Dr. Katie Aafjes-van Doorn, assistant professor at Yeshiva University’s Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, has been awarded the Beginning Scholar Pilot Grant by the American Psychoanalytic Association’s Fund for Psychoanalytic Research. The $5,000, one-year grant is given to researchers in the initial

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Rebbetzins Hone Communal Leadership Skills at YU Conference

Rebbetzin Esther Rosenblatt Yarchei Kallah Provides Resources and Support for Wives of Rabbis From November 13 to 14, approximately 200 rebbetzins [rabbis’ wives] from across the United States and Canada gathered together for the Rebbetzin Esther Rosenblatt Yarchei Kallah for Rebbetzins. The Yarchei Kallah was organized by Yeshiva University’s Center for the Jewish Future (CJF)

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A Story of Survival and Hope

Holocaust Survivor Marion Lazan Shares Personal Journey at Kristallnacht Memorial Event On November 8, Holocaust survivor and author Marion Blumenthal Lazan was the featured speaker at the annual Kristallnacht commemoration organized by Yeshiva University’s Student Holocaust Education Movement (SHEM). The theme of this year’s event was “My Holocaust Story: A Message of Perseverance, Determination, Faith

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