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On Four CJF Winter Missions Around the World, YU Students Get Closer Look at Jewish Leadership

More than 90 Yeshiva University students spent this winter break engaged in the hands-on study of—and contribution to—vastly different Jewish communities around the world.


A student on the CJF’s “Counterpoint Israel: Winter Camp” mission teaches English at an educational camp in Kiryat Gat.

As participants on winter missions organized by YU’s Center for the Jewish Future, students traveled to Kharkov and Sumy in the Ukraine; Kiryat Malachi, Kiryat Gat and Dimona in Negev region of Israel; areas of New York that were heavily damaged by Hurricane Sandy; and cities across the Midwestern United States to make an impact and hone their leadership skills.

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Standing l-r: Romema Fireman, Emily Gross, and Morry Weiss. Seated l-r: Chaya Melton, Leora Galian, Ketti Kanfer, Sarah Stern, Talia Weiss, Meira Fireman, Sarah Schabes, and Batsheva Cohen.

Nov 17, 2004 — Stern College for Women students from the Cleveland area had the opportunity to have dinner Tuesday with Morry J. Weiss, chairman of the Board of Trustees, to discuss their experiences at Stern.

The dinner took place in the Ivry Center at the Jerome and Geraldine Schottenstein Residence Hall on the Beren Campus. Mr. Weiss, a Cleveland resident who is chairman of American Greetings Corp., asked the 11 students about such topics as their out of town experience, recruitment, and facilities improvements.