Students will have an opportunity to learn leadership skills during a special Shabbaton with President Richard M. Joel, October 22-23, Parshat Lech Lecha.
At the 104th Gratz College Commencement on May 16 in suburban Philadelphia President Richard Joel was awarded the degree of Doctor of Hebrew Laws. More than 600 people attended the ceremony, which had 16 graduates from the Jewish programs and approximately 150 from the general MA-Ed program.
President Richard M. Joel kicked off the 13th annual Orthodox Union Torah Convention in Los Angeles on Thursday, Dec. 11, when he delivered the keynote address, “The State of the Jewish People,” at a dinner held at Congregation Shaarei Tefila.
Yeshiva University President Richard M. Joel delivered an address at the Edmond Benjamin de Rothschild Herzliya Conference in Herzliya, Israel, on Thursday, Dec. 18.
Richard Joel is well aware that on the eve of his being chosen president of Yeshiva University last December, a number of students and rabbis were so opposed to his election that they recited Tehillim (Psalms), a prayerful response to times of crisis and danger. For some, the fact that Joel was not a rabbinic scholar and, moreover, had for years headed Hillel, the Jewish campus organization that celebrates pluralism, signaled an impending revolution for Yeshiva, away from its Torah roots.
As he prepares to depart for the presidency of Yeshiva University, Hillel’s international director Richard Joel is being lauded by current and former campus Hillel directors and observers of the Jewish college organization, who say he revitalized a once-struggling institution and made the college campus a major Jewish communal priority.
Like a New York society debutante, Richard Joel premiered Sunday night as president-elect of Yeshiva University during the school’s annual black-tie fundraiser at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel in midtown Manhattan.
For the first time in its nearly 90 years as a university, Yeshiva University has named a president who is not a rabb
Students from Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life gathered one night during the recent General Assembly of the Jewish federation system and confronted Richard Joel.
The students peppered Joel, Hillel’s president and international director, with criticism that events during the United Jewish Communities’ annual gathering had condescended to them.
Yeshiva University has chosen the president of Hillel, the organization for Jewish college students, to be its president starting next June. Richard M. Joel will be the first non-rabbi in the post.