The volume, sponsored by the Michael Scharf Publication Trust of Yeshiva University Press, is scheduled for release by Maggid Books, an imprint of Koren Publishers Jerusalem, on December 16, 2013. Read the rest of this entry…
Yeshiva University Presents Kollel Yom Rishon Dedicated to Torah Leader’s Legacy on November 24
Yeshiva University’s Center for the Jewish Future (CJF) and Abraham Arbesfeld Kollel Yom Rishon and Millie Arbesfeld Midreshet Yom Rishon will present a tribute event dedicated to the legacy of HaRav Ovadia Yosef zt”l on Sunday November 24, from 9:15-11:30 a.m.
Rabbanit Bar Shalom
The event will feature special remarks by Rav Yosef’s daughter, Rabbanit Adina Bar Shalom, founder, chief executive officer and chair of the board of directors of the Haredi College of Jerusalem. Read the rest of this entry…
Student-Run Medical Ethics Conference Explores Interplay of Halacha and Medicine in Israel
As Americans across the country debated the ethical, legal and practical ramifications of Obamacare, Yeshiva University’s Student Medical Ethics Society (MES), a student club mentored by YU’s Center for the Jewish Futue (CJF), looked to the Israeli medical system as the framework for a very different kind of conversation: What does universal health care look likein a country bound by Jewish law?
That question was at the heart of MES’ eighth annual Fuld Family Conference, titled “Prescribing for a Nation: Examining the Interplay of Jewish Law and Israeli Health Care.” The October 20 event explored the ways in which Israeli medical institutions utilize Jewish law to form national policy as well as important ethical and halachik [Jewish legal] questions that emerge from practicing medicine in Israel. Read the rest of this entry…
The conference will explore the ways in which Israeli medical institutions utilize Jewish law to form national policy as well as several important ethical and halachic questions that emerge from practicing medicine in Israel. Read the rest of this entry…
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.
“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.”
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…
Students of All Stripes Find Their Voice at YU’s Belz School of Jewish Music
Once a week for the past seven years, New York State Supreme Court Justice Martin Schulman has made the trip from his courthouse chambers in Jamaica, Queens to Yeshiva University’s Philip and Sarah Belz School of Jewish Music on YU’s Washington Heights Wilf Campus.
Cantor Joseph Malovaney provides instruction to Judge Martin Schulman. (Photo: David Khabinsky)
Joined in a classroom by students who run the gamut from undergraduates and aspiring rabbis to doctors, lawyers, security guards and bus drivers, Schulman studies nusach ha-tefillah [prayer chants] and the theories, music and techniques of chazanut [cantorial singing], a critical Jewish skill which is fast being forgotten. But it’s not just about singing: at its core, chazanut is about channeling the voice of a community.
Basalely Will Serve as Edmond J. Safra Sgan Mashgiach in YU Sephardic Community Program
Rabbi Simon Basalely has been appointed the Edmond J. Safra Sgan Mashgiach for the Sephardic Community Program at Yeshiva University. Basalely, a graduate of the Israel Henry Beren Institute for Higher Talmudic Studies, also known as the Beren Kollel Elyon, will assume his new role at the start of the fall semester, providing guidance to the Sephardic students on the Wilf campus. Read the rest of this entry…
Reaching Out to Alumni, RIETS Launches Elef L’Mateh Fundraising Campaign
Yeshiva University-affiliated Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS) has launched a fundraising campaign called Elef L’Mateh, appealing to rabbinic alumni to make an annual gift of $1,000 to the school in an effort to raise $1 million to help support the institution and its programs. The brainchild of Rabbi Meir Goldwicht, the Joel and Maria Finkle Visiting Israeli Rosh Yeshiva, who gave the first donation, the campaign hopes to reach a goal of $360,000 by the upcoming Chag HaSemicha ceremony, which will be held on March 23, 2014.
“As one of the country’s only institutions of higher learning that does not charge tuition, we want to galvanize our 2,200 living alumni to give back to their alma mater,” said Rabbi Menachem Penner, acting dean of RIETS. Read the rest of this entry…
Rather than lead a congregation, Linzer wanted to pursue a career in Jewish communal work. So he turned to YU’s Wurzweiler School of Social Work, which had opened its doors the year before, to pursue a degree that would equip him with all the right tools to accomplish his dream.