Students Organize First Chai Lifeline Shabbaton on Yeshiva University’s Wilf Campus Close to 300 students and volunteers spend a fun-filled weekend (February 25-26) on Yeshiva University’s Wilf Campus, celebrating Shabbat with Chai Lifeline—an organization dedicated to bringing joy to children diagnosed with life-threatening or lifelong disabilities. Twenty children, along with Chai Lifeline representatives and medical…
Yeshiva University President will Spend Weekend of Feb. 18-19 with Miami Beach Community Yeshiva University (YU) President Richard M. Joel will visit the Miami Beach community over the weekend of February 18-19, Shabbat Parshat Ki Tisa. President Joel will spend Shabbat at Miami Beach’s Beth Israel Congregation and meet with alumni, community leaders and high…
YU Spends Shabbat with Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun in Celebration of Close Ties with Rabbi Haskel Lookstein
Yeshiva University celebrated its longstanding ties to Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun at a Shabbaton on Nov. 7 at the synagogue on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. The event came a month before the University’s 84th Annual Hanukkah Dinner and Convocation, which will honor communal leaders including Rabbi Haskel Lookstein, spiritual leader of Kehilath Jeshurun.
Thanks to a new eruv (Sabbath boundary marker) in Midtown Manhattan that includes Stern College for Women, students and visitors to the Beren Campus can now carry books, keys, and food, and push baby carriages and wheelchairs on Shabbat, which all amounts to a more relaxed Shabbat experience.
More then 300 students from both Yeshiva University undergraduate campuses spent Shabbat on the Beren campus with adults from the Rayim division of YACHAD, a group for developmentally disabled Jews.
Following a hectic and exhilarating week of orientation, registration and acclimating to college life, students will have an opportunity to spend a rewarding and inspiring Shabbat on campus. Orientation Shabbat is sponsored by the Shabbat Enhancement Program of the Office of Student Affairs.