Tag Archives: Yeshiva University


Now in Video: “Modeling the Flood Story: Midrash and Movie”

In Fall 2014, the Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies partnered with Yeshiva College and the YU Museum in hosting  “Modeling the Flood Story: Midrash and Movie,” an interdisciplinary symposium examining the biblical flood account and how the story has been read, interpreted, reconstructed – and modeled – through Midrash, medieval and modern texts, art, and film, with a particular focus on the 2014 Hollywood film Noah, directed by Darren Aronofsky.


2015 Educational Policy Approved by CSWE Board of Directors

The 2015 Educational Policy (EP) developed by CSWE’s Commission on Educational Policy (COEP) was unanimously approved by the CSWE Board of Directors at their meeting on March 20, 2015.   Praise was offered for the thoughtful process that the COEP used over the years to engage the membership and respond to their feedback.   The […]


The Holocaust Averted: Conversation and Book Launch with Prof. Gurock

The Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies and Yeshiva University Museum, in partnership with Rutgers University Press and the American Jewish Historical Society invite you to a nationally-televised conversation with Rabbi Mark Golub and Professor Jeffrey S. Gurock:


Purim in Villejuif, 1947

The photograph of a smiling boy in a clown suit looks like it could have been taken in any Jewish community in the world in 1947. However, the smiling child is a miracle – a Holocaust survivor. The illustration is the cover of a scrapbook of a Purim celebration in the children’s home in Villejuif, France, in 1947. The home in Villejuif was run by the Rescue Children, Inc. organization. Rescue Children maintained centers for children who survived World War II. The staff nurtured the children in body and spirit, providing Jewish education and helping them adjust to life after war. The organization tried to locate the children’s relatives and succeeded in uniting many families.


Dual Identity Dreidel?

This dreidel, comprised of the letters “Y” and “U,” was presented to the Yeshiva University Archives several years ago, by Miriam Berman, a graduate of Stern College for Women. While the letters “Y” and “U” presumably stand for Yeshiva University, the traditional letters on this dreidel: “nun,” “gimel,” “heh,” and “peh,” indicate that it was created in Israel. Was it distributed at a Yeshiva University event in Israel? Where? When?

Wurzweiler Student Temimah Zucker Raises Awareness of Eating Disorders in the Jewish Community

Blogging, public speaking, running a website, counseling patients and volunteering: It’s all in a day’s work for Temimah Zucker, 24, a student at Yeshiva University’s Wurzweiler School of Social Work.

Temimah Zucker, a recovered anorexic, is helping others cope with eating disorders

Zucker, of Teaneck, New Jersey, is a recovered […]


Thanksgiving 1905

In 1905, the 250th anniversary of Jewish settlement in New Amsterdam was commemorated on the Sabbath before Thanksgiving.  A committee on “Form of Prayer,” led by Reverend Dr. Henry Pereira Mendes, was tasked with creating a service for the occasion.  The choice of Mendes was appropriate, and perhaps deliberate, since he was the spiritual leader of Congregation Shearith Israel / the Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue – the mother of all American congregations, dating back to 1654.


Yeshiva University Learning Program Draws Large Turnout in Five Towns

Over 450 people were in attendance at the Young Israel of Woodmere this past Sunday to hear Rabbi Dr. Jacob J. Schacter, senior scholar at Yeshiva University’s (YU) Center for the Jewish Future (CJF) discuss Asarah B’Tevet: From ancient times to the 21st Century. The lecture, part of YU’s popular Yom Rishon learning series generally held at YU’s upper Manhattan Wilf Campus, was a welcome addition to the Five Towns.


Yeshiva University Sunday Learning Program Comes to the Five Towns

Yeshiva University’s (YU) Center for the Jewish Future (CJF) will bring their popular Yom Rishon series to the Five Towns community on Sunday, December 27 at 10 am at the Young Israel of Woodmere, 850 Peninsula Boulevard, Woodmere, NY. Rabbi Dr. Jacob J. Schacter, senior scholar at the CJF, will discuss Asarah B’Tevet: From ancient times to the 21st Century.