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An Important Lesson: A Letter to Wurzweiler’s Israeli Students

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Dear Students, On a day when it was understandably hard for all of us to focus, you did exactly that demonstrating a good deal of maturity and sensitivity throughout the meeting.   The opening discussion about how the security situation impacts on our lives powerfully demonstrated how raw and complex the issues are.  And, your ability […]

Wurzweiler Awarded $1.4 Million Grant to Fund Students in Clinical Field Placements with Vulnerable Adolescents and Youth in NYC

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

Wurzweiler School of  Social Work, Yeshiva University,  was awarded a $1.4 Million training grant from the United States Department of Health and Human Services in late September to fund students in clinical field placements with vulnerable adolescents and youth in New York City. The award will fund training of Master in Social Work students in […]

Wurzweiler Ranks in Top 5 MSW Programs in New York

Monday, September 29th, 2014

BestMSWprograms.com has published a detailed ranking of the top 50 campus-based Master of Social Work programs in the country. Wurzweiler School of Social Work at Yeshiva University has been ranked #35 overall, placing the School in the top five programs in New York. The ranking can be seen in entirety at  http://www.bestmswprograms.com/msw-program-ranking/ BestMSWprograms.com reports its […]

Wurzweiler Student One of Twelve Recipients of Latino Social Work Task Force Scholarships

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Wurzweiler student Charlene Garcia was one of twelve graduate students awarded an annual scholarship for the coming year 2014-2015 by the Latino Social Work Task Force. According to the LSWTF, the funds are raised as a result of the LSWTF Annual Dinner and other fundraising events, as well as support of the Hispanic Federation with […]

Israeli WSSW Student Turned Soldier Returns From War With Thanks

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

A Wurzweiler student who is close to completing the requirements for his MSW degree was called to duty in Israel shortly after the completion of the Block program in July. With the student’s (now colleague) permission, we are posting this recent  letter that he wrote to Dean Carmen Ortiz Hendricks. His name is withheld, as […]

Wurzweiler Graduates Fifty Five Masters of Social Work

Friday, July 25th, 2014

On July 21st, 2014 Wurzweiler held its thirty seventh Commencement Exercises for the Summer Block Education Plan, in which fifty five students were conferred their MSW degrees. In addition to the Commencement Address by Dr. Joyce Brenner, the retiring Director of the Block Program in Israel, the students were inspired by their selected student speaker […]

Dr. Joyce Brenner, Director of the Wurzweiler Block Program in Israel, Honored as Distinguished Alumni, Retires After 27 Years

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

On July 23rd, 2014 Dr. Joyce Brenner’s twenty seven years with Wurzweiler School of Social Work were recognized as she steps down and embraces retirement. The first ever Wurzweiler School of Social Work Distinguished Alumni Award was presented to Dr. Brenner, who graduated fifty years ago with an MSW degree from the School in 1964, […]

Wurzweiler’s “Sexual Identity and Social Work Practice” Common Day a Great Success

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

A Message from Dean Carmen Ortiz Hendricks reflecting on the Block Program’s “Sexual Identity and  Social Work Practice”- themed Common Day at Wurzweiler School of Social Work, July 2nd, 2014: Thank you Students, Faculty and Staff, Our joint efforts paid off in a wonderful Common Day experience.  Thank you Student Government Association, Dr. Levy, the […]

The Future of Wurzweiler

Friday, June 20th, 2014

A Message from the Dean:  The Future of Wurzweiler School of Social Work Every May, the faculty and administration meet for Spring Wrap-Up to review the year that is ending and to plan for the year ahead.  As usual, we agree on new goals and directions for the School, the curriculum and for our students.  […]

Research Findings and Curriculum on Hearing Loss in Infants

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

 Wurzweiler School of Social Work professors Dr. Charles Auerbach, Dr. Susan Mason and Dr. Wendy Zeitlin recently presented the findings from their research on Hearing Loss in Infants The resources and modules are below.   Hearing Module – Pediatric Hearing Loss (PDF) Hearing Module- Public Health (PDF) Hearing Module- Working with Families of Children with […]