Let There Be Light: President Joel’s Commencement Address

Seventy two years ago, Dr. Bernard Revel, Yeshiva’s first president, stood before the first graduating class of Yeshiva College, and sent them forth in a complex world, with timely and timeless words: He said “You, our first graduates, are going forth into a world that is today governed by conflict, fear, and distrust. Modern civilization is at a spiritual crossroads. We stand upon the brink of an epoch.

Cantorial Council of America to Honor Belz’s 50th Anniversary at Annual Convention June 1-3

The Cantorial Council of America will honor the 50th anniversary of the Philip and Sarah Belz School of Jewish Music at its 44th Annual Convention June 1-3 at the Rye Town Hilton in Rye, NY.
The convention will honor graduates of the Belz School of Yeshiva University’s affiliate Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary, and will also feature presentations by nationally recognized scholars, musicologists, and Belz alumni and staff.

Students Select Professors of the Year

Alan Brill, PhD, assistant professor of Jewish Mysticism and Thought at Yeshiva College (YC) and an alumnus of YC and Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies (BRGS); Ephraim Kanarfogel, PhD, E. Billi Ivry Professor of Jewish History at Stern College for Women and an alumnus of Yeshiva University High Schools, YC, Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS), and BRGS; and David Kahn, instructor in accounting at Sy Syms School of Business (SSSB), have been named recipients of the annual Lillian F. and William L. Silber Professor of the Year Award.