Dr. Maurice Wohlgelernter, Professor Emeritus at Baruch College, to Receive Honorary Degree From YU

Dr. Maurice Wohlgelernter, professor emeritus of English, Baruch College, City University of New York, will receive an honorary doctoral degree from Richard M. Joel, president of Yeshiva University, at its 73rd Annual Commencement on May 20. The exercises will take place at The Theater at Madison Square Garden, where YU President Richard M. Joel will deliver the commencement address and confer more than 2,000 undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Harvard Professor Dr. Ruth Roskies Wisse to Receive Honorary Degree From YU

Dr. Ruth Roskies Wisse, Martin Peretz Professor of Yiddish Literature and professor of comparative literature at Harvard University, will receive an honorary doctoral degree from Yeshiva University at its 73rd Annual Commencement on May 20. The exercises will take place at The Theater at Madison Square Garden, where YU President Richard M. Joel will deliver the commencement address and confer more than 2,000 undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Rabbi Marvin Hier, Dean and Founder of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, to Receive Honorary Degree From YU

Rabbi Marvin Hier, dean and founder of the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles, will receive an honorary doctoral degree from Yeshiva University at its 73rd Annual Commencement on May 20. The exercises will take place at The Theater at Madison Square Garden, where YU President Richard M. Joel will deliver the commencement address and confer more than 2,000 undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Rabbi Seth Farber Speaks in Teaneck as Part of SCW’s Jubilee Lecture Series

The institutionalization of religion in Israel has created a bureaucracy of closed doors, says Rabbi Seth Farber, an advocate for improved relations between religious and secular Jews in that country. He spoke May 2 on “Democracy and Religion: Fighting for Israel’s Soul,” the third in a seven-part lecture series celebrating Stern College for Women’s 50th anniversary.