Abraham J. Twerski, MD, an international authority on chemical dependency who is associate professor of psychiatry at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and former clinical director of the Department of Psychiatry at the city’s St. Francis Hospital, was the featured speaker at a Hanukkah dinner for students at Israel Henry Beren Campus, Dec. 13.
Yeshiva University honored four of its extraordinary communal leaders and philanthropists and Dominick P. Purpura, MD, the Marilyn and Stanley M. Katz Dean of Albert Einstein College of Medicine, at the university’s 80th Annual Hanukkah Dinner and Convocation on Sunday, Dec. 12, at The Waldorf=Astoria.
The distinguished group of rabbis invited to the White House to celebrate the lighting of the White House Hanukkah candles by President George Bush included Chancellor Norman Lamm and YU’s soon-to-be Dean of the Center for the Jewish Future, Rabbi Kenneth Brander.
More than 1,000 people attended the Annual J & R Music and Computer World Hanukkah Concert held in Lamport Auditorium in Zysman Hall on the third night of Hanukkah.
Yeshiva University’s Wilf Campus community celebrated Hanukkah Wednesday night with one of its legendary “chagiggot”—holiday celebrations known for their “exuberance” that attract revelers from among alumni and friends in and around New York City.
On the first night of Hanukkah, Beren students lit up Brookdale Residence Hall to look like a menorah – literally: lights were turned off in some rooms, while lights in others were kept on, creating a pattern that resembles a menorah.
This summer, high school juniors from around the country will spend four weeks at YU’s Wilf and Beren campuses as part of a new, four-week program of specially tailored classes in Jewish and general studies.
Weissberg Commons was filled to capacity with students who came to hear Walid Shoebat, a former member of the Palestine Liberation Organization who perpetrated terrorist acts and now advocates on behalf of Israel.
Researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have devised an ingenious therapy for melanoma, the increasingly common skin cancer that kills nearly 8,000 Americans each year and has so far resisted all treatment efforts when it has spread to other parts of the body.
Nova Scotia’s Lt. Governor, Myra A. Freeman, presented the inaugural lecture of a series called “Women in Public and International Affairs” at Stern College for Women on Nov. 18.