Monthly Archives: April 2007

Dr. Robert Satloff Chronicles Previously Unknown Heroes of the Shoah

More than six decades after the Holocaust, and after thousands of books and countless hours of research and testimony, one is tempted to believe that this dreadful period in Jewish history doesn’t have any more secrets to reveal. But even a broad, thoroughly researched period such as the Shoah has unexplored crevices. One of these is the rescue of Jews by Arabs.

YU High Schools Produce “Names Not Numbers” Video to Commemorate Yom HaShoah

Joyce Tessel worried about the relevance of her class project. The 18-year-old senior at Samuel H. Wang Yeshiva University High School for Girls (YUHSG) “didn’t understand why talking to Holocaust survivors” and others who were connected to World War II, could be important to her young life. “But I was so wrong,” she said.

Author Of “Among the Righteous: Lost Stories From The Holocaust’s Long Reach Into Arab Lands,” To Speak

Robert Satloff, executive director of the Washington Institute, an expert on US Middle East Policy, and author of “Among the Righteous: Lost Stories from the Holocaust’s Long Reach into Arab Lands,” will speak about the role Arabs played in saving Jews from the Holocaust at 8PM at the Schottenstein Cultural Center of Yeshiva University’s Stern College for Women on April 25th, 239 E. 34th St., (between 2nd and 3rd Aves.) He will discuss the real-life stories reported in his book, and how best to use these stories to combat Holocaust denial in Arab and Muslim countries. The program is sponsored by the Dr. Marcia Robbins-Wilf Scholar-in-Residence Program at Stern College for Women.

Teleconference Commemorates Yom HaShoah with Yad Vashem and Six AMODS Schools

To commemorate Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), this year on Sunday, April 15, Yeshiva University’s Association of Modern Orthodox Day Schools and Yeshiva High Schools (AMODS) facilitated and moderated a two-hour video conference between Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust memorial museum in Jerusalem, and six AMODS-networked schools in the United States and Canada.

Cardozo Auction Brings in Record Amount to Fund Students Doing Public Service Internships During Summer

This year’s annual Public Interest Law Student Association (PILSA) Auction at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law was a stunning success, raising approximately $260,000 from auctioned items, sponsors, and other gifts. A total of $560,000, which included a grant from the David Berg Foundation and other funds, will award $4,000 stipends to 140 students who will work in unpaid summer jobs in the public sector.

Top Corporate Executives Share Career Insights with Sy Syms Students in Kukin Lecture Series

Millard S. Drexler (left), chairman of the J. Crew Group, was one of the CEOs who were invited to speak at Sy Syms School of Business’s Spring 2007 Doris and Dr. Ira Kukin Entrepreneurial Lecture Series. Each week during the spring semester, a business personality addressed Sy Syms students and alumni.