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The Yeshiva Fatherhood Project

Bronx, NY, Nov 1, 2003 — 2003 marks the ninth year of the Yeshiva Fatherhood Project, a qualitative study of the subject experiences of fathers from several subcultures in the U. S. To date, we have interviewed more than 400 fathers in focus groups. We have also developed a standardized procedure for designing a qualitative

Ferkauf Training Grant in Gero-Psychology Renewed

The Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology had been awarded a 3-year grant from the US Department of Health and Human Services for training in Clinical Gero-psychology. The training grant establishes Ferkauf as one of seven sites in the US, and the only site in the NY metropolitan area, to train doctoral psychology students in clinical work with the elderly.

The Edmond J. Safra Synagogue in New York City is Inaugurated

During his lifetime, Edmond J. Safra provided much needed philanthropy to Jews everywhere, and his generosity is widely recognized within the Sephardic community. Mr. Safra’s vision in establishing the Jacob E. Safra Institute of Sephardic Studies at Yeshiva University in memory of his late father was indeed an historic event for Sephardim.

Ushers in New Era at YU

On a brilliant September day, under azure skies, Richard M. Joel made Yeshiva University history when he became its fourth president in 117 years. President Joel joined the ranks of three leading lights of world Jewry, Dr. Bernard Revel, Dr. Samuel Belkin, and Dr. Norman Lamm. Some 1,800–2,000 dignitaries, faculty, students, alumni, and communal leaders watched the torch passed from Dr. Lamm, YU chancellor, to President Joel. Thirty-one university presidents and delegates from around North America in Israel participated in the festivities.

Events Illustrate YU’s Academic Breadth

Campus-wide events celebrating President Richard M. Joel’s Investiture underscored Yeshiva University’s stature in science and medical ethics, Torah, Israel advocacy, and law, reaffirming the rich diversity of academic life.

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