Construction of a security barrier is Israel’s best short-term option against Palestinian terror attacks and demographic dangers that threaten the country’s Jewish character.
YU STUDENTS ATTEND NATIONAL HILLEL CONFERENCE ON SOCIAL JUSTICE
Arab youth in Israel can benefit greatly from improved social services, according to Dr. Yossi Korazim-Korosy, of Israel’s Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, who addressed faculty at Yeshiva University’s Wurzweiler School of Social Work Feb. 24.
Some 31 books chronicling early American Jewish life now form an exhibit at Yeshiva University’s Mendel Gottesman Library, on the Wilf Campus, that commemorates 350 years of Jewish immigration.
More than 100 Yeshiva University students made a 48-hour trip to the UN’s International Court of Justice in The Hague, Netherlands, to support Israel’s sovereign right to self-defense. YU students, accompanied by University administration members Hillel Davis, Peter Ferrara, Beth Hait, and Danny Morris joined members of ZAKA organization and students from Israel, in registering their strong dissatisfaction with the UN court’s proceedings on Israel’s defense barrier.
In the final scene of the 1926 Broadway production, The Day of Atonement, Al Jolson’s character scrubs his Broadway debut to chant the Yom Kippur Kol Nidre service at his father’s synagogue. In The Jazz Singer, the 1927 movie remake, a new final scene has Jolson back on stage, his stint as cantor merely a detour on the road to stardom—and the American dream.
On Jan. 26, Joseph Malovany, Distinguished Professor of Liturgical Music at Philip and Sarah Belz School of Jewish Music, became a commander of the Legion of Honor, Poland’s equivalent of knighthood. In a ceremony at Blair House in Washington, DC, the Israeli-born cantor of Fifth Avenue Synagogue in Manhattan received the award from Polish President Alexander Kwasniewski in appreciation for his musical contribution to the international and Polish communities.
As President Richard M. Joel announced at his recent Town Hall meetings, Yeshiva University is offering a new leadership initiative that will provide a unique opportunity for graduates of Yeshiva College, Stern College for Women, and Sy Syms School of Business.
A Feb. 12 concert featuring student musicians and bands will kick-off this year’s annual Yeshiva College/Stern College for Women Arts Festival, which showcases students’ talent during two weeks of shows and exhibits.
The Ronald and Ethel Gruen Endowed Fund for the Advancement of Secondary Jewish Education at RIETS has just awarded its second round of annual grants to high schools of the Association of Modern Orthodox Day Schools and Yeshiva High Schools (AMODS).