President Joel to Visit South Florida

Yeshiva University President will Spend Weekend of Feb. 18-19 with Miami Beach Community

Yeshiva University (YU) President Richard M. Joel will visit the Miami Beach community over the weekend of February 18-19, Shabbat Parshat Ki Tisa. President Joel will spend Shabbat at Miami Beach’s Beth Israel Congregation and meet with alumni, community leaders and high school students over the weekend.

President Richard M. Joel
President Richard M. Joel

“The thriving Jewish community of South Florida models many of Yeshiva University’s ideals,” said President Joel. “YU hopes to learn from its vitality and share with it the full gamut of our educational and inspirational resources in an attempt to better weave together the patchwork of Torah U’Madda communities around this country.”

President Joel will deliver a drasha [lecture] during Shabbat morning services entitled “Seeing as G-d Sees” and will lead a question and answer session during seudat shlishit following mincha.

“More than 90 percent of our congregation has some affiliation with Yeshiva University and closely identifies with its mission,” said Rabbi Donald Bixon of Beth Israel Congregation. “We are honored to host Richard Joel.”

On Motzei Shabbat, February 19 at 9 p.m., the president will speak to the community about “Jewish Education: A Values Proposition” at the home of Lisa and Phil Baratz, 5920 Southwest 33rd Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. To RSVP, please contact

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