Addressing the more than 5,000 people in attendance at Yeshiva University’s 79th commencement, Israel’s Ambassador to the United States Michael B. Oren declared that the bond between his country and the U.S., as well as between Israel and YU, is inextricable.
Israel’s ambassador to the United States, Michael B. Oren, will deliver the keynote address at Yeshiva University’s (YU) 79th commencement ceremony at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Wednesday, May 26 at 11 a.m. Senator Joseph I. Lieberman (ID-CT) who was awarded an honorary doctorate from the university in 1989, will deliver the opening invocation and Rabbi Haskel Lookstein, spiritual leader of Cong. Kehilath Jeshurun, a 2008 honorary doctorate recipient, will present the closing benediction.
Former UN Ambassador Richard C. Holbrooke will speak on the conflicts facing diplomats and people of conscience in times of moral crisis when he keynotes an event sponsored by the Rabbi Arthur Schneier Center for International Affairs at Yeshiva University on Wednesday, January 24. The program begins at 8 p.m. at the Park East Synagogue, 164 East 68th St.
The title of a talk by former United States Ambassador Daniel C. Kurtzer, “The ‘Summer Vacation’ War: Implications for Israeli Security and Diplomacy,” at Yeshiva University on Oct. 24, was not chosen frivolously, the former emissary to Egypt and Israel told his audience at Weissberg Commons.