The Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies and Yeshiva University Museum, in partnership with Rutgers University Press and the American Jewish Historical Society invite you to a nationally-televised conversation with Rabbi Mark Golub and Professor Jeffrey S. Gurock:
Four students from Stern College for Women presented their research at the Spring National Meeting of the American Chemical Society in Chicago.
Allan W. Wolkoff, M.D., professor of medicine and of anatomy & structural biology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, will receive the 2006 Distinguished Service Award presented by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) at its annual meeting this October.
Yeshiva University Museum is featuring A Perfect Fit: The Garment Industry and American Jewry 1860-1960. By exploring such themes as technology, industry, labor, immigration, Jewish and popular culture, this groundbreaking exhibition traces the early thread of 19th century Jewish immigrants seeking success in America interlaced with one hundred years of fashion from 1860-1960.
Dr. J. Ladin, PhD, assistant professor of English at Stern College for Women, Yeshiva University’s undergraduate school of liberal arts and sciences for women, received a research fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies. Ladin’s research will focus on American poetry, specifically the history of American poetry from 1850 to 1920 and the origins of modernist poetry.
Students from yeshiva high schools around the United States will gather in Cleveland, TX, approximately 60 miles north of Houston, March 13 – 15 to explore American Jewish identity. Following student-led presentations and panel discussions on the challenges, conflicts and implications of being both American and Jewish, attendees will hear from Ben Fine, a student at Yavneh Academy of Dallas and founder and president of Students Against Terrorism (S.A.T.), on “Effective Student Leadership from Overseas.”
Yeshiva University students, alumni, and faculty will mark 350 years of Jewish life in America at a celebration April 20 that features historical and literary readings.
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.
Stephen Massimi, a first-year student at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, has received the National Italian American Foundation’s Carmela Gagliardi Fellowship. The $5,000 scholarship is awarded annually to medical students who are of Italian heritage, and/or have a major or minor in Italian language or studies, and who demonstrate academic merit.