Dr. Jonathan M. Backer has been appointed the next director of the Belfer Institute for Advanced Biomedical Studies at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Allen Spiegel, The Marilyn and Stanley M. Katz Dean of the medical college, announced the new appointment. Dr. Backer succeeds Dr. Allan Wolkoff, who is stepping down after his five-year term as director.
In February, Carmen Ortiz Hendricks, DSW, associate dean and professor at Wurzweiler School of Social Work, will travel to Beersheba, Israel, as a Fulbright Senior Specialist. Hendricks is the first faculty member from Wurzweiler to be invited to participate in the program.
Jackie Saxe of San Diego, a senior at Yeshiva University’s (YU) Stern College for Women (SCW), was one of four students nationwide appointed to the executive committee of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).
Rabbi Yona Reiss, a noted Torah scholar, attorney, and jurist who has served since 1998 as director of the Beth Din of America, the largest rabbinical court in the United States, has been appointed dean of Yeshiva University’s affiliated Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary. RIETS is one of the leading centers for Torah learning and training for the rabbinate in the world.
Rabbi Mark Gottlieb has been appointed head of school of the Yeshiva University High School for Boys, announced YU President Richard M. Joel.
Yeshiva University President Richard M. Joel today announced the appointment of Richard C. Bieler to the post of Senior Executive Director for Community Affairs, effective immediately.
Mark Lehrman has been appointed director of YU’s S. Daniel Abraham Israel Program. Mr. Lehrman has been at the university’s Caroline and Joseph S. Gruss Institute in Israel since 1995 where he was most recently assistant director of admissions. In the past decade, he has led YU’s recruitment efforts in Israel and has helped bring about a significant increase in enrollment in the Israel Program.
President Richard M. Joel announced today the appointment of Howard M. Weisband as Senior Advisor on Israel Affairs, Yeshiva University, effective immediately.
Fred Sugarman, PhD, of Riverdale was appointed assistant dean of Yeshiva University’s Yeshiva College (YC) at the beginning of the fall 2004 semester.
David Pelcovitz, the author and nationally recognized authority on parenting, adolescent development, and other child-related issues, has joined the faculty of Yeshiva University’s Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education.