Celebrating a Passport to Success

International Stern Alumnae Share Extraordinary Journeys to YU at Stern Annual Fund Benefit On July 1, Yeshiva University’s Stern College for Women celebrated its international alumnae at an event featuring dynamic presentations from extraordinary Stern women from around the globe. The evening was also a celebration of the remarkable new book Me’arba Kanfos Ha’aretz: From […]

Now in Video: “Modeling the Flood Story: Midrash and Movie”

In Fall 2014, the Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies partnered with Yeshiva College and the YU Museum in hosting  “Modeling the Flood Story: Midrash and Movie,” an interdisciplinary symposium examining the biblical flood account and how the story has been read, interpreted, reconstructed – and modeled – through Midrash, medieval and modern texts, art, and film, with a particular focus on the 2014 Hollywood film Noah, directed by Darren Aronofsky.

Revel MA Student Wins Teaching Award, Thanks Revel

When Revel MA student Mrs. Beanah Greenberg learned that she would receive the Shevach ve-Hodaah Teacher’s Award at Shevach High School’s annual dinner, she knew who she had to thank. “I really feel that the award in great part belongs to you and wanted you to share in my achievements,”she wrote in a letter to her Revel professors. “As a result of the scholarship gained and the methodology that I learned at BRGS, my skills as a teacher of Tanakh on a High School level were immeasurably enhanced.”

Yeshiva College Honors Student Zev Eleff Publishes Book on History of NCSY

In a world where instant access to entertainment through iPods, Youtube and Facebook encourages a superficial connectivity among younger generations, Zev Eleff probes the deeper questions of religion and values. A student in the Jay and Jeanie Schottenstein Honors Program at Yeshiva College, Eleff recently completed “Living from Convention to Convention: A History of the NCSY, 1954-1980” (Ktav Publishing House), a book that illuminates how past educators have engaged disaffected youth in meaningful dialogue and exploration through NCSY and the informal Jewish education movement in North America.