Madison Square Garden’s WaMu Theater was alive with energy, excitement and emotion at Yeshiva University’s 78th Commencement Ceremony on Thursday, May 14. President Richard M. Joel conferred honorary degrees upon Rabbi Dr. Jacob Haberman, founder of real estate ownership and management company Haberman & Haberman; Sylvia Axelrod Herskowitz, former director of the YU Museum; Rabbi Fabian Schonfeld of Young Israel of Kew Garden Hills, NY; and Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator and star of the Broadway hit In the Heights. Dr. David Shatz, the highly popular professor of philosophy at YU’s Stern College for Women gave the commencement address and was awarded the Presidential Medallion, the highest honor bestowed on a member of the faculty or administration for excellent service.
Students, parents, alumni, faculty and administration celebrated nearly 100 years of commitment to Jewish values and education at the Yeshiva University High Schools (YUHS) annual dinner of tribute at the New York Marriott Marquis in Times Square on Monday, June 23. Dr. Edward Berliner of West Orange, NJ was honored as Faculty Member of the Year by YUHS, which is comprised of Yeshiva University High School for Boys / The Marsha Stern Talmudical Academy (YUHSB) and the Samuel H. Wang Yeshiva University High School for Girls (YUHSG).
Concert to Feature World Premiere of David Glaser’s /Kinesis/ and Momenta Quartet’s Performance of Works by Renowned Jewish Composers
“Love Thy Neighbor As Thyself: Confronting Contemporary Challenges,” the sixth in a seven-part lecture series commemorating the 50th anniversary of Stern College for Women of Yeshiva University, will be held on Sunday, Nov. 14 at 7:30 pm at the home of Anita and Richard Grossman in West Hempstead, Long Island. Mrs. Grossman is a 1989 graduate of Stern College.
Yeshiva University President Richard M. Joel and Chancellor Norman Lamm joined leaders of the university’s Board of Trustees and Stern College for Women’s Board of Directors at an October 21 gala dinner at the Yeshiva University Museum to celebrate the opening of “Five Decades. One Dream,” a museum exhibit that traces Stern College’s history through photos and artifacts.
Until the founding of Yeshiva College, observant Jews who planned to pursue undergraduate studies had two choices: suffer the slings and arrows of unfriendly academia—a world that openly disdained Jewish traditions and mores—or forego college altogether. Read the entire article.
As Stern College for Women celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, the Yeshiva University Museum (YUM) is marking the school’s milestone with an exhibit that highlights its growth and achievements. “Five Decades. One Dream,” the history of YU’s undergraduate women’s college through photos and artifacts, opens October 21 and will run at YUM until January 9, 2005.
Some of Yeshiva College’s oldest, and youngest, alumni joined more than 300 friends and well-wishers in downtown Brooklyn last night to celebrate 75 years of quality Jewish higher education and pledge support toward future success.
A tailor from Czechoslovakia arrives in America before World War I, leaving his wife and five children behind until he finds work.
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.