Is It Ever OK to Lie?

The Center for the Jewish Future Publishes Third Issue of Shabbat Table Discussions “Is It Ever OK to Lie?” is the topic of the latest issue of the Shabbat Table Discussions series, a project of Yeshiva University’s Center for the Jewish Future (CJF). The monthly series of pamphlets on issues of values and ethics are designed to enhance the […]

Rabinsky will lead CJF's experiential and service learning program along with Rabbi Yaakov Neuberger (not pictured).

A Place Called Home

Center for the Jewish Future Mission Studies Complexities of a Dual Homeland To be a Jew in the Diaspora is to struggle with dual loyalties. On the one hand, Jews have established homes for themselves in countries where they feel a sense of purpose and belonging. Yet they also recognize Israel as the Jewish homeland. […]

Torah Leadership Network at Yeshiva University

A Night of Learning

Local High School Students Participate in CJF’s Torah Leadership Network Program More than 250 students from seven local high schools joined together at Yeshiva University’s Wilf Campus for the first Torah Leadership Network (TLN) program of the academic year on Thursday, December 16. The theme of the evening, coordinated by YU’s Center for the Jewish […]

Shabbat Table Discussions

Center for the Jewish Future Introduces Series Designed to Enhance the Shabbat Experience Yeshiva University’s Center for the Jewish Future (CJF) has launched a monthly series of pamphlets on issues of values and ethics designed for Shabbat table discussions with children, teenagers and adults. “With today’s hectic tempo of life, we often struggle to find appropriate and […]

Jewish Approaches to Mental Health

Over 500 Attend Student-Run Medical Ethics Conference Exploring Mental Health from Medical, Halachic Perspectives More than 500 students, faculty, alumni and guests attended this year’s Medical Ethics Conference on Sunday, October 31, at Yeshiva University’s Washington Heights Wilf Campus. The conference, titled “A Beautiful Mind: Jewish Approaches to Mental Health”—organized by the YU Student Medical […]

Education and Inspiration in Brazil

Students Spend Sukkot in South America as Part of Counterpoint Brazil At the invitation of the local Jewish community, seven Yeshiva University students traveled to Sao Paulo, Brazil over theirsukkot vacation as part of the Center for the Jewish Future’s first-ever Counterpoint Brazil program. Built on the successes of previous Counterpoint models in Australia, Canada, Israel, […]

A Beautiful Mind

Student Medical Ethics Conference to Explore Jewish Approaches to Mental Health on Oct. 31 Yeshiva University’s Student Medical Ethics Society (MES) will be hosting its fifth annual conference, entitled A Beautiful Mind: Jewish Approaches to Mental Health on Sunday, Oct. 31 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at YU’s Wilf Campus, 500 West 185th Street, New […]

Meditations on Sukkah City

Scholars Engage the Place of the Sukkah at Yeshiva University Museum On Monday, September 27, the Yeshiva University Museum, together with the Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life at New York University and YU’s Center for the Jewish Future, hosted “Judaism and Sacred Space,” a panel discussing Jewish narrative, legal and thinking approaches to sacred space. Inspired by Sukkah […]

YU Scholars Visit Five Towns for Shabbat

Renowned Personalities to Speak Throughout the Community October 8-9

The Five Towns will be hosting prominent Yeshiva University visiting scholars over Shabbat, October 8-9, in various shuls around the community. The Shabbaton—sponsored by YU’sCenter for the Jewish Future (CJF) —will feature renowned personalities including President Richard Joel; Rabbi Hershel Schachter, RIETS rosh yeshiva; Rabbi Yona Reiss, Max and Marion Grill Dean of RIETS; Dr. David Shatz, professor of philosophy at YU; and Rabbi Kenneth Brander, David Mitzner Dean of CJF.