Jacob Birnbaum, Who Energized American Jewry Against Soviet Anti-Semitism, Receives Honorary Degree at Commencement

May 21, 2007 — Jacob Birnbaum, who received an honorary doctorate from Yeshiva University at its annual commencement exercises May 17, is the founder and director of the Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry, the Center for Russian and East European Jewry, and several other Soviet Jewry groups. Mr. Birnbaum initiated the grassroots struggle for Soviet […]

NBC Journalist, Beloved Coach, and Three Community Leaders Honored at YU’s Commencement

Journalist Tim Russert, moderator of the influential Sunday-morning talk show “Meet the Press,” emphasized the generational transmission of values in building American society when he addressed the graduates at Yeshiva University’s 76th Annual Commencement Exercises at Radio City Music Hall on May 17. Mr. Russert received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from YU President Richard M. Joel.

Let There Be Light: President Joel’s Commencement Address

Seventy two years ago, Dr. Bernard Revel, Yeshiva’s first president, stood before the first graduating class of Yeshiva College, and sent them forth in a complex world, with timely and timeless words: He said “You, our first graduates, are going forth into a world that is today governed by conflict, fear, and distrust. Modern civilization is at a spiritual crossroads. We stand upon the brink of an epoch.

Associate Justice Sandra Day O’Connor to Deliver Cardozo Commencement Address

The Honorable Sandra Day O’Connor, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, will be the featured speaker at the 26th commencement of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law of Yeshiva University at 3:00pm on Tuesday, June 1, 2004. At the ceremony, which will be held at Avery Fisher Hall of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, 333 men and women will receive J.D. degrees and 45 will receive LL.M. degrees.