Hanukkah Convocation and Dinner Honors Five Exemplary Leaders, Raising Just Over $1 Million More Than Last Year

New York State Governor David A. Paterson paid tribute to the values of charity and public service that guide Yeshiva University’s mission as the keynote speaker at its 84th Annual Hanukkah Dinner and Convocation at The Waldorf=Astoria on Dec. 14. President Richard M. Joel awarded honorary degrees to five leaders whose lives have embodied these values: philanthropists David Feuerstein and Roslyn Goldstein; Elliot Gibber, president and CEO of Deb-El Food Products; Rabbi Haskel Lookstein, rabbi of Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun and head of the Ramaz School; and Governor Paterson.

Humanitarian Roslyn Goldstein to Receive Honorary Degree at Yeshiva University’s Hanukkah Dinner and Convocation

Yeshiva University (YU) will bestow an honorary doctorate on Roslyn Goldstein at YU’s 84th Annual Hanukkah Dinner and Convocation on Sunday, Dec. 14 at The Waldorf Astoria. YU will also confer honorary degrees on four other leaders: David Feuerstein; Elliot Gibber; Rabbi Haskel Lookstein; and New York’s governor, the Honorable David A. Paterson.

Israel Convocation Honors Four Prominent Israelis and Remembers a Hero

Yeshiva University cemented its ties with the people and state of Israel when the Second Yeshiva University Colloquium in Israel opened with an academic convocation at the Renaissance Jerusalem Hotel on Wednesday, March 12. The event, which coincides with Israel’s 60th anniversary, honored four Israelis who embody the institution’s philosophy of Torah Umadda. It also remembered a Yeshiva College alumnus who lost his life in the massacre of the Lamed Hey unit of Israeli soldiers.

Yeshiva University Honors Tulane University President and Four Community Leaders at 83rd Annual Hanukkah Dinner and Convocation

Dec 13, 2007 — At Yeshiva University’s 83rd Annual Hanukkah Dinner and Convocation at the Waldorf-Astoria on December 9, President Richard M. Joel honored a fellow leader in the academic community who led his institution through one of the worst natural disasters in US history. Dr. Scott S. Cowen, president of Tulane University in New […]