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 […]

Dr. Maurice Wohlgelernter, Professor Emeritus at Baruch College, to Receive Honorary Degree From YU

Dr. Maurice Wohlgelernter, professor emeritus of English, Baruch College, City University of New York, will receive an honorary doctoral degree from Richard M. Joel, president of Yeshiva University, at its 73rd Annual Commencement on May 20. The exercises will take place at The Theater at Madison Square Garden, where YU President Richard M. Joel will deliver the commencement address and confer more than 2,000 undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Harvard Professor Dr. Ruth Roskies Wisse to Receive Honorary Degree From YU

Dr. Ruth Roskies Wisse, Martin Peretz Professor of Yiddish Literature and professor of comparative literature at Harvard University, will receive an honorary doctoral degree from Yeshiva University at its 73rd Annual Commencement on May 20. The exercises will take place at The Theater at Madison Square Garden, where YU President Richard M. Joel will deliver the commencement address and confer more than 2,000 undergraduate and graduate degrees.