Yeshiva University’s three undergraduate schools—Yeshiva College, Stern College for Women and Sy Syms School of Business—held their first combined Undergraduate Dinner on June 17 at Pier Sixty, Chelsea Piers in New York City. In the words of Marjorie Diener Blenden, chairman emeritus of Stern’s Board, the dinner was “a celebration of four individuals who opened their hearts to YU”—Benjamin S. Chouake, MD, Suzanne and Miles Berger and Philip Friedman, all distinguished members of the schools’ Boards.
Inappropriate use of camphor-containing products may be a common and underappreciated cause of seizures in young children, according to a new study by researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. The study, published in this month’s issue of Pediatrics, calls for efforts to educate communities about the hazards of camphor and to crack down on illegally marketed camphor products.
On February 2, Yeshiva University (YU) launched Quality Education Skills Training (QUEST), a six-week lecture series that prepares YU undergraduate and graduate students to develop and implement programming at local yeshiva high schools that addresses issues of concern to today’s Jewish teens. The winter 2005 agenda will focus on cigarette smoking, drugs and alcohol, cheating, and gambling. The opening lecture featured writer and TV producer Michael Borkow, who delivered the keynote address.
Yeshiva University President Richard M. Joel today announced the appointment of Rabbi Kenneth Brander of Boca Raton, FL, as the inaugural dean of the Center for the Jewish Future, effective July 1, 2005.
David Pelcovitz, the author and nationally recognized authority on parenting, adolescent development, and other child-related issues, has joined the faculty of Yeshiva University’s Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education.
David Pelcovitz, author and nationally recognized authority on parenting, adolescent development, and other child-related issues, has joined the faculty of Yeshiva University’s Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education.
At Teaneck, NJ’s Congregation Bnai Yeshurun, Yeshiva University President Richard M. Joel earlier this week (June 7) affirmed YU’s role as a “fountainhead” of Modern Orthodoxy, emphasizing engagement—in education and community—in both the Jewish and secular worlds.