Expressing sensitivity to the growing challenges presented by the current economic downturn both institutionally and to families of its current and prospective students, Yeshiva University announced today that it will not raise tuition at the undergraduate level for the 2009-2010 academic year. Moreover, YU will increase the amount of scholarship support it awards annually.
Puppet troupes representing the folk culture of China, Greece, and the Czech Republic delighted the overflow audience at Yeshiva University Museum’s second annual Family Puppet Festival on June 22. Their colorful displays told enchanting tales of a hero fighting a tiger with bare hands, a shepherd outwitting the devil, and a poor, lazy, charismatic villager who connives his way into becoming a teacher.
With the current barrage of Hezbollah rockets falling in northern Israel, Yeshiva University’s Israel campus in Jerusalem has opened its doors to people living in the north seeking refuge. The YU Israel (YUI) apartments, dormitories, and facilities are being offered to alumni and their families as well as others, including groups of students and children who are in need of relocation at this critical time. The majority of those seeking temporary relocation come from Safed and Haifa.
More than 500 high school students and their parents visited Yeshiva University’s Wilf Campus on Sunday, Nov. 13 to learn about YU’s programs for men, including Yeshiva College and Sy Syms School of Business.
“Challenges and Opportunities: Orthodox Families Confront a Changing World,” the final lecture in a seven-part series commemorating the 50th anniversary of Stern College for Women of Yeshiva University, will be held on Sunday, Dec. 5 at 7:30 pm at Yeshiva University’s Geraldine Schottenstein Cultural Center, 239-241
East 34th Street, Manhattan.
David Pelcovitz’s fascination with the complexities of parenting, adolescent development, and other child-related issues underscores a passion for making lives whole, especially in times of crisis and trauma. Joining Yeshiva University this fall as professor of education and psychology at the Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration, Dr. Pelcovitz looks forward to using “teaching” and “discovery” to improve the quality of life for people in distress.