Students Gain Unique Perspective of Germany And Connect With Local Jewish Community on CJF Program
YU Museum Exhibition Showcases Astonishing Pre-WWII Contributions of Jewish Mathematicians in German Culture
Yeshiva University’s library has given new life to a rare illuminated Hebrew manuscript from 1765 by posting it online as a Web exhibit. The manuscript, called a memorbuch, from the German town of Auras (now in Poland) is unusual for its elaborate Rococo-style illustrations.
The Yeshiva University Museum provides the only North American venue for an unusually significant exhibition of Medieval gold and silver jewelry, tableware, and rare coins discovered just a decade ago concealed within the foundation of a 12th-century house in Erfurt, Germany, a historic center of Ashkenazi Jewry.
Days into their trip to Germany in January, a contingent of students from Yeshiva University High School for Boys (YUHSB) had the thrilling experience of watching themselves on the national news.
Yeshiva University’s Center for the Jewish Future will be sending 20 students to Germany over winter break to meet with Jewish leaders and community members and learn about modern Germany as part of the Bridge of Understanding program.
Eleven Yeshiva University (YU) students, rabbinical students enrolled in YU’s affiliated Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary(RIETS), traveled across Germany—from Munich to Frankfurt, Worms to Berlin—in a program supported by the German government called Bridge of Understanding: The Jewish Experience of Modern Germany.
Like many Jews, I was very reluctant to visit Germany and hesitated when asked by Rabbi Ari Rockoff to participate in a visit by a group of YU students. Yet despite the conflicted emotions, there was an element that added a special dimension to this journey.