Newark Mayor Cory Booker Delivers Keynote Address, Record $4.1 Million Raised Cory A. Booker, mayor of Newark, NJ, delivered the keynote address at Yeshiva University’s (YU) 86th Annual Hanukkah Dinner and Convocation at The Waldorf=Astoria in New York City on December 12. The mayor implored members of the audience, and the Jewish community at large, […]
Newark Mayor Cory Booker Implores Audience to be True to Itself in Hanukkah Dinner Keynote Address Cory A. Booker, mayor of Newark, NJ, and the keynote speaker at Yeshiva University’s (YU) 86th Annual Hanukkah Dinner and Convocation at The Waldorf=Astoria in New York City, implored members of the audience, and the Jewish community at large, […]
Social Justice Society Presents Empowerment Benefit Chanukah Concert on Dec. 7 The YU Social Justice Society is holding a Chanukah concert for women. Inspired by the recent global and humanitarian movement to empower women, the concert will raise funds for three different women charities: CAMFED (women’s education in Africa), ORA (Organization for the Resolution of […]
The Tradition of the Chanukah Dinner in Building Yeshiva University (By Shulamit Berger) Large Hebrew letters boldly crowned Yeshiva’s advertisement in the New York Times on November 8, 1928, an early instance of Hebrew characters gracing that venerable publication: “זה היום עשה ד’ נגילה ונשמחה בו” ‘”This is the day that the Lord hath made: let […]
Annual Yeshiva University Chanukah Concert to Benefit Kids of Courage on Dec. 2 International music superstar Matisyahu will headline Yeshiva University’s annual Chanukah Concert on Thursday, December 2, 2010 at the Lamport Auditorium, 2540 Amsterdam Ave., in the Washington Heights section of Manhattan. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOKVS6rH_y0 The concert will also feature performances […]
Dreidel-Palooza Attempts to Break Guinness World Record, Raise Scholarship Funds on Nov. 30 Will it be the Hanukkah “miracle” on 184th St? httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-5tnIlQfZI Indeed, when hundreds of students at Yeshiva University participate in what is being dubbed “Dreidel-Palooza” on Tuesday, November 30 at 6:30 p.m.—the night before Hanukkah begins at sundown—they will be striving not to […]
Dr. Lawrence H. Summers, Director of the National Economic Council and Assistant to President Barack Obama for Economic Policy, will be the keynote speaker at Yeshiva University’s (YU) 85th Annual Hanukkah Dinner and Convocation on Sunday, December 13 at The Waldorf-Astoria in New York City. Prior to his appointment by President Obama in 2008, Dr. Summers served as the Secretary of Treasury under President Clinton and as president of Harvard University from 2001 to 2006, making him the first Jewish president in the institution’s history.
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.
On the third day of Hanukkah, a team of YU students brightened the day of children ages 2-10 in New York-Presbyterian Hospital’s children’s ward.
Kollel Yom Rishon, YU’s weekly Sunday learning series for men wishing to continue their commitment to Torah study, held a “Hanukkah Extravaganza” Dec. 12.