Abraham J. Twerski, MD, an international authority on chemical dependency who is associate professor of psychiatry at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and former clinical director of the Department of Psychiatry at the city’s St. Francis Hospital, was the featured speaker at a Hanukkah dinner for students at Israel Henry Beren Campus, Dec. 13.
The distinguished group of rabbis invited to the White House to celebrate the lighting of the White House Hanukkah candles by President George Bush included Chancellor Norman Lamm and YU’s soon-to-be Dean of the Center for the Jewish Future, Rabbi Kenneth Brander.
More than 1,000 people attended the Annual J & R Music and Computer World Hanukkah Concert held in Lamport Auditorium in Zysman Hall on the third night of Hanukkah.
Yeshiva University’s Wilf Campus community celebrated Hanukkah Wednesday night with one of its legendary “chagiggot”—holiday celebrations known for their “exuberance” that attract revelers from among alumni and friends in and around New York City.
On the first night of Hanukkah, Beren students lit up Brookdale Residence Hall to look like a menorah – literally: lights were turned off in some rooms, while lights in others were kept on, creating a pattern that resembles a menorah.
More than 700 Yeshiva University leaders gathered Sunday evening (Dec. 14) at Manhattan’s Waldorf=Astoria for YU’s 79th Hanukkah Dinner and Convocation. The combined events recognized prominent philanthropists, recorded the success of YU’s $400 million capital campaign, and unveiled several major gifts.