Recognition by NYC Comptroller Acknowledges Life of Service to Jewish Community, New York City Philip Goldfeder, assistant vice president for government affairs at Yeshiva University and former New York State Assemblyman, was recently honored at the Jewish Heritage and Culture Celebration hosted by New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer. The evening recognized Goldfeder’s commitment […]
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Over 130 Yeshiva University (YU) alumni and their spouses turned out on Sunday, June 22 for an emotional YU fencing reunion in honor of legendary coach, Arthur Tauber. A former Olympian and war hero, Dr. Tauber had served as fencing coach and physical education teacher at YU’s Yeshiva College for Men and Stern College for Women for over 36 years. The reunion, at the YU Museum on 15 West 16th Street in New York City, was organized by The Office of Alumni Affairs and paid tribute to Dr. Tauber’s illustrious career as one of the most successful coaches in YU athletics history.
Over 130 Yeshiva University (YU) alumni and their spouses turned out on Sunday, June 22 for an emotional reunion, organized by the Office of Alumni Affairs, in honor of legendary fencing coach, Arthur Tauber. A former Olympian and war hero, Dr. Tauber served as fencing coach and physical education teacher at YU’s Yeshiva College and Stern College for Women for over 36 years.
Although Yeshiva University (YU) students are more likely to be known for their Talmudic sparring, YU also has a rich history in the graceful art of fencing. In fact, one of the most successful teams in Yeshiva College sports history is the fencing team. This remarkable athletic achievement is, in large part, due to their former distinguished coach, Arthur Tauber, who will be honored by alumni at an upcoming Fencing Reunion dinner.
Yeshiva University High Schools (YUHS), comprised of The Marsha Stern Talmudical Academy / Yeshiva University High School for Boys (YUHSB) and the Samuel H. Wang Yeshiva University High School for Girls (YUHSG), will bestow Dr. Edward Berliner with the Faculty Member of the Year award. Dr. Berliner will be honored at the YUHS Annual Dinner of Tribute on Monday, June 23 at 6 pm at The New York Marriott Marquis in Times Square. Prominent members of the West Orange, NJ community, Dr. Berliner and his wife, Debbie, are proud parents of three YUHSB alumni: Avi ’99, Josh ’01, and Jon ’04.
In an interview with Time magazine, Rabbi Israel Miller, senior vice president of Yeshiva University who devoted his life to the Jewish people and the State of Israel, was asked about the dual loyalty of the Jewish community in America. “Is Judaism a noun or an adjective? Are you American Jews or Jewish Americans?” came the question. Rabbi Miller responded: “Judaism is neither a noun nor an adjective. Judaism is a verb. A Jew acts, a Jew behaves, a Jew thinks, a Jew speaks, all in consonance with the will of God, in consonance with his mitzvot [commandments].”
Jeffrey Sachs, the poverty-fighting economist who twice landed in the “100 Most Influential Leaders in the World” issues of Time Magazine, was honored this fall by students of the Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution with the International Advocate for Peace Award.