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.
A $5-million endowment will serve as an enduring imprint of the legacy of Dr. Norman Lamm, Chancellor of Yeshiva University who has spent his entire career in service of the university, including 27 years as President. The Lamm Heritage, a series of initiatives that will honor exceptional scholarly, spiritual, and leadership contributions to the university and the world Jewish community, was announced by President Richard M. Joel at the 83rd Annual Hanukkah Dinner and Convocation at the Waldorf-Astoria in December.
This fall, Yeshiva University High School for Boys (YUHSB) inaugurated its Honors College, a forum for enriched spiritual and intellectual stimulation geared to engage gifted students.
Nearly 700 people attended Yeshiva University’s Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS) Annual Dinner of Tribute, held this evening at The Grand Hyatt in New York City. Rabbi Zevulun Charlop, dean emeritus of RIETS and special advisor to the President on Yeshiva Affairs, was honored for his extraordinary achievement in Torah learning and leadership over 35 years as the seminary’s dean.
Rabbi Zevulun Charlop, dean emeritus of Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS) and special advisor to the President on yeshiva affairs, was honored for his extraordinary achievement in Torah learning and leadership over 35 years as the seminary’s dean at Yeshiva University’s RIETS Annual Dinner of Tribute on September 17. Almost 700 people attended at the event at the Grand Hyatt in New York City.
The cast and writers of the off-Broadway play The Quarrel recently hosted a special performance and Q&A session for the 90 incoming students in the undergraduate honors programs at Yeshiva University.
Sy Syms School of Business (SSSB), Yeshiva University’s undergraduate business school, officially welcomed Dr. Michael J. Ginzberg as the school’s new dean and honored distinguished alumni at its student and alumni gala dinner on Wednesday, April 30, at Bridgewaters at the South Street Seaport.
Yeshiva University cemented its ties with the people and state of Israel when the Second Yeshiva University Colloquium in Israel opened with an academic convocation at the Renaissance Jerusalem Hotel on Wednesday, March 12. The event, which coincides with Israel’s 60th anniversary, honored four Israelis who embody the institution’s philosophy of Torah Umadda. It also remembered a Yeshiva College alumnus who lost his life in the massacre of the Lamed Hey unit of Israeli soldiers.
Philanthropist and industrialist Michael Gamson and his wife, Barbara, residents of Aspen, CO and Houston, TX, and renowned New York immigration attorney Leon Wildes will be honored at the annual dinner of Yeshiva College on Sunday, October 21, 2007 at Pier Sixty Chelsea Piers in New York City.
A new professor will be taking the reins at the Jay and Jeanie Schottenstein Honors Program at Yeshiva College in the fall.