In Fall 2014, the Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies partnered with Yeshiva College and the YU Museum in hosting “Modeling the Flood Story: Midrash and Movie,” an interdisciplinary symposium examining the biblical flood account and how the story has been read, interpreted, reconstructed – and modeled – through Midrash, medieval and modern texts, art, and film, with a particular focus on the 2014 Hollywood film Noah, directed by Darren Aronofsky.
Institute Offers Opportunities for Study in International Human Rights, Humanitarian, Refugee and Criminal Law Yeshiva University’s Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law will launch the Cardozo Law Institute in Holocaust and Human Rights (CLIHHR, pronounced “clear”). CLIHHR is a leading global center dedicated to strengthening laws, norms and institutions to prevent mass atrocities and promote human […]
Institute for University-School Partnership Receives $1.6 Million Grant from Avi Chai Foundation to Strengthen Day School Finances In support of the necessary goal of achieving financial stability and sustainability of the Jewish day school movement, the Avi Chai Foundation has made a $1.6 million grant to the Institute for University-School Partnership at Yeshiva University to […]
YU Launches First-Ever Dynamic Hebrew Literacy Assessment in North America A research team from the Institute for University-School Partnership, a division of the Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration, has launched MaDYK the first-ever standardized dynamic assessment of early Hebrew literacy. The development and implementation of this assessment tool represents a significant step […]
Jewish Day School Principals Take Part in On Campus Chinuch Recruitment at Yeshiva University Jewish day school principals and administrators from across North America convened at Yeshiva University on November 15 for a day of On Campus Chinuch [education] Recruitment. The event, organized by YU’s Institute for University-School Partnership, a division of the Azrieli Graduate School […]
More Work Ahead, but Positive Change Taking Root in Jewish Day Schools A groundbreaking survey of child abuse identification and reporting policies among more than 135 Jewish day schools has found some very encouraging results. Conducted by the Institute for University-School Partnership, a division of the Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration, the survey’s findings […]
Through a new and comprehensive program at Yeshiva University established to understand and address school policies and procedures in the detection and reporting of child abuse, the findings of a groundbreaking survey of Jewish day and high schools from across North America will be presented at a forum at the University’s Wilf Campus on Wednesday evening, Sept. 15. Jewish day and high school administrators, teachers, rabbis and mental health professionals will dialogue and discuss strengths, needs and practical strategies for schools to support child safety at the program, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Weissberg Commons, 2495 Amsterdam Ave. (at 184 St.) in the Washington Heights section of New York City.
This fall, the brightest sophomores at Samuel H. Wang Yeshiva University High School for Girls (YUHSG) will participate in a new Science Institute, an in-house curriculum that will advance students’ scientific knowledge, science literacy, and research methodology skills.
Are Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations a necessary component to finding a comprehensive solution to the war in Iraq? Two experts on Middle East issues – David Makovsky and Raghida Dergham – will discuss “Does the Road to Peace in Iraq Go Through Jerusalem?” on Monday, February 26 at 8 pm at the Schottenstein Cultural Center of Yeshiva University’s Stern College for Women, 239 East 34th Street.
Rabbi Elie Abadie, MD has been appointed director of Yeshiva University’s (YU) Jacob E. Safra Institute of Sephardic Studies. Rabbi Abadie will coordinate all activities of the Academic Sephardic Studies Program and will also offer courses on Sephardic halakhah (Jewish law) and tradition at Yeshiva College and Stern College for Women. The Safra Institute prepares students for leadership roles in Sephardic communities.