Yeshiva University (www.yu.edu) announced today that 20 outstanding tenth graders from the Yeshiva University high schools – 10 from the Yeshiva University High School for Boys/Marsha Stern Talmudical Academy (YUHSB) and 10 from the Samuel H. Wang Yeshiva University High School for Girls (YUHSG) – will be participating in a unique six-week student exchange program with Israeli high schools. Now in its second year, the program aims to immerse the American students in Israeli culture and help them connect with their Israeli counterparts.
While there has been abundant chest-bumping on Tel Aviv streets among Israeli basketball fans over the selection of Omri Casspi by the Sacramento Kings in the first round of the NBA draft, the odds are against this late first-round pick securing a roster spot in the world’s most competitive round ball league.
The group of ten students from Yeshiva University High School for Boys/Marsha Stern Talmudical Academy (YUHSB) knew, as soon as they arrived at Israel’s Ben Gurion International Airport, that things would be very different.
Yeshiva University President Richard Joel blasted Great Britain’s University and College Union today for the group’s proposed boycott of Israeli universities and academics and ban on international collaborations with Israelis, calling the move a “hypocritical act” and a “threat to open societies everywhere.” And, citing his own institution’s longstanding ties with Israel dating back prior to the very establishment of the State, Mr. Joel “proudly” added Yeshiva University’s name to those on the boycott list.
Representatives of the families of the Israeli soldiers kidnapped by Hezbollah spoke to an overflow crowd of Yeshiva University students and staff on Sept. 19 at the Schottenstein Cultural Center on the Beren Campus.
Dr. Alvin Schiff of Boca Raton, FL, and Oceanside, NY, was awarded one of Israel’s highest honors for his major contributions to the field Jewish education.
Students at YU’s Sy Syms School of Business (SSSB) are getting an insider’s view of the Israeli business world in a new course taught by an Israeli venture capitalist.