With rising national attention to the problem of depression on college campuses, Yeshiva University has taken a preventative and proactive stance toward students’ mental health.
A groundbreaking conference on “Talking About Intimacy: The Rabbi’s Role,” cosponsored by Yeshiva University’s Center for the Jewish Future (CJF), Tzelem, and the Rabbinical Council of America, was recently held at Yeshiva University (YU). More than 100 rabbis attended the gathering, which addressed issues of intimacy according to halakhah (Jewish law). Tzelem, an incubator project of CJF, organized the event to educate and empower communal rabbis in responding to their congregants’ needs about issues of intimacy.
In a town hall forum initiated at YU by President Richard M. Joel, he updated students, faculty, administrators, and staff on campus improvements and an array of issues important to university life during meetings at the Beren and Wilf campuses. The gatherings, Sept. 21 and Sept. 22 respectively, are part of an effort to promote a university environment that is open, direct, and evolving.
Three September programs at YU’s Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law will cover marriage, procedures for eyewitness identification, and federal attempts to regulate cyberspace.