YU Cosponsors Groundbreaking Conference on Intimacy Issues with Center for the Jewish Future, Tzelem, and the Rabbinical Council of America

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.

University Life Issues Come to Light at Open Forums on Campuses

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.