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Students Hack, Give Back

Students Hack, Give Back

YU Hackathon Combines Technology and Creativity to Support Nonprofit Organizations This weekend, Yeshiva University students held their fourth annual hackathon, a 24-hour technological innovation marathon that promotes creative thinking and partnerships. YU’s event provided a unique forum for observant Jews to connect, brainstorm and built projects together, as hackathons are typically held on Shabbat on other college

Oct. 20 Dinner Honors Leaders and Educators in Jewish Community

Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS), an affiliate of Yeshiva University, will honor dedicated leaders and educators of the Jewish community at its Annual Dinner of Tribute on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at The Grand Hyatt in New York City. Honorees include Guests of Honor Joel and Judy Schreiber and Dr. Joel Wolowelsky, who will be awarded the Lifetime Achievement in Jewish Education. The dinner will also pay tribute to Alvin Blumenfeld z”l through the establishment of a scholarship fund in his name.

Yeshiva University Sends Teachers to Help Houston Jewish Community After Hurricane Ike Hits Local School

In the wake of the devastating wreckage of Hurricane Ike, the Robert M. Beren Academy in Houston reached out to Yeshiva University’s Institute for University-School Partnership for assistance. The school lost all power and its water supply forcing the administration to send the student body to three different donated office locations placing a strain on the teaching staff. The response by Yeshiva University was immediate and two teachers, Joseph Small and Jordan Rosenberg, arrived in Houston on Monday, Sept. 22 to begin serving the students of Beren Academy. The Institute is a division of YU’s Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration.

Roanoke’s Adena Kaplan Working to Make A Difference in The Jewish Community

Adena Kaplan, a recent graduate of Yeshiva University’s (YU) Wurzweiler School of Social Work, has always dreamed of making a positive contribution to the Jewish community. In fact, working for a Jewish non-profit organization had always been at the back of her mind, but it wasn’t until Wurzweiler that her ambition to become a Jewish communal professional crystallized.

Yeshiva University President Richard M. Joel To Celebrate New Partnership With Chicago Jewish Community

Yeshiva University (YU), the country’s oldest and most comprehensive institution combining Jewish scholarship with academic excellence, will bring its unique message and mission of Torah U’madda, the synthesis of Jewish learning with secular knowledge, to the Chicago Jewish community on Friday, June 13 through Sunday, June 15. Yeshiva University President Richard M. Joel will spend Shabbat in the West Rogers Park area, Rabbi Kenneth Brander, dean of Yeshiva University’s Center for the Jewish Future will be scholar-in-residence in Skokie, and Rabbi Reuven Brand, rosh kollel of The Yeshiva University Torah Mitzion Kollel in Skokie, will be scholar-in-residence in Lincolnwood, and Rabbi Zvi Sobolofsky, a rosh yeshiva (professor of Talmud), will be scholar-in-residence in Lincolnwood.

Yeshiva University Mourns the Passing of Erica Jesselson, Benefactor Who Left Indelible Mark on Jewish Community

Yeshiva University deeply mourns the loss of Erica Jesselson, a benefactor of Yeshiva University and a woman of rare, indomitable spirit who devoted her long life to philanthropy, the arts, and Jewish education. Mrs. Jesselson was 86 and died of natural causes on March 12, 2008 at her home in Riverdale, New York.

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