YU Receives $11 Million from Jim Joseph Foundation to Advance Jewish Life through Jewish Education

On the heels of a $4 million grant to Yeshiva University last September, the San Francisco-based Jim Joseph Foundation announced today that it is making a new $11 million grant to bring its overall investment in YU’s training and credentialing of Jewish educators to a historic $15 million over the next four years. With new grants in the same amount to The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) and Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC), the Foundation has now committed a total of $45 million to increase the number of credentialed future Jewish educators and improve the quality of professional preparation and Jewish education they receive.

YU Receives $11 Million from Jim Joseph Foundation to Advance Jewish Life through Jewish Education

On the heels of a $4 million grant to Yeshiva University last September, the San Francisco-based Jim Joseph Foundation announced today that it is making a new $11 million grant to bring its overall investment in YU’s training and credentialing of Jewish educators to a historic $15 million over the next four years. With new grants in the same amount to The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) and Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC), the Foundation has now committed a total of $45 million to increase the number of credentialed future Jewish educators and improve the quality of professional preparation and Jewish education they receive.

Former YU Chairman of the Board Ronald P. Stanton Announces $100 Million Gift to YU — Largest Single Gift in N. America to Jewish Education

Former YU chairman of the board and New York City industrialist Ronald P. Stanton has announced a gift of $100 million to Yeshiva University. The largest single gift ever in North America in support of Jewish education and Jewish life, Mr. Stanton’s contribution affirms his commitment to Yeshiva University’s distinctive mission and his endorsement of the strategic direction set by the University’s president, Richard M. Joel.

YU Initiates QUEST Program to Train College Students in Informal Jewish Education

On February 2, Yeshiva University (YU) launched Quality Education Skills Training (QUEST), a six-week lecture series that prepares YU undergraduate and graduate students to develop and implement programming at local yeshiva high schools that addresses issues of concern to today’s Jewish teens. The winter 2005 agenda will focus on cigarette smoking, drugs and alcohol, cheating, and gambling. The opening lecture featured writer and TV producer Michael Borkow, who delivered the keynote address.