October 22 Symposium Will Discuss Changing Conceptions of Values, Leadership, Education and the Marketplace “We live in a rapidly changing world: technology, medicine, education, and communications are progressing and shifting in fundamental ways,” said Rabbi Dr. Ari Berman, fifth president of Yeshiva University, at his formal investiture on September 10, 2017. “This presents daunting challenges…
Yeshiva University, through its Center for the Jewish Future (CJF), will introduce a Torah learning program at Lincoln Square Synagogue this summer for women of all ages who want to pursue advanced Talmud and Judaic study. The Women’s Beit Midrash Fellows Program, which takes place July 6-29, affirms the University’s status as a pioneer in developing Orthodox Jewish women as scholars, teachers and community leaders.
A roundtable discussion featuring President Richard M. Joel will be screened this week from August 17-23 on Shalom TV, a free video-on-demand network. The filmed discussion among Richard Joel, Rabbi Arnold Eisen, chancellor of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, and Rabbi Norman Cohen, provost of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, took place at the United Jewish Community’s General Assembly in Nashville last November.
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.