Dr. Barry Eichler ’60Y, professor of Bible and ancient Near Eastern studies at Yeshiva College and Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies, has accepted a two-year appointment as dean of Yeshiva College.
Jewish communities throughout North America often struggle to find qualified teachers for Jewish schools that will develop the next generation. A new grant from Legacy Heritage Fund Limited will address this problem by providing support to attract, train and retain more high-quality teachers for placement at Jewish day schools.
As the economic downturn ripples through the US job market, Yeshiva University students, alumni and other community members interested in working in the Jewish community learned about various career opportunities at a job fair organized by YU’s Center for the Jewish Future (CJF) on the Wilf Campus on Feb 26.
Yeshiva University’s (YU) will hold its annual SOY (Student Organization of Yeshiva) Seforim Sale from February 1 to 22 on YU’s Wilf Campus in Manhattan, Belfer Hall, 2495 Amsterdam Avenue. Last year the acclaimed Judaica book sale drew more than 15,000 people from the tri-state area. Students, educators, and parents flock to the sale to take advantage of discounted prices on the latest of more than 10,000 titles in rabbinic and academic literature, as well as cookbooks, children’s books, musical recordings, and educational software.
This winter break, 30 students from Yeshiva University and other colleges across the US will visit Texas as participants in the Jewish Life Coast to Coast Service Corps run by YU’s Center for the Jewish Future (CJF). The goal of the program, sponsored by the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, is to create a life-shaping experience for the students by immersing them in Jewish communal life, exposing them to leadership opportunities across the country and providing them with the hands-on opportunity to help rebuild hurricane-damaged areas.
This summer, 82 alumni and friends of Yeshiva University explored the Jewish roots of Spain and Italy aboard a cruise ship on YU’s first travel and study program.
Approximately 500 yeshiva high school students from throughout the United States and Canada had an opportunity to promote international law, wrestle with world hunger, and address the crisis of weapons of mass destruction this February. At least in theory.
The first issue of Images: A Journal of Jewish Art and Visual Culture—edited by Steven Fine, PhD, professor of Jewish history at Yeshiva University and director of the Center for Israel Studies, Vivian B. Mann, and Margaret Olin—is now available. Published by E. J. Brill, it is the first journal of Jewish art published in the United States.
At a ceremony that was at once intimate and momentous, Yeshiva University’s Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration, held its first commencement exercises May 29.
Students from the Yeshiva University High School for Boys will leave on January 17, for Istanbul, Turkey, to spend their winter vacation learning about and strengthening the local Jewish community.