Israel’s ambassador to the United States, Michael B. Oren, will deliver the keynote address at Yeshiva University’s (YU) 79th commencement ceremony at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Wednesday, May 26 at 11 a.m. Senator Joseph I. Lieberman (ID-CT) who was awarded an honorary doctorate from the university in 1989, will deliver the opening invocation and Rabbi Haskel Lookstein, spiritual leader of Cong. Kehilath Jeshurun, a 2008 honorary doctorate recipient, will present the closing benediction.
Prof. David Shatz, professor of philosophy at Yeshiva University’s (YU) Stern College for Women, will deliver the keynote address at YU’s 78th commencement ceremony at Madison Square Garden’s WaMu Theater in New York City on Thursday, May 14 at 11 am.
Dr. Scott S. Cowen, president of Tulane University in New Orleans, will be the keynote speaker at Yeshiva University’s 83rd Annual Hanukkah Dinner and Convocation on Sunday, Dec. 9 at the Waldorf=Astoria.
Bhikhu Parekh, a member of the British House of Lords, will speak on “Is There a Case for Limiting Hate Speech?” at 1:15 p.m. on Monday, November 7, at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.
New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer will be the featured speaker at the 27th commencement of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law of Yeshiva University at 2 pm on Tuesday, June 7.
Some 800 years after his death, Moses Maimonides remains one of Judaism’s most enduring icons. And according to scholars attending a conference sponsored by Yeshiva University and New York University, his works remain relevant in addressing today’s moral and ethical challenges, including the causes and treatments for common depression.
President Richard M. Joel kicked off the 13th annual Orthodox Union Torah Convention in Los Angeles on Thursday, Dec. 11, when he delivered the keynote address, “The State of the Jewish People,” at a dinner held at Congregation Shaarei Tefila.