December 18 Yom Iyun to Celebrate High School’s Centennial On Sunday, December 18, 2016, The Marsha Stern Talmudical Academy/Yeshiva University High School for Boys (YUHSB) will present a special Yom Iyun [day of learning] titled “Inspiring the Next Generation.” The event is part of a year-long celebration of YUHSB’s centennial. Lord Rabbi Jonathan Sacks will […]
There exist moments in time that shock us to our core, that force us to stop and question the very essence of our humanity. Unfortunately, today is one of those times. We are diminished by the brutal killings of almost 200 men, women and children in Mumbai. Today we bury the six victims of the attack at the Chabad House, including Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg and Rivkah Holtzberg, the Chabad couple who managed the center. Today two young children bury their parents.
New York state’s governor, the Honorable David A. Paterson, will be the keynote speaker at Yeshiva University’s (YU) 84th Annual Hanukkah Dinner and Convocation on Sunday, December 14 at The Waldorf=Astoria in New York City.
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.
The Orthodox Jewish community in Chicago got a taste of things to come at a Shabbaton weekend introducing its members to Yeshiva University’s rabbinic scholars and the new YU Torah Mitzion Kollel, a project of the Center for the Jewish Future (CJF) and the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS), which will begin offering in-depth learning for Jews in the Windy City this fall.
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.
President Richard M. Joel was in Israel during Winter Break continuing his goal to strengthen the relationship between America’s premier Jewish university and Israel.
Richard M. Joel, president of Yeshiva University (YU), has been elected to the Board of Trustees of the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities (cIcu). The Commission represents the chief executives of New York’s more than 100 private and not-for-profit colleges and universities on issues of public policy.