Sam Blass of Paramus Receives Prestigious NSF Scholarship

When Sam Blass began studying protein crystallization with Dr. Neer Asherie, assistant professor of physics and biology at Yeshiva University (YU), he became so enamored with nanotechnology that he decided to major in chemistry instead of his previous pre-med track. The move paid off as Blass was recently accepted to the prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program. The program offers fellowships to outstanding students in their early stages of pursuing a research based Master’s or PhD degree.

Twenty High School Teams from Across North America to Compete in Prestigious Basketball Championship

The 18th annual Red Sarachek Basketball Tournament is coming to Yeshiva University from March 26-30. The event, considered the most prestigious Jewish high school basketball tournament in North America, will feature 20 teams from across the United States and Canada. Games will be held at YU’s Max Stern Athletic Center, located on its Wilf Campus in the Washington Heights section of Manhattan, as well as at Torah Academy of Bergen County and the Frisch School. Games will be broadcast live by YU students at www.macslive.com.

Zev Nagel of Los Angeles Awarded Prestigious Wexner Fellowship

Yeshiva University (YU) alumnus, Zev Nagel ’05YC of Los Angeles, CA has been selected to receive a prestigious Wexner Graduate Fellowship this year. The fellowship program is open to aspiring Jewish leaders pursuing careers in Jewish education, the rabbinate, cantorate, and Jewish professional leadership. The Wexner Foundation introduced the program in 1988 to encourage the development of promising leaders in the North American Jewish community through graduate training, professional mentoring and specialized programming.

Erin Cooper of Silver Spring Awarded Prestigious Wexner Fellowship

Yeshiva University (YU) graduate, Erin Cooper ’08SCW, of Silver Spring, MD has been selected to receive a prestigious Wexner Graduate Fellowship this year. The fellowship program is open to aspiring Jewish leaders pursuing careers in Jewish education, the rabbinate, cantorate, and Jewish professional leadership. The Wexner Foundation introduced the program in 1988 to encourage the development of promising leaders in the North American Jewish community through graduate training, professional mentoring and specialized programming.

Noah Cheses of Boston Awarded Prestigious Wexner Fellowship

Yeshiva University (YU) graduate, Noah Cheses ’08YC, of Boston, MA has been selected to receive a prestigious Wexner Graduate Fellowship this year. The fellowship program is open to aspiring Jewish leaders pursuing careers in Jewish education, the rabbinate, cantorate, and Jewish professional leadership. The Wexner Foundation introduced the program in 1988 to encourage the development of promising leaders in the North American Jewish community through graduate training, professional mentoring and specialized programming.

Two Graduating Seniors and Two Recent Alumni Receive Prestigious Wexner Fellowships for Graduate Study

Four Yeshiva University graduates are among the 20 people selected this fall for the prestigious Wexner Graduate Fellowship Program. The fellowship is open to aspiring Jewish leaders who seek to prepare themselves through graduate training for careers in the cantorate, Jewish education, Jewish professional leadership, Jewish studies, and the rabbinate.

Cardozo Professor Michel Rosenfeld Awarded Prestigious International Research Chair Blaise Pascal in Paris

The government of the greater Paris region has appointed Michel Rosenfeld, the Justice Sydney L. Robins Professor of Human Rights at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, to an International Blaise Pascal Research Chair. These chairs are awarded annually to preeminent scholars in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities to conduct research and deliver public lectures in the Paris region.