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.
Yeshiva University celebrated its longstanding ties to Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun at a Shabbaton on Nov. 7 at the synagogue on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. The event came a month before the University’s 84th Annual Hanukkah Dinner and Convocation, which will honor communal leaders including Rabbi Haskel Lookstein, spiritual leader of Kehilath Jeshurun.