In the wake of the devastating wreckage of Hurricane Ike, the Robert M. Beren Academy in Houston reached out to Yeshiva University’s Institute for University-School Partnership for assistance. The school lost all power and its water supply forcing the administration to send the student body to three different donated office locations placing a strain on the teaching staff. The response by Yeshiva University was immediate and two teachers, Joseph Small and Jordan Rosenberg, arrived in Houston on Monday, Sept. 22 to begin serving the students of Beren Academy. The Institute is a division of YU’s Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration.
Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration of Yeshiva University (YU) will present a one-day seminar for high school teachers affiliated with the Association of Modern Orthodox Day Schools (AMODS), a YU-sponsored network of Jewish day schools and yeshivas. The seminar will take place Wed., June 29 at the Community Hebrew Academy of Toronto (CHAT).
David Pelcovitz’s fascination with the complexities of parenting, adolescent development, and other child-related issues underscores a passion for making lives whole, especially in times of crisis and trauma. Joining Yeshiva University this fall as professor of education and psychology at the Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration, Dr. Pelcovitz looks forward to using “teaching” and “discovery” to improve the quality of life for people in distress.
Yeshiva University hosted a one-day professional development seminar for Jewish history teachers on June 15. Three scholars presented new research in Jewish history, for use in shaping courses and classes.