Yeshiva University Sends Teachers to Help Houston Jewish Community After Hurricane Ike Hits Local School

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.

David Pelcovitz, PhD, Trains Teachers and Rabbis to Help Families in Crisis

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.