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Now in Video: “Modeling the Flood Story: Midrash and Movie”

In Fall 2014, the Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies partnered with Yeshiva College and the YU Museum in hosting  “Modeling the Flood Story: Midrash and Movie,” an interdisciplinary symposium examining the biblical flood account and how the story has been read, interpreted, reconstructed – and modeled – through Midrash, medieval and modern texts, art, and film, with a particular focus on the 2014 Hollywood film Noah, directed by Darren Aronofsky.

The Holocaust Averted: Conversation and Book Launch with Prof. Gurock

The Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies and Yeshiva University Museum, in partnership with Rutgers University Press and the American Jewish Historical Society invite you to a nationally-televised conversation with Rabbi Mark Golub and Professor Jeffrey S. Gurock:

Institute for University-School Partnership’s Sept. 15 Forum will Bring Child Abuse Research to Practice

Through a new and comprehensive program at Yeshiva University established to understand and address school policies and procedures in the detection and reporting of child abuse, the findings of a groundbreaking survey of Jewish day and high schools from across North America will be presented at a forum at the University’s Wilf Campus on Wednesday evening, Sept. 15. Jewish day and high school administrators, teachers, rabbis and mental health professionals will dialogue and discuss strengths, needs and practical strategies for schools to support child safety at the program, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Weissberg Commons, 2495 Amsterdam Ave. (at 184 St.) in the Washington Heights section of New York City.

President Joel Speaks Out Against Israeli Boycott by Britain’s University and College Union

Yeshiva University President Richard Joel blasted Great Britain’s University and College Union today for the group’s proposed boycott of Israeli universities and academics and ban on international collaborations with Israelis, calling the move a “hypocritical act” and a “threat to open societies everywhere.” And, citing his own institution’s longstanding ties with Israel dating back prior to the very establishment of the State, Mr. Joel “proudly” added Yeshiva University’s name to those on the boycott list.

Presidential Fellowship in University and Community Leadership Accepting Applications for Fourth Year

Information sessions are scheduled for Wednesday, January 31, in the Levy Commons on the Beren Campus, and Thursday, Feb. 1, in the Belfer Hall Sky Cafe on the Wilf Campus for Yeshiva University seniors interested in the Presidential Fellowship in University and Community Leadership.

Jacob J. Schacter appointed University Professor and Senior Scholar at The Center for The Jewish Future

Dr. Jacob J. Schacter has been appointed University Professor of Jewish History and Jewish Thought and also Senior Scholar at Yeshiva University’s (YU) Center for the Jewish Future by President Richard M. Joel, effective this fall. University Professor is a special faculty position that allows Dr. Schacter, working in association with the deans, to teach and develop multidisciplinary initiatives at various academic units of the university. The position of Senior Scholar will enable Rabbi Schacter to play a prominent role in the new Center’s development.

Vice President for University Life Reflects on Improvements to Student Life

Hillel Davis, PhD, describes his state of being more than a year into his post as vice president for university life as “a deep sense of fulfillment.” Dr. Davis feels great enthusiasm in his day-to-day efforts to help build a campus environment that’s warm, inviting, and conducive to academic and spiritual fulfillment. He sat down with YU.edu to discuss his progress and goals.

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