A Tribute to Yeshiva University
Dr. Naomi Azrieli offered a powerful tribute to Yeshiva University at the 95th Annual Hanukkah Dinner and Convocation.
$18 Million Donation
The Azrieli Foundation donated $18 Million to Yeshiva University at the 95th Annual Hanukkah Dinner and Convocation.
YU Celebrates Talmud Learning
Students, staff members and roshei yeshiva [deans] participated in the various siyumim [gatherings celebrating the completion of a unit of Torah study] occurring in the United States and Israel.
Two Faiths Join Together
Jews and Muslims came together at YU to discuss “Tradition and Modernity: Religious Identity and Civic Engagement in the United States.”
From the Locker Room to the Boardroom
Five former YU student-athletes spoke about how their athletic experiences shaped their careers.
Highlights on Campus
- Yeshiva University reached out to offer comfort and counseling after the shootings in Jersey City, New Jersey, on Dec. 10.
- The Center for the Jewish Future held a conference call for rabbis on “Chizuk [Support] for Leading through a Period of Increased Anti-Semitism.”
- Dr. Noam Wasserman, dean of Sy Syms, will lead a Founder’s Bootcamp in the Startup Nation of Israel.
- The first cohort of students in the Katz School’s MS in Biotechnology Management and Entrepreneurship presented their capstone projects.
- Dr. Noam Wasserman was a keynote speaker at TribeWorks 2.0., a one-day educational and networking event for Jewish entrepreneurs.
- For the last five years, Dr. William Salton and Dr. Carl Auerbach have trained Ferkauf graduate students to work with political asylum seekers.
- The Stern College Computer Club ran an Hour of Code “coding clinic” in conjunction with the Stern College computer science department.
- The YU Career Center hosted the “What is Wall Street?” networking event about alternate careers in the finance industry.
- Wurzweiler’s Care Café is soliciting support throughout January for the Island School on the Lower East Side.
- In “Real Estate Speed Networking,” the YU Career Center brought together students and industry professionals.
- In “Parisian Views,” students applied a 19th-century Parisian aesthetic to Instagram photos of New York City.
- “Names, Not Numbers,” a documentary project about Holocaust survivors, will receive its world premiere in Florida.
- The YU Library has rolled out the first of its Digital Collections: 125 images from the early years of Stern College.
- Miri Yoskoswitz, partner at KPMG Israel, counseled Stern College and Sy Syms women on a balanced worklife.
- YU Museum’s Department of Education created “The Garment Factory Workshop,” a professional development program for high school teachers.
- Rabbi Dr. Meir Soloveichik, director of the Straus Center, spoke about the Rohr Family Edition of the Koren Mikraot HaDorot released by Koren Publishers.
- Sivan Rahav Meir spoke about the “Eight Paths to Illumination” at a Chanukah event hosted by Central, the Straus Center and YIJE.
- Julie Golding, doctoral fellow at the Azrieli Graduate School, arranged for the halachic burial of Holocaust victims killed 80 years ago.
- Starting in the fall of 2020, the Graduate Program in Advanced Talmudic Studies will be offering new Tanach and Halacha tracks.
- Always encouraged to give back, our students have been volunteering for many chessed [charity] programs to help those in need.
Faculty News of Note
- Dr. Lea Ferreira dos Santos receives major awards from the National Science Foundation and the Simons Foundation.
- Visiting professor Dr. Dara Horn provides an answer to the question, “What are Stories For?” in a lecture to Stern College honors students.
YU in the News
- Michael Sweetney overcame his darkest moments with the New York Knicks at Yeshiva University: “I’m changing lives” (New York Post).
- Dr. Sharon Poczter opines about “Why the Wealth Tax Would Almost Assuredly Slow Startup Growth in America” (Inc.)
- YU alumni turn to students to manage new $10 million investment fund (Jerusalem Post).
- Yeshiva University reached out to the Jewish community in Jersey City, New Jersey, to provide what comfort and solace it could after the tragic shooting on Dec. 10, 2019: News12, The Times of Israel, NJ.com
- Dr. Elizabeth Seng, associate professor of psychology at Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, was quoted in Shape Magazine on how to find migraine relief during the holiday season.
- Jocelyn Getgen Kestenbaum, director of The Benjamin B. Ferencz Human Rights and Atrocity Prevention Clinic at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, worked with UNISINOS Human Rights Centre in Brazil to conduct an environmental and human rights impact assessment for the indigenous population in Autazes facing displacement due to a potash mine being considered for the area (Mongabay).