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Dr. Ari Berman, President of Yeshiva University, Speaks at a Day Dedicated to Torah Study

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Yeshiva University to Create The Emil A. and Jenny Fish Holocaust and Genocide Studies Center

Sivan Rahav-Meir and Bari Weiss

Bari Weiss and Sivan Rahav-Meir Fight the Good Fight Against Anti-Semitism

Danielle Wozniak and Rabbi Elazer Meisels

Dr. Danielle Wozniak and Rabbi Elazar Meisels Celebrate 45 Wurzweiler/Sara Schenirer MSW Graduates

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Join the YU Community from September 18 to September 19 to Raise $5 Million for Scholarships

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Highlights on Campus


It was all orientation all day long on the YU campuses. We have the pictures to prove it.

Sen. Anna Kaplan

New York State Senator Anna M. Kaplan ’90C spoke to the incoming JD class of 2022 at Cardozo Law School.

Orientation at Central

MTA and Central held their orientations, celebrating the start of a new academic year.

(l-r): Cynthia Wachtell, Kwame Appiah, Selma Botman, Ronnie Perelis

Kwame Anthony Appiah (second from left) spoke about “How to Manage Our Multiple Identities.”

Shabbat on campus - group photo

Shabbat on Campus events got off to a dynamic start with friends, great food and inspirational shiurim.

One hundred and fifty students met up with 20 employers at the Fall 2019 Finance, Fintech & Accounting Fair.

Stan Watson retires

YU Athletics intramural director Stan Watson retires after 33 years of storied service.

Mid-Autumn Fesitval YU Chinese students

The Yeshiva University Chinese Student Union organized a celebration of the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival.

Faculty News of Note


Dara Horn

Dr. Dara Horn, the prize-winning author, will teach a course this semester as a visiting professor about divine justice and human creativity.

Dr. Ari Bergmann

Dr. Ari Bergmann, founder & managing principal of Penso Advisors, LLC, will teach a course as a visiting professor combining the Talmud and finance.

Dr. Morton Lowegrub

After 20 years at YU, Dr. Morton Lowengrub, the beloved administrator, teacher and mathematician, has retired to pursue the delights of higher math.

Four professors at Facebook

Four Yeshiva College computer science instructors toured Facebook and emerged with valuable recruiting tips for YU grads.

(l-r): Dr. Deena Rabinovich, chair of Jewish Studies at Stern College; Stephanie Strauss, executive director of YU in Israel; Dr. Ari Berman, President of YU; Rabbi Dr. Yehuda Brandes, the head of Herzog College; Rabbi Dr. Stu Halpern; Yehuda Aronson; Rabbi Dr. Shalom Berger

Dr. Ari Berman, President of Yeshiva University, led an impressive team of YU faculty at Herzog College’s Yemei Iyun B’Tanakh [Bible study days].

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Seven promotions (including two for tenure) and 22 new faculty members promise an exciting new academic year for YU students.

Student/Alumni Snapshots


Shyana Fishman with husband and baby

A full stack software developer for Nefesh B’Nefesh, Shayna (Michaels) Fishman ’18S also teaches Haredi women to code in multiple languages.

Summer 2019 Internships - composite portrait

Hundreds of YU students engaged in summer internships, including doing research, working with judges and mentoring children with special abilities.

YU in the News

Ari Lamm, senior adviser to the president of Yeshiva University, offers “A Hebrew biblical guide to the Democratic presidential debate” (Jerusalem Post).

Billboard named Cardozo School of Law one of the top law schools in the country for training lawyers in the music industry.

Dr. Greta Doctoroff, a licensed psychologist and associate professor of psychology at the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, has seven tips for how parents should engage with their children around homework (Wall Street Journal).

David Schwed, director of the cybersecurity program at the Katz School of Science and Health, was interviewed about blockchain on Task Force 7 Radio and Block TV. He will also speak about the topic at Vegas Blockchain Week in October.