View from YU: April 5, 2019

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News and Events

Annual Memorial Shiur

Rabbi Dr. Ari Berman honored the yahrtzeits of two Torah visionaries. Read a recap of the event and watch highlights of the shiur.

Approaches to Civil Liberties

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer was part of a two-day conference on civil liberties.

Successful RIETS Gala

Over 500 people attended the annual event, raising money for RIETS scholarships.

YU Delegation Goes to AIPAC

Highlights from the students attending the Policy Conference, including two who won the Advocate of the Year Award.

Jewish Career Development Expo

One of the largest Jewish networking events connected 400 job seekers with employers.

YCDS Spring Production

Mitch Albom’s Duck Hunter Shoots Angel is a gentle comedy about stereotypes.

Social Work Day at the UN

Two professors and 13 students head to the UN to save the world.

International Understanding

A Q&A with Dr. Ronnie Perelis, director of the Rabbi Arthur Schneier Program.

Funding the Start-up Nation

Len Rosen, CEO of Barclays Israel, spoke about financing Israel’s economy.

Distinguished Alumni Award

Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology honored Dr. Arlene “Lu” Steinberg for her distinguished career and service.

Shavuos with YU

The three-day weekendfeatures an exciting lineup of events.

93Queen and Ezras Nashim

A documentary and a panel discussion about an all-female ambulance corps in Brooklyn.

Giving Asylum to Those in Need

Michelle Joaquin, a PsyD candidate at Ferkauf, finds hope in the Asylum Project.

Jobs for Humanities Majors

A panel discussion with four YU alumni gives a very positive answer to the question.

The Story of Beginnings

YU Press and Koren co-publish a new volume on Genesis by a top Israeli Bible scholar.

Alternatives to Violence

Wurzweiler School of Social Work’s Care Café discussed gang violence with the community.

In the News

Women in the Workplace

Dr. Rona Novick, dean of the Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration, wrote about finding her way in the world of work (Layers Project).

YU Students Challenge Beliefs

The YCDS production conveys a message quite familiar to the Jewish community (Broadway World).

Ending Forced Arbitration

Prof. Myriam Gilles of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law testified in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee, saying “secrecy is terrible” (Committee on the Judiciary).

Alternatives to Violence

Yeshiva University hosted a panel discussion at the Mount Carmel Church focusing on gang violence and gang prevention (News12: The Bronx).

In Memoriam

Chazan Sherwood Goffin ’63 YC, ’66BZ

The YU family mourns the passing of Chazan Sherwood Goffin, the renowned Cantor at Lincoln Square Synagogue in Manhattan and a respected teacher at the Philip and Sara Belz School for Music.

Judge Nathan Gordon ’51YC

His passing amid a national debate on immigration is a moment for reflection (New York Sun).