Students, Alumni, Faculty and Staff Support Israel at 70 Years
On Sunday, June 3rd, over 1,200 students, alumni, faculty and staff of Yeshiva University proudly donned blue t-shirts and Israeli flags as they marched up Fifth Avenue, joining thousands marking Israel’s 70th year at the annual Celebrate Israel Parade.
The marchers were led by YU President Rabbi Dr. Ari Berman and included representatives from Stern College for Women, Sy Syms School of Business, Yeshiva College, Marsha Stern Talmudical Academy/Yeshiva University High School for Boys, Samuel H. Wang Yeshiva University High School for Girls, Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, and Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
“I was really pleased to see such a robust turnout from the student body. The energy was certainly palpable,” said Montclair, New Jersey native Nolan Edmonson, who will be Yeshiva Student Union President next year. “I’ve always been a fan of the parade and getting a chance to walk in it with YU this year was a great experience.”
In addition to the student turnout, a large number of alumni and their families attended as well. “I’ve been marching with YU for seven years now,” said Yael Steinberg ’13YUHS ’17S, who will begin her studies at Einstein this fall. “It has always been a really meaningful experience for me. I love Israel and I love seeing everyone unite to support the State. I am looking forward to continuing to march with YU.”
“YU’s presence at the Parade was certainly felt and it was nice to show the Jewish community and the greater New York community our University’s commitment to supporting and embodying Torat Tzion,” added Edmondson.