Yeshiva University Reaches Out to Los Angeles Community at Gala Benefit in Santa Monica, CA

Jan 24, 2007 — Yeshiva University (YU) President Richard M. Joel will celebrate the university’s partnership with Los Angeles alumni, donors, parents, and friends at a gala reception and dinner organized by Yeshiva University’s Los Angeles Community Council and the YU Office of Alumni Affairs on Sunday, February 11. The gathering will be hosted by Yeshiva College alumnus Avi Steinlauf (1993) of and his family, and will take place at their company’s new corporate headquarters in Santa Monica. The reception will begin at 5:30 pm, and the dinner will begin at 6:30 pm.

This event will offer attendees an opportunity to meet President Joel, who will speak about the latest developments at the university. “Our charge at Yeshiva University is to ‘bring wisdom to life’ in all the places and avenues of life that YU graduates and families of our students call home,” said President Joel. “We may be situated on different coasts, but we share a common yearning for Torah values, Jewish education, and meaningful engagement with the world.”

Guests will also hear from Dr. David Srolovitz, the new dean of Yeshiva College, and Dr. Karen Bacon, The Dr. Monique C. Katz Dean of Stern College for Women.

The event is open to past and prospective YU students as well as alumni, parents, and friends. Students and their families who want to get a taste of YU are encouraged to attend. Funds raised will support the Fund for Yeshiva University and scholarships for students from the West Coast to attend the schools of Yeshiva University.

This event will offer an inside look at the newly designed space of, which was featured in the January issue of Interior Design magazine. The office’s bold use of color, airy industrial spaces, and sleek retro styling convey a feeling of velocity and technology befitting its identity as an online source of information about the auto market.

For more information, please contact Paula Simmonds at 212-960-5373 or e-mail Please RSVP by February 5.

Founded in 1886, Yeshiva University brings together the heritage of Western civilization and the ancient traditions of Jewish law and life. More than 7,000 undergraduate and graduate students study at YU’s four New York City campuses: the Wilf Campus, Israel Henry Beren Campus, Brookdale Center, and Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus. YU’s three undergraduate schools –– Yeshiva College, Stern College for Women, and Sy Syms School of Business ––– offer a unique dual program comprised of Jewish studies and liberal arts courses. Its graduate and affiliate schools include Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration, Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies, and Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary. YU is ranked among the nation’s leading academic research institutions.

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