Jan 24, 2007 — Yeshiva University undergraduate students, under the guidance of the university’s Center for the Jewish Future, will be participating in a Five Borough Chesed Tour on Sunday, January 28, at five different locations in New York City.
In the Bronx, students will be painting kitchens and studio apartments in a low-income housing development, in cooperation with the Met Council on Jewish Poverty. Sarah Felsenthal and Aaron Steinberg are the contact people on site. The address is Metro House, 2287 University Ave., Bronx. Students will arrive at 2:30 pm.
In Queens, students will steam clean walls and hallways at a women’s and children’s shelter, also in cooperation with the Met Council on Jewish Poverty. The address is Hillside House, 163-03 89th Ave., Jamaica, and the contact people on site are Stefanie Greenberg and Beth Katz. Students will arrive at 2:30 pm. Photographs of this event will be available early next week.
In Manhattan, students will visit seniors in a home-hospital center and run a Tu B’Shvat art project in conjunction with UJA beginning at 2:15 pm. The address is 120 West 106th St., New York. Contact people on site are Espie, Judy and Moshe Bellows. Photographs of this event will be available early next week.
In Brooklyn, students will organize a rally for women who are being denied a Get (religious divorce) by their husbands. For the location of the rally, please contact Yeshiva University’s Office of Media Relations at 212-960-5488.
On Staten Island, students will run a Tu B’Shvat art project for a group of developmentally disabled and autistic children and adults, in conjunction with Chaverim at the Staten Island JCC. The address is 1297 Arthur Kill Road, Staten Island, and the contact people on site are Glen Wechsler and Laya Pelzner. At the same address, a second group of students will run a Tu B’Shvat seder for the elderly. The contact people for this project are Jodie and Laya Pelzner. Both programs begin at 2:45 pm.
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: theWilf 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.