Yeshiva University Undergraduates Volunteer Across NYC

Caption: Eitan Magendzo and Dovid Waintraub clean stairwells in a women’s and children's shelter in Queens.

Jan 24, 2007 — Yeshiva University undergraduate students, under the guidance of the university’s Center for the Jewish Future, participated in a Five Borough Chesed Tour on Sunday, January 28, at five different locations in New York City.

In the Bronx, students painted kitchens and studio apartments at Metro House, a low-income housing development, in cooperation with the Met Council on Jewish Poverty.

In Queens, students steam cleaned walls and hallways at Hillside House, a women’s and children’s shelter, also in cooperation with the Met Council on Jewish Poverty. A photograph from the event is attached.

In Manhattan, students visited seniors in a home-hospital center on the Upper West Side and ran a Tu B’Shvat art project in conjunction with UJA. A photograph from the event is attached.

In Brooklyn, students organized a rally for women who are being denied a Get (religious divorce) by their husbands.

On Staten Island, students ran 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, and also Tu B’Shvat seder for the elderly.

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.

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