YU Hosts First Homecoming in More than 25 Years

Yeshiva University Alumni Invited Back to Campus for Fun-Filled Day on September 18

Alumni, friends and family of Yeshiva University are invited to celebrate Homecoming on September 18, 2011, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at 500 West 185th Street on Yeshiva University’s Wilf Campus in Washington Heights.


Homecoming, the first in more than a quarter of a century, will be highlighted by a Block Party featuring carnival games and rides for children, sports clinics with current student-athletes and YU coaches, a student organization fair and campus tours. There will also be live performances by the Maccabeats, the University’s internationally-acclaimed a cappella group, and popular Jewish rock band, Blue Fringe, who will be celebrating their tenth anniversary since they formed at YU in 2001.

The day will begin with Talmudic lectures and group discussions led by Rabbi Dr. Jacob J. Schacter and Professor Smadar Rosenzweig as part of the Abraham Arbesfeld Kollel Yom Rishon and Millie Arbesfeld Midreshet Yom Rishon. During the day, alumni will also have the chance to experience what it’s like to be a Yeshiva University student in 2011 when they are given the opportunity to attend a class of their choice, taught by one of the University’s premier faculty members. To conclude, there will be a Town Hall meeting led by University President Richard M. Joel.

Coca-Cola and EL AL Israel Airlines will be two of the main sponsors of YU Homecoming 2011.

“Homecoming is a day for all alumni to visit their alma mater, reconnect with friends and former classmates, and see the depth and breadth of what YU has to offer, both in Torah and academics as well as the spirit and fun of college life,” said Dr. Henry Kressel ’55YC, Chairman, Yeshiva University Board of Trustees. “Whether the day brings back special memories or provides insight into what it would be like to be a YU student, the day will have something for everyone.”

For more information or to register, please visit www.yu.edu/homecoming2011, email homecoming2011@yu.edu or call 212-960-5373.


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