YU to Host Ishay Ribo Concert as Part of Expanded Commencement Celebration

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Yeshiva University is pleased to feature acclaimed Israeli singer Ishay Ribo in the largest Jewish music concert in North American history, in a venue of more than 10,000 seats. This event will be occurring on the day of YU’s Commencement Ceremony as a way to honor YU’s 2022 graduating class and celebrate the unity and creative strength of the Jewish people.

The event is happening on May 26, with the Commencement Ceremony occurring from 1-3:30 p.m. Commencement will be followed later that evening at 7:45 p.m. with Rise Up: The YU Siyum and Concert featuring Ishay Ribo. All of these events are aimed at celebrating YU’s students and making Commencement an amazing experience for all.

Only the flagship Jewish University, Yeshiva University, could have put a show like this together as an exciting way to honor students’ achievement with an evening of music, Torah, unity and celebration. The Siyum and Ishay Ribo’s music in particular have the ability to inspire the hearts of many to connect with ancient Jewish prayers and celebrate our profound collective ancestry, all through the experiential medium of music.

The Siyum is a traditional Jewish event that celebrates the completion of a course of study in Torah. Several students and faculty will discuss their course of study and celebrate its completion with song, dance and prayer.

The Ishay Ribo concert starts at about 8:00 p.m. immediately after the completion of the Siyum.

Ishay Ribo is an inspirational Israeli singer known for his poignant and heartfelt music, and it is his first time in the over 10,000-seat Arthur Ashe Stadium, making this a record setting event for Jewish music. Along with Ribo, the concert will feature special guest performances by the singers Akiva and Alex Clare.

Tickets go on sale April 25 through Ticketmaster, and Yeshiva University will share information on purchasing those tickets at that time. The event is open to the community, and everyone who is interested is invited to come to this unforgettable concert. YU students, faculty and staff can request a complimentary ticket to the Siyum and concert.

For a preview of what awaits, watch the video below, and visit yu.edu/ribo for more information.