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The CJF Mission

Our mission is to shape, enrich and inspire the contemporary Jewish community by convening the resources of Yeshiva University, and:

  • Infusing the student body with a spirit of leadership and a sense of responsibility to the Jewish people and society in general
  • Building, cultivating, and supporting communities, and their lay and rabbinic leaders
  • Creating a global movement that promotes the values of Yeshiva University
 

 

Yeshiva University Adds Experiential to RIETS Education

On December 10th, CJF-RIETS invited our chaveirim Rabbi Zev Goldberg ’10R and Rabbi Yechiel Shaffer ’11R to shared their experiences in a workshop called “Job Placement after Smikhah.” Rabbi Goldberg recently assumed the position of Rabbi for the Young Israel of Ft. Lee in New Jersey, and Rabbi Shaffer recently assumed the position of Assistant [...]


Yeshiva University EJE Fellowship for Synagogue and Youth Movement Advisors

In the fall of 2014 the Department of Experiential Jewish Education at YU launched an EJE fellowship for YU students who are currently serving as synagogue and youth movement advisors. The Fellowship convened once a week, for six weeks, to study various EJE concepts and the way in which these concepts relate to their practice. What follows is a participant’s testimonial of her experience


Aaron and Blanche Schreiber Torah Tours Simchat Torah 5775

This past Simchat Torah, over 300 Yeshiva University undergraduates traveled to 52 shuls across North America.  Through song, dance, and divrei Torah, the students contributed a level of excitement and ruach, which the shuls wait for all year round.

Prior to the students traveling out for Simchat Torah, they participated in a mandatory orientation [...]


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Sunday, February 15

Community symposium on " Taking Control: Ethical and Halachic Implications of BRCA Screening and Elective Egg Freezing." Presenters include Rabbi Dr. Edward Reichman, Nicole Schreiber-Agus, PhD, Rabbi Kenneth Brander, and Rabbi Dr. Zalman Levine. For more information, please visit the event page.

Sunday, March 22

Conversation on the Haggada's Politics
with YU’s Kressel and Ephrat Family University Professor of Jewish Thought Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, and Chair in Public Policy and Public Service at YU, Senator Joseph Lieberman, moderated by Rabbi Dr. Meir Soloveichik ‘03R, Director of the Zahava and Moshael Straus Center for Torah and Western Thought, Yeshiva University. Parking available by RSVP only. Register online at www.yu.edu/haggada.

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