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


Fort Lee Summer Learning Series

Yeshiva University and Young Israel of Fort Lee Present Summer Learning Series with Dr. Jeffrey Gurock 

Yeshiva University’s Center for the Jewish Future (CJF) in collaboration with Young Israel of Fort Lee (YIFL) will present two lectures by Dr. Jeffrey Gurock, Libby M. Klaperman Professor of Jewish History, on the theme of “American Judaism [...]

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

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Upcoming Events

Thursday, December 8

An Evening with the Honorable Nir Barkat, Mayor of Jerusalem.

YUConnects Singles Event at the OU Israel Center with Rabbi Chaim Eisenstein


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