Yeshiva University proudly presents Neal’s Fund, a Social Entrepreneurial Fund providing micro-grants for student-charity-based startups to help the Jewish and general community. The fund is established in memory of Neal Dublinsky, a"h

• Neal’s Fund at Yeshiva University will honor the memory of Neal Dublinsky ('84YC) in a meaningful and impactful way.
• Neal’s Fund will provide Yeshiva University student groups and faculty working with students the opportunity to actualize dreams of making a difference in the Jewish community and general society.
• Average grants will be $1,000-$2,000, with a maximum of $5,000 per project.
• Projects require application by student groups or faculty working with students and will be reviewed by the YU VP for University & Community Life and Neal’s Fund Advisory Board.

Advisory Board:

  • David Schwarcz, Esq. , Schwarcz, Rimberg, Boyd & Rader, LLP
  • Lionel Glancy, Esq.   -  Glancy Binkow & Goldberg, LLP
  • Robert Rimberg, Esq. – Goldberg & Rimberg, LLC
  • Ira Press, Esq.  – Kirby McInerney, LLP
  • David A. Paterson- Former Governor NY State
  • David Sacks- television writer and producer. Emmy & Grammy Award Winner 
  • Shep Rosenman, Esq.- Katz Golden Rosenman, LLP 
  • Harry Dublinsky, Neal’s brother


 Watch David Sacks speak about Neal's Fund


Student Community Service Involvement

Chaverim- Established in 2016, Chaverim of Washington Heights is an emergency volunteer roadside assistance organization. Their goal is to supply aid to individuals in need due to various circumstances including a flat tire, dead car battery, car lockout and more. To date, Chaverim has responded and helped over 100 individuals in need of assistance.

College EDge - A nonprofit founded in 2011 at Yeshiva University, College EDge’s mission is to help underrepresented high school students apply to and attend college by offering application assistance at the seminar and fair, where students can listen to inspirational speakers, attend workshops and meet with college admissions representatives.

Hisoriri - Following in the great tradition of  the Center for the Jewish Future Torah Tours program, Hisoriri regularly recruits delegations of students to small communities throughout the year, bringing their passion for inspirational Torah experiences. The goal is to strengthen Orthodox Jewish communities in America by strengthening shuls that might not have as much financing, programming, religious resources or even congregants as the next place.

Medical Ethics Society-(MES) is a student-run organization under CJF's guidance whose goal is to promote education and awareness of medical ethics at YU. In addition to the many events held on campus throughout the year, MES's annual conference, attracts students, faculty, alumni and guests and featured prominent experts in medicine, mental health and Halacha.

Music Vs-is an initiative run as a student club in universities and high schools across the country. Their goal is to unite thousands of people from diverse backgrounds to use the universal languages of music, song and dance to alleviate the social discomfort associated with meeting strangers. In doing so, they seek to create lasting relationships with children, veterans, and seniors who are struggling to overcome medically related conditions.

TEACH- TEACH aims to service the under-served through and initiative that provides recreational education to pediatric patients.  TEACH continues to expand to hospitals and universities along the East Coast.

TEDx - In December, Yeshiva University hosted its first TEDx talks at a sold-out event at the Schottenstein Theater on the Wilf Campus. Using the TED conference format of short, powerful lectures designed to spark conversation, the talks showcased the remarkable range and depth of wisdom the YU community had to offer on topics as divergent as the similarities between magic and therapy to the impact a child’s name continues to bear on his or her life over time.                                                                                                          

For more information, or for an application to Neal's Fund, please contact Linda Stone at or call 212-960-5400 ext. 5843.