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Alumni Affairs May 2024 Newsletter

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Alumni Newsletter

May 5, 2024

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If you haven’t yet, you are missing out on some great benefits.

Not only can you get an alumni ID card that gains you access to places like the libraries and campus happenings, you also get notices about specialized networking events, job opportunities and career support, social gatherings, reunions, minyan access on campus and legacy admission support.

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Upcoming Events

Antisemitism, the Media and the Jews

On Tuesday, May 7, 2024, from 6-7 p.m., Rabbi Dr. Meir Soloveichik, director of the Straus Center, will moderate a conversation among Alana Newhouse, John Podhoretz and Elliot Kaufman at the Fifth Avenue Synagogue on East 62nd Street in New York City. RSVP»

Negotiating the Impossible

The Sacks-Herenstein Center will present two online seminars on the subject of “Negotiating the Impossible”: Dr. Tal Becker (on Wednesday, May 8, 2024, at 8 p.m.) and David Makovsky (on Sunday, May 12, 2024, at 8 p.m.) Register»

Katz Symposium

On Thursday, May 9, 2024, from 2-5 p.m., the Katz School of Science and Health will hold its annual Symposium on Science, Tech and Health to showcase research from 30 graduate student teams across STEM and health sciences. Learn more and RSVP»

Chag HaSemikhah 2024

Attend or livestream Chag HaSemikhah, the ordination ceremony for rabbis trained at RIETS, on Sunday, June 16, 2024. Witness the future leaders of the Jewish community coming together to celebrate their commitment to Torah learning and personal growth. Graduates will invite friends and family, and alumni can watch at 1 p.m. via livestream at

Take Me Out to the YU Day at the Mets

Save this date: Sunday, September 8, 2024. On that day, you will celebrate all things YU as the Mets take on the Cincinnati Reds at 1:40 p.m. at CitiField, 41 Seaver Way, Flushing, Queens, NY. Each $60 ticket includes seats in a dedicated YU section along the first base line, seeing Rabbi Dr. Ari Berman, President of Yeshiva University, throw out the first pitch, an exclusive legends jersey (can’t be purchased), a $14 voucher for the Citifield kiosk of your choice—including Prime Kosher Sports (PKS), which serves Kosher burgers, hot dogs, French fries and other snacks—and an invitation to stand on Center Field during the National Anthem, which will be performed by the Maccabeats. Register now».


Alumnae Publications on View

From April to May, 2024, you can browse the display of books by Stern College for Women alumnae at Hedi Steinberg Library. See the authors and their publications in the online catalog. The display features works of alumnae from the Class of 1958 and later.

Torah Tuesdays

Follow the Office of Alumni Affairs on Facebook and enjoy our Torah Tuesdays feature, where learned alumni are invited to submit a short video to share a bit of Torah wisdom each week. Submit a Torah Tuesday feature yourself at!

Past events

  • More than 100 YU alumni and community members attended a panel discussion on Suicide Prevention and Resiliency on Wednesday, April 4, 2024. Attendees listened to personal stories of family members who lost loved ones to suicide, and then heard from practitioners and academic leaders on best practices and therapeutic approaches for addressing suicidality. This joint program was co-sponsored by the Office of Alumni Engagement, the YU Counseling Center, the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology and the Wurzweiler School of Social Work. See the photos» and watch the video»
  • The Sy Syms School of Business held its 37th Annual Awards Dinner on Tuesday, April 16, 2024, at the Museum of Jewish Heritage. View the full event album.

And a Few Things More

Swag Still Available

The NY Yankees hat from our wonderful evening with the team is available for a $36 donation. Sweatshirts from the Rally for Israel are available for $25.

Helping Students

Are you interested in helping students with things like quick résumé reviews, informational interviews and preparing for careers in your industry? Please consider joining the YU Mentoring Volunteer Program, a group of over 800 alumni willing to speak to students about career-related topics. Your commitment is extremely flexible, and you set the amount of availability you have for students per month. For any questions or help registering for YU-MVP, contact

Need to Know

  • If you have ever wanted to know what is going on at the Undergraduate Torah Studies programs or the Sy Syms School of Business, now you can subscribe to their newsletters and find out.
  • Sy Syms has also put out its alumni newsletter, which can be found on LinkedIn. You can find more news about Yeshiva University at YU News.
  • So we can better serve you, please update your contact information. We don't want you to miss out on the wonderful things happening at your alma mater—and we also have something special for your birthday. (That is all we are going to say.)

Contact Us

  • Promote Your Business: Don't miss an opportunity to put your business in front of an alumni community 70,000-strong. (Beth Lebenson Praver,
  • Alumni in Israel: If you are an alum who lives in Israel, please take a moment to update your information with the alumni office. Let us know how best to reach you and share what kinds of engagement interest you and stay updated on local events and news. For questions or information, reach out to Susan Sheldon,
  • Prep YU Students for the Workplace: The Shevet Glaubach Center for Career Strategy & Professional Development is always looking for professional mentors for students. (Todd Lotcpeich,
  • Hosting Events: If you would like to host an affinity event, we would love to take you up on your offer. (Jack Turell,

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