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Discovering Innovation in the Start-Up Nation

Twenty undergraduate students went to Israel over their winter break to visit some of Israel’s most dynamic companies and to meet with leading entrepreneurs. Read More»

Making a Career in Israel

Michael Eisenberg ’89YUHS, ’93YC, partner in Aleph VC based in Israel, made a pitch to over 60 YU students to start both their careers and their lives in Israel. Read More»

Torah Study Does Not Take a Winter Break

During Yeshiva University’s annual intersession break after final exams, Torah learning continued in full swing through the Yeshivas Bein HaSemesterim program. Read More»

Yeshiva University High School for Girls Receives Accreditation

Central has been awarded accreditation by the New York State Association of Independent Schools, the only all-girls yeshiva high school in the Queens/Long Island area with this prestigious accreditation and one of two in the tri-state area. Read More»

Dr. Leanne Quigley Receives a Major Grant

Dr. Leanne Quigley, assistant professor at Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, received $409,276 from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research to study cognitive control and vulnerability to major depression. Read More»

YU Engineering Club Referees Robotics Competition

Members of YU’s new Engineering Club served as referees at the FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Lego League® Robotics competition. Read More»

Yeshiva University-Kedma Inter-Seminary Choir Competition

More than 1,500 students gathered for the 21st Yeshiva University-Kedma Inter-Seminary Choir Competition, an annual event sponsored by Yeshiva University’s S. Daniel Abraham Israel Program. Read More»

Honoring the Beauty of Hebrew

Friends, colleagues and family gathered to celebrate the the long and productive teaching career of Dr. Shmuel Schneider. Read More»

California Coast-to-Coast

Twelve students embarked on a 10-day journey through San Francisco, Silicon Valley and Los Angeles to explore high-tech, finance and start-up businesses. Read More»

Behind the Curtain of Soviet Jewry Activism

The Soviet Jewry Oral History Project, in conjunction with Yeshiva University Archives, preserves the memories of activists in the Soviet Jewry movement. Read More»

An Unorthodox Path to an Orthodox Faith

Hodaya Blau ’17S came to YU with absolutely no formal Jewish education at all, having been raised in a Catholic home and attended parochial schools until her senior year of high school. Read More»

In the News

Defending Faith-Based Higher Education

Leaders of religious colleges made a case for faith-based education at the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities Presidents’ Conference (Inside Higher Ed).

Men’s Basketball Team’s Historic Winning Streak

The Yeshiva University men’s basketball team extended their historic winning streak with a victory over the College at Old Westbury and remain on top of the Skyline standings by a game and a half (Jewish Link).

Discussing the Mueller Investigation

Prof. Jessica Roth of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law appeared on MSNBC twice discussing the Mueller investigation, Russian hacking and the Roger Stone indictment.

Understanding Fashion

Kayla Garb won her second $5,000 scholarship from the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund. She won her first scholarship as a first-year student last year (Jewish Standard).

YU Innovation Lab

YU is scheduled to launch a lab for Israeli startups based in New York City to enable Israeli entrepreneurs access to business infrastructure and access to students (JNS).