President646.592.4300 | email@example.com
Senior Vice President646.592.4306 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Rabbi Josh Joseph is the senior vice president at Yeshiva
University where he has operating responsibility for the administrative and
academic aspects of the University, ensuring effective planning and service
delivery. Josh guides the University’s strategic planning process as well as
its implementation. He also works to ensure the effectiveness and efficiency of
various departments around the University, developing collaboration
opportunities and proper partnerships between and among faculty, administration,
staff, students and trustees.
A native of
Montreal, Josh completed his undergraduate degree with honors at the University
of Pennsylvania. He received rabbinic ordination from YU-affiliated Rabbi Isaac
Elchanan Theological Seminary, while simultaneously completing a Master’s in
Jewish philosophy at YU’s Bernard Revel Graduate School. He also completed
fellowships and certificates at NYU’s Wagner School of Public Administration,
sponsored by the Muehlstein Foundation and UJA Federation NY and Harvard’s
Institute of Higher Education. Most recently, Josh was accepted into the
University of Pennsylvania’s Executive Doctorate in Higher Education Management
program which he is on track to complete by the summer of 2016.
previously worked in a hedge fund, as a pulpit rabbi, and served as the
executive director of the Orthodox Caucus. Before joining the YU
administration, Josh served as director of special projects for Yeshiva
University’s Center for the Jewish Future, where he developed his passion for
social entrepreneurship that informs his daily work.
He and his
wife, Julie, live in Lawrence and are the proud parents of Zach, Ozzie, and
Chief Human Resources Officer646.592.4335 | email@example.com
Julie Auster is the Chief Human Resources Officer of Yeshiva University. In her role as CHRO, she provides strategic leadership in the planning and implementation of integrated human resources programs and policies including University Benefits, Employee/Labor Relations, Compensation, Recruitment, Diversity and Affirmative Action, and Training and Development. She also oversees Title IX compliance activities. These programs support all officers, faculty, and staff of YU, and enhance YU’s organizational performance and capability.
Auster began her career at the Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association. She came to YU from Sarah Lawrence College, where she served as Vice President for Human Resource Services and Legal Affairs. Auster had a long and distinguished tenure at Sarah Lawrence, in positions that oversaw areas such as Human Resources, Risk, Budget and Legal Affairs. Auster received her BA from Mount Holyoke College and JD from Pace University, and is a member of the New York Bar Association. She is also Vice-Chair for the Board of Directors of the Academic Federal Credit Union and on the Board of Trustees of the Graham School Foundation
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs212.960.5217 | Selma.Botman@yu.edu
who grew up outside of Boston, holds a B.A. in Psychology from Brandeis
University, a B.Phil. in Middle Eastern studies from Oxford University, and an
A.M. in Middle Eastern Studies and Ph.D. in History and Middle Eastern Studies
from Harvard University. A scholar of modern Middle Eastern politics and
society, she has published three books and a number of scholarly articles. She
has also taught a range of courses on the Modern Middle East and international
Botman has dedicated her career to higher education and has served in
leadership positions at the University of Massachusetts, the University of
Southern Maine, and The City University of New York. Under her leadership as
provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, CUNY created a
School of Public Health, an Institute for Demographic Research, a master¹s
program in Middle Eastern Studies, and CUNY's first-ever online degree. Provost
Botman also headed a Campaign for Student Success which
set out to ensure that more students successfully graduated from the colleges
of the university.
president of the University of Southern Maine, she inspired new academic
programs, raised scholarship dollars for students who would have otherwise been
unable to attend the university, and promoted technology assisted instruction. Dr.
Botman's commitment to campus engagement with local communities resulted in a
five-campus environmental studies initiative at the University of Massachusetts
that addressed community needs during her tenure. As Vice President for
Academic Affairs at UMass, she strengthened technology and engineering
education throughout Massachusetts by bringing together K-12 teachers,
university faculty, and retired engineers to design new programs that were
introduced to secondary schools, and helped create UMass Online.
Dr. Botman has
also taught at the College of the Holy Cross where she was involved in
international programs and promoted Middle Eastern studies.
Vice President for University and Community Life212.960.5263 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Rabbi Kenneth Brander is the inaugural dean of the Center for the
Jewish Future (CJF) at Yeshiva University. The CJF shapes, enriches and
inspires the contemporary Jewish community by convening the resources of
the University. It does so by infusing the student body with the spirit
of leadership and a sense of Klal Yisrael. The CJF serves to build,
cultivate and support communities, rabbinic and lay leaders, and
individuals. Furthermore, it is creating a global movement that promotes
the values of the University.
Rabbi Brander is rabbi emeritus of the Boca Raton Synagogue, founding
dean of the Boca Raton Community Kollel and founder of the Weinbaum
Yeshiva High School of Broward and Palm Beach counties. During his 14
years of service to that community, he oversaw its explosive growth from
60 families to some 600 families.
A 1984 alumnus of Yeshiva College, Rabbi Brander received his
ordination from the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS) in
1986. At RIETS, he had the distinction of serving as personal aide to
the esteemed Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik. He also received special
ordination from Machon Puah, a center of medical ethics in Israel, and
from former Chief Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu in the field of medical
ethics. He is currently a PhD candidate in general philosophy at Florida
Dean Emeritus and Special Advisor on Yeshiva Affairs212.960.5344 | email@example.com
Rabbi Zevulun Charlop, dean emeritus of the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan
Theological Seminary (RIETS) and special advisor on Yeshiva affairs, is
an authority on Torah and Talmud and a lecturer in American history. He
has authored numerous scholarly essays, including ''The Making of
Orthodox Rabbis'' in Encyclopedia Judaica and ''G-d in History and Halakha from the Perspective of American History.''
A spiritual leader of Young Israel of Mosholu Parkway in the Bronx,
NY, Rabbi Charlop has served as president of the American Committee for
the United Charities in Israel, the General Israel Orphans Home for
Girls in Jerusalem and the National Council of Young Israel Rabbis.
In May 2008, Rabbi Charlop received the University's Presidential
Medallion in recognition of his stewardship of RIETS. Under his
distinguished leadership of more than 35 years, the seminary experienced
enormous growth, graduating thousands of rabbis, educators and Jewish
Rabbi Charlop serves as one of RIETS' masmichim [those who
administer ordination exams] and maintains his special relationship with
the Kollelei Elyon. He is editor of three novellae on Torah and Talmud
by his late father, the noted Rabbi Jechiel Michael Charlop.
Vice President for University Affairs212.960.0850 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Born in Montreal, Rabbi Dr. Herbert Dobrinsky came to New York City
in 1948 to attend the third year of high school at the Yeshiva
University High School for Boys/Marsha Stern Talmudical Academy. He
graduated from Yeshiva College in 1954 and was ordained at the Rabbi
Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS) in 1957. Dr. Dobrinsky also
holds a master's degree and a doctoral degree in education from the
University's Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology.
Following five years as a rabbi at Beth Israel Synagogue in Halifax,
Nova Scotia, Dr. Dobrinsky joined Yeshiva University in 1962 as
associate director of the Community Service Division at RIETS. He was
named vice president for university affairs in 1981, following 19 years
of service to the institution in numerous positions, including director
of rabbinic placement for nine years.
Dr. Dobrinsky's outstanding achievements as a scholar, educator,
administrator and communal leader include being co-founder with the late
Haham, Rabbi Dr. Solomon Gaon of the Sephardic Studies Program and the
Sephardic Community Activities Program at the University, aimed at
preserving the rich Sephardic Jewish heritage of North America. He was
also co-founder of the American Society of Sephardic Studies and served
as vice president of programming for the society. He is the author of A Treasury of Sephardic Laws and Customs.
He also helped establish the University's Holocaust Studies Program and
has been honored several times within the University and RIETS.
During his years of service to the University, Dr. Dobrinsky has
traveled and lectured throughout the United States, Canada, Central
America, England and Israel. He has visited more than 100 communities to
gain firsthand insight into their needs. He also directed the initial
stages of the University's $100-million Century Campaign.
Chief of Staff646.592.4303 | email@example.com
Daniel Gordon is Chief of Staff to the President and is
responsible for providing administrative and strategic support to President Joel
and his senior staff for University initiatives as well as day-to-day
operations. Daniel also manages the staff of the Office of the President
and represents the President at meetings, as needed. In addition, Daniel works
closely with Senior Vice President Josh Joseph on the university’s strategic
planning and restructuring efforts.
Daniel has spent his career at Yeshiva University where he
began as the Toni and Irving Rosen Presidential Fellow in the Office of the
President and eventually managed President Joel’s communications efforts. Most
recently he served as Deputy Chief of Staff and Deputy to the President.
Daniel earned his B.A. in Political Science from Yeshiva University
and his M.B.A. from New York University’s Stern School of
Business with a focus on finance and strategy.
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer646.592.4005 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Jacob “Jake” Harman is Yeshiva University's Vice President of Business Affairs and Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Harman leads the University's finance functions and plays an integral role in developing and implementing financial and operational plans to support and meet the strategic goals set by the University. He serves on the executive cabinet and works closely with Senior Vice President Josh Joseph on numerous strategic initiatives.
Prior to joining YU, Harman spent his career at KPMG where he most recently served as a senior audit partner in the firm's Office of the General Counsel. Previously, he was a partner in several areas of KPMG's activities, including its Assurance, Forensic, and Mergers and Acquisition Practices. Harman is a certified public accountant and holds a bachelor of science with a concentration in accounting from Brooklyn College. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, and was recently elected to the Board of Trustees of the Village of Woodsburgh, New York.
Vice President for Legal Affairs, Secretary and General Counsel212.960.0051 | email@example.com
Andrew ''Avi'' Lauer serves as Yeshiva University's vice president
for legal affairs, secretary and general counsel. In this capacity, he
is responsible for all legal matters pertaining to Yeshiva University
and its affiliates within the United States and abroad.
Prior to his appointment at Yeshiva University, Lauer was a partner
at the international law firm of Thelen Reid Brown Raysman and Steiner
LLP, where he maintained a large and diverse practice while also serving
as an active member of Thelen's labor and employment law department.
Lauer served as relationship partner to numerous clients in relation to
various areas of legal specialty, including corporate, real estate,
litigation, technology, outsourcing, bankruptcy, patent and trademark,
and he often functioned as outside general counsel to many companies. He
also established and maintained an extensive Israel practice at Thelen
and worked with many Israeli-owned and/or -affiliated companies and
regularly traveled to Israel to meet with his Israeli clients and
Lauer also has prior professional experience as senior employment
counsel in the Office of General Counsel of PricewaterhouseCoopers
Consulting (PwC Consulting), where he was responsible for all
employment-law-related matters affecting the firm and its more than
30,000 employees. In addition, he was responsible for all in-house
employment-law- related matters pertaining to the planned IPO and the
ultimate sale of PwC Consulting to IBM. Before joining PwC, he served as
assistant general counsel of Deloitte & Touche USA, where he was
employment counsel to both Deloitte & Touche LLP and Deloitte
Lauer was also an assistant district attorney in the Kings County
District Attorney's Office in Brooklyn, NY, where he conducted numerous
trials and investigations and was assigned to several bureaus, including
the elite Trial Cadre unit of the Homicide Bureau.
Involved in numerous community causes, Lauer serves and/or has served
on the Executive Board of several charitable organizations in the New
York area. He is a former president of the Young Israel of Woodmere,
former chairman of the Board of Trustees and honorary past-president of
the Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns and Rockaway, and a member of the
Audit Committee and Long Island Board of Ohel Family and Children's
Services. He also served as pro bono counsel to several organizations
and not-for-profits, including the Union of Orthodox Jewish
Congregations of America and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.
Lauer has published numerous articles and conducted training and
seminars in various areas of the law throughout the United States and
Vice President for Institutional Advancement212.960.0863 | Seth.Moskowitz@yu.edu
Seth Moskowitz, Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Yeshiva University,
leads YU’s ambitious efforts to provide the financial resources needed to
ensure the excellence of Yeshiva and its schools, now and in the future. Seth
also plays a major role in Yeshiva’s advancement as a member of the
university’s senior management team. Previously, Seth served as Senior Vice
President for Campaign of the American Technion Society, where he spearheaded a
campaign that, during his seven-year tenure, raised over $650 million for the
Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. He draws upon more than 30 years of
fundraising and management experience within the Jewish community, having
served as executive director of the American Friends of the Israel Democracy Institute,
a Jerusalem-based policy group, and executive vice president and CEO of
American Associates of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. He has also held
campaign positions with the Jewish National Fund Nefesh b’Nefesh, and the
United Jewish Appeal (JFNA), among other Jewish organizations. Seth is a
graduate of Carleton College and holds an M.A. in journalism from the
University of Iowa.
Executive Director of Communications and Public Affairs
212.960.5285 | Paul.Oestreicher@yu.edu
Paul Oestreicher, Ph.D., is
responsible for the University’s public relations and digital communications,
issues and brand management, publications, advertising and events. Prior to
joining YU, he was an independent consultant specializing in corporate and marketing
communications, messaging and positioning, risk/issues/crisis/reputation
management, and public relations research. His clients ranged from
multi-billion dollar global companies to small venture-backed firms. He was
also an Adjunct Professor and adviser at New York University’s M.S. Program in
Public Relations & Corporate Communication, where he taught Strategic
Communication, Research Process & Methodology, and Communication Ethics,
Law & Regulation.
Dr. Oestreicher started his
career as a scientist in the Gastrointestinal Pharmacology group at Wyeth
Laboratories. He then went to work for Hoffmann-La Roche as clinical
project coordinator in their Clinical R&D department. He later moved to
their Public Affairs department where he led scientific and patient public
policy and communications, and was a corporate spokesperson. Other positions
held include Vice President of Strategic Marketing & Communications at
Genaissance Pharmaceuticals, U.S. Healthcare Practice Director at Hill &
Knowlton, and Executive Vice President and General Manager at Edelman.
Dr. Oestreicher earned a
bachelor’s degree from the University of Rochester, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees
from Rutgers University. He has served on a number of committees and
organizations, including the Keystone Center for Science & Public Policy,
The Gene Media Forum, the National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Communications
Task Force, and was President of the Southern
Connecticut Science & Engineering Foundation. Dr. Oestreicher’s book, Camelot,
Inc.: Leadership and Management Insights from King Arthur and the Round Table,
uses quotes from Arthurian legends and current cases to illustrate the dos and
don’ts of modern leaders and institutions. He is also an inventor and holds
five toy patents.
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