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West Coast Friends of Yeshiva University

About Us

The mission of the West Coast Friends of Yeshiva University (WCFYU) is to support Yeshiva University’s West Coast students, alumni, friends and families; to raise the University’s profile in the major cities on the West Coast; to bring our spiritual, intellectual and creative resources to the Western Region communities—and to raise the funds needed to make all of this possible.

The Western Region of the United States is blessed with a strong, influential and flourishing Jewish community. Yeshiva University values its partnerships with communities across the United States and around the world. We are proud when alumni from our undergraduate and graduate schools practicing in the fields of medicine, law, social work, psychology, education and rabbinic studies assume leadership positions and bring the unique values of Yeshiva University to their homes and communities.

To do all this, and to continue to do it better, we need your ideas, your energy, your participation and your support.


Meet Our Leadership

Rabbi Dr. Ari Berman, President, Yeshiva University

Joey Small, West Coast Director, Yeshiva University


Get Involved

You can help Yeshiva University build a stronger, more vibrant Jewish community. Our success on the West Coast depends on the dedication and involvement of our alumni and lay leadership. I look forward to connecting with you to make that happen.

Please share your thoughts and ideas with me and do not hesitate to contact me for further information on volunteer opportunities and ways to get involved.

All the best,
Joey Small


Support Us

Support Yeshiva University. Strengthen your community. Give the gift of a YU education to a student from your community.

  • There are more than 225 YU undergraduate students from California
  • There are more than 3,000 YU alumni in California, Washington, Arizona and Nevada
  • YU will distribute $2,250,000 in needs-based scholarships to students from California in 2015–2016
  • Yeshiva University has trained over 75 Jewish day school teachers and administrators who currently work in the Los Angeles area
  • There are currently over 40 semicha graduates who serve in West Coast schools and synagogues

Your gift to Yeshiva University will support scholarships and provide programming and resources to students from your community. Thank you for making us a priority in your charitable giving. 

News and Events

West Coast Friends of Yeshiva University publishes a quarterly e-newsletter highlighting West Coast events, student accomplishments and alumni updates. Sign up today to receive a copy of the YU West Coast e-newsletter.

Contact Us

Whether it is to learn more about Yeshiva University, brainstorm a new idea for the local or global Jewish community, or to just share what is on your mind, looks forward to hearing from you!

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