Yeshiva University Women's Organization
The Yeshiva University Women's Organization (YUWO) has been an integral part of the University since its inception in 1924. Its founders, Ida Lamport Hurewitz and her fellow leaders, translated their concern for student welfare into action. They tirelessly raised funds to build the first student dormitories and their mission of providing food, clothing and funds for the student’s personal welfare has continued until this day.
The women of YUWO have succeeded in their numerous endeavors throughout the years due to the generosity of its dedicated donors. The President’s Society for Torah Chesed Endowment Fund provides for monthly stipends for YU students in financial need not covered by scholarships, which include food, clothing, textbooks, health care and more. There are also educational programs on campus, Shabbatonim throughout the year for Stern College and YU undergraduates, and scholarships and support for chesed programs. The completion of the Albert Einstein Synagogue and Social Hall is a stunning achievement and testimony to the devotion of YUWO to its origins of enhancing the student’s quality of life. In addition, YUWO Torah Chesed Counseling Center Fund provides for undergraduate medical and counseling needs.