Yeshiva University officials insist they won’t roll back five years of investing that partially led to a $24 million budget gap this fiscal year to balance the books. Instead, they’ll work carefully to slash expenses without harming the core mission of Modern Orthodoxy’s academic and religious stronghold, minimizing the impact on student life.
Yeshiva University is considering closing its 80-year-old Modern Orthodox boys high school in Washington Heights, once the primary feeder for its undergraduate college for men with which it shares a campus.
Faced with a choice between financial pragmatism and a proud tradition of Torah education, Dr. Norman Lamm, Y.U.'s president, will have to decide later this year whether or not to phase out the school over several years.