Yeshiva University

Training The Next Fundraisers

YU's certificate program in Jewish philanthropy.

01/13/2016 (All day)

Jewish philanthropy is changing rapidly these days, as a new generation of givers charts a course away from the old centralized model of years past. Yeshiva University’s Wurzweiler School of Social Work's Certificate Program in Jewish Philanthropy, now in its third year, is bringing an academic focus to the world of Jewish giving.

We asked Saul Andron, the Hausman Chair in Communal Social Work at Wurzweiler about the new program and about Jewish philanthropy more broadly. The interview was conducted via email.

Saul Andron: The Jewish community has an “acute shortage of skilled fundraisers.” Courtesy of YU

Where do your donations go?

It's that time of year.  The joyous season of giving.  No, I'm not talking about Chanukah, Christmas or Kwanza.

It's the time of year when we are flooded with appeals for money, not just in the spirit of generosity in this holiday season but because there's just a few days left to write those checks and get a tax deduction for the entire year.

Who Will Be YU’s Next President?

09/30/2015 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

Yom Kippur has always been accompanied by the drama of selections.

The Talmud relates that the High Priest usually would not survive the service in the inner sanctum, so battles of succession would often begin on that date. And the Torah describes the selection of one goat to serve as a sacrifice to God and another to be thrown off a desert cliff as the bearer of all Israel’s sins — the literal scapegoat.

Elli Fischer

Grateful To YU

09/22/2015 - 20:00
Executive Director, Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy

As the grateful wife of a Yeshiva University employee and mother of a student at Stern
College, I am writing to congratulate Richard Joel on the creation of the Center for the Jewish Future (“Existentially, Yeshiva Is Not In Trouble,” Sept. 18). 

Who Will Be YU’s Next President?

The preliminary candidates include lawyers, lots of rabbis, the Secretary of the Treasury and a highly regarded female educator.

09/21/2015 - 20:00

Yom Kippur has always been accompanied by the drama of selections.

Richard Joel

‘Existentially, Yeshiva Is Not In Trouble’

A sober appreciation of outgoing YU President Richard Joel.

09/15/2015 - 20:00
Editor and Publisher

Not surprisingly, news of Richard Joel’s announcement that he will not seek another term as president of Yeshiva University after his contract ends in June 2018 evoked mixed reactions in the YU community and beyond.

Gary Rosenblatt

Yeshiva U. Finalizes Deal Over Control Of Medical School

09/09/2015 - 20:00

Yeshiva University has finalized an agreement to transfer the operations and finances of its medical school to the Montefiore Health System.

A building on the Bronx campus of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. JTA

YU President Richard Joel To Step Down

Cites age and years of service to the school -- 13 -- as reasons behind the decision.

09/09/2015 - 20:00

Richard Joel, president of Yeshiva University, announced that he will step down at the end of his term.

Richard Joel. JTA

YU Rabbi Questions Women’s Talmud Study

Though the institution takes pride in its women’s programs, Mordechai Willig calls for re-evaluation

08/18/2015 - 20:00
Staff Writer

In what was thought to be a battle already won, Rabbi Mordechai Willig, an influential scholar at Yeshiva University, is questioning the widespread practice of women learning Talmud, a program that YU has expanded with pride in recent years.

Participants in YU’s Graduate Program for Advanced Torah Study represent the school’s commitment to educating women.
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