Yeshiva University

Yeshiva University, Montefiore Merge Back On

Will YU finally be relieved of its financial woes?

02/04/2015
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The on-again, off-again merger between the Albert Einstein School of Medicine and Montefiore Health System is back on, according to statements released yesterday.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Wikipedia Commons

What Was Yeshiva University Like In 1992?

The promotional video shows that nothing has changed, and everything has changed.

01/06/2015
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Before the debt and allegations, before the cuts and furloughs, Yeshiva University was quite the utopia — at least, according to the university’s 1992 promotional video.

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Einstein Merger with Montefiore Collapses

Yeshiva University had hoped to shed its costly medical school.

12/10/2014
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Yeshiva University’s plan to merge with Montefiore Medical Center in order to shed its costly medical school and reduce its debt has failed.

Part of the Einstein Medical School campus in the Bronx. Wikipedia Commons.

Long-serving YU Prof Succumbs At 104

Rabbi Gerson Yankelewitz remembered as ‘true giant’; studied with fabled leaders of old world Jewry.

08/26/2014
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Meir Goodman, a sophomore at Yeshiva University last year, took part every weekday in an elective one-on-one chavruta study session about the Talmud’s Shabbos tractate. He and his partner would sit across from each other at a desk in a small office for an hour, their Gemaras open in front of them.

Rabbi Gershon Yankelewitz continued his daily teaching schedule through the spring semester. Courtesy of YU

Joe At YU: Steer Students Toward Public Service

08/06/2014
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Two years after he ended four decades as an elected official, and a year after he co-taught a course at the Columbia University Law School about the role of Congress in American foreign policy, Joseph Lieberman is adding another entry to his post-Senate resume.

Joe Lieberman trading Washington for Washington Heights. Getty Images

Yitz Greenberg’s Impact

At a conference, scholars rejoice in a rabbi's achievements and wonder why his vision failed to take hold.

07/15/2014
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The scene was Yarnton Manor, an estate outside Oxford and home to the British University’s Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies. Professors Adam Ferziger of Bar-Ilan University and Miri Freud-Kandel of Oxford recently convened 16 scholars from the U.S., Israel, and the U.K. for the Centre’s inaugural Oxford Summer Institute in Modern and Contemporary Judaism to assess the work of Dr. Yitz Greenberg, the rabbi, scholar and teacher, and his impact on Modern Orthodoxy.

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UJA Holds Its First LGBTQ Conference

06/26/2014
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“I’ve turned gray waiting for UJA to make this conference,” said Shelly Weiss, a longtime LGBTQ activist. She was referring to UJA-Federation of New York’s first-ever conference focused on the Jewish gay, lesbian, transgender and queer community, which took place last month at the charity’s headquarters on East 59th Street.

This UJA logo reflects its enhanced focus on the LGBTQ community. Courtesy of UJA-Fed NY

Montefiore Takes Over Operations At YU’s Medical School

Move comes as cash-strapped university struggles to regain financial footing.

06/03/2014
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The Montefiore Health System is assuming operational control of Yeshiva University’s Albert Einstein School of Medicine.

Part of the Einstein School of Medicine campus in the Bronx. Wikimedia Commons
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