At YU Commencement, Robert Kraft Urges Yeshiva U Grads To Have ‘Wildly Improbable Dreams’

The New England Patriots owner urged the graduates to dream big, "like owning the Patriots."

05/27/2016 - 09:29

In a Hebrew-laced Yeshiva University commencement address, Robert Kraft recounted his dream of owning the New England Patriots and urged graduates to have their own “wildly improbable” dreams.

Robert Kraft being “hooded” at the Yeshiva University commencement in New York City, May 26, 2016. JTA

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

YU: The Iron Dome Of Jewish Leadership

Ambassador Danny Ayalon says the quality of the school's students have soothed his fears for the future.

03/26/2015 - 20:00

In 2003, while still serving as the Israeli Ambassador to the United States, I was privileged to attend the investiture ceremony of Richard Joel as president of Yeshiva University.  Since then, I have served as co-chairman of Nefesh B’Nefesh, Deputy Foreign Minister of Israel, and a member of the Israeli Knesset.  Ten years ago, I would never have imagined that I would one day return to YU to join President Joel and the university’s illustrious faculty as the Rennert Visiting Professor of Foreign Policy Studies, a title of which I am most proud.

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Y.U. To Merge Stern, Yeshiva Colleges Faculties

Move will enable more diverse course offerings, says president of struggling university.

03/18/2015 - 20:00

Yeshiva University announced plans to merge the faculty of its two undergraduate schools, Yeshiva College and Stern College.

Stern College. Via wikipedia.org

Montefiore Takes Over Operations At YU’s Medical School

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

06/02/2014 - 20:00
Web Editor

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

YU's Debt Downgraded To Junk Status

01/12/2014 - 19:00
Web Editor

Yeshiva University’s debt has again been downgraded by a ratings agency, this time to below investment grade, or junk status.

Yeshiva U. Has ‘Substantial Deficits,’ President Richard Joel Tells Staff

11/20/2013 - 19:00

NEW YORK  — Yeshiva University President Richard Joel acknowledged the school was facing “substantial deficits.”
In an email to faculty and staff obtained by JTA, Joel disclosed that the measures taken to shore up finances at the New York City university following the financial crisis in 2008 have been insufficient.

YU President Expresses `Shame' Over Abuse Findings, Pride In Current Policies

Independent report cites ‘multiple instances’ of abuse, not just at YU high school; ‘significant improvement’ since 2001.
08/25/2013 - 20:00
Editor & Publisher


Yeshiva University President Richard Joel expressed “profound shame and sadness” over the findings of an independent report commissioned by the university to investigate allegations of abuse at its boys high school, and other affiliated schools. Issued on Monday, the report found that “multiple incidents of varying types of sexual and physical abuse took place at the boys school” and other YU schools during the last decades of the 20th century.

YU's Richard Joel: Administration will act "with halachic urgency" to improve standards on abuse allegations. Photo courtesy YU

Needed: Independent Investigation On YU High School Scandal

12/23/2012 - 19:00

The media has reported serious accusations against two former employees of Yeshiva University’s High School (known as MTA), Rabbi Macy Gordon, a Talmud teacher, and Rabbi George Finkelstein, the principal. 

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