Richard Joel

Moody’s: Yeshiva U. Could Run Out Of Unrestricted Cash In 2015


Yeshiva University is at risk of running out of unrestricted cash in the near-term future, Moody’s Investors Service warned.

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

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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's Joel Expresses ‘Shame,' Pride

Independent report cites ‘multiple instances’ of abuse, not just at high school; ‘significant improvement’ since 2001.

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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.

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Rabbi Lamm Cites His Mistakes As He Retires From Yeshiva University

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Nearly seven decades after he first entered Yeshiva University as a student, five decades after he began teaching at the school, 37 years after he became its president and a decade after he stepped down from that post, Rabbi Norman Lamm this week retired from his last, mostly ceremonial, positions at YU.

Rabbi Norman Lamm: Says mistakes were well-intentioned. Photo courtesy Rabbinical Council of America

YU President Issues Disclaimer On Jimmy Carter Honor At Cardozo

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Yeshiva University's president, Richard Joel, has issued a statement on his disagreements with Jimmy Carter in response to a student group's April 10th forum with the ex-president at YU's Benjamin Cardozo Law School.

Needed: Independent Investigation On YU High School Scandal


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. 

YU President Calls Abuse Allegations 'Reprehensible'


The president of Yeshiva University said the school had a "zero tolerance" policy for sexual abuse and harassment following a lengthy investigation of past abuse allegations in the Forward.

President Richard Joel issued a statement Thursday following the publication of an article in the Forward newspaper which investigated claims, most of them more than two decades old, that two rabbis at the university's high school for boys were known for acts of inappropriate and sexual contact with students.

Richard Joel: Encourages calls about abuse to hotline.

YU Warned By Accreditation Agency


Yeshiva University, the Orthodox community’s flagship institution, has received a warning that its accreditation may be in jeopardy, according to a disclosure the university made, as required by its accreditation agency.

In order to take advantage of federal grants and loans, colleges must be accredited by agencies recognized by the Department of Education.

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