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This Is Yeshiva University

This Is Yeshiva University

2015

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Yeshiva University, an independent institution chartered


by the State of New York, is accredited by the Commission
on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of
Colleges and Schools and by professional agencies.

Contents
Overview. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Undergraduate Education. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Graduate Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Office of the Provost. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Office of Institutional Research . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Student Life and Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Colleges, Schools and Programs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Stern College for Women. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Sy Syms School of Business. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Yeshiva College. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Undergraduate Torah Studies Programs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
S. Daniel Abraham Israel Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Albert Einstein College of Medicine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Azrieli Graduate School
of Jewish Education and Administration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies. . . . . . . . . . 29
Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Wurzweiler School of Social Work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Graduate Programs in Arts and Sciences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Affiliates. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Philip and Sarah Belz School of Jewish Music. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Sephardic Programs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Yeshiva University High Schools. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Scholarly and Cultural Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Yeshiva University Libraries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Yeshiva University Museum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Yeshiva University Press . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Yeshiva Universitys Center for the Jewish Future. . . . . . . . . . . 45
Yeshiva University in Israel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
University Academic Centers and Institutes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Schneier Program for International Affairs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Center for Jewish Law and Contemporary Civilization. . . . . . . 49
Center for Israel Studies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Institute for University-School Partnership . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
The Straus Center for Torah and Western Thought. . . . . . . . . . . 52
Helpful Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Maps and Directions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Boards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Board of Trustees. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Senior Administration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
For More Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
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2015 Overview
In its 129th year, Yeshiva University is the countrys oldest
and most comprehensive institution combining Jewish
scholarship with academic excellence and achievement
in the liberal arts and sciences, medicine, law, business,
social work, psychology, Jewish studies and education.
Approximately 90 percent of our latest graduates are
professionally employed, in graduate school, or both. In
addition, 85 percent of medical school applicants and 95
percent of law school applicants from Yeshiva University
were accepted to a graduate school of their choice.
PRESIDENT

DEGREES

Richard M. Joel, JD

1886

2,104* Conferred in 2014


928* Undergraduate
604 Graduate
572 Professional degrees

STUDENTS

* includes undergraduate associate


degrees

FOUNDED

6,923 Total
2,795* Undergraduate
3,472 Graduate and
professional schools
130

At YUs affiliated
Rabbi Isaac Elchanan
Theological Seminary

526

At YUs affiliated
high schools

ALUMNI

66,166
SERVICE

Projects serving New York City,


the Jewish community and the
nation in such areas as medicine,
Jewish education, social work,
law, mental health and youth
services.

* includes students in S. Daniel Abraham


Israel Program

ANNUAL UNIVERSITY
OPERATING BUDGET

UNDERGRADUATE
STUDENT-FACULTY RATIO

6:1

Approx. $702 million


(fiscal year 201314)

2014 ANNUAL SPONSORED

COLLEGES AND SCHOOLS

RESEARCH

A full spectrum of undergraduate


and advanced degrees

$251 million

Stern College for WomenBA,


MA, AA
Sy Syms School of BusinessBS,
MS, MBA

INVESTMENTS

$1.1 billion (as of June 30, 2014)

Yeshiva CollegeBA
Albert Einstein College of
MedicineMD, PhD, MD/PhD, MS

Unless otherwise specified, all facts and figures are as of December 1, 2014.
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Sue Golding Graduate Division


of Medical SciencesMS, PhD
Benjamin N. Cardozo
School of LawJD, LLM
Bernard Revel Graduate
School of Jewish StudiesMA, PhD
Wurzweiler School of Social
WorkMSW, PhD, Certificate
in Jewish Communal Service
Ferkauf Graduate School of
PsychologyMA, MS, PhD, PsyD
Azrieli Graduate School of
Jewish Education and
AdministrationMS, EdD,
Specialists Certificate

CAMPUSES

Wilf Campus
500 West 185th Street
New York, NY 10033
212.960.5400
Yeshiva College
Sy Syms School of Business
Azrieli Graduate School of
Jewish Education and
Administration
Bernard Revel Graduate
School of Jewish Studies
Wurzweiler School of Social Work
Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological
Seminary
Philip and Sarah Belz
School of Jewish Music
Yeshiva University High School
for Boys/Marsha Stern
Talmudical Academy

AFFILIATED EDUCATIONAL
INSTITUTIONS

Rabbi Isaac Elchanan


Theological Seminary
Philip and Sarah Belz School
of Jewish Music
Yeshiva University High Schools
(Yeshiva University High School
for Boys/Marsha Stern Talmudical
Academy and Samuel H. Wang
Yeshiva University High School
for Girls)
Yeshiva University Museum

Israel Henry Beren Campus


245 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10016
212.340.7700
Stern College for Women
Sy Syms School of Business
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Bronx, NY 10461
718.430.2000
Albert Einstein College
of Medicine
Ferkauf Graduate School
of Psychology

MAJOR AFFILIATED
HOSPITALS AND HEALTH CARE
INSTITUTIONS

Montefiore Medical Center


(Moses Division)
(Weiler Division)
Jacobi Medical Center
Bronx Lebanon Hospital
Maimonides Medical Center
North Shore-Long Island Jewish
Health System

Brookdale Center
55 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10003
212.790.0200
Benjamin N. Cardozo
School of Law
Yeshiva University Museum
15 West 16th Street
New York, NY 10011
212.294.8330

CENTERS/INSTITUTES

Center for the Jewish Future


Rabbi Arthur Schneier Program
for International Affairs
The Center for Ethics at
Yeshiva University
Center for Jewish Law and
Contemporary Civilization
Center for Israel Studies
Institute for University-School
Partnership
The Straus Center for Torah
and Western Thought

Samuel H. Wang
Yeshiva University
High School for Girls
86-86 Palo Alto Street
Holliswood, NY 11423
718.479.8550
Yeshiva University in Israel
40 Duvdevani Street
Jerusalem, Israel
972.2.531.3000

Maps, school locations and


addresses, pages 5458.
Directions, pages 5960.
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Undergraduate Education
Yeshiva University enrolls 2,874 undergraduates at Yeshiva
College, Stern College for Women and Sy Syms School of
Business, and in the S. Daniel Abraham Israel Program in
Jerusalem. There are 1,146 students at the mens Wilf
Campus, 1,096 at the womens Israel Henry Beren Campus
and 632 students at yeshivot in Israel. Our undergraduate
schools combine rigorous academics, unsurpassed Jewish
studies and a nurturing Jewish environment. Students
choose from varied courses in the liberal arts and sciences
and business, together with comprehensive Jewish studies,
including the Yeshiva Honors Program that is part of the
Mazer Yeshiva Program. The Jay and Jeanie Schottenstein
Honors Program at Yeshiva College, the S. Daniel Abraham
Honors Program at Stern College and the Business Honors
and Entrepreneurial Leadership Program at Sy Syms School
of Business stress the intellectual development and cultural
enrichment of outstanding students. Many opportunities
exist for internships and research.

Joint and combined programs offer advanced degrees


at one of Yeshiva Universitys graduate schools or other
top institutions. They include engineering (with Columbia
University and SUNY Stony Brook), occupational therapy
(with Columbia University), Jewish education (with Azrieli
Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration),
Jewish studies (with Bernard Revel Graduate School of
Jewish Studies), optometry (with State University of New
York College of Optometry), physical therapy (with New
York Medical Colleges Graduate School of Health Sciences
and Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey), podiatry
(with New York College of Podiatric Medicine), nursing
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(with New York University) and physician assistant studies


(with Mercy College) and teaching math and science (with
NYU Steinhardt).
On the Wilf and Beren campuses, students interact with
a talented and diverse faculty. About 95 percent of full-time
undergraduate faculty hold doctorates or the highest degree within their fields. Small classes encourage intellectual
intimacy and creativity. Buttressing a strong faculty are the
distinguished scholars, authors, artists, public officials and
business leaders who interact with students in a variety of
venues. Undergraduate students on both campuses have
benefited from lectures and courses with Ambassador Danny
Ayalon, Ira and Ingeborg Rennert Visiting Professor of
Foreign Policy Studies; Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, Kressel
and Ephrat Family University Professor of Jewish Thought;
and former United States Senator Joseph Lieberman,
Joseph Lieberman Chair in Public Policy and Public Service.
Yeshiva Universitys Zahava and Moshael Straus Center
for Torah and Western Thought presented a conversation
with Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist George Will and New
York University President John Sexton on Baseball, Tradition
and God, moderated by Rabbi Dr. Meir Soloveichik, director
of the Straus Center. Dr. Jonathan Haidt, New York Times
best-selling author, addressed students on The Moral
Psychology of Political Polarization and Paralysis at an
event co-sponsored by the Yeshiva College Department of
Psychology and the Jay and Jeanie Schottenstein Honors
Program. As part of Stern College for Womens Dr. Marcia
Robbins-Wilf Scholar-in-Residence Program, Claire
Shipman, journalist and author, spoke about the confidence
gap between men and women. In addition, David Stern,
former commissioner of the NBA, discussed career and
business strategies as part of an event organized by the
Sports Management Club at Yeshiva College.

Graduate and
Professional Schools
The University is home to one of the nations top medical
schools, one of the finest law schools established within
the past 30 years and highly regarded graduate schools
of social work, psychology, Jewish studies and Jewish
education and administration.
Innovations are continually made to create interdisci
plinary areas and provide study opportunities in emerging
fields, such as health psychology, nuclear medicine and
biomedical ethics. The unequaled resources of New York
City enable the University to make pioneering advances in
partnerships with leading educational, cultural, health and
social service institutions.
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Office of the Provost


Dr. Selma Botman
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Dr. Scott J. Goldberg
Vice Provost of Teaching and Learning
Wilf Campus
Belfer Hall, 2495 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan
13th Floor 212.960.5217
www.yu.edu/provost
The office of the provost oversees YUs academic programs,
research, personnel and resources. As the chief academic
officer, the provost provides strategic leadership for the
University to ensure its mission is being met and to enhance
the quality of the institutions teaching, learning and
scholarship. This includes responsibility for appointing
new faculty and making recommendations for tenure.
The provost and vice provosts work closely with the deans
of our schools to identify opportunities for fostering a
collaborative culture throughout the University.

Office of Institutional
Research
Belfer Hall, 2495 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan
Room 1312 212.960.5217
www.yu.edu/oir
The Office of Institutional Research (OIR) provides data to
the University for the purpose of guiding decision making
about its policies and goals. The OIR reports directly to the
provost and works closely with many offices throughout the
University. The OIR staff is also responsible for compiling
the annual University statistics for a multitude of agencies.

Yeshiva University
Office of Student Life
Chaim Nissel, PsyD
University Dean of Students
Wilf Campus
Rubin Hall, 2501 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan
Room 106 212.960.5411
Yehezkel Jesin, MSW
Director of Student Life, Wilf Campus
Israel Henry Beren Campus
215 Lexington Avenue, Manhattan
5th floor 646.592.4125
Aliza Abrams, LMSW
Director of Student Life and Jewish Service Learning,
Beren Campus
www.yu.edu/student-life
The Yeshiva University Office of Student Life partners
with the University community to create dynamic and
meaningful experiences for our diverse student body.
Hundreds of student-led clubs and service programs
cater to our students interests and offer opportunities
for leadership development. In particular, service learning
missions at home and abroad over winter and summer
breaks encourage students to explore issues of tikkun olam
[healing the world]. Supported by student government,
student clubs run many exciting events throughout the year.
Shabbat programming throughout the year is filled with
inspiring speakers, meaningful davening [prayer] and ruach
[spirit], which make Shabbat one of the most exciting aspects
of student life at YU. Students enjoy lively meals, learning,
singing and thought-provoking discussions. Both campuses
provide a warm, exciting Shabbat experience that students
look forward to, participating in special programming with
dynamic guest speakers and interactive activities. They
attend study sessions and meet informally with fellow
students, rebbeim and faculty members.
The Office of Student Life also offers answers@yu.edu
as a resource that prospective and current students can
rely on for prompt feedback in response to questions,
concerns or suggestions regarding all areas of life at YU.
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Yeshiva University Athletics


Joe Bednarsh
Director
Wilf Campus
Rubin Hall, 2501 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan
Room 104 212.960.5211
Israel Henry Beren Campus
245 Lexington Avenue, Manhattan
11th floor 212.340.7727
www.yumacs.com
The Yeshiva University Maccabees sponsor 16 NCAA
Division III sports, including nine mens teams (baseball,
basketball, cross country, fencing, golf, soccer, tennis,
volleyball and wrestling) and seven womens teams (basketball, cross country, fencing, soccer, softball, tennis and
volleyball). The Maccabees play in numerous conferences,
including the Skyline, EWFC, MACFA, and HVIAC . There
are around 250 student-athletes each year and hundreds
have been recognized as scholar-athletes. Additionally, the
Maccabees have won 16 conference or tournament
championships, numerous player of the year awards, many
academic all-American nods and multiple NCAA national
stat leader awards. Last season, the mens tennis team
became the first team in Yeshiva history to advance to the
NCAA national tournamet.
On the Wilf Campus, students can participate in various
intramural leagues, including flag football, indoor soccer,
basketball and Ultimate Frisbee. A state of the art fitness
center, full-length pool and indoor basketball complex are
open to undergraduate students.
On the Beren Campus, students can play in basketball
and soccer intramurals and are invited to use any of the five
fitness centers on campus.

Mens University Housing


and Residence Life
Sean Hirschhorn, MSW
Director
Wilf Campus
Rubin Hall, 2501 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan
Room 106 212.960.5249
www.yu.edu/student-life/housing/men
Residential life is an essential component of the YU
experience. Friendships forged in the residence halls lend
a richness to the college experience that transcends
classroom learning. University Housing and Residence
Life encompasses residential life programming and
counseling, and the selection, training and supervision of
the resident advisers (RAs). Staff members help create
a community within the University for students by offering
educational and social programming. Each residence floor
and building constitutes a unique community. Staff members
are available to help you navigate college life and dormitory
living and are accessible to meet with students individually
as needed. The students growth and development are
important to staff members of the Office of University
Housing and Residence Life.
Throughout the year, the Office of University Housing
and Residence Life plans various events on campus. Some
of our past events include the nationally acclaimed Cholent
Cook-off, YU Mini Open (mini golf tournament) and
Midnight Madness (a healthy outlet for students to relax
with one another during finals week).
RAs are available for support in the resident halls. RAs
regularly plan floor events and parties, always with an eye
toward enhancing the residential experience, educational
benefits, community needs and health awarenesswhether
watching a movie in the lounge, listening to a shiur given by
our roshei yeshiva or participating in a discussion led by
a professor, to ensure students receive a rich, fun-filled,
resident life experience.

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Womens University Housing


and Residence Life
Rachel Kraut, MSW
Director
Israel Henry Beren Campus
Brookdale Residence Hall, 50 East 34th Street, Manhattan
212.340.7795
www.yu.edu/student-life/housing/women
Residence life is an integral part of the total collegiate
educational experience. More than just a place to sleep,
residence hall living creates a community of peers, where
students can explore new ideas and new ways of relating
to people. The housing team works to sustain a spirit of
mutual respect, cooperation and friendship. This spirit
permeates each floor and building in University housing,
enriching each students college experience.
The Office of University Housing and Residence Life
is dedicated to creating and maintaining a living environment that complements not only the students academic
development, but her personal and social growth as well.
As a department, the objective is to help students reach
their potential through positive role modeling, creative
programming and general education.

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Student Services
Office of the Registrar
Diana Chadi, LMSW
University Registrar
Israel Henry Beren Campus
215 Lexington Avenue, Manhattan
6th Floor 212.340.7777
Wilf Campus
Furst Hall, 500 West 185th Street, Manhattan
Room 114 212.960.5274
www.yu.edu/registrar
The Office of the Registrar provides convenient and
effective services to students, faculty, staff and alumni
in the areas of registration services, student records,
transcripts and degree certifications. As a student, you
will be using our services at many important points in your
college life, including registering for classes each semester,
declaring your major, checking your course grades through
MyYU and applying to graduate. Our website includes many
downloadable forms, including those to request a transcript,
declare your major and apply to graduate.
Our office support extends to our faculty as well. We
are here to assist with room assignments, grading and any
other general needs to support your teaching and research
initiatives.
Any time you have questions or need help as a prospective or currently enrolled student or alumnus, please contact
our office and we will be happy to assist you.

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Yeshiva University Career Center


Marc Goldman
Executive Director
Wilf Campus
90 Laurel Hill Terrace (Entrance on 186th Street)
Manhattan
212.960.5400 ext. 5033
Hours of Operation
MondayThursday: 9 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m.2:30 p.m.
Israel Henry Beren Campus
215 Lexington Avenue, Manhattan
5th Floor 646.592.4135
Hours of Operation
MondayThursday: 9 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m.2:30 p.m.
www.yu.edu/career-center
The Career Center provides the help you need to begin
building a career plan from the moment you start at YU.
Our goal is to assist and support all undergraduate students
in exploring, identifying and launching their careers. Over
the last five years, more than 90 percent of our undergraduates have obtained employment, admission to graduate
school or both within six months of graduation. Please visit
us early in your YU experience so we can partner with you
in this exciting venture.
The programs and services we offer include:
CAREER COUNSELING. We provide individual career
counseling to assist students in assessing interests, skills,
values and personality type to choose a major or target
career options. We also help students learn job search
techniques.
RSUM REVIEWS. We offer individual rsum critiques

to ensure students are marketing themselves in the most


effective way possible.
MOCK INTERVIEWS. We offer practice interviews in person

with a counselor, with or without video.

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GRADUATE SCHOOL ADVISEMENT. We work closely with all

students interested in planning for and applying to graduate


school. Our center runs workshops and offers individual
assistance with all phases of the process from selection
of schools to essay writing to final decision making.
JOB POSTINGS/YU CAREERLINK. All full-time, part-time and

internship positions are available to students through YU


CareerLink, an online comprehensive career management
system. Call the Career Center for more information about
logging in.
CAREER PANELS, WORKSHOPS AND EVENTS. We organize

various events highlighting a variety of career options,


career planning and job search strategies. Some of these
include: resume writing, interviewing skills, alumni industry
panels, networking techniques, finding an internship,
preparing for career fairs and more.

Office of Student Finance


Robert Friedman
Director
Wilf Campus
Furst Hall, 500 West 185th Street, Manhattan
Room 121 212.960.5399
Hours of Operation
MondayThursday: 9 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m.2:30 p.m.
studentaid@yu.edu
Israel Henry Beren Campus
(SeptemberMay Only)
215 Lexington Avenue, Manhattan
Room 620 917.326.4940
Hours of Operation
MondayThursday: 9 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m.2:30 p.m.
studentaid@yu.edu
www.yu.edu/osf

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The Office of Student Finance provides an array of financial


services, products, counseling resources and information
to meet the needs of students and their families when
planning for and managing the cost of attendance.
Our office has two components: Student Aid and
Student Accounts.
Student Aids responsibility is to walk students through
the process of applying for financial aid and discussing
what kinds of aid are available.
Student Accounts task is to help the student and
parents understand the payment options and choose the
option that is best suited for their individual needs.
Both components are located in the same office to offer
students a one-stop shop. We are here to assist students
and parents with any needs they might have.

Counseling Center
Yael Muskat, PsyD
Director
Wilf Campus
116 Laurel Hill Terrace (between 186th and 187th Streets),
Manhattan
646.592.4200
counseling@yu.edu
Israel Henry Beren Campus
205 Lexington Avenue, Manhattan
Suite 401 646.592.4210
counseling@yu.edu
www.yu.edu/student-life/counseling
Life can be challenging at times, and sometimes talking
to a caring professional can help. The Counseling Center
provides free, confidential services to actively enrolled
undergraduate and graduate students on YUs Manhattan
campuses. The Counseling Centers dedicated staff
includes psychologists, psychiatrists and social workers
who provide support and treatment to address issues large
and small. Services include individual therapy, medication
management, crisis intervention and referral to local mental
health resources. Students can make appointments easily
by phone, email or dropping in during open hours.

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Stern College for Women


Karen Bacon, PhD
The Dr. Monique C. Katz Dean
Israel Henry Beren Campus
Office of the Dean:
215 Lexington Avenue, Manhattan
6th floor 646.592.4150
See map, page 58
www.yu.edu/stern
Stern College for Women was founded in 1954 and
endowed by the late Max Stern, a prominent communal
leader and honorary chairman of the Universitys Board of
Trustees, who established the school through a major gift
in memory of his parents.
Located on the Israel Henry Beren Campus in Midtown
Manhattans vibrant Murray Hill District, the college provides
a rich array of programs in the sciences, social sciences,
humanities and Jewish studies, along with combined degree
programs in physical therapy and engineering, among others.
It grants the Bachelor of Arts degree and offers a Master
of Arts degree in Biblical and Talmudic interpretation.
The S. DANIEL ABRAHAM HONORS PROGRAM stresses

writing, critical analysis, cultural enrichment, individual


mentoring and the development of leadership skills.
The REBECCA IVRY DEPARTMENT OF JEWISH STUDIES

offers courses ranging from elementary to advanced levels


in Bible, Hebrew, Jewish history, Jewish philosophy, and
Jewish laws and customs.
The MASTER OF ARTS PROGRAM IN BIBLICAL AND
TALMUDIC INTERPRETATION AT STERN COLLEGE FOR
WOMEN is open to students with extensive backgrounds

in advanced Jewish studies. In addition, advanced students


may choose to study in a full-day traditional beit midrash
environment as members of the Graduate Program in
Advanced Talmudic Studies (GPATS).

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Sy Syms School of Business


Moses Pava, PhD
Dean
Wilf Campus
Office of the Dean:
Belfer Hall, 2495 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan
Room 412 212.960.0845
See map, page 56
Israel Henry Beren Campus
Office of the Dean:
215 Lexington Avenue, Manhattan
Room 323 917.326.4839
See map, page 58
www.yu.edu/syms
Sy Syms School of Business was founded in 1987 through
the support of entrepreneur Sy Syms to add a new dimension
in undergraduate education at Yeshiva University. In
combination with liberal arts, sciences and Jewish studies at
Yeshiva College and Stern College for Women, Syms provides
a comprehensive education in business fundamentals,
entrepreneurial leadership and practice with concentrations
in accounting (CPA), finance, management, information
systems and marketing. Syms awards the Bachelor of
Science degree and offers a one-year program leading to
a Master of Science degree in accounting. Syms offers an
Executive Masters of Business Administration program
that provides students with state-of-the-art business
knowledge in the context of the highest ethical ideals.
The new Business Honors and Entrepreneurial Leadership
Program enhances the education of high-achieving
business students.
The MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ACCOUNTING PROGRAM is an
evening-only program that can be completed in one year.
Located in midtown Manhattan on the Israel Henry Beren
campus, the program attracts local and international
students from diverse backgrounds who attend classes
while pursuing employment opportunities.
The EXECUTIVE MBA PROGRAM is designed for business
professionals and managers on the fast track toward
challenging, global senior management assignments. The
program draws seasoned business executives from various
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industries with an array of interests and skills. Classes are


offered at YUs Israel Henry Beren Campus in Midtown on
two Sundays per month, in addition to state-of-the-art
online classes. Students complete the 48-credit program
as a cohort in 22 months, which includes three residencies
in New York and abroad.
The LEADING WITH MEANING initiative aims to supplement a
business education at Syms with discussions on the ethical
and moral dilemmas and opportunities that come along
with entrepreneurship and business management. Through
events, coursework and networking, business education
and leadership are infused with ethics and meaning.
The RENNERT ENTREPRENEURIAL INSTITUTE teaches the
intricacies of starting and managing a business.
Through The DORIS AND DR. IRA KUKIN ENTREPRENEURIAL
LECTURE SERIES, prominent CEOs and other business
experts regularly address students.
The CENTER FOR EXECUTIVE AND PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION was established in 2009 to provide best-in-class
postgraduate education to meet the needs of todays
business community.

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Yeshiva College
Barry L. Eichler, PhD
Dean
Wilf Campus
Office of the Dean:
Belfer Hall, 2495 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan
Room 501 212.960.5214
See map, page 56
www.yu.edu/yeshiva-college
Founded in 1928 as the first college of liberal arts and
sciences in America under Jewish auspices, Yeshiva
College provides young men with a challenging and
enriching dual curriculum of secular and Jewish studies.
The college is located on Amsterdam Avenue on the Wilf
Campus, overlooking the Harlem River in the revitalized
northern Manhattan section of Washington Heights.
Yeshiva College offers its students a classical liberal arts
and sciences curriculum and grants the Bachelor of Arts
degree. Its 17 departments span a broad variety of
disciplines in the humanities, social sciences and sciences.
Undergraduates are encouraged to become part of YCs
vibrant research community by collaborating with its faculty
of scholars and scientists. The college has an exemplary
record in preparing students for graduate and professional
schools, the working world and a wide range of postgraduate programs. The College also offers a number of
combined and joint programs, including engineering, Jewish
education, optometry and podiatry.
THE JAY AND JEANIE SCHOTTENSTEIN HONORS PROGRAM

challenges the colleges most outstanding students by


providing them with intellectually rigorous academic
experiences and research opportunities, individualized
mentoring and advanced work.
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Undergraduate Torah
Studies Programs
www.yu.edu/academics/torah-studies
All Yeshiva University undergraduates pursue a dual
program of Torah studies and college academic studies
throughout their undergraduate years. Classes from
beginner to advanced levels are offered in Bible, Hebrew,
Talmud, Jewish history, Jewish philosophy and ethics,
Halakhah and Judaic studies. Formal classroom and beit
midrash studies are augmented with special programs,
study partners, tutors and mentors. An encompassing
counseling and guidance program concerned with individual
student growth and development is a significant part of the
Jewish studies program.

Undergraduate Men
Rabbi Menachem Penner
Max and Marion Grill Dean
Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary
Rabbi Yosef Kalinsky
Associate Dean
Undergraduate Torah Studies
Wilf Campus
Office of the Dean:
The Jacob and Dreizel Glueck Center for Jewish Study
515 West 185th Street, Manhattan
Room 632 646.592.4455
See map, page 56
The men of Yeshiva College and Sy Syms School of
Business select from these distinct Jewish studies options:
The YESHIVA PROGRAM/MAZER SCHOOL OF TALMUDIC
STUDIES offers a sophisticated yeshiva experience for men
with advanced backgrounds in Talmudic learning. MYP/RIETS
roshei yeshiva [professors of Talumud] comprise an incomparable faculty assisted by mashgichim, madrichim, assistant
rebbeim and shoalim umeishivim [counselors and mentors].
In 2006, MYP inaugurated a Masmidim Honors Program
to attract emerging Torah scholars. The program requires
additional learning and exams and encourages publication
of Talmudic exegeses.
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The ISAAC BREUER COLLEGE OF HEBRAIC STUDIES offers


advanced Jewish studies classes in Talmud, Bible, Hebrew
language, Jewish history, Jewish philosophy and Jewish law
and ethics, and awards associate degrees in arts, and
bachelor of science and arts degrees.
The IRVING I. STONE BEIT MIDRASH PROGRAM offers a
diversified curriculum for men with a substantial background
in Talmud. It provides a high level of Talmud study in a
traditional yeshiva environment supplemented by studies
in Bible, Jewish law, and Jewish ethics and philosophy.
The JAMES STRIAR SCHOOL OF GENERAL JEWISH STUDIES
offers several Jewish studies tracks for men who are less
familiar with Hebrew language and textual study but want a
broad-based Jewish philosophical and text education. It
confers the Associate in Arts degree.

Undergraduate Women
Rabbi Ephraim Kanarfogel, PhD
Chairman, Rebecca Ivry Department of Jewish Studies,
Stern College for Women; E. Billi Ivry University Professor
of Jewish History, Literature and Law
Israel Henry Beren Campus
Office of the Chairman:
Ronald P. Stanton Hall
245 Lexington Avenue, Manhattan
Room 404 212.340.7710
See map, page 58
The women of Stern College and Sy Syms School
of Business learn at the REBECCA IVRY DEPARTMENT OF
JEWISH STUDIES, which offers a comprehensive curriculum
of courses to match students diverse backgrounds. Classes
provide extensive analysis of classic texts in their Hebrew
and Aramaic originals and seek to deepen students ethical
and philosophical insights and values.

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S. Daniel Abraham
Israel Program
Stephanie Strauss, RN
Director
Yeshiva University Israel Campus
Office of the Director:
40 Duvdevani Street Student Center
Jerusalem 972.2.531.3020
US phone line 917.484.5020
www.yu.edu/israel-program
The S. Daniel Abraham Israel Program is a formal
arrangement between Yeshiva University and 43 yeshivot
and seminaries in Israel. For the nearly 700 young men
and women who are studying in Israel this year, this
Yeshiva University program provides structure, support
and guidance.
Students enrolled in the program are YU undergraduate
students and are eligible for all applicable state and federal
financial aid programs. The program is headquartered at the
dedicated Student Center at Yeshiva Universitys Israel
Campus in the Bayit Vegan neighborhood of Jerusalem.

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The program enables students to incorporate study at


Israeli yeshivot or seminaries into their college years,
enhancing their academic experience. Israels leading
educators teach an intense program of Jewish subjects
including Talmud, Bible, Jewish law and thought, philosophy,
Zionism and Jewish history. The Israel experience increases
proficiency in oral and written Hebrew and enables
students to learn firsthand about Israels land, people,
history and culture.
The S. Daniel Abraham Israel Program maintains a
professionally staffed office in Israel to assist all program
participants. YUs Israel representatives visit schools
regularly and offer academic guidance, career planning and
personal counseling. The staff communicates regularly with
students, providing support to help ease the occasionally
challenging adjustment to a years study in Israel. Parents
may contact the YU Israel representatives by phone or
email, and staff cell phone numbers are distributed to the
students as well.
Students have opportunities to meet with YU roshei
yeshiva [professors of Talmud and Torah], administrators
and faculty members in the fields of liberal arts, science
and business, who regularly visit the country. Under the
auspices of Yeshiva University, students attend lectures,
Shabbatonim and extracurricular programs. In addition, the
program sponsors shiurim featuring prominent rabbis and
academic scholars from many fields.
The programs team works closely with the staff of
all the yeshivot and seminaries involved in the program.
Yeshiva University also sponsors major events for American
students in Israel, including lectures, melava malkas with
YU Torah personalities, an interseminary choir competition,
photo competitions, a mens basketball tournament, a
career fair, bein hazmanim [between semester] programs
for both men and women and weekly e-newsletters with
important information and Divrei Torah for students
and parents.
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Albert Einstein College


of Medicine
Allen M. Spiegel, MD
The Marilyn and Stanley M. Katz Dean,
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Vice President for Medical Affairs,
Yeshiva University
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
Office of the Dean:
Arthur B. and Diane Belfer Educational Center
for Health Sciences
1300 Morris Park Avenue, Bronx
Room 312 718.430.2801
See map, page 54
www.einstein.yu.edu
Founded in 1953 as the first medical school in the United
States under Jewish auspices and described by Albert
Einstein as the greatest contribution the Jewish community
has undertaken for the commonwealth of the American
people, Albert Einstein College of Medicine is now one of
the most selective medical schools in the country, with
some 7,400 applications for 183 first-year places.
Located on the Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus in a
residential community of the northeast Bronx, Einstein is the
affiliated medical school for several of the leading hospitals
in New York, including Montefiore Medical Center. It awards
the Doctor of Medicine degree as well as the PhD, combined
MD/PhD and MS degrees. It also sponsors one of the
largest postgraduate clinical training programs in the
United States.
A full-time faculty of more than 2,000 teaches and delivers
health care and conducts studies in every major medical
specialty and area of biomedical research. The faculty receives
more than $150 million annually in research grants from the
National Institutes of Health. Interdisciplinary collaboration
among departments and specialists has produced important
advances in the clinical care and scientific understanding
of cancer; brain disorders; liver, heart and kidney disease;
diabetes; Alzheimers disease; and AIDS, among others.
Widely known for its socially conscious approach to medicine, Einstein pioneered the development of medical ethics
in medical school curricula, was the first private medical
school in New York with an academic department of family
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medicine and created New Yorks first residency program


in internal medicine with an emphasis on womens health.
THE SUE GOLDING GRADUATE DIVISION OF MEDICAL
SCIENCES offers advanced study in the biological sciences

and awards the MS and PhD degrees.


THE BELFER INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED BIOMEDICAL
STUDIES integrates the colleges postdoctoral biomedical

sciences programs, develops innovative postgraduate


projects and new areas of inquiry and awards a
postdoctoral certificate.

Major Research and Clinical Facilities


Albert Einstein Cancer Center
Bronx Center to Reduce and Eliminate Ethnic and Racial
Health Disparities
Center for Epigenomics
Childrens Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center
Diabetes Research Center
Einstein-Montefiore Center for AIDS Research
Gruss Lipper Biophotonics Center
Gruss Magnetic Resonance Research Center
Harold and Muriel Block Institute for Clinical and
Translational Research at Einstein and Montefiore
Hispanic Center of Excellence
Institute for Brain Disorders and Neural Regeneration
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Major Research and Clinical Facilities (continued)


Jack and Pearl Resnick Gerontology Center
Marion Bessin Liver Research Center
Nathan Shock Center of Excellence in the Basic
Biology of Aging
Rose F. Kennedy Intellectual and Developmental
Disabilities Research Center
Ruth L. and David S. Gottesman Institute for Stem Cell
and Regenerative Medicine Research
Specialized Cooperative Center Program in Reproduction
and Infertility Research
Wilf Family Cardiovascular Research Institute
Albert Einstein College of Medicine provides a broad array
of clinical training and research opportunities at major New
York health care institutions. Professional staff members
employed by these institutions who participate in the colleges
teaching and training programs may be afforded appointments to the Einstein faculty.
Through these varied clinical relationships, Einstein
physicians and medical students treat patients from a wide
range of economic, ethnic and racial groupings.
Major Affiliated Hospitals
Montefiore Medical Center
Moses Division
Weiler Division
Jacobi Medical Center
Bronx Lebanon Hospital
North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System
Maimonides Medical Center

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Azrieli Graduate School


of Jewish Education
and Administration
Rona M. Novick, PhD
Dean
Wilf Campus
Office of the Dean:
Belfer Hall, 2495 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan
Room 311 212.960.0186
See map, page 56
www.yu.edu/azrieli
Established in 1983, Azrieli is the premier international
center for the preparation of Jewish educators, educational
leaders and administrators. Students benefit from the
wisdom and guidance of an internationally recognized
faculty, innovative and comprehensive coursework,
collaborative research, intensive field experience and
academic and professional mentoring.
The school offers the Master of Science degree in
Jewish education. A fully online masters degree program
in Jewish education enables students from anywhere in
the world to complete their degree. Joint programs allow
students from Yeshiva College and Stern College for
Womento take courses at Azrieli. Students may enroll for
a dual masters degree from Azrieli and Bernard Revel
Graduate School of Jewish Studies. A special track for
Semikha [rabbinical ordination] students is also available.
The masters degree can be pursued in an evening and
summer part-time program or as an accelerated one-year
program. Childhood education (grades 16) and adolescent
(grades 712) programs leading to New York State teacher
certification can be pursued in addition to the Masters
coursework.
Through its FANYA GOTTESFELD HELLER DIVISION OF
DOCTORAL STUDIES, Azrieli also offers an Executive
Doctorate of Jewish Educational Innovation and Leadership.
Designed for professionals in educational administration,
student support and curriculum development, this blended
degree offers three years of coursework at five on-site
meetings each year. The remainder of the learning occurs
through on-line asynchronous and collaborative modules.
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Benjamin N. Cardozo
School of Law
Matthew Diller, JD
Dean; Professor of Law
Brookdale Center
Office of the Dean:
55 Fifth Avenue, Manhattan
Room 1009 212.790.0310
See map, page 55
www.cardozo.yu.edu
Founded in 1976 and named for an eminent Supreme
Court justice, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law is now
firmly established as a national leader. It awards the JD
degree and offers LLM degrees in intellectual property,
general studies, comparative legal thought and alternative
dispute resolutions.
Cardozo students are drawn from across the country. The
schools offerings balance scholarship and research with
training and practical experience. Students hone legal skills
in extensive clinical programs in criminal law, tax law, family
law, mediation, immigration, human rights and genocide,
Holocaust restitution claims and securities arbitration.
The Cardozo faculty is known for its scholarship and
its commitment to teaching, as well as a striking record
of accomplishment in areas such as intellectual property,
communications law, constitutional law, corporate law,
criminal law, legal theory and jurisprudence and alternative
dispute resolution.
Centers and Programs
Jacob Burns Institute for Advanced Legal Studies
Jacob Burns Center for Ethics in the Practice of Law
Floersheimer Center for Constitutional Democracy
The Samuel and Ronnie Heyman Center on Corporate
Governance
Howard M. Squadron Program in Law, Media and Society
Intellectual Property Law Program
Kukin Program for Conflict Resolution
The Innocence Project
Bet Tzedek Legal Services
Center for Public Service Law
Program in Holocaust Studies and Human Rights
Gertrude Mazer Program in Family Law, Policy and Bioethics
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Bernard Revel Graduate


School of Jewish Studies
David Berger, PhD
Dean
Wilf Campus
Office of the Dean:
Furst Hall, 500 West 185th Street, Manhattan
Rooms 326327 646.592.4270
See map, page 56
www.yu.edu/revel
The universitys first graduate school (1937), Revelnamed
after the first President of Yeshiva Universityeducates
teachers, researchers, and scholars in Jewish Studies as
well as individuals pursuing other endeavors who wish to
enrich their knowledge of Judaism and the Jewish
experience. It offers programs leading to the MA and PhD
degrees with concentrations in Bible, Talmudic Studies,
Ancient Jewish History, Medieval Jewish History, Modern
Jewish History, and Jewish Philosophy and Mysticism. It
has a world-class faculty of experts in these fields and a
student body whose ability to deal with classical Jewish
texts is unparalleled among American graduate programs.
Classes are supported by the Mendel Gottesman Librarys
comprehensive research collections in Jewish studies,
diverse Judaic CD-ROMs and access to online databases.
THE HARRY FISCHEL SCHOOL FOR HIGHER JEWISH STUDIES

offers the Revel program during the summer, with advanced


and specialized courses taught by distinguished scholars,
including visiting faculty from Israel.
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Ferkauf Graduate School


of Psychology
Lawrence J. Siegel, PhD
Dean
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
Office of the Dean:
Louis E. and Dora Rousso Building
1165 Morris Park Avenue, Bronx
Room 120 718.430.3941
See map, page 54
www.yu.edu/ferkauf
Established in1957, Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology
is housed in state-of-the-art facilities on the Resnick Campus.
Its mission is to train highly qualified professional psychologists and researchers in the fields of clinical psychology,
school-clinical child psychology, clinical health psychology
and mental health counseling. Students receive intensive
instruction and training in the skills necessary for all
psychologists and counselors, as well as quality training
in the sub-specialties.
Collaborations with schools, clinics, mental health
institutions and medical centers are well established. This
allows for a myriad of opportunities for field placements,
externships and internships for our graduate students.
Ferkauf grants an MA in mental health counseling, a PsyD
in clinical and school-clinical child psychology and a PhD
in clinical health psychology.

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THE ROSE F. KENNEDY CENTER FOR RESEARCH IN MENTAL


RETARDATION AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES provides

interdisciplinary training.
THE LEONARD AND MURIAL MARCUS FAMILY PROJECT FOR
THE STUDY OF THE DISTURBED ADOLESCENT supports

fellowships and research in adolescent psychology,


emphasizing treatment of depression.
THE MAX AND CELIA PARNES FAMILY PSYCHOLOGICAL
AND PSYCHOEDUCATIONAL SERVICES CLINIC provides a

wide range of assessment and therapeutic services for


neighboring communities.
THE BEKER FAMILY PROJECT trains school psychologists

to work within Hebrew day schools and other private


schools to develop state-of-the-art school psychological
and psychoeducational services for children, teachers
and families.
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Wurzweiler School
of Social Work
Carmen Ortiz Hendricks, DSW
The Dorothy and David I. Schachne Dean and Professor
Wilf Campus
Ofce of the Dean:
Belfer Hall, 2495 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan
Room 912 212.960.0820
See map, page 56
www.yu.edu/wurzweiler
Founded in 1957, Wurzweiler grants the MSW degree, the
PhD in social welfare and certificates in Jewish Communal
Service, Child Welfare Practice, Social Work Practice with
the Military, Jewish Philanthropy and Gerontology. It offers
concentrations in Clinical Practice with Individuals and
Families, Social Group Work and Community Practice.
Program plans include part-time and full-time plans of
study; an international summer Block Program; Advanced
Standing for BSW graduates; as well as an Interdenominational Clergy Program. In fall 2012, Wurzweiler began
offering a joint MSW/PhD program. Classes are held at
the Wilf Campus in Washington Heights.
Wurzweiler graduates comprise a network of more than
7,000 local, national and international service providers,
leaders and educators who are employed in graduate schools
of social work and in public and private social, health, mental
health and welfare agencies. A variety of innovative scheduling formats include study plans for individuals employed
in social welfare and allied fields from around the world.
Fieldwork is an integral part of the Wurzweiler experience.
Afliated agencies are selected for their expertise, diversity,
quality of service to the community and opportunities for
learning. Cutting-edge topics such as evidence-based
practice, healthy aging, trauma and interpersonal violence,
working with the military, coping with loss, child welfare,
palliative care, and substance abuse inform Wurzweilers
nationally accredited curriculum. An internationally recognized faculty is committed to excellence in teaching and
contributing to the body of knowledge in practice research.
Come join with us in helping people change their world.

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Graduate Programs
in Arts and Sciences
Thomas H. Otway, PhD
Chair, Graduate Programs in Mathematics
Wilf Campus
Belfer Hall
2495 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan
Room 519 212.960.5400 ext. 6870
www.yu.edu/academics/graduate-arts-sciences/
mathematics
Alessandro Citanna, PhD
Chair, Graduate Programs in Economics
Israel Henry Beren Campus
215 Lexington Avenue, Manhattan
Room 713 212.340.7779
www.yu.edu/academics/graduate-arts-sciences/
quantitative-economics/
In addition to its graduate-level professional programs,
Yeshiva University offers graduate programs in economics
and mathematics. The Master of Arts and doctoral programs
offered by the Department of Mathematical Sciences are
ongoing and continue a distinguished tradition in graduate
science education at Yeshiva University.
The masters programs are designed to produce specialists
for industry, to prepare students for doctoral programs in
the two disciplines and to supplement strong undergraduate programs in both areas. All first-year graduate courses
are open to suitably prepared undergraduates. The doctoral
program in mathematical sciences is designed to produce
experts in an active field of mathematical research. The
graduate programs reflect the research interests of our
highly research-active faculty and include seminars and
colloquia as well as formal lectures.
A combined BA/MA option is available at both undergraduate Colleges. In addition, minors in Mathematics and
computer Science are offered at both undergraduate
colleges.
The Master of Science in Quantitative Economics (MQE)
program, now in its third year, is a competitive, flexible and
comprehensive program that trains students for analytical
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or research-based careers in economics and finance. The


department comprises only research-active faculty who
work on various issues spanning macro and micro economics, at both the theoretical and empirical levels. The faculty
publishes in prestigious international scientific journals,
participates in study groups and co-organizes conferences
sponsored by institutions of international renown.

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Affiliates

Rabbi Isaac Elchanan


Theological Seminary
Richard M. Joel, JD
President
Rabbi Menachem Penner
Max and Marion Grill Dean
Rabbi Zevulun Charlop, MA
Dean Emeritus
Wilf Campus
Office of the Dean:
The Jacob and Dreizel Glueck Center for Jewish Study
515 West 185th Street, Manhattan
Room 632 646.592.4455
See map, page 56
www.yu.edu/riets
Vital in its approach and vibrant in its tradition, the Rabbi
Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS) is the
Western Hemispheres leading center for Torah learning
and training for the rabbinate.
For over a century, the seminary has provided an unsurpassed educational experience in the classic mold of the
great yeshivot. Embodying the historic concept of Torah
Lishmah [learning for its own sake] and a responsiveness
to community needs, the seminary is a deep font of Jewish
knowledge and a preeminent source of rabbinic leadership
for the next generation and beyond.
In an increasingly complex world, the seminary accepts
the challenge to prepare its students to face the multifarious
issues of todays societyanchored always in the sacred
legacy of our Torah and people.
The seminary has trained some 3,000 of the worlds
Orthodox rabbis, scholars and teachers. With their rich
grounding in the full spectrum of our hallowed tradition,
graduates assume a broad range of leadership roles in
the community while ensuring the perpetuation of Jewish
scholarship.

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Firmly set in the emphasis on Talmud, Codes and


Halakhah, the seminary has developed programs to meet
the communal and personal needs of our time and place
for example, business ethics, bioethics, technologywith
the unique ambience of intellectual and spiritual exploration
that has always characterized the great academies of Jewish
learning in the past.
The RABBI JOSEPH B. SOLOVEITCHIK SEMIKHAH PROGRAM
provides four post-college years of intensive study of Talmud,
classical commentaries, Codes and Responsa literature,
supplemented by preparation for day-to-day aspects of the
rabbinate.
The RABBINIC PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION PROGRAM
provides RIETS students with the finest professional
training to assure them with success in their rabbinic
careers. A core curriculum of Public Speaking, Pastoral
Psychology and Leadership Training is supplemented by
advanced coursework in one of five tracks: Education,
Community Rabbinate/Pulpit, Hospital Chaplaincy,
Community and Campus Outreach and Non-Profit Work.
Additionally, through a dynamic partnership with Yeshiva
Universitys Center for the Jewish Future, students are
given valuable leadership experiences in settings around
the world.
The IRVING I. STONE RABBINIC INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
provides pulpit and educational internships in schools,
synagogues and other agencies.
Kollelim
The MARCOS AND ADINA KATZ KOLLEL, with more than
100 students, provides an intensive course of study for
prospective teachers and rabbinic scholars. Rabbi Hershel
Schachter is the Rosh Kollel.
The RABBI NORMAN LAMM KOLLEL LHORAAH (YADIN
YADIN) trains outstanding scholars to fill the role of
poskim [decisors of Jewish law]. External Yadin Yadin
offers a directed study program. Rabbi J. David Bleich is
the Rosh Kollel.
The LUDWIG JESSELSON CHAVER KOLLEL is for those with
a background in Talmud but planning to enter professions
other than the rabbinate. This kollel provides a post-college
year of intensive study of Talmud and Halakhah and oversees
later continuing study for the distinctive degree of chaver.
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The BELLA AND HARRY WEXNER KOLLEL ELYON AND


SEMIKHAH [ordination] HONORS PROGRAM is a premier
post-semikhah collegium of scholars combining intensive
Torah learning with courses in professional skills such as
pastoral psychology, business ethics, communications and
conflict resolution. Rabbi Mordechai Willig is the Rosh Kollel.
The ISRAEL HENRY BEREN INSTITUTE FOR HIGHER
TALMUDIC STUDIES (HAMACHON HA-GAVOHAH LETALMUD)

provides post-rabbinic training for scholars who will become


future roshei yeshiva and spiritual-intellectual role models
for the Jewish community. Rabbi Michael Rosensweig is
the Rosh Kollel.
The YU RIETS ISRAEL KOLLEL at the Caroline and Joseph
S. Gruss Institute in Jerusalem offers year-long programs
for chaver, semikhah and post-semikhah students. Rabbi
Dovid Miller serves as the director.

Philip and Sarah Belz School


of Jewish Music
Cantor Bernard Beer, BA
Director
Wilf Campus
Office of the Director:
Schottenstein Center, 560 West 185th Street, Manhattan
Room 214 212.960.5353
See map, page 56
www.yu.edu/belz
The school provides comprehensive study in Jewish music.
Courses include nusach hatefilah [prayer chant], cantillation,
voice, piano, music theory, history of Jewish music and
liturgy, safrut [Hebrew calligraphy] and Sephardic chazzanut
[cantorial]. It awards an associate cantorial certificate and
cantorial diploma. Study takes place in the Schottenstein
Center on the Wilf Campus, a professional facility with
classrooms, soundproof practice rooms, pianos and a
library of cantorial, liturgical, educational, Israeli, Hasidic
and general music.
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Sephardic Programs
Rabbi Herbert C. Dobrinsky, EdD
Vice President for University Affairs
Co-Founder and Overseeing Consultant
to Sephardic Studies
Rabbi Moshe Tessone, MS
Director of Sephardic Community Programs
and Strategic Planning for Sephardic Initiatives
Belfer Hall, 2495 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan
Room 312 212.960.5492 or 212.960.0850
www.yu.edu/jll/sephardic
THE JACOB E. SAFRA INSTITUTE OF SEPHARDIC STUDIES
(JSISS) is the umbrella rubric adapted in 1981 as the name

for much of the existing Sephardic Studies Program. The


program was initiated in 1964 with a host of Sephardic
courses under the Hakham, Rabbi Dr. Solomon Gaon,
zl, who was then serving as Chief Rabbi of the Sephardic
Jewish Communities of the British Commonwealth and
spent 12 years at YU as a professor of Sephardic Studies.
The Sephardic Studies Program, together with the
Sephardic Community Program, offers a wide array of
Sephardic courses, lectures, academic conferences and
cultural events.
The SEPHARDIC COMMUNITY PROGRAM (SCP) celebrated
its Jubilee 50-year anniversary in 2014. It was established
in 1964 to strengthen the Sephardic communities in North
America by helping their students and congregations and
concentrating on their distinctive traditions, which have
flourished exponentially. In recent years, Rabbi Moshe
Tessone, the programs director, has focused his efforts
on teaching Sephardic Hazzanut [cantorial music] and
academic courses and leading the programming for
Sephardic events. He also assists with recruitment of
Sephardic students from all communities by visiting yeshivot
in Israel where YUs Sephardic students study for a year or
more, and by conducting programs for the communities
through the DR. JOSEPH AND RACHEL ADES OUTREACH
PROGRAM . Rabbi Simon Basalely, the recently appointed
Edmond J. Safra Sgan Mashgiach, oversees student
activities and religious services daily and on Shabbat, serving
as a mentor for the Sephardic students on the Wilf campus.

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Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS) trains


Sephardic rabbinical students through high-level courses
under the tutelage of Rabbi Eliyahu Ben-Haim, the Maxwell
R. Maybaum Professor of Talmud and Sephardic HalakhahCodes. Many of the Sephardic rabbinic students attend on
scholarships as MAYBAUM SEPHARDIC FELLOWS. Some are
training to become Hazzanim [cantors] at the Philip and
Sarah Belz School of Jewish Music and some are preparing
to become Sephardic educators at the Azrieli Graduate
School of Jewish Education and Administration.
The Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies
offers undergraduate and graduate courses in JudeoSpanish history and literature, taught by Assistant Professor
Dr. Ronnie Perelis, Chief Rabbi Dr. Isaac Abraham and
Jelena (Rachel) Alcalay Chair in Sephardic Studies.
Classes are also offered on Sephardic communities in the
Middle East, led by Assistant Professor Dr. Daniel Tsadik,
an expert on Iranian history and Jews living in Islamic lands,
including Iraq, Syria, Egypt, Bukhara and North Africa. A
diverse selection of courses on Sephardic history and the
writings and philosophy of Sephardic rabbinic figures are
given by qualified experts. Special classes, musical
programs and exhibits of rare books and manuscripts are
offered through the INSTITUTE OF YEMENITE STUDIES.
THE SEPHARDIC REFERENCE LIBRARY includes extensive

collections of Judeo-Spanish and Judeo-Arabic rare


manuscripts, books, research materials and tapes, which
are being catalogued on an ongoing basis in the Mendel
Gottesman Library on the Wilf Campus. Requests for
special access may be emailed to sephardic@yu.edu and
copied to sberger@yu.edu.
For more information on these programs, please contact
sephardic@yu.edu.
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Yeshiva University
High Schools
The Yeshiva University High Schools offer comprehensive
Jewish studies programs and excellent college preparatory
curricula leading to a Regents diploma. Yeshiva University
High Schools are distinguished by the quality of their
students who go on to become religious, communal and
business leaders. The schools are accredited by both the
New York State Board of Regents and the Middle States
Commission on Secondary Education, allowing students
to receive diplomas from both agencies.

Yeshiva University High School for Boys/


Marsha Stern Talmudical Academy
Rabbi Michael Taubes, MA
Rosh Yeshiva and Head of School
Wilf Campus
David H. Zysman Hall
2540 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan
Room 107 212.960.5337
See map, page 56
www.yuhsb.org
For nearly a century, Yeshiva University High School for
Boys has represented the very best in secondary Jewish
education. With a primary focus on Talmud Torah in the
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daily Shiurim which, in the traditional yeshiva fashion, span


the entire morning and in many cases, the early afternoon
as well, our talmidim are taught not only to learn Torah, but
to live it and indeed to love it and all it stands for.
Under the caring guidance of devoted and learned
rebbeim, they are exposed to the depth and breadth of
Torah, they are inspired to strive for Torah greatness
themselves and they are imbued with the values of Yiras
Shomayim, chesed and menschlichkeit. At the same time,
the college preparatory program is likewise exceptional,
featuring exciting and challenging courses taught by a
superior faculty in a wide array of general studies subjects,
designed to engage the minds of our students, to teach
them necessary skills and to help develop them into wellrounded, accomplished young men.

Samuel H. Wang Yeshiva University


High School for Girls
CB Neugroschl, MA
Head of School
86-86 Palo Alto Street
Holliswood, Queens
718.479.8550
www.yuhsg.org
Our distinguished history in Jewish education dates back
to 1948. Our vision is as innovative and creative as the 21st
century itself.
The spiritual and academic life of Yeshiva University
High School for Girls is built upon the philosophy of Torah
Umadda lkhatchila. We believe that the study of Torah with
other knowledge results in a heightened and enriched
Judasim. We are dedicated to preparing our students both
as knowledgeable, halachically committed Jews and as
broadly educated, intellectually curious and caring members
of the general society, striving to become ever more
devoted to G-d, Torah learning, personal integrity and
personal behavior.
Our commitment to Torah Umadda requires students
to pursue all academic studies with the intent of achieving
a greater understanding of the world, reaching for personal
scholastic achievement and maximizing intellectual potential.

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Scholarly and Cultural


Resources
Yeshiva University Libraries
Pearl Berger, MLS
Dean; Benjamin Gottesman Endowed Librarian Chair
Wilf Campus
Office of the Dean: Mendel Gottesman Library
2520 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan
Room 404 212.960.5363
See map, page 56
www.yu.edu/libraries
The Universitys network of libraries provides access to
academic and cultural resources in print, digital and other
formats. Friendly and knowledgeable librarians will guide
you in your study and research during hands-on, courserelated library workshops and in personalized one-on-one
sessions, by appointment or on a walk-in basis. Our
collections span the disciplines from the biomedical and
social sciences, Jewish studies, law and business, to
literature, languages and the arts. Special collections at
the libraries include Judaic rare books and manuscripts,
Sephardic publications and extensive archival records
documenting the Jewish experience of the past century.
Mendel Gottesman Library
Wilf Campus 2520 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan
Pollack Library/Landowne-Bloom Collection
(Second Floor)
Mendel Gottesman Library of Hebraica-Judaica
(Fifth Floor)
Special CollectionsRare books, Manuscripts, University
Archives (Fourth Floor)
Hedi Steinberg Library
Israel Henry Beren Campus
245 Lexington Avenue, Manhattan
North Wing and Second Floor
Dr. Lillian and Dr. Rebecca Chutick Law Library
Brookdale Center, Seventh Floor
55 Fifth Avenue, Manhattan

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D. Samuel Gottesman Library


Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus First Floor
1300 Morris Park Avenue, Bronx

HIGH SCHOOL LIBRARIES


Joseph Alexander Library
Yeshiva University High School for Boys/
Marsha Stern Talmudical Academy
2540 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan
Leo and Beatrix Kern Library
Samuel H. Wang Yeshiva University High School for Girls
86-86 Palo Alto Street, Queens

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Yeshiva University Museum


Jacob Wisse, PhD
Director
Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th Street, Manhattan
212.294.8330
See map, page 55
www.yumuseum.org
The Yeshiva University Museum is a creative and vital
presence in the life of Yeshiva University and the general
community. The museum organizes and presents innovative
exhibitions and programs on Jewish art and culture in a
historical and contemporary context. As part of the Center
for Jewish History, the Museum participates in an exciting
collaborative enterprise that illuminates diverse aspects of
Jewish culture and history.
The museum provides a window into Jewish culture
around the world throughout history, offering interdisciplinary
exhibitions, as well as a range of public and educational
programs. The museums lectures, international conferences,
films, concerts, hands-on workshops and other programs
attract audiences young and old, bringing to life its mission
to serve as a cultural arm of Yeshiva University.

Yeshiva University Press


2540 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan
201.963.9524
The Michael Scharf Publication Trust of Yeshiva University
Press publishes Torah scholarship and academic Jewish
studies works by Yeshiva University faculty and alumni, as
well as other distinguished rabbis, professors and Judaic
scholars, both in North America and Israel. Publications are
also issued by the Universitys schools and programs.

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Yeshiva Universitys Center


for the Jewish Future
Rabbi Yaakov Glasser
The David Mitzner Dean
Wilf Campus
Office of the Dean:
Furst Hall, 500 West 185th Street, Manhattan
Room 419 212.960.5397
See map, page 56
www.yu.edu/cjf
The Center for the Jewish Future (CJF) is based at the
Wilf campus. Its mission is to shape, enrich and inspire
the contemporary Jewish community by convening the
resources of Yeshiva University.
The CJF infuses the student body with a spirit of
leadership and responsibility to Klal Yisrael [people of Israel]
and society; builds, cultivates and supports communities
and their lay leaders and rabbinic leadership; and creates
a global movement that promotes the values of Yeshiva
University, including Torah Umadda and religious Zionism.
Inspiring New Leaders
The CJF prepares college and graduate students to
become Jewish leaders. Several initiatives identify potential
leaders, encouraging them to consider Jewish communal
work and offering them an unmatched program of professional training in cooperation with the various graduate
schools of the University.

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Supporting Rabbis, Rebbetzins, Educators and Lay


Leaders and Partnering with Communities
The CJF serves as the community arm of the Rabbi Isaac
Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS), offering continuing
professional education to rabbis, rebbetzins, educators and
lay leaders through a number of annual programs. Yarchei
Kallah [spiritual retreats] give rabbis and their wives an
opportunity to enrich their Torah knowledge and network
with one another. A toolbox of services features a University
Speakers Bureau (yu.edu/speakers), a Community
Leadership Initiative and a certificate program in experiential
Jewish education.
Through the CJF, YU has established kollelim [institutes
of advanced learning] in Chicago and Toronto, where members of the local community learn with RIETS graduates.
The Morris and Gertrude Bienenfeld Department of Jewish
Career Development and Placement offers rabbis, administrators and educators career guidance and placement.
Promoting the Values of Yeshiva University
The CJF has developed a wide variety of initiatives to
further the unique values of Yeshiva University. A Web site
devoted to Torah learning, YUTorah.org and a Torah-To-Go
Series make the shiurim [lectures] of YUs roshei yeshiva
[professors of Talmud] and other Torah personalities
available for downloading. A Sunday morning Torah
learning program brings hundreds of men and women
together for shiurim on the Wilf Campus and in various
regions of North America. Through research and dialogue,
the CJF looks for practical solutions to such contemporary
issues as medical ethics.
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Yeshiva University in Israel


Stephanie Strauss, RN
Director
Yeshiva University Israel Campus
40 Duvdevani Street
Jerusalem 972.2.531.3000
US phone line 646.289.8412
Yeshiva University in Israel maintains a beautiful campus
in Jerusalem, housing the Caroline and Joseph Gruss
Institute. Several YU programs conduct their activities
and operations from our campus:
The S. Daniel Abraham Israel Program in our dedicated
student center services over 2,000 students studying
in Israel each year, including almost 700 YU students
enrolled in the program (page 22).
The Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS)
Israel Kollel provides rabbinic training and advanced
Torah study in Israel to students enrolled at the seminary
(page 35).
The Midrashiya program offers seminars and training
for the spouses of our rabbinical students in areas of
scholarship, pedagogy and communal leadership.
A division of the Center for the Jewish Future facilitates
summer and winter service learning programs at high
schools in development towns in the south of Israel.
YU students run these programs to offer English
language and informal education, and to promote
increased self-esteem for these at-risk high school
students.
Support and coordination of activities for Yeshiva
University Israel Alumni Association offers outreach,
networking and programming to YU alumni living in Israel.
More than 4,000 YU alumni benefit from sponsored
academic and social events, as well as class reunions.
YUs Torah-To-Go Series printed editions are regularly
distributed throughout communities and synagogues
in Israel.
Students at Wurzweiler School of Social Work and Azrieli
Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration
can fulfill their internship requirements at social service
agencies and schools in Israel under the supervision of
YU faculty.

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University Academic
Centers/Institutes
Rabbi Arthur Schneier Program
for International Affairs
Ruth A. Bevan, PhD
Director, The Rabbi Arthur Schneier Program for
International Affairs; David W. Petegorsky Professor
of Political Science
Wilf Campus
Office of the Director:
Belfer Hall, 2495 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan
Room 521 212.960.5400 ext. 6890
See map, page 56
www.yu.edu/schneier
The Rabbi Arthur Schneier Program for International
Affairs provides an educational forum for the exchange
of ideas related to diverse global issues. Named for
Yeshiva University alumnus Rabbi Arthur Schneier, a
Holocaust survivor and longtime advocate for religious
freedom and human rights, the program focuses a wide lens
on the modern worlds crucial political and social issues. By
attracting experts in diplomacy, foreign relations, intellectual
property rights, world economics, world health, international
law, politics, environmentalism and military strategy, the
Schneier Program demonstrates the Universitys commitment to respectful, open dialogue and to the promotion
of international understanding.
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Center for Jewish Law and


Contemporary Civilization
Suzanne Last Stone, JD
Director, Center for Jewish Law and Contemporary
Civilization; Professor of Law; University Professor
of Jewish Law and Contemporary Civilization
Brookdale Center
Office of the Director:
55 Fifth Avenue, Manhattan
Room 518 212.790.0332
See map, page 55
www.cardozo.yu.edu/cjl
The Center enriches Jewish studies, the legal academy and
contemporary civilization by creating and sustaining a diverse
and collaborative intellectual community that re-examines
and reconsiders classical texts with an ever-growing set of
new conceptual tools. The Center sponsors a wide range
of academic activities, including an innovative curriculum in
Jewish law and legal theory, workshops, colloquia and
conferences, as well as fellowship programs that train
and support students and emerging scholars.

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Center for Israel Studies


Steven Fine, PhD
Director, Professor of Jewish History
Jess Olson, PhD
Associate Director; Assistant Professor of Jewish History
Wilf Campus
Office of the Director:
Belfer Hall, 2495 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan
Room 524 212.960.5400 ext. 6882
See map, page 56
www.yu.edu/cis
Yeshiva Universitys Center for Israel Studies nurtures
scholarship and teaching of Israel from biblical times to
the present, with particular focus on the modern state.
Established in 2007, the Center unites the Universitys
academic and professional strengths and resources as it
seeks to create an international forum on Israel. The center
supports curriculum development, research, conferences,
publications, museum exhibitions and public programs.
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Institute for University-School Partnership


Jane Taubenfeld Cohen
Executive Director
Wilf Campus
Belfer Hall, 2495 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan
Room 214 212.960.5260
www.yuschoolpartnership.org
Yeshiva Universitys Institute for University-School
Partnership (the YU School Partnership) is on a mission
to help Jewish day schools be their best. Through their
team of experts, the YU School Partnership offers
customizable consulting services that enable schools to
resolve any challenge that comes their way and reach any
objective that they that can dream of. Through their work
with over 200 day schools in the United States and around
the world, and backed by the intellectual capital of Yeshiva
University and the Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish
Education and Administration, the YU School Partnership
is improving the landscape of Jewish day school education,
one school at a time.

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The Zahava and Moshael Straus Center


for Torah and Western Thought
Rabbi Dr. Meir Y. Soloveichik
Director
Glueck Center, 515 West 185th Street, Manhattan
6th Floor
www.yu.edu/straus
The Zahava and Moshael Straus Center for Torah and
Western Thought offers students fellowships, public events,
seminars and travel abroad options to explore the great
moral, philosophical and theological questions of our age
and to engage with leading thinkers both in the United
States and in Israel.
The mission of the Center is to help develop Jewish
thinkers and wisdom-seeking Jews by deepening their
education in the best of the Jewish tradition, exposing
them to human knowledge and insight from across the ages
and confronting them with the great moral, philosophical
and theological questions of our age. The Center is
dedicated to bridging an immersion in Torah study with a
formative academic experience, thereby furthering the
Universitys mission of Torah Umadda and securing Yeshiva
Universitys critical role in the future of the American Jewish
community. Working with faculty, and guided by an academic
advisory committee, the center constructs courses that
bridge a variety of disciplines and expose students to both
halakhic and Western schools of thought. Visiting faculty
participate in both the teaching of these courses and
Straus Center events. Through these efforts, the Center
provides a vibrant community at Yeshiva University that
enhances academic life for all its students.

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Helpful Information

Jack and Pearl Resnick


Campus
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology
718.430.2000
1. Weiler Hospital
2. Robbins Auditorium
3. Chanin Institute for Cancer Research
4. Forchheimer Medical Science Building
Gottesman Library
Friedman Lounge
5. Golding Building
6. Ullmann Research Center for Health Sciences
7. Belfer Educational Center for Health Sciences
8. Block Building
9. Lubin Dining Hall, Singer Faculty Club
10. Gruss Magnetic Resonance Research Center
11. Early Childhood Center
12. Rousso Building
Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology
Fisher Landau Center for the Treatment of
Learning Disabilities
13. Eastchester Road Residence Complex
Low Family Residence Hall
Mazer Residence Hall
14. Einstein Parking Garage
15. Falk Recreation Center
16. Van Etten Building
Childrens Evalution and Rehabilitation Center
Gottesman Clinical Skills Center
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17. Price Center for Genetic and Translational Medicine/


Block Research Pavilion
18. Rose F. Kennedy Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Research Center
19. Jacobi Ambulatory Care Pavilion
20. Jacobi Medical Center

Brookdale Center
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
212.790.0200
1.



2.
3.

Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law/Brookdale Center


(55 Fifth Avenue)
Jacob Burns Moot Court
Greenberg Center for Student Life
Cardozo Student Residence (15 East 11th Street)
Yeshiva University Museum (15 West 16th Street)
at the Center for Jewish History

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Wilf Campus
Yeshiva College Sy Syms School of Business
Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies
Wurzweiler School of Social Work Azrieli Graduate
School of Jewish Education and Administration
Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary
Philip and Sarah Belz School of Jewish Music
Yeshiva University High School for Boys/Marsha
Stern Talmudical Academy
212.960.5400
1.



2.
3.


4.


5.
6.



7.

8.

Belfer Hall
Office of the President
Sky Caf
Weissberg Commons
Strenger Residence Hall
David H. Zysman Hall
Harry Fischel Beit Midrash
Lamport Auditorium
Rubin Residence Hall
Furman Dining Hall
Lipschutz-Gutwirth Study Hall (Rubin Shul)
Max Stern Athletic Center, Benjamin Gottesman Pool
Mendel Gottesman Library
Heights Lounge
Nagel Family Atrium and Student Commons
Yad Belkin
Morgenstern Residence Hall
caf@morg
Muss Residence Hall

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9. Schottenstein Center
Shenk Synagogue
Theatre
10. Furst Hall
Events Office
11. Danciger Quadrangle
12. Tenzer Garden
13. Benefactors Wall
14. Jacob and Dreizel Glueck Center for Jewish Study
523. YU Parking
1
15. Lot A
16. Lot B
17. Lot C
18. Lot D
19. Lot E
20. Lot F
21. Lot M
22. Lot H
23. Lot L
24. Security Office
521 West 185th Street

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Israel Henry Beren Campus


Stern College for Women
Sy Syms School of Business
212.340.7700
1.









2.







3.

4.
5.



6.
7.

Ronald P. Stanton Hall


(245 Lexington Avenue)
Center for the Jewish Future
Koch Auditorium
Kushner Dining Hall
Laulicht Commons
Lea and Leon Eisenberg Beit Midrash
(251253 Lexington Avenue)
Science Labs
Security Offices
215 Lexington Avenue
David Yagoda Commons
Gottesman Board Room
Le Bistro Caf
Office of the Dean
Office of the President
Office of the Provost
University Conference Center
205 Lexington Avenue, Suite 401
Center for Student Counseling
Brookdale Residence Hall (50 East 34th Street)
Jerome and Geraldine Schottenstein Residence Hall
(119121 East 29th Street)
Beatrice Diener Dining Hall
Ivry Student Center
36th Street Residence Hall (151 East 36th Street)
35th Street Residence Hall
(150 East 35th Street)

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Yeshiva University Directions


TO WILF CAMPUS: BY SUBWAY: 8th Ave. Line (A train) to 181st St.
station. Use 184th St. & Overlook Terrace exit. Walk east on 184th
St. to Amsterdam Ave. IRT 7th Ave. Line (1 train) to 181st St.
station. Exit to left. Walk north on St. Nicholas Ave. to 184th St.,
east to Amsterdam Ave. BY BUS: Madison Ave. Bus (M3) to St.
Nicholas Ave. and 184th St. Third Ave. Bus (M101) to Amsterdam
Ave. and 184th St. Third Ave. Bus (M98) to Amsterdam Ave. and
179th St. Walk north to YU. (Operates during rush hour only.)
Bronx Crosstown Buses (BX3, BX33, BX36) to Amsterdam
Ave. & 181st St. Walk north to YU. BY CAR: West Side Highway
to George Washington Bridge; exit center lane (Cross-Bronx
Expressway) to Amsterdam Ave. exit north to YU. FROM
WESTCHESTER: Saw Mill River Pkwy. (southbound) to Henry
Hudson Pkwy. 181st St. exit east to Amsterdam Ave. north to YU.
EAST RIVER DRIVE: Follow onto Harlem River Drive to 178th St./
Amsterdam Ave. exit north to YU. ROBERT F. KENNEDY BRIDGE: Take
Manhattan spur to Harlem River Drive (northbound). Proceed as
above. FROM NEW JERSEY: GW Bridge (either level) to Amsterdam
Ave. exit north to YU. FROM THE BRONX: Cross-Bronx Expressway
to Major Deegan-Amsterdam Ave. exit. Follow signs to Amsterdam
Ave. north to YU. FROM EASTERN LONG ISLAND: Throgs Neck Bridge
to Cross-Bronx Expressway. Follow above Bronx directions.
TO ISRAEL HENRY BEREN CAMPUS: BY SUBWAY: Take Lexington
Ave. IRT (6 train) to 33rd St. and Park Ave. stop. Walk to Lexington
and campus buildings. BY CAR: Follow East River Drive (FDR) to
34th St. exit. Proceed west on 34th St. to Lexington Ave. Turn left
on Lexington Ave. to campus buildings. From West Side Highway,
cross Manhattan at 34th St., head east to Lexington Ave. and
campus buildings.
TO RESNICK CAMPUS/ALBERT EINSTEIN COLLEGE OF MEDICINE:
BY SUBWAY AND BUS: BY EXPRESS BUS FROM MANHATTAN: The
Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) runs an express bus service
between Manhattan and the Bronx (BxM10 Morris Park
Avenue) that stops directly in front of the College of Medicine at
Morris Park Avenue and Eastchester Road. Northbound stops in
Manhattan are at Madison Avenue and 24th St., 36th St., 44th St.,
52nd St. and 59th St, and on Third Avenue between 86th and
87th Sts. Call MTA for fare and schedule: 718.994.5500, or visit
MTA Web site. PLEASE NOTE: Exact fare is required and only coins
or pay as you go Metrocards are accepted. BY SUBWAY FROM
MANHATTAN: EAST SIDE: 5 Train to 180th St. or Eastchester/Dyer
Ave. Exit at East 180th St. station. Take the Bx21 from the bus
stop located in front of the police station, across the street from
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subway exit on Morris Park Avenue. The bus stops directly in front
of the College of Medicine at Morris Park Avenue and Eastchester
Road. ALT EAST SIDE: 6 Train to Pelham Bay Park. Exit at
Westchester Square/E. Tremont station. From Lane Ave behind
the station exit, take the Bx31 to the corner of Morris Park Avenue
and Eastchester Road, in front of the College of Medicine. WEST
SIDE: 2 Train to 241st St./Wakefield. Exit at East 180th St. station.
Take the Bx21 from the bus stop located in front of the police
station across the street from subway exit on Morris Park Avenue.
The bus stops directly in front of the College of Medicine at Morris
Park Avenue and Eastchester Road. Go to www.yumuseum.org
for directions to YU MUSEUM. BY CAR/FROM MANHATTAN AND
BROOKLYN: FDR Drive to Robert F. Kennedy Bridge to Bruckner
Blvd. (north) (turns into New England Thruway 95 north); exit at
Pelham Pkwy. #8c; at second light make left onto Eastchester
Road (south) to corner of Morris Park Avenue. FROM QUEENS:
Whitestone Bridge to Hutchinson River Pkwy., to Pelham Pkwy.
(west); left at Eastchester Road or Throgs Neck Bridge to New
England Thruway (95 north) to Pelham Pkwy. exit #8c; make left
onto Eastchester Road (south) to corner of Morris Park Avenue.
FROM NEW JERSEY: GW Bridge to Cross-Bronx Expressway; stay
in left lane (turns into New England Thruway D 95 north): exit at
Pelham Pkwy. #8c; at second light make left onto Eastchester
road (south) to corner of Morris Park Avenue. FROM UPPER NEW
YORK AND LOWER WESTCHESTER: NY Thruway to Tappan Zee
Bridge; Cross Westchester Expwy. to Sprain Brook Pkwy. to
Bronx River Pkwy. exit at Pelham Pkwy. (east); make right at
Eastchester Road to Morris Park Avenue or Saw Mill River Pkwy.
to Cross Country Pkwy. to Hutchinson River Pkwy. (south) exit at
Pelham Pkwy. (west); make left onto Eastchester Road to corner
of Morris Park Avenue. FROM CONNECTICUT: New England
Thruway (95 south); exit at Pelham Pkwy. (west); make left onto
Eastchester Road to corner of Morris Park Avenue.

TO YESHIVA UNIVERSITY IN ISRAEL CAMPUS (JERUSALEM):


From the center of town: take the 21 or 21 Alef toward the Central
Bus Station and on to Bayit Vegan. Ask the bus driver to let you
know when you get to the traffic circle at the bottom of Rechov
Duvdevani. Proceed to 40 Duvdevani.

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Boards
DR. HENRY KRESSEL, Chairman
Board of Trustees
Yeshiva University
ROGER W. EINIGER, Chairman
Board of Overseers
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
DAVID P. SAMSON, Chairman
Board of Overseers
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
FROMA BENEROFE, Chair
Board of Overseers
Wurzweiler School of Social Work
JOEL M. SCHREIBER, Chairman
Board of Trustees
Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (affiliate)
MORDECAI D. KATZ, Chairman
Board of Overseers
Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies
MOSHAEL J. STRAUS, Chairman
Board of Overseers
Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education
and Administration
DR. CAROL BRAVMANN, Chair
Board of Overseers
Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology
STANLEY I. RASKAS, Chairman
Board of Overseers
Yeshiva College
SHIRA YOSHOR, Chair
Board of Overseers
Stern College for Women
STEVE URETSKY, Chairman
Board of Overseers
Sy Syms School of Business
MIRIAM P. GOLDBERG, Chair
Board of Trustees
Yeshiva University High Schools (affiliate)
MICHAEL JESSELSON, Co-Chairman
THEODORE N. MIRVIS, Co-Chairman
Board of Directors
Yeshiva University Museum (affiliate)

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Board of Trustees
Dr. Henry Kressel

Ronald P. Stanton

Chairman

Honorary Chairman Emeritus

David S. Gottesman
Robert M. Beren
Morry J. Weiss
Chairmen Emeriti

Ludwig Bravmann
Mordecai D. Katz
Ira M. Mitzner
Moshael J. Straus
Vice Chairmen

Philip Friedman

S. Daniel Abraham
Hal H. Beretz
J. Morton Davis
Aaron Feuerstein
Gerald Furst
Emanuel Gruss
Joseph Segal
Elie Wiesel
Jay H. Zises
Honorary Trustees

Treasurer

Dr. Naomi Azrieli


Jack A. Belz
Julius Berman
Marvin S. Bienenfeld
Marjorie Diener Blenden
Sender Z. Cohen
Michael Gamson
Elliot Gibber
Dr. Felix L. Glaubach
Alan E. Goldberg
Fanya Gottesfeld Heller
Michael Jesselson
Richard M. Joel
Marcos D. Katz
David M. Magerman
Matthew J. Maryles
Joshua L. Muss
Jack M. Nagel
J. Philip Rosen
Vivian Glueck Rosenberg
David P. Samson
Jay Schottenstein
Joel M. Schreiber
Daniel A. Schwartz
Irwin Shapiro
Mark Silber
Mark Wilf
Zygmunt Wilf
Shira Yoshor

Dr. Jayne G. Beker


David Eshaghian
Dr. Ira Kukin
Joseph Wilf
Trustees Emeriti

Dr. Norman Lamm


President Emeritus

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Senior Administration
RICHARD M. JOEL, JD
President
SELMA BOTMAN, PhD
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
RABBI KENNETH BRANDER, MA
Vice President for University and Community Life
RABBI ZEVULUN CHARLOP, MA
Dean Emeritus and Special Advisor on Yeshiva Affairs
HERBERT C. DOBRINSKY, EdD
Vice President for University Affairs
JACOB HARMAN, CPA
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
RABBI JOSH JOSEPH, MA
Senior Vice President
ANDREW J. LAUER, Esq., JD, LLM
Vice President for Legal Affairs, Secretary and General Counsel
SETH MOSKOWITZ, MA
Vice President for Institutional Advancement
PAUL OESTREICHER, PhD
Executive Director, Communications and Public Affairs
YVONNE M. RAMIREZ, MBA
Chief Human Resources Officer
JEFFREY ROSENGARTEN, BA
Vice President for Administrative Services
ALLEN M. SPIEGEL, MD
Vice President for Medical Affairs and
The Marilyn and Stanley M. Katz Dean,
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

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