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“My goal is to get the message out. To be at YU is a unique and exceptional experience; there is no place like this anywhere.” Geri Mansdorf spoke to The Jewish Star on her recent appointment to the position of Director of Undergraduate Admissions at Yeshiva University. more
With significant state budget cuts looming ahead, local Agudath Israel leaders met with State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) to discuss how the cuts will affect the Orthodox community. “Skelos is one of the top three individuals making the decision on the budget,” Rabbi Yonah Feinstein said. “Our concern is the yeshivas and community organizations and these are all constitutionally approved services.” Rabbi Feinstein of Agudat Israel organized a March 6 community breakfast for Skelos. more
The raw wild beauty of the Negev desert where our Forefathers walked is currently home to about fifteen Israeli towns, often with marginally affiliated populations living on a low socio-economic level. The youth in these areas struggle with identity, education and social issues. more
On Monday, August 13th, Chana Schwartz will be taking a simultaneous leap into history and into the future, joining with her family and almost 400 other Jews on a Nefesh B’Nefesh flight to become olim chadashim, new immigrants to Israel. more
On May, 6, 2012, Yeshiva University held a Tribute to Coach Jonathan Halpert celebrating his 40-year basketball coaching career. At the ceremony, the basketball court at the Max Stern Athletic Center was named in his honor and a special Coach Jonathan Halpert Scholarship Fund was established. more
Issue of March 12, 2010/ 26 Adar 5770 Rabbi Dovid Goldwasser is renowned as a radio personality, public speaker, adviser on eating disorders and instructor at Touro College. His most recent … more
Personal reasons cited for departure; noted educator could rejoin school at later date By Mayer Fertig Issue of August 22, 2008 Shalhevet, the new, third division of Machon HaTorah, will … more
On the itineraries of Jewish travelers, Croatia lacks the depth of Jewish experiences found in Poland, Czech Republic and Hungary, but in early June, four students from Touro’s Lander College for Women traveled to the 20-year-old Balkan country to visit its Jewish community, which numbers approximately 2,500, mostly in the capital city of Zagreb. more
Dr. Bernard Lander was one of the longest-serving college administrators in the country, leading Touro College from its founding in 1971 until his death at age 94 last February. A rabbi and sociologist by training, he used his Jewish and secular careers to create and nurture a leading institution of learning in the Jewish community. more
Machon Hatorah is gearing up for a productive new school year in its three divisions, HAFTR, Rambam Mesivta and Shalhevet. This year, HAFTR plans to restructure its Torah … more
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