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Online Master’s Brings AzrieliTraining to Educators Worldwide
VOLUME 17 • NO. 1DR. HENRY KRESSEL
Chairman, YU Board of Trustees
RICHARD M. JOEL DR. NORMAN LAMM
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is published quarterly by the Oce o Communications and Public Aairs and isdistributed ree to aculty, sta, students, alumni, donors and riends. It keeps them inormedo news rom across Yeshiva University’s undergraduate and graduate divisions and aliates.The quarterly newsletter covers academic and campus lie, aculty and student research, com-munity outreach and philanthropic support. It showcases the University’s mission o TorahUmadda, the combination o Jewish study and values with secular learning, through storiesabout the diverse achievements o the University community.© Yeshiva University 2013 • Oce o Communications and Public AairsFurst Hall Room 401 • 500 West 185th St. • New York, NY 10033-3201 • Tel.: 212.960.5285Stanley I. Raskas, Chairman, Board o Overseers, Yeshiva College; Shira Yoshor, Chairman, Boardo Overseers, Stern College or Women; Alan Kestenbaum, Chairman, Board o Overseers, SySyms School o Business; Ruth L. Gottesman, Chair, Board o Overseers, Albert Einstein Collegeo Medicine; Leslie E. Payson, Chair, Board o Overseers, Benjamin N. Cardozo School o Law;Froma Beneroe, Chair, Board o Overseers, Wurzweiler School o Social Work; Mordecai D.Katz, Chairman, Board o Overseers, Bernard Revel Graduate School o Jewish Studies; CarolBravmann, Chair, Board o Overseers, Ferkau Graduate School o Psychology; Moshael J. Straus,Chairman, Board o Overseers, Azrieli Graduate School o Jewish Education and Administration;Joel M. Schreiber, Chairman, Board o Trustees, (aliate) Rabbi Isaac Elchanan TheologicalSeminary; Miriam P. Goldberg, Chairman, Board o Trustees, YU High Schools; Michael Jesselsonand Theodore N. Mirvis, Co-Chairs, Board o Directors, (aliate) Yeshiva University Museum.Board listings as o January 5, 2013.
ime and place are no longer barriers to earn-ing an advanced degree rom the premierinstitution o Jewish education in NorthAmerica. Yeshiva University’s Azrieli GraduateSchool o Jewish Education and Administrationhas launched Azrieli Online, its rst onlinemaster’s program.The classes or this 36-credit degree are asyn-chronous—that is, they will accommodate stu-dents’ work and teaching schedules and ree themrom being bound to a specic time or location, inaddition to granting them access to renowned ex-perts in Jewish education around the world. Mostimportant, it will provide the same rigorous, high-quality advanced training or which Azrieli is re-nowned, including its pioneering coursework inelds such as dierentiated instruction, cognitionand assessment, all geared toward
[Judaic studies].“In my work with schools all across the conti-nent, teachers and administrators tell me,‘We’d love to attend Azrieli, but we are in Vancouver or Dallas or Miami, and relocat-ing to New York, even or a summer, is dif-cult,’ ” said Dr. Jerey Glanz, who directsthe master’s programs at Azrieli and holdsthe Raine and Stanley Silverstein Chair inProessional Ethics and Values. “Azrieli On-line allows us to reach out to those whocan’t physically be here and enhances theproessionalism o Jewish educators world-wide by exposing them to our stellar acultyand innovative curriculum.”Azrieli Dean David J. Schnall notedthat the school already oered ve onlinecourses in all 2012, including two taughtby Jerusalem-based instructor Dr. IlanaTuretsky.“This initiative allows us to employull-time and adjunct aculty rom many dierentlocations and to expand quality and access or ourstudents,” said Schnall. “In doing this we alsomodel or our students the use o distance tech-nology in their own schools, encouraging them tocollaborate across geographic boundaries in pro-viding a more advanced or wider variety o classesand projects, especially to smaller schools whosestudents might otherwise be deprived.”Candidates or Azrieli Online should possessa bachelor’s degree rom an accredited institu-tion, have a strong background in Jewish studiesand live in a community with an Azrieli-approvedJewish day school or yeshiva where they cancomplete their eldwork and student teaching.The application and interview process can becompleted online.
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Maccabees’ Halpert Nets 400th Win
U men’s basketball coach Dr. JonathanHalpert has recorded his 400th careervictory—becoming just the seventh men’sbasketball coach in New York City history to doso. The Maccabees achieved the milestone onDecember 6, 2012, with a 72–50 win over Mari-time College on the court named in Halpert’shonor at the Max Stern Athletic Center.Halpert, a two-time Coach o the Year winnerin the Skyline Conerence, took over the Macca-bees roster in 1972 and is the longest tenured men’sbasketball coach in New YorkCity history.He joins a select group o New York City men’s collegebasketball coaches with 400 ormore victories, including hisclose riend, legendary St. John’scoach Lou Carnesecca, who re-tired with 526 wins.“I have always believed thata true measure o success is con-sistency,” said Halpert, a ormerMaccabee point guard, and agraduate o Yeshiva UniversityHigh School or Boys, YeshivaCollege and Ferkau GraduateSchool o Humanities and So-cial Sciences. “Four hundredwins means a lot to me, becausedespite the constraints o Yeshiva’s dual academiccurriculum, I have been able to give countlessyoung men the opportunity to compete and win.”“For our decades, Coach Halpert has imbuedthe Macs and the entire Yeshiva community withthe values o sportsmanship, teamwork and Jewishpride,” said Yeshiva University President RichardM. Joel. “He has taught our players so much morethan how to win and how to play the game o bas-ketball the right way—he has taught them how tolive their lives.”
Jonathan Halpert ’62YUHS, ’66YC, ’78F, seated with his wie Aviva, celebrates400 victories at Yeshiva.
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