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The reading of all good books is like a conversation
with the finest minds of past centuries.
—René Descartes


Thanks to the tremendous eorts of Shaul Seidler-Feller, Yonatan Cantor, and the
rest of their dynamic sta, the graduating Class of 2011 is now able to have a
delightful, reflective, and wonderful conversation about its college experiences.
For perpetuating wisdom and promoting excellence, The Seforim Sale is proud to
sponsor this year’s Masmid, the first of, please God, many more to come.

—The Board of The Seforim Sale, 2011
Tzvi Feifel, Sam Ulrich, David Redlich, Sarah Siegel, and Ahuva Schwartz

YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 2 2011
Contents
Dedications.......................................................................................4
Letters...............................................................................................7
Administration, Faculty, and Staff................................................14
Seniors............................................................................................50
Clubs and Activities.......................................................................94
Athletics........................................................................................130
Refections.....................................................................................150
Advertisements.............................................................................161
3 YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 2011
In Memoriam
Rabbi Dr. Aaron Levine
Rabbi Dr. Levine’s work on the interplay of Halakhah and
economics was surpassed only by his love for teaching, his
devotion to his students, and his Torah scholarship. As a faculty
member for over forty years and a true Torah u
personality, his passing leaves a large void in the Yeshiva
University community.
In Memoriam

Rabbi Dr. Aaron Levine, z”l
Rabbi Dr. Levine’s work on the interplay of Halakhah and
economics was surpassed only by his love for teaching, his
devotion to his students, and his Torah scholarship. As a faculty
member for over forty years and a true Torah u
sing leaves a large void in the Yeshiva
University community.

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Rabbi Dr. Levine’s work on the interplay of Halakhah and
economics was surpassed only by his love for teaching, his
devotion to his students, and his Torah scholarship. As a faculty
member for over forty years and a true Torah u-Madda
sing leaves a large void in the Yeshiva
YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 4 2011
In Memoriam
Dean Norman Rosenfeld
From His Colleagues and Friends
Photograph: Yeshiva University Archives, PR Photographs, YC, Dean Rosenfeld & Students, 1980
In Memoriam
Dean Norman Rosenfeld, z”l
From His Colleagues and Friends
Yeshiva University Archives, PR Photographs, YC, Dean Rosenfeld & Students, 1980

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Yeshiva University Archives, PR Photographs, YC, Dean Rosenfeld & Students, 1980
5 YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 2011
In Memoriam
David “Rotty
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David Rottenstreich,
masmid and ba’al middos
very seriously. A kind and gentle person, he was beloved by
family and friends. David was
illness, on April 7

In Memoriam

Rotty” Rottenstreich, z
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z”l, was born July 29, 1988. He was a
al middos who took his davening and learning
very seriously. A kind and gentle person, he was beloved by
family and friends. David was niftar, at age 20, after a brief
illness, on April 7, 2009. He will truly be missed.
z”l
, 1988. He was a
and learning
very seriously. A kind and gentle person, he was beloved by
20, after a brief
missed.
YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 6 2011
Editorial
In his introduction to the Sefer Ein Ya’akov, the au-
thor famously cites a Tannaitic dispute (which does not ap-
pear in the standard versions of the midrashim available to us)
about what constitutes a kelal gadol ba-Torah, an overarching
theme of the Torah by which a Jew should lead his life. While
Ben Zoma, understandably enough, picks the verse “Shema
Yisra’el” and Ben Nanas “ve-ahavta le-re’akha kamokha,” R.
Shim’on ben Pazi, seemingly inexplicably, chooses “et ha-
keves ehad ta’aseh ba-boker,” the verse commanding the Isra-
elites to sacrifce the tamid ofering every morning and eve-
ning. Why, of all the possible verses he could have selected,
did he zero in on one which, on a basic level (ignoring con-
siderations of u-neshallemah parim sefateinu), cannot even
be fulflled in the post-Temple era in which we live?
In answer to this, many have suggested that R.
Shim’on ben Pazi’s choice is a symbolic one. He does not
mean to imply that the fundamental principle of Judaism
is the sacrifce of a lamb every morning and evening in the
Temple in Jerusalem. Rather, he understands the verse to be
conveying the message that service of God has to be tamid,
regular, just as the lambs were brought to the Altar on a regu-
lar basis when the Temple stood. Religious devotion cannot
be subjected to the same conditional principles by which hu-
man beings ofen live their lives; it has to be consistent, day
in and day out. Te observant Jew must maintain his resolve
and commitment, even in the face of those forces which
would seek to disrupt his lifestyle or distract him from his
religious duties.
Living as we do in the environment of both a yeshi-
vah and a college (or, more accurately, that most distinctive
of combinations, a Yeshiva College [sorry SSSB guys]), we
understand what it means to be a matmid, constantly de-
voted to one’s studies and religious service. For three or four
years, each of us has dedicated himself to an intensive dual
curriculum demanding our unwavering commitment and
requiring us to balance Torah u-Madda. Indeed, perhaps the
greatest, most signifcant lesson this institution teaches its
students is the supreme value of time and the responsibility
we all have to make the most of it every day. Hatmadah is not
just something that you do in a beit midrash; it is a way of life.
Graduation is both sweet and solemn, an event which
allows for a certain sense of satisfaction but also demands ac-
tion and progress as one begins the next stage of one’s life. At
this crucial juncture, it is important to be able to step back
and refect on all that we have accomplished in our short time
on this campus as matmidim – the experiences we had, skills
we developed, knowledge we gained, friendships we made –
and bring it with us on the journey ahead. And that is where
the Masmid comes in. Tis yearbook series, whose history
stretches back all the way to 1929, has served generations of
YU graduates as a collection of their fondest memories from
their time at this great institution. Its pages bear not only our
own stories, but those of our classmates and friends – a mini-
record of who we all were at this stage of our lives. I person-
ally look forward to the day when I will be able to reminisce,
together with my old buddies, about our time here together,
using this yearbook as a kind of guide through the murky
past; I hope the same is true for many of you as well.
Because this issue of the Masmid is the frst to ap-
pear in seven years (the last one came out in 2004), we de-
cided to draw a bit on past editions both for inspiration and
for artwork. You may remember the ad campaign we started
at the beginning of the Spring semester in which we posted
the yearbook entries of famous personalities who graduated
from YU. Tat theme carries over here, too: each section di-
vider includes photographs or graphics that appeared in past
Masmidim (if I may), which are meant to convey the sense
that our shared experiences here connect us with generations
gone by and hopefully generations to come.
Which brings me to acknowledgements. Tis project
could not have been carried out without the help and support
of many individuals and groups. First, I would like to thank
Te Seforim Sale, Yeshiva Student Union, Yeshiva College
Student Association, and Sy Syms School of Business Stu-
dent Council for their generous fnancial assistance, as well
as all of the parents, friends, and family of graduates who
purchased advertisements in the back of the book, thereby
allowing us to publish. Second, I owe my gratitude to the Of-
fce of Student Afairs, which helped with certain logistical
aspects of the project, and especially to the Ofce of Com-
munications and Public Afairs (and, more specifcally, Mr.
Steven Schloss), which opened up its photo archive to us and
provided many of the pictures featured within this book’s
pages. Tird, I should acknowledge all the Club Heads and
other contributors who submitted either short written pieces
or pictures (or both) for publication, making this very much
a product of the students. And fnally, to my devoted staf,
whose hard work and dedication can be seen in the book
before you; but especially to Yonatan Cantor and Tzvi Feifel
who, despite their busy personal lives this semester, made the
time to help put this project together.
I hope you enjoy this yearbook as much as I do and
that you come back to it many times in the future in nostalgic
or refective moments. But more importantly, may the les-
sons you have learned here, experiences you have had here,
and friends you have made here accompany and enrich you
throughout the rest of your lives.
Shaul Seidler-Feller
Editor-in-Chief, YU Masmid ‘11
May 5, 2011 / 2 Iyyar 5771
Te Heights, New York
7 YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 2011






NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY


May 26, 2011

Dear Friends:

Please accept my sincerest greetings as you gather to celebrate this year’s graduating
class at Yeshiva University.

Today’s graduation brings your undergraduate experience to an end, but it is also the
beginning of a new journey for each of you. This very important journey will help shape the rest
of your lives, and during this journey, learning should continue to be the key focus. As students
you were fortunate to receive Yeshiva University’s gift of the finest contemporary academic
education with the timeless teachings of Torah. As an institution with a strong commitment to
providing a high quality education, YU also takes pride in guiding its students in Jewish faith
and traditions – serving as an institution of Torah, Mesorah, and Midos. In an era where our
youth need our guidance more than ever, YU plays a critical role in guiding the next generation
onto the derech yashor. Under the guidance of President Richard Joel, as well as the entire
faculty, this year’s graduates can be proud of their accomplishments.

As a proud graduate of Yeshiva University, I wish each and every graduate a successful
and blessed future. You are fortunate to have such an outstanding institution that has faithfully
served the Jewish community. Everyone associated with the school should be proud of the
school’s record of achievement over the past century.

I am pleased to have this opportunity to congratulate the 2011 graduating class for a job
well done.

Sincerely,



SHELDON SILVER
Speaker
YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 8 2011
T H E C I T Y O F N E W Y O R K
O F F I C E O F T H E MA Y O R
N E W Y O R K , N Y 1 0 0 0 7
May 26, 2011
Dear Graduates:
Congratulations on everything you have achieved at Yeshiva University. I am proud to
join your family, friends, and everyone who supported you along the way in looking forward to
what you will accomplish in the years ahead.
As you move on, remember to keep an open mind. Don’t worry if your career path
doesn’t follow a straight line—mine didn’t! Work hard. Take risks. Most importantly, be sure to
give back to your communities by volunteering. It’s a responsibility we all share, and now more
than ever, the world needs your great energy and enthusiasm.
On behalf of all New Yorkers, best wishes for continued success.
Sincerely,


Michael R. Bloomberg
Mayor
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1
The President
500 West 185th Street
Belfer Hall 1200
New York, NY 10033
P: 212 960 5300
F: 212 960 0016

Congratulations on completing your undergraduate experience at Yeshiva University!
By growing academically and spiritually, by taking advantage of our phenomenal
faculty and Roshei Yeshiva, by owning your Torah u-Madda instruction, you can now
proceed with confidence, knowing that you are prepared to take the next step on your
path to success. Whether you attend medical school or law school, the realm of
business or the halls of academia, education, semikha, or blaze your own trail, the
instruction you received at YU will prove invaluable for your future endeavors.
After finishing your last exams and papers, concluding your last courses and shiurim,
and bidding farewell to your dedicated professors and rabbis, remember that your
relationship with YU has not drawn to a close; it has opened a new chapter. You can
still plug into our excitement and wisdom through YUTorah.org, our Sunday morning
learning programs, and our frequent Yemei Iyun. Our campuses frequently serve as
venues for events open to the wider community. And our professors and rabbis visit
communities all over the world. Please take advantage of these opportunities.
Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein once said, “We are mandated by the Creator to put a
spiritual imprint on the world.” Wherever your life’s journey takes you, always utilize
the tools that you acquired at Yeshiva University to fulfill this goal and brighten our
future. Though we will miss your presence on campus as students, we look forward to
further engaging with you as the next leaders of the Jewish people.
B’hatzlacha.
Richard M. Joel



May 26, 2011
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YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 10 2011
11 YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 2011
April 27, 2011
YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 12 2011
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Administration,
Faculty, and Staff
Rabbi Josh Joseph
Vice President and
Chief of Staf
Dr. Morton Lowengrub
Provost and Senior
Vice President for
Academic Afairs
Mr. Jefrey Rosengarten
Vice President for
Administrative Services
Dr. Lawrence H.
Schifman
Vice Provost for
Undergraduate
Education
Rabbi Zevulun Charlop
RIETS Dean Emeritus
and Special Advisor on
Yeshiva Afairs
Mr. Richard M. Joel
President
Rabbi Dr. Norman Lamm
Chancellor
Dr. Pearl Berger
Dean of Libraries
Rabbi Kenneth Brander
Dean of the Center for
the Jewish Future
Dr. Hillel Davis
Vice President for
University Life
Dr. Herbert Dobrinsky
Vice President for
University Afairs
Upper Administration
YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 16 2011
Rabbi Daniel Rapp
Associate Dean of IBC/
SBMP
Rabbi Zev Reichman
Director of Mechinah/
JSS
Rabbi Yona Reiss
Dean
Judaic Studies Administration
Rabbi Chaim Bronstein
Administrator
Rabbi Chad Hopkovitz
Coordinator for
Mechinah/JSS
Rabbi Yosef Kalinsky
Assistant Dean of IBC/
SBMP
17 YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 2011
Prof. Tova Lichtman
Rabbi Ely Allen Rabbi Etan M. Berman
Rabbi Shmuel Goldin
Rabbi Avidan Elkin
Rabbi Yitzchok Liberman
Mechinah Program/
James Striar School
YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 18 2011
Rabbi Uri Orlian Prof. Harvey Sober Rabbi Michael Taubes
Rabbi Netanel
Wiederblank
Rabbi Yehuda Willig Rabbi Benjamin Yudin
Not Pictured:
Rabbi Reuven Fink
Rabbi Baruch Price
Rabbi Benny Rofeh
Rabbi Nisson Shulman
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Rabbi Benjamin Blech Rabbi Marc Dratch Prof. Hanoch Dubitsky
Rabbi Daniel Z. Feldman Rabbi Meir Fulda Rabbi Meir Goldwicht
Isaac Breuer College and
Stone Beit Midrash Program
YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 20 2011
Rabbi Ari Jacobson
Rabbi Dr. Bernard
Rosensweig
Rabbi Allen Schwartz Rabbi Ezra Schwartz Rabbi Michael
Shmidman
Prof. Harvey Sober Rabbi Yaakov
Werblowsky
Rabbi Netanel
Wiederblank
Rabbi Yehuda Willig
Rabbi Shmuel Maybruch Rabbi Dr. J. Mitchell
Orlian
Rabbi Zvi Romm
Not Pictured:
Rabbi Abraham Berman
Rabbi Herber Bomzer
Prof. Malka Danishefsky
Rabbi Reuven Fink
Dr. Zvi Kaplan
Rabbi Shmuel Marcus
Rabbi Avraham Sarfaty
Rabbi Nisson Shulman
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Rabbi Elchanan Adler Rabbi Eliyahu Ben-Haim Rabbi Yitzchok Cohen
Rabbi Meir Goldwicht Rabbi David M. Hirsch Rabbi Dr. David Horwitz
Mazer Yeshiva Program
YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 22 2011
Rabbi Michael
Rosensweig
Rabbi Baruch Simon
Rabbi Mayer Twersky
Rabbi Aharon Kahn
Rabbi Yonason Sacks
Rabbi Zvi Sobolofsky
Rabbi Jeremy Wieder
Rabbi Eliakim
Koenigsberg
Rabbi Hershel Schachter
Rabbi Daniel Stein
Rabbi Mordechai Willig
Rabbi Yaakov Neuberger
Rabbi Eliahu B. Shulman
Rabbi Dr. Moshe D.
Tendler
Rabbi Gershon
Yankelewitz
Rabbi Herschel
Reichman
23 YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 2011
Rabbi Gedalyah Berger
Rabbi Chaim Packer
Rabbi Shmuel Hain
Rabbi David Pahmer
Rabbi Zvi Harari
Rabbi Yechiel Weiner
Rabbi Asher Leshem
Rabbi Chaim Yanetz
Rabbi Ari Zahtz
Coordinator
Masmidim Honors Program
Shoalim U’Meshivim
Rabbi Mayer Twersky
Director
YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 24 2011
Dr. Barry L. Eichler
Dean
Dr. Fredric Sugarman
Associate Dean of
Student Afairs
Dr. Raji Viswanathan
Associate Dean of
Academic Afairs
Dr. Brian Weiser
Assistant Dean of
Student Academic Afairs
Yeshiva College Administration
YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 26 2011
Dr. Eric Goldman Dr. Barbara Mates Prof. Lin Snider
Prof. Carla Aurich Prof. Paul Glassman Dr. Christopher
Buchenholz
Dr. Daniel Beliavsky
Art, Music, and Speech & Drama
Music
Not Pictured:
Prof. Cris Cristofaro
Prof. Jack McGrath
Not Pictured:
Dr. Noyes Bartholomew (Chair)
Prof. Jonathan Schapiro
Speech & Drama
Not Pictured:
Dr. Alan Hemingway
Rabbi Dr. Bernard Rosenberg
Art
27 YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 2011
Dr. Alexander Kushnir Dr. Barry Potvin Rabbi Dr. Moshe D.
Tendler
Dr. Neer Asherie Dr. Vincent J. Chiappetta Dr. Carl Feit
Chair
Dr. Sumanta Goswami
Biology
Not Pictured:
Dr. Zuram Budimilija
Dr. Sondra Solomon
YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 28 2011
Dr. Lance D. Silverman Dr. Rosalyn Strauss Dr. Raji Viswanathan
Chair
Dr. Gary Lee Warren
Chemistry
Dr. Jianfeng Jiang Dr. Kevin Kolack Dr. Michael Machczynski
Not Pictured:
Dr. Suzanne Charnick Dr. Teresa Jacques
Dr. Lora Danley
Dr. Fabiola Barrios-
Landeros
Dr. Bruce Hrnjez Mr. Joshua Ishal
29 YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 2011
Dr. Kira Adaricheva
Dr. Ben Duan Dr. Arnold Lebow
Dr. Michael Breban
Dr. Van E. Kelly
Dr. Morton Lowengrub
Dr. Wenxiong Chen
Dr. Tomas H. Otway
Chair
Dr. Yuxi Zheng
Computer Science
and Mathematics
Dr. Antonella Marini
Not Pictured:
Dr. Linfen Cao
Prof. Suiping Feng
Dr. Andreas H. Hamel
Prof. Sigmund Handelman
Dr. Xiaomei Ji
Prof. Wailun Lam
Dr. Marina Langlois
Mr. Robert Rand
Prof. Nolen Ryba
Prof. Jesse Wolf
YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 30 2011
Prof. Omer Acikgoz
Rabbi Dr. Aaron
Levine, z”l
Dr. Elias Grivoyannis
Dr. James R. Otteson
Dr. James Kahn
Chair
Dr. Mehmet Sencicek
Economics
Not Pictured:
Dr. Alessandro Citanna
Prof. Karen David
31 YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 2011
Dr. Lane Anderson
Dr. Lauren Fitzgerald Dr. Joan G. Haahr
Dr. Barbara Blatner
Prof. Dan Friedman
Dr. Joanne Jacobson
Prof. Amanda Bradley
Dr. Paula Geyh
Dr. David Lavinsky
English
Dr. Will Lee Dr. Christopher
McGahan
YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 32 2011
Prof. Liesl Schwabe Dr. Hugh Sheehy Dr. Adam Z. Newton
Chair
Dr. Gillian Steinberg
Dr. Richard L.
Nochimson
Dr. Manfred Weidhorn
Not Pictured:
Dr. Johanna Lane
Prof. Lauren Spohrer
Dr. Norma Silbermintz Dr. Fredric Sugarman
Dr. Elizabeth Stewart
Prof. Montana Wojczuk
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Dr. Ellen Schrecker
Dr. Douglas Burgess
Dr. Reeva Simon
Dr. Jefrey Freedman
Chair
Dr. William Stenhouse
Dr. Hadassah Kosak
Dr. Joshua Zimmerman
History
YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 34 2011
Dr. Joseph Angel
Rabbi Shalom Carmy
Dr. Jill C. Katz
Dr. Shawn Zelig Aster Rabbi Hayyim Angel
Dr. Aaron Koller
Dr. Moshe J. Bernstein
Dr. Yaakov Elman
Dr. Ari Mermelstein
Dr. Shalom E. Holtz
Rabbi Dr. J. Mitchell
Orlian
The Robert M. Beren
Department of Jewish Studies
Bible
Dr. Elazar Hurvitz
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Prof. Hanoch Dubitsky
Dr. Shmuel Schneider
Ms. Avital Fuss
Mr. Yair Shahak
Prof. Rachel Kra-Schaum
Prof. Sigal Shalom
Prof. Tova Lichtman
Dr. Hayim Tawil
Hebrew
Not Pictured:
Prof. Malka Danishefsky
Prof. Sarah Kasher-Bendet
Prof. Rachel Kushner
Prof. Aliza Schachter
Prof. Shlomo Wadler
YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 36 2011
Dr. David Berger
Chair
Dr. Jess Olson
Rabbi Shalom Carmy
Dr. Steven Fine
Dr. Ronnie Perelis
Dr. Jonathan Dauber
Dr. Debra Kaplan
Rabbi Dr. Jacob J.
Schacter
Rabbi Dr. David Horwitz
Dr. Daniel Tsadik
Dr. Daniel Rynhold
Jewish History
Jewish Philosophy and Tought
Not Pictured:
Dr. Chaviva Levin
Rabbi Dr. Bernard Rosensweig
Dr. Joshua Karlip
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Dr. Louis H. Feldman
Dr. Richard White
Dr. Itay Zutra
Dr. Rachel Mesch
Chair
Prof. Graciela Bazet-
Broitman
Prof. Matthew Udkovich
Languages, Literatures, &
Cultures
Classics French
Semitics Spanish
Yiddish
Not Pictured:
Prof. Angelo Scipioni (Classics)
Prof. Marcelo Broitman (Spanish)
YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 38 2011
Dr. Peter Achinstein
Dr. David Johnson
Chair
Mr. Joe Bednarsh
Chair
Dr. Linda Brown
Dr. James R. Otteson
Mr. Él-Ad Eliovson Mr. Nicholas Fazio
Philosophy
Physical Education
Not Pictured:
Mr. Levy Amar
Mr. Freddy Cheng
Mr. Stanley Watson
Dr. Sol Roth
Mr. Dmitry Krupp
Mr. Solomon Nadaf
Mr. David Neiss
Mr. Michael Wolf
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Dr. Neer Asherie
Dr. Gabriel Cwilich
Dr. Marc Bastuscheck
Dr. Mark Edelman
Dr. Sergey Buldyrev
Dr. Eli Lansey Dr. Fredy Zypman
Chair
Physics
Not Pictured:
Prof. Evgeny E. Kamenetskiy
Dr. Amish Khalfan
Mr. Israel Mandel
Dr. Sheldon Rosenberg
YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 40 2011
Prof. William Adler Dr. Bryan Daves
Dr. Silke Aisenbrey
Dr. Ruth A. Bevan
Dr. Elizabeth
Radziszewski
Dr. Marc Garcelon
Dr. Evan Resnick
Dr. Yakov Lowinger Dr. Mareleyn Schneider
Political Science and Sociology
Political Science
Sociology
Not Pictured:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dr. Joseph E. Luders
Chair
41 YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 2011
Dr. Norman T. Adler
Dr. Bruno Galantucci
Dr. Ariel Malka
Dr. Anna-Lisa Cohen
Dr. Stephen Glicksman
Dr. Ira Saiger
Dr. Gabriel Cwilich
Chair
Dr. Edward Hofman
Dr. Eliezer Schnall
Dr. Regine Galanti
Dr. Jenny Isaacs
Dr. Maury Silver
Professor Emeritus
Psychology
Not Pictured:
Dr. Stephen Bacon Dr. Solomon Kalkstein
Dr. Keith Benof
YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 42 2011
Dr. Michael Ginzberg
Dean
Dr. Brian Maruf
Director of the
Ira Rennert Center
for Entrepreneurship
Dr. Joel Hochman
Associate Dean of
Undergraduate Programs
Dr. Steven M. Nissenfeld
Director of the Center
for Executive and
Professional Education
Mr. Ira Jaskoll
Associate Dean for
Administration
Ms. Leah Stromer
Assistant Dean
Sy Syms School of Business
Administration
43 YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 2011
Prof. David Kahn
Dr. Martin Leibowitz
Dr. Robert Greenberg
Dr. Joseph Kerstein
Program Director,
MS in Accounting
Dr. Moses Pava
Area Head of Accounting
Dr. Murugappa Krishnan
Dr. Aliza Rotenstein
Accounting
Business Law
Not Pictured:
Prof. Constance J. Crawford
Prof. Daniel Feldman
Prof. David Hornung
Dr. Leonard Schlangel
YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 44 2011
Dr. Joshua Krausz
Area Head of Finance
Dr. Shu Han
Dr. John Malindretos
Prof. Yitzchak Rosenthal
Prof. Sidney Mehl
Prof. Claire Zakheim
Dr. Kiseok Nam
Prof. Robert Zwick
Finance
Information Systems
Not Pictured:
Dr. Xiaojun He
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Dr. Jonatan Jelen
Dr. Frederick Palumbo
Area Head of Marketing
and Management
Prof. Ellen R. Bayer
Dr. Brian Maruf
Prof. Michael Strauss
Prof. Ariel Fishman
Dr. Steven Nissenfeld
Prof. Stuart Verstandig
Dr. Lisa Horvath-Rosh
Management
Not Pictured:
Prof. Galit Ben-Joseph
YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 46 2011
Dr. Jesse Itzkowitz Dr. Daniel Laufer Dr. Frederick Palumbo
Area Head of Marketing
and Management
Dr. Avi Giloni
Area Head of Information
and Decision Sciences
Marketing
Operations Management & Statistics
Not Pictured:
Dr. Tamar Avnet Prof. William C. Mayer
Dr. Myles I. Bassell Prof. Sheldon R. Wayman
Dr. Yasar Levent Kocaga
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Rabbi Yosef Blau
Rabbi Ely Bacon
Rabbi Yissachar
Krakowski
Rabbi Josh Blass
Rabbi Shmuel Maybruch
Rabbi Eric Goldman
Rabbi Uri Orlian
Offce of Student Affairs
Mashgiach Ruchani
Sganei Mashgichim
YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 48 2011
Mr. Stuart Halpern
Student Life Coordinator
Mr. Sean Hirschhorn
Assistant Director of
University Housing
and Residence Life
Mr. David Himber
Dean of Students
Mr. Jonathan Mantell
Director of University
Housing and
Residence Life
Mr. Bradley Karasik
Associate Dean of
Students
Ms. Sonia Villar
Secretary
Dr. Victor Schwartz
University Dean of
Students
Offce of University Housing
and Residence Life
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Seniors
Elie Abady
SSSB, Accounting IBC
CJF Quest Leadership Program, Fencing Team, Debate
Society
Moshe Abbe
YC, Philosophy MYP
Debate Society (President), Fencing Team, Student Academic
Afairs Committee
“To reach a port we must sail, sometimes with the wind and
sometimes against it. But we must not drif or lie at anchor.”
—Oliver Wendell Holmes
Yehuda Leib Abberbock
YC, Mathematics MYP
Yeshiva Masmidim Honors Program
“I can’t go back to yesterday – because I was a diferent
person then.”
—Lewis Carroll
YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 52 2011
Patrick Abitan
Alon Amar
YC, Philosophy MYP
“Read, every day, something no one else is reading. Tink,
every day, something no one else is thinking. Do, every day,
something no one else would be silly enough to do. It is bad
for the mind to continually be part of unanimity.”
—Christopher Morley
Zachary Aryeh Amsel
SSSB, Finance MYP
Intramural Hockey (Captain), Charno Fund Manager
“Te poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of
cheese.”
—Gilbert K. Chesterton
53 YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 2011
Ari Bernstein
YC, Philosophy MYP
YCSA (President)
“You only need to keep on losing; winning will come on its
own.”
—Ibrahim
Adam Berman
YC, Psychology MYP
Literacy Program (Co-President), Heights Initiative, MYP
Shiur Assistant
“Be happy, explore, and live life to the fullest!”
—Anonymous
Aaron Berkowitz
YC, English SBMP
Te Commentator (Contributing Writer)
“I love being a writer. What I can’t stand is the paperwork.”
—Peter De Vries
YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 54 2011
Elie Bochner
YC, Mathematics MYP
Debate Society (President), Actuarial Science Club
(President), Student Academic Afairs Committee
Raphael Blumenthal
YC, Jewish Studies MYP
Te Commentator, Writing Center (Tutor), Student Academic
Afairs Committee
“Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog,
it’s too dark to read.”
—Groucho Marx
David Bibian
SSSB, Finance Mechinah/JSS
Bnai Zion Award for Excellence in Hebrew, SHAI Scholar
for Sephardic Students, YC Hebrew Tutoring Coordiantor,
Dean’s List
רמוא היה ]ןופרט יבר[" : אל ךילע הכאלמה רומגל ,
אלו התא ןב ןירוח לטבהל הנממ ". — תובא ב : ט

" ל ָ כ ּ ב
ָ
ךי ֶ כ ָ ר ּ ד וה ֵ ע ָ ד . " — לשמ י ג : ו

" ף ֹ וס ר ָ ב ָ ד לֹ כ ַ ה ע ָ מ ּ שִ נ , ת ֶ א םי ִ קֹ לֱ א ָ ה א ָ רּ י ת ֶ אּ ו
וי ָ ת ֹ ו ּ צ ִ מ ר ֹ ומ ּ ש , י ִ כ הֶ ז ל ָ כ ם ָ ד ָ א ָ ה . " — תלהק בי : גי

" לא ןידת תא ךרבח דע עיגתש ומוקמל ". — תובא ב : ה

" ם ֹ ו י ַ ה , ם ִ א ֹ ולֹ ק ּ ב וע ָ מ ּ ש ִ ת ". — םילהת הצ : ז

" ןי ֵ א ד ֹ וע ֹ ו ד ַ בּ ל ִ מ . " — םירבד ד : הל

" ךעלרעדניק , ערעײט ךעלרעדניק , טקנעדעג ןיוש : יד
עטסערג ך ַ אז ןיא רעד טלעוו זיא וצ ן ָ אט ןצעמע ַ א וט בֿ ה ".
— ר ' סומינולק ןמלק ַ אריפש ( רעד " שא שדוק )"

" ה ָ ח ּ רָ ז ּ ו ם ֶ כָ ל י ֵ א ּ רִ י י ִ מ ּ ש ש ֶ מ ֶ ש ה ָ ק ָ ד ּ צ א
ֵ
פ ּ ר ַ מ ו
ָ הי
ֶ
פָ נ ּ כ ִ ב ם ֶ תא ָ צי ִ ו ם ֶ ת ּ ש
ִ
פ ו י ֵ לּ ג ֶ ע ּ כ ק ֵ ב ּ ר ַ מ ".
— יכאלמ ג : כ

" וליג זח " ל תא הדוקנה תיזכרמה רשא הילע ונא םיכירצ
ססבל תא ונתדובע ... איהו ' המ בקה " ה האור וניאו הארנ ,
ףא המשנה האור הניאו תיארנ ' [ תוכרב י .]. "
— ר ' המלש הבלוו ( רפס ילע רוש , קלח א , מע ' בי )

" ר ֶ מאֹ י ַ ו וי ָ ל ֵ א ן ֹ וע ּ דִ ג , י ִ ב י ִ נֹ דֲ א שֵ י ּ ו קָ וֹ קּ י ונ ָ מ ִ ע ה ָ מָ ל ּ ו
ונ ּ ת ַ א ָ צ ּ מ ל ָ כ תאֹ ז הֵ י ַ אּ ו ל ָ כ וי ָ תֹ אּ ל
ּ
פִ נ ר ֶ שֲ א ור
ּ
פ ִ ס ונ ָ ל
וני ֵ ת ֹ ובֲ א רֹ מאֵ ל , אֹ לֲ ה םִ י ַ ר ּ צ ִ מ ִ מ ונ ָ לֱ ע ֶ ה קָ וֹ קּ י ה ָ ת ַ ע ּ ו
ונ ָ ש ָ טּ נ קָ וֹ קּ י ונֵ נ ּ תִ י ַ ו ף ַ כ ּ ב ן ָ י ּ ד ִ מ . " — םיטפוש ו : גי

" תעושי ה ' ףרהכ ןיע . " — ר ' הירא ןיול

55 YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 2011
Simeon Botwinick
YC, English and History MYP
Te Commentator (Editor-in-Chief, 2010-2011), Writing
Center (Tutor), YC Book Club, Volleyball Team
“Just once in a while, let us exalt the importance of ideas and
information.”
—Edward R. Murrow
Justin Bral
YC, Mathematics MYP
Tuvia Brander
YC, Jewish Studies and Mathematics MYP
Gesher Journal (Executive Editor), Student Court (Chief
Justice), Dean’s List, Torah Leadership Network (TLN)
Board, Head RA
“Let us remember that we can do these things not just because
of wealth or power, but because of who we are.”
—President Barack Obama
YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 56 2011
Daniel Braun
YC, Classics MYP
Mathematics and Economics Forum
“Atque in perpetuum, frater, ave atque vale.”
—Catullus
Simon Brookim
SSSB, Accounting and Finance IBC
Yonatan Cantor
YC, Economics MYP
2011 Masmid (Assistant Editor), Student Academic Afairs
Committee, Koch Foundation Lecture Series (Assistant),
YUPAC, Republican Club, Economics Society
“I intend to live forever, or die trying.”
—Groucho Marx
57 YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 2011
Shlomo Clark
SSSB, Accounting MYP
“If it’s sanity you are afer, there is no recipe like laughter.”
—Henry Elliot
Yechiel Ciment
SSSB, Accounting SBMP
“Te only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men
to do nothing.”
—Edmund Burke
Avishai Chelst
YC, Chemistry MYP
Yachad
“You know you’re truly living when you can’t fall asleep
because reality is fnally better than your dreams.”
—Dr. Seuss
Not Pictured:
Evan Chesir
YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 58 2011
Joseph Davis
YC, Biology SBMP
Marlon Danilewitz
YC, Biology MYP
Cross-Country Team, Heights Initiative, Center for Healthy
Living (President)
Chaim Cohen
YC, Mathematics MYP
“What we are is God’s gif to us. What we become is our gif
to God.”
—Eleanor Powell
59 YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 2011
Jonathan Druckman
YC, Jewish Studies SBMP
Te Commentator (Copyeditor), Ultimate Frisbee Intramurals
(Commisioner), 2011 Masmid (Writing Editor)
“[Hillel] would say: If I am not for myself, who will be for me?
And if I am for myself, what am I? And if not now, when?”
—Avot 1:14
Daniel Eisman
YC, Biology MYP
Nachi Engelhardt
SSSB, Finance SBMP and IBC
Baseball Team, Senior Class Board (Vice President), RA, Sy
Syms Tutor in Finance and Statistics, Dean’s List
“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”
—Benjamin Franklin
רמוא היה ]ןופרט יבר[" : אל ךילע הכאלמה רומגל ,
אלו התא ןב ןירוח לטבהל הנממ ". — תובא ב : ט

" ל ָ כ ּ ב
ָ
ךי ֶ כ ָ ר ּ ד וה ֵ ע ָ ד . " — לשמ י ג : ו

" ף ֹ וס ר ָ ב ָ ד לֹ כ ַ ה ע ָ מ ּ שִ נ , ת ֶ א םי ִ קֹ לֱ א ָ ה א ָ רּ י ת ֶ אּ ו
וי ָ ת ֹ ו ּ צ ִ מ ר ֹ ומ ּ ש , י ִ כ הֶ ז ל ָ כ ם ָ ד ָ א ָ ה . " — תלהק בי : גי

" לא ןידת תא ךרבח דע עיגתש ומוקמל ". — תובא ב : ה

" ם ֹ ו י ַ ה , ם ִ א ֹ ולֹ ק ּ ב וע ָ מ ּ ש ִ ת ". — םילהת הצ : ז

" ןי ֵ א ד ֹ וע ֹ ו ד ַ בּ ל ִ מ . " — םירבד ד : הל

" ךעלרעדניק , ערעײט ךעלרעדניק , טקנעדעג ןיוש : יד
עטסערג ך ַ אז ןיא רעד טלעוו זיא וצ ן ָ אט ןצעמע ַ א וט בֿ ה ".
— ר ' סומינולק ןמלק ַ אריפש ( רעד " שא שדוק )"

" ה ָ ח ּ רָ ז ּ ו ם ֶ כָ ל י ֵ א ּ רִ י י ִ מ ּ ש ש ֶ מ ֶ ש ה ָ ק ָ ד ּ צ א
ֵ
פ ּ ר ַ מ ו
ָ הי
ֶ
פָ נ ּ כ ִ ב ם ֶ תא ָ צי ִ ו ם ֶ ת ּ ש
ִ
פ ו י ֵ לּ ג ֶ ע ּ כ ק ֵ ב ּ ר ַ מ ".
— יכאלמ ג : כ

" וליג זח " ל תא הדוקנה תיזכרמה רשא הילע ונא םיכירצ
ססבל תא ונתדובע ... איהו ' המ בקה " ה האור וניאו הארנ ,
ףא המשנה האור הניאו תיארנ ' [ תוכרב י .]. "
— ר ' המלש הבלוו ( רפס ילע רוש , קלח א , מע ' בי )

" ר ֶ מאֹ י ַ ו וי ָ ל ֵ א ן ֹ וע ּ דִ ג , י ִ ב י ִ נֹ דֲ א שֵ י ּ ו קָ וֹ קּ י ונ ָ מ ִ ע ה ָ מָ ל ּ ו
ונ ּ ת ַ א ָ צ ּ מ ל ָ כ תאֹ ז הֵ י ַ אּ ו ל ָ כ וי ָ תֹ אּ ל
ּ
פִ נ ר ֶ שֲ א ור
ּ
פ ִ ס ונ ָ ל
וני ֵ ת ֹ ובֲ א רֹ מאֵ ל , אֹ לֲ ה םִ י ַ ר ּ צ ִ מ ִ מ ונ ָ לֱ ע ֶ ה קָ וֹ קּ י ה ָ ת ַ ע ּ ו
ונ ָ ש ָ טּ נ קָ וֹ קּ י ונֵ נ ּ תִ י ַ ו ף ַ כ ּ ב ן ָ י ּ ד ִ מ . " — םיטפוש ו : גי

" תעושי ה ' ףרהכ ןיע . " — ר ' הירא ןיול

רמוא היה ]ןופרט יבר[" : אל ךילע הכאלמה רומגל ,
אלו התא ןב ןירוח לטבהל הנממ ". — תובא ב : ט

" ל ָ כ ּ ב
ָ
ךי ֶ כ ָ ר ּ ד וה ֵ ע ָ ד . " — לשמ י ג : ו

" ף ֹ וס ר ָ ב ָ ד לֹ כ ַ ה ע ָ מ ּ שִ נ , ת ֶ א םי ִ קֹ לֱ א ָ ה א ָ רּ י ת ֶ אּ ו
וי ָ ת ֹ ו ּ צ ִ מ ר ֹ ומ ּ ש , י ִ כ הֶ ז ל ָ כ ם ָ ד ָ א ָ ה . " — תלהק בי : גי

" לא ןידת תא ךרבח דע עיגתש ומוקמל ". — תובא ב : ה

" ם ֹ ו י ַ ה , ם ִ א ֹ ולֹ ק ּ ב וע ָ מ ּ ש ִ ת ". — םילהת הצ : ז

" ןי ֵ א ד ֹ וע ֹ ו ד ַ בּ ל ִ מ . " — םירבד ד : הל

" ךעלרעדניק , ערעײט ךעלרעדניק , טקנעדעג ןיוש : יד
עטסערג ך ַ אז ןיא רעד טלעוו זיא וצ ן ָ אט ןצעמע ַ א וט בֿ ה ".
— ר ' סומינולק ןמלק ַ אריפש ( רעד " שא שדוק )"

" ה ָ ח ּ רָ ז ּ ו ם ֶ כָ ל י ֵ א ּ רִ י י ִ מ ּ ש ש ֶ מ ֶ ש ה ָ ק ָ ד ּ צ א
ֵ
פ ּ ר ַ מ ו
ָ הי
ֶ
פָ נ ּ כ ִ ב ם ֶ תא ָ צי ִ ו ם ֶ ת ּ ש
ִ
פ ו י ֵ לּ ג ֶ ע ּ כ ק ֵ ב ּ ר ַ מ ".
— יכאלמ ג : כ

" וליג זח " ל תא הדוקנה תיזכרמה רשא הילע ונא םיכירצ
ססבל תא ונתדובע ... איהו ' המ בקה " ה האור וניאו הארנ ,
ףא המשנה האור הניאו תיארנ ' [ תוכרב י .]. "
— ר ' המלש הבלוו ( רפס ילע רוש , קלח א , מע ' בי )

" ר ֶ מאֹ י ַ ו וי ָ ל ֵ א ן ֹ וע ּ דִ ג , י ִ ב י ִ נֹ דֲ א שֵ י ּ ו קָ וֹ קּ י ונ ָ מ ִ ע ה ָ מָ ל ּ ו
ונ ּ ת ַ א ָ צ ּ מ ל ָ כ תאֹ ז הֵ י ַ אּ ו ל ָ כ וי ָ תֹ אּ ל
ּ
פִ נ ר ֶ שֲ א ור
ּ
פ ִ ס ונ ָ ל
וני ֵ ת ֹ ובֲ א רֹ מאֵ ל , אֹ לֲ ה םִ י ַ ר ּ צ ִ מ ִ מ ונ ָ לֱ ע ֶ ה קָ וֹ קּ י ה ָ ת ַ ע ּ ו
ונ ָ ש ָ טּ נ קָ וֹ קּ י ונֵ נ ּ תִ י ַ ו ף ַ כ ּ ב ן ָ י ּ ד ִ מ . " — םיטפוש ו : גי

" תעושי ה ' ףרהכ ןיע . " — ר ' הירא ןיול

YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 60 2011
Tzvi Feifel
YC, Music MYP and IBC
Te Seforim Sale (CEO), 2011 Masmid (Business Manager),
YCDS, Fencing Team Starter (Sabre), Dean’s List
“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that
is all.”
—Oscar Wilde
Drew Feld
SSSB, Finance SBMP
Baseball Team, Dean’s List
Ari Feldman
YC, Mathematics MYP
Math Club (President)
61 YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 2011
Shaya First
YC, Mathematics MYP
“Te questions are in our hearts, and the answers are in the
Rambam Hilchos Teshuvah.”
—Rabbi Mayer Twersky
Zachary Firestone
SSSB, Accounting MYP
Saadia Fireman
SSSB, Accounting MYP
SOY/JSC President (2011), Kol Hamevaser (Business
Manager), Student Life Committee
רמוא היה ]ןופרט יבר[" : אל ךילע הכאלמה רומגל ,
אלו התא ןב ןירוח לטבהל הנממ ". — תובא ב : ט

" ל ָ כ ּ ב
ָ
ךי ֶ כ ָ ר ּ ד וה ֵ ע ָ ד . " — לשמ י ג : ו

" ף ֹ וס ר ָ ב ָ ד לֹ כ ַ ה ע ָ מ ּ שִ נ , ת ֶ א םי ִ קֹ לֱ א ָ ה א ָ רּ י ת ֶ אּ ו
וי ָ ת ֹ ו ּ צ ִ מ ר ֹ ומ ּ ש , י ִ כ הֶ ז ל ָ כ ם ָ ד ָ א ָ ה . " — תלהק בי : גי

" לא ןידת תא ךרבח דע עיגתש ומוקמל ". — תובא ב : ה

" ם ֹ ו י ַ ה , ם ִ א ֹ ולֹ ק ּ ב וע ָ מ ּ ש ִ ת ". — םילהת הצ : ז

" ןי ֵ א ד ֹ וע ֹ ו ד ַ בּ ל ִ מ . " — םירבד ד : הל

" ךעלרעדניק , ערעײט ךעלרעדניק , טקנעדעג ןיוש : יד
עטסערג ך ַ אז ןיא רעד טלעוו זיא וצ ן ָ אט ןצעמע ַ א וט בֿ ה ".
— ר ' סומינולק ןמלק ַ אריפש ( רעד " שא שדוק )"

" ה ָ ח ּ רָ ז ּ ו ם ֶ כָ ל י ֵ א ּ רִ י י ִ מ ּ ש ש ֶ מ ֶ ש ה ָ ק ָ ד ּ צ א
ֵ
פ ּ ר ַ מ ו
ָ הי
ֶ
פָ נ ּ כ ִ ב ם ֶ תא ָ צי ִ ו ם ֶ ת ּ ש
ִ
פ ו י ֵ לּ ג ֶ ע ּ כ ק ֵ ב ּ ר ַ מ ".
— יכאלמ ג : כ

" וליג זח " ל תא הדוקנה תיזכרמה רשא הילע ונא םיכירצ
ססבל תא ונתדובע ... איהו ' המ בקה " ה האור וניאו הארנ ,
ףא המשנה האור הניאו תיארנ ' [ תוכרב י .]. "
— ר ' המלש הבלוו ( רפס ילע רוש , קלח א , מע ' בי )

" ר ֶ מאֹ י ַ ו וי ָ ל ֵ א ן ֹ וע ּ דִ ג , י ִ ב י ִ נֹ דֲ א שֵ י ּ ו קָ וֹ קּ י ונ ָ מ ִ ע ה ָ מָ ל ּ ו
ונ ּ ת ַ א ָ צ ּ מ ל ָ כ תאֹ ז הֵ י ַ אּ ו ל ָ כ וי ָ תֹ אּ ל
ּ
פִ נ ר ֶ שֲ א ור
ּ
פ ִ ס ונ ָ ל
וני ֵ ת ֹ ובֲ א רֹ מאֵ ל , אֹ לֲ ה םִ י ַ ר ּ צ ִ מ ִ מ ונ ָ לֱ ע ֶ ה קָ וֹ קּ י ה ָ ת ַ ע ּ ו
ונ ָ ש ָ טּ נ קָ וֹ קּ י ונֵ נ ּ תִ י ַ ו ף ַ כ ּ ב ן ָ י ּ ד ִ מ . " — םיטפוש ו : גי

" תעושי ה ' ףרהכ ןיע . " — ר ' הירא ןיול

YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 62 2011
Noam Friedman
YC, Psychology MYP
Student Academic Afairs Committee
Jacob Friedman
YC, Philosophy MYP
“Good Lord, is this the man? Is it really he? Why, he looks like
a tax-collector!”
—Johannes de Silentio
Aaron Fishbein
SSSB, Business and Administration IBC
Real Estate Club (President)
63 YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 2011
Elliot Friedman
YC, History MYP
Te Commentator, History Club
Joshua Friedman
SSSB, Accounting MYP
“If we look Jamaican, walk Jamaican, talk Jamaican, and is
Jamaican, then we sure as hell better bobsled Jamaican.”
—Sanka Cofe (“Cool Runnings”)
Raviv Gailor
YC, Sociology IBC
Canada Club, YUFHL (Co-Founder and Commissioner)
רמוא היה ]ןופרט יבר[" : אל ךילע הכאלמה רומגל ,
אלו התא ןב ןירוח לטבהל הנממ ". — תובא ב : ט

" ל ָ כ ּ ב
ָ
ךי ֶ כ ָ ר ּ ד וה ֵ ע ָ ד . " — לשמ י ג : ו

" ף ֹ וס ר ָ ב ָ ד לֹ כ ַ ה ע ָ מ ּ שִ נ , ת ֶ א םי ִ קֹ לֱ א ָ ה א ָ רּ י ת ֶ אּ ו
וי ָ ת ֹ ו ּ צ ִ מ ר ֹ ומ ּ ש , י ִ כ הֶ ז ל ָ כ ם ָ ד ָ א ָ ה . " — תלהק בי : גי

" לא ןידת תא ךרבח דע עיגתש ומוקמל ". — תובא ב : ה

" ם ֹ ו י ַ ה , ם ִ א ֹ ולֹ ק ּ ב וע ָ מ ּ ש ִ ת ". — םילהת הצ : ז

" ןי ֵ א ד ֹ וע ֹ ו ד ַ בּ ל ִ מ . " — םירבד ד : הל

" ךעלרעדניק , ערעײט ךעלרעדניק , טקנעדעג ןיוש : יד
עטסערג ך ַ אז ןיא רעד טלעוו זיא וצ ן ָ אט ןצעמע ַ א וט בֿ ה ".
— ר ' סומינולק ןמלק ַ אריפש ( רעד " שא שדוק )"

" ה ָ ח ּ רָ ז ּ ו ם ֶ כָ ל י ֵ א ּ רִ י י ִ מ ּ ש ש ֶ מ ֶ ש ה ָ ק ָ ד ּ צ א
ֵ
פ ּ ר ַ מ ו
ָ הי
ֶ
פָ נ ּ כ ִ ב ם ֶ תא ָ צי ִ ו ם ֶ ת ּ ש
ִ
פ ו י ֵ לּ ג ֶ ע ּ כ ק ֵ ב ּ ר ַ מ ".
— יכאלמ ג : כ

" וליג זח " ל תא הדוקנה תיזכרמה רשא הילע ונא םיכירצ
ססבל תא ונתדובע ... איהו ' המ בקה " ה האור וניאו הארנ ,
ףא המשנה האור הניאו תיארנ ' [ תוכרב י .]. "
— ר ' המלש הבלוו ( רפס ילע רוש , קלח א , מע ' בי )

" ר ֶ מאֹ י ַ ו וי ָ ל ֵ א ן ֹ וע ּ דִ ג , י ִ ב י ִ נֹ דֲ א שֵ י ּ ו קָ וֹ קּ י ונ ָ מ ִ ע ה ָ מָ ל ּ ו
ונ ּ ת ַ א ָ צ ּ מ ל ָ כ תאֹ ז הֵ י ַ אּ ו ל ָ כ וי ָ תֹ אּ ל
ּ
פִ נ ר ֶ שֲ א ור
ּ
פ ִ ס ונ ָ ל
וני ֵ ת ֹ ובֲ א רֹ מאֵ ל , אֹ לֲ ה םִ י ַ ר ּ צ ִ מ ִ מ ונ ָ לֱ ע ֶ ה קָ וֹ קּ י ה ָ ת ַ ע ּ ו
ונ ָ ש ָ טּ נ קָ וֹ קּ י ונֵ נ ּ תִ י ַ ו ף ַ כ ּ ב ן ָ י ּ ד ִ מ . " — םיטפוש ו : גי

" תעושי ה ' ףרהכ ןיע . " — ר ' הירא ןיול

רמוא היה ]ןופרט יבר[" : אל ךילע הכאלמה רומגל ,
אלו התא ןב ןירוח לטבהל הנממ ". — תובא ב : ט

" ל ָ כ ּ ב
ָ
ךי ֶ כ ָ ר ּ ד וה ֵ ע ָ ד . " — לשמ י ג : ו

" ף ֹ וס ר ָ ב ָ ד לֹ כ ַ ה ע ָ מ ּ שִ נ , ת ֶ א םי ִ קֹ לֱ א ָ ה א ָ רּ י ת ֶ אּ ו
וי ָ ת ֹ ו ּ צ ִ מ ר ֹ ומ ּ ש , י ִ כ הֶ ז ל ָ כ ם ָ ד ָ א ָ ה . " — תלהק בי : גי

" לא ןידת תא ךרבח דע עיגתש ומוקמל ". — תובא ב : ה

" ם ֹ ו י ַ ה , ם ִ א ֹ ולֹ ק ּ ב וע ָ מ ּ ש ִ ת ". — םילהת הצ : ז

" ןי ֵ א ד ֹ וע ֹ ו ד ַ בּ ל ִ מ . " — םירבד ד : הל

" ךעלרעדניק , ערעײט ךעלרעדניק , טקנעדעג ןיוש : יד
עטסערג ך ַ אז ןיא רעד טלעוו זיא וצ ן ָ אט ןצעמע ַ א וט בֿ ה ".
— ר ' סומינולק ןמלק ַ אריפש ( רעד " שא שדוק )"

" ה ָ ח ּ רָ ז ּ ו ם ֶ כָ ל י ֵ א ּ רִ י י ִ מ ּ ש ש ֶ מ ֶ ש ה ָ ק ָ ד ּ צ א
ֵ
פ ּ ר ַ מ ו
ָ הי
ֶ
פָ נ ּ כ ִ ב ם ֶ תא ָ צי ִ ו ם ֶ ת ּ ש
ִ
פ ו י ֵ לּ ג ֶ ע ּ כ ק ֵ ב ּ ר ַ מ ".
— יכאלמ ג : כ

" וליג זח " ל תא הדוקנה תיזכרמה רשא הילע ונא םיכירצ
ססבל תא ונתדובע ... איהו ' המ בקה " ה האור וניאו הארנ ,
ףא המשנה האור הניאו תיארנ ' [ תוכרב י .]. "
— ר ' המלש הבלוו ( רפס ילע רוש , קלח א , מע ' בי )

" ר ֶ מאֹ י ַ ו וי ָ ל ֵ א ן ֹ וע ּ דִ ג , י ִ ב י ִ נֹ דֲ א שֵ י ּ ו קָ וֹ קּ י ונ ָ מ ִ ע ה ָ מָ ל ּ ו
ונ ּ ת ַ א ָ צ ּ מ ל ָ כ תאֹ ז הֵ י ַ אּ ו ל ָ כ וי ָ תֹ אּ ל
ּ
פִ נ ר ֶ שֲ א ור
ּ
פ ִ ס ונ ָ ל
וני ֵ ת ֹ ובֲ א רֹ מאֵ ל , אֹ לֲ ה םִ י ַ ר ּ צ ִ מ ִ מ ונ ָ לֱ ע ֶ ה קָ וֹ קּ י ה ָ ת ַ ע ּ ו
ונ ָ ש ָ טּ נ קָ וֹ קּ י ונֵ נ ּ תִ י ַ ו ף ַ כ ּ ב ן ָ י ּ ד ִ מ . " — םיטפוש ו : גי

" תעושי ה ' ףרהכ ןיע . " — ר ' הירא ןיול

YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 64 2011
Asaf Yosef Gamzo
SSSB, Accounting MYP
Real Estate Club, Accounting Club, Sephardic Shabbat
Program
“Hashem Ozer 24/7.”
—Schemouel Penya
Yeshayahu Ginsburg
YC, History MYP
Rubin Shul Gabbai
David Goldberg
YC, History MYP
65 YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 2011
Tani Guterman
YC, Psychology SBMP
2011 Masmid, Chessed Club (President), WYUR Radio
Show Host (“Te Dating Hock”)
“Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent
perspiration.”
—Tomas Edison
Joshua Gutenberg
YC, Mathematics MYP
“Te whole is greater than the sum of its parts.”
—Aristotle
Michael Greenberg
YC, Psychology MYP
Psi Chi Psychology Honors Society (President), Meditation
Club (Co-Founder and President), Te Maccabeats (Founder,
Baritone), ORA Fellow
“Ultimately, man should not ask what the meaning of his life
is, but rather he must recognize that it is he who is asked.”
—Viktor E. Frankl
YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 66 2011
Shimon Indig
SSSB, Accounting MYP
“Sometimes, people focus so much on making a living that
they forget to make a life.”
—YU President Richard M. Joel
Natan Hirsch
YC, Psychology MYP
Michi Hayman
SSSB, International Business MYP
YUNMUN, RA, Mock Trial, Yachad
“Is not the mediocrity of our existence due to a defciency in
our ability of expression?”
—André Breton
Not Pictured:
Michael Horowitz
67 YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 2011
Nachum Joel
YC, Psychology SBMP
Te Maccabeats (High Tenor), Yeshiva College Dramatics
Society
“To surrender dreams – this may be madness … and maddest
of all: to see life as it is, and not as it should be!”
—Don Quixote (“Man of La Mancha”)
Michael Jones
SSSB, Marketing IBC
Clement Journo
SSSB, Finance MYP
Dean’s List
רמוא היה ]ןופרט יבר[" : אל ךילע הכאלמה רומגל ,
אלו התא ןב ןירוח לטבהל הנממ ". — תובא ב : ט

" ל ָ כ ּ ב
ָ
ךי ֶ כ ָ ר ּ ד וה ֵ ע ָ ד . " — לשמ י ג : ו

" ף ֹ וס ר ָ ב ָ ד לֹ כ ַ ה ע ָ מ ּ שִ נ , ת ֶ א םי ִ קֹ לֱ א ָ ה א ָ רּ י ת ֶ אּ ו
וי ָ ת ֹ ו ּ צ ִ מ ר ֹ ומ ּ ש , י ִ כ הֶ ז ל ָ כ ם ָ ד ָ א ָ ה . " — תלהק בי : גי

" לא ןידת תא ךרבח דע עיגתש ומוקמל ". — תובא ב : ה

" ם ֹ ו י ַ ה , ם ִ א ֹ ולֹ ק ּ ב וע ָ מ ּ ש ִ ת ". — םילהת הצ : ז

" ןי ֵ א ד ֹ וע ֹ ו ד ַ בּ ל ִ מ . " — םירבד ד : הל

" ךעלרעדניק , ערעײט ךעלרעדניק , טקנעדעג ןיוש : יד
עטסערג ך ַ אז ןיא רעד טלעוו זיא וצ ן ָ אט ןצעמע ַ א וט בֿ ה ".
— ר ' סומינולק ןמלק ַ אריפש ( רעד " שא שדוק )"

" ה ָ ח ּ רָ ז ּ ו ם ֶ כָ ל י ֵ א ּ רִ י י ִ מ ּ ש ש ֶ מ ֶ ש ה ָ ק ָ ד ּ צ א
ֵ
פ ּ ר ַ מ ו
ָ הי
ֶ
פָ נ ּ כ ִ ב ם ֶ תא ָ צי ִ ו ם ֶ ת ּ ש
ִ
פ ו י ֵ לּ ג ֶ ע ּ כ ק ֵ ב ּ ר ַ מ ".
— יכאלמ ג : כ

" וליג זח " ל תא הדוקנה תיזכרמה רשא הילע ונא םיכירצ
ססבל תא ונתדובע ... איהו ' המ בקה " ה האור וניאו הארנ ,
ףא המשנה האור הניאו תיארנ ' [ תוכרב י .]. "
— ר ' המלש הבלוו ( רפס ילע רוש , קלח א , מע ' בי )

" ר ֶ מאֹ י ַ ו וי ָ ל ֵ א ן ֹ וע ּ דִ ג , י ִ ב י ִ נֹ דֲ א שֵ י ּ ו קָ וֹ קּ י ונ ָ מ ִ ע ה ָ מָ ל ּ ו
ונ ּ ת ַ א ָ צ ּ מ ל ָ כ תאֹ ז הֵ י ַ אּ ו ל ָ כ וי ָ תֹ אּ ל
ּ
פִ נ ר ֶ שֲ א ור
ּ
פ ִ ס ונ ָ ל
וני ֵ ת ֹ ובֲ א רֹ מאֵ ל , אֹ לֲ ה םִ י ַ ר ּ צ ִ מ ִ מ ונ ָ לֱ ע ֶ ה קָ וֹ קּ י ה ָ ת ַ ע ּ ו
ונ ָ ש ָ טּ נ קָ וֹ קּ י ונֵ נ ּ תִ י ַ ו ף ַ כ ּ ב ן ָ י ּ ד ִ מ . " — םיטפוש ו : גי

" תעושי ה ' ףרהכ ןיע . " — ר ' הירא ןיול

רמוא היה ]ןופרט יבר[" : אל ךילע הכאלמה רומגל ,
אלו התא ןב ןירוח לטבהל הנממ ". — תובא ב : ט

" ל ָ כ ּ ב
ָ
ךי ֶ כ ָ ר ּ ד וה ֵ ע ָ ד . " — לשמ י ג : ו

" ף ֹ וס ר ָ ב ָ ד לֹ כ ַ ה ע ָ מ ּ שִ נ , ת ֶ א םי ִ קֹ לֱ א ָ ה א ָ רּ י ת ֶ אּ ו
וי ָ ת ֹ ו ּ צ ִ מ ר ֹ ומ ּ ש , י ִ כ הֶ ז ל ָ כ ם ָ ד ָ א ָ ה . " — תלהק בי : גי

" לא ןידת תא ךרבח דע עיגתש ומוקמל ". — תובא ב : ה

" ם ֹ ו י ַ ה , ם ִ א ֹ ולֹ ק ּ ב וע ָ מ ּ ש ִ ת ". — םילהת הצ : ז

" ןי ֵ א ד ֹ וע ֹ ו ד ַ בּ ל ִ מ . " — םירבד ד : הל

" ךעלרעדניק , ערעײט ךעלרעדניק , טקנעדעג ןיוש : יד
עטסערג ך ַ אז ןיא רעד טלעוו זיא וצ ן ָ אט ןצעמע ַ א וט בֿ ה ".
— ר ' סומינולק ןמלק ַ אריפש ( רעד " שא שדוק )"

" ה ָ ח ּ רָ ז ּ ו ם ֶ כָ ל י ֵ א ּ רִ י י ִ מ ּ ש ש ֶ מ ֶ ש ה ָ ק ָ ד ּ צ א
ֵ
פ ּ ר ַ מ ו
ָ הי
ֶ
פָ נ ּ כ ִ ב ם ֶ תא ָ צי ִ ו ם ֶ ת ּ ש
ִ
פ ו י ֵ לּ ג ֶ ע ּ כ ק ֵ ב ּ ר ַ מ ".
— יכאלמ ג : כ

" וליג זח " ל תא הדוקנה תיזכרמה רשא הילע ונא םיכירצ
ססבל תא ונתדובע ... איהו ' המ בקה " ה האור וניאו הארנ ,
ףא המשנה האור הניאו תיארנ ' [ תוכרב י .]. "
— ר ' המלש הבלוו ( רפס ילע רוש , קלח א , מע ' בי )

" ר ֶ מאֹ י ַ ו וי ָ ל ֵ א ן ֹ וע ּ דִ ג , י ִ ב י ִ נֹ דֲ א שֵ י ּ ו קָ וֹ קּ י ונ ָ מ ִ ע ה ָ מָ ל ּ ו
ונ ּ ת ַ א ָ צ ּ מ ל ָ כ תאֹ ז הֵ י ַ אּ ו ל ָ כ וי ָ תֹ אּ ל
ּ
פִ נ ר ֶ שֲ א ור
ּ
פ ִ ס ונ ָ ל
וני ֵ ת ֹ ובֲ א רֹ מאֵ ל , אֹ לֲ ה םִ י ַ ר ּ צ ִ מ ִ מ ונ ָ לֱ ע ֶ ה קָ וֹ קּ י ה ָ ת ַ ע ּ ו
ונ ָ ש ָ טּ נ קָ וֹ קּ י ונֵ נ ּ תִ י ַ ו ף ַ כ ּ ב ן ָ י ּ ד ִ מ . " — םיטפוש ו : גי

" תעושי ה ' ףרהכ ןיע . " — ר ' הירא ןיול

YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 68 2011
Peter Kahn
YC, Biology and Philosophy MYP
Philosophy Club, Academic Integrity Committee (Co-
President)
Daniel Kallush
YC, Psychology IBC
SOY Seforim Sale, Medical Ethics Society, STAND
“Te pessimist sees difculty in every opportunity. Te
optimist sees opportunity in every difculty.”
—Winston Churchill
Roni Kaplan
YC, Psychology MYP
“Do or do not. Tere is no try.”
—Yoda
69 YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 2011
Hillel Kaye
YC, Biology IBC
Fencing Team, Biology Majors Board
“Enjoy life. Tink of all the women who passed up dessert on
the Titanic.”
—Anonymous
Benjamin Katz
YC, Psychology MYP
Jerry Karp
YC, Mathematics and Physics MYP
Undergraduate Student Research Presentations (Vice
President), Honors Teaching Fellow, Dean’s List, Te
Commentator (Features Editor)
“Te most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious.
It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of
true art and true science. Whoever does not know it and can
no longer wonder, no longer marvel, is as good as dead, and
his eyes are dimmed.”
—Albert Einstein
YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 70 2011
Avi Koslowsky
SSSB, MIS SBMP
Jacob Kohn
YC, Political Science IBC
YU Health and Fitness Club (Founder and President),
Intramural Basketball, YAKUM, Political Science Club, Dean’s
List (all semesters)
“At the peak of tremendous and victorious efort, while the
blood is pounding in your head, all suddenly becomes quiet
within you … Tere is no more precise moment in life than
this, the white moment, and you will work hard for years, just
to taste it again.”
—Yuri Vlason
David Kesselman
SSSB, Finance MYP
Baseball Team
“Everyone whose deeds are more than his wisdom, his
wisdom endures; and everyone whose wisdom is more than
his deeds, his wisdom does not endure.”
—Avot 3:12
71 YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 2011
Adam Kugelman
YC, Economics MYP
Soldiers in Exile (President), Israel Club (Head of Aliyah
Programming)
“If you have an important point to make, don’t try to be subtle
or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Ten come
back and hit it again. Ten hit it a third time – a tremendous
whack.”
—Winston Churchill
Jonathan Kushner
SSSB, Accounting MYP
YSU President (2010-2011)
“I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t
accept not trying.”
—Michael Jordan
Avi Lasko
SSSB, Business and Management IBC
MacsLive.com (President)
“I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost
almost 300 games. Twenty-six times, I’ve been trusted to
take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and
over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”
—Michael Jordan
YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 72 2011
Eli Lebowicz
YC, Psychology SBMP
YCSA Vice President, Te Quipster (Co-Founder)
“I remember back when I was really into nostalgia.”
—Demetri Martin
Martin Leibovich
SSSB, Business Management Mechinah/JSS and SBMP
Dean’s List, Skyline Conference Sport Scholar Athlete of
the Year (Winter/Spring 2010-2011), Point of Light at 2010
Hanukkah Dinner
“Tings in life happen for a reason.”
—Gaston Lilien
Dov Lerner
YC, English MYP
“Above all, we have inherited traditions.”
—Virginia Woolf (Te Waves, p. 41)
73 YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 2011
Jonathan Mael
YC, English IBC
YUPAC, Student Life Commitee
“Tere are no easy answers, but there are simple answers. We
must have the courage to do what we know is morally right.”
—President Ronald Reagan
Raphael Lipschitz
SSSB, Business Management and Marketing IBC
Baseball Team
Mitchell Levine
YC, Economics IBC
Pre-Law Society, Public Relations Club
YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 74 2011
David Mandel
SSSB, Finance MYP
Aaron Malitzky
YC, Economics MYP
Elyahu Malakan
SSSB, Accounting IBC
SSSBSC Vice President (2010-2011), Yeshiva College
Dramatics Society (Box Ofce Manager, 2009-2011),
YSU Vice President (2009-2010), Sy Syms Peer Tutoring
Program (Tutoring Coordinator), H2H Mentor, Dean’s List
(all semesters), Harry R. Mancher Award for Excellence in
Accounting
“Hashem Ozer 24/7.”
—Schemouel Penya
75 YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 2011
Yonatan Mandelbaum
YC, Psychology MYP
Dean’s List, Psi Chi Psychology Honors Society, Who’s Who
Among Students in American Universities & Colleges
Joel Markin
YC, Mathematics MYP
Steven Mermelstein
YC, Economics MYP
Yeshiva Masmidim Honors Program, Writing Center (Tutor)
“Vinter Zman: my favorite time of year.”
—Juice
רמוא היה ]ןופרט יבר[" : אל ךילע הכאלמה רומגל ,
אלו התא ןב ןירוח לטבהל הנממ ". — תובא ב : ט

" ל ָ כ ּ ב
ָ
ךי ֶ כ ָ ר ּ ד וה ֵ ע ָ ד . " — לשמ י ג : ו

" ף ֹ וס ר ָ ב ָ ד לֹ כ ַ ה ע ָ מ ּ שִ נ , ת ֶ א םי ִ קֹ לֱ א ָ ה א ָ רּ י ת ֶ אּ ו
וי ָ ת ֹ ו ּ צ ִ מ ר ֹ ומ ּ ש , י ִ כ הֶ ז ל ָ כ ם ָ ד ָ א ָ ה . " — תלהק בי : גי

" לא ןידת תא ךרבח דע עיגתש ומוקמל ". — תובא ב : ה

" ם ֹ ו י ַ ה , ם ִ א ֹ ולֹ ק ּ ב וע ָ מ ּ ש ִ ת ". — םילהת הצ : ז

" ןי ֵ א ד ֹ וע ֹ ו ד ַ בּ ל ִ מ . " — םירבד ד : הל

" ךעלרעדניק , ערעײט ךעלרעדניק , טקנעדעג ןיוש : יד
עטסערג ך ַ אז ןיא רעד טלעוו זיא וצ ן ָ אט ןצעמע ַ א וט בֿ ה ".
— ר ' סומינולק ןמלק ַ אריפש ( רעד " שא שדוק )"

" ה ָ ח ּ רָ ז ּ ו ם ֶ כָ ל י ֵ א ּ רִ י י ִ מ ּ ש ש ֶ מ ֶ ש ה ָ ק ָ ד ּ צ א
ֵ
פ ּ ר ַ מ ו
ָ הי
ֶ
פָ נ ּ כ ִ ב ם ֶ תא ָ צי ִ ו ם ֶ ת ּ ש
ִ
פ ו י ֵ לּ ג ֶ ע ּ כ ק ֵ ב ּ ר ַ מ ".
— יכאלמ ג : כ

" וליג זח " ל תא הדוקנה תיזכרמה רשא הילע ונא םיכירצ
ססבל תא ונתדובע ... איהו ' המ בקה " ה האור וניאו הארנ ,
ףא המשנה האור הניאו תיארנ ' [ תוכרב י .]. "
— ר ' המלש הבלוו ( רפס ילע רוש , קלח א , מע ' בי )

" ר ֶ מאֹ י ַ ו וי ָ ל ֵ א ן ֹ וע ּ דִ ג , י ִ ב י ִ נֹ דֲ א שֵ י ּ ו קָ וֹ קּ י ונ ָ מ ִ ע ה ָ מָ ל ּ ו
ונ ּ ת ַ א ָ צ ּ מ ל ָ כ תאֹ ז הֵ י ַ אּ ו ל ָ כ וי ָ תֹ אּ ל
ּ
פִ נ ר ֶ שֲ א ור
ּ
פ ִ ס ונ ָ ל
וני ֵ ת ֹ ובֲ א רֹ מאֵ ל , אֹ לֲ ה םִ י ַ ר ּ צ ִ מ ִ מ ונ ָ לֱ ע ֶ ה קָ וֹ קּ י ה ָ ת ַ ע ּ ו
ונ ָ ש ָ טּ נ קָ וֹ קּ י ונֵ נ ּ תִ י ַ ו ף ַ כ ּ ב ן ָ י ּ ד ִ מ . " — םיטפוש ו : גי

" תעושי ה ' ףרהכ ןיע . " — ר ' הירא ןיול

רמוא היה ]ןופרט יבר[" : אל ךילע הכאלמה רומגל ,
אלו התא ןב ןירוח לטבהל הנממ ". — תובא ב : ט

" ל ָ כ ּ ב
ָ
ךי ֶ כ ָ ר ּ ד וה ֵ ע ָ ד . " — לשמ י ג : ו

" ף ֹ וס ר ָ ב ָ ד לֹ כ ַ ה ע ָ מ ּ שִ נ , ת ֶ א םי ִ קֹ לֱ א ָ ה א ָ רּ י ת ֶ אּ ו
וי ָ ת ֹ ו ּ צ ִ מ ר ֹ ומ ּ ש , י ִ כ הֶ ז ל ָ כ ם ָ ד ָ א ָ ה . " — תלהק בי : גי

" לא ןידת תא ךרבח דע עיגתש ומוקמל ". — תובא ב : ה

" ם ֹ ו י ַ ה , ם ִ א ֹ ולֹ ק ּ ב וע ָ מ ּ ש ִ ת ". — םילהת הצ : ז

" ןי ֵ א ד ֹ וע ֹ ו ד ַ בּ ל ִ מ . " — םירבד ד : הל

" ךעלרעדניק , ערעײט ךעלרעדניק , טקנעדעג ןיוש : יד
עטסערג ך ַ אז ןיא רעד טלעוו זיא וצ ן ָ אט ןצעמע ַ א וט בֿ ה ".
— ר ' סומינולק ןמלק ַ אריפש ( רעד " שא שדוק )"

" ה ָ ח ּ רָ ז ּ ו ם ֶ כָ ל י ֵ א ּ רִ י י ִ מ ּ ש ש ֶ מ ֶ ש ה ָ ק ָ ד ּ צ א
ֵ
פ ּ ר ַ מ ו
ָ הי
ֶ
פָ נ ּ כ ִ ב ם ֶ תא ָ צי ִ ו ם ֶ ת ּ ש
ִ
פ ו י ֵ לּ ג ֶ ע ּ כ ק ֵ ב ּ ר ַ מ ".
— יכאלמ ג : כ

" וליג זח " ל תא הדוקנה תיזכרמה רשא הילע ונא םיכירצ
ססבל תא ונתדובע ... איהו ' המ בקה " ה האור וניאו הארנ ,
ףא המשנה האור הניאו תיארנ ' [ תוכרב י .]. "
— ר ' המלש הבלוו ( רפס ילע רוש , קלח א , מע ' בי )

" ר ֶ מאֹ י ַ ו וי ָ ל ֵ א ן ֹ וע ּ דִ ג , י ִ ב י ִ נֹ דֲ א שֵ י ּ ו קָ וֹ קּ י ונ ָ מ ִ ע ה ָ מָ ל ּ ו
ונ ּ ת ַ א ָ צ ּ מ ל ָ כ תאֹ ז הֵ י ַ אּ ו ל ָ כ וי ָ תֹ אּ ל
ּ
פִ נ ר ֶ שֲ א ור
ּ
פ ִ ס ונ ָ ל
וני ֵ ת ֹ ובֲ א רֹ מאֵ ל , אֹ לֲ ה םִ י ַ ר ּ צ ִ מ ִ מ ונ ָ לֱ ע ֶ ה קָ וֹ קּ י ה ָ ת ַ ע ּ ו
ונ ָ ש ָ טּ נ קָ וֹ קּ י ונֵ נ ּ תִ י ַ ו ף ַ כ ּ ב ן ָ י ּ ד ִ מ . " — םיטפוש ו : גי

" תעושי ה ' ףרהכ ןיע . " — ר ' הירא ןיול

YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 76 2011
Jeremy Miles
YC, History MYP
Yosef Miller
YC, Economics MYP
“Kid, you’ll move mountains!
…Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting.
So…get on your way!”
—Dr. Seuss
Samuel Mond
YC, Economics IBC
Volleyball Team
77 YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 2011
Steven Paletz
YC, Political Science MYP
Student Life Committee (Chair), Masmid Student Service
Award, Student Court (Justice), Canvassing Committee
(Chair)
“You must be the change you want to see in the world.”
—Mahatma Gandhi
Joseph Novetsky
YC, Chemistry MYP
Vladimir Mushailov
YC, Biology SBMP and IBC
Literacy Program
“No man is so foolish but he may not sometimes give another
good counsel, and no man so wise that he may not easily err
if he takes no other counsel than his own. He that is taught
only by himself has a fool for a master.”
—Hunter S. Tompson
YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 78 2011
Daniel Poliak
YC, Biology MYP
Writing Center (Tutor), Intramural Basketball, Medical Ethics
Society
“And let’s be clear: the future never has the nerve to be the
present completely without frst trying things out, and that
trying things out is hope, memory of the future.”
—Jorge Luis Borges
Or Pikary
SSSB, Accounting Mechinah/JSS
Sy Syms Alumni Award for Excellence in Service, Professor
Solomon Wind Award for Excellence in Jewish Studies &
Character, Senior Class Board President, Henry Kressel
Research Scholar, Dean’s List (all semesters), H2H Mentor,
Accounting Tutor, President of MIS Club (2009-2010)
“Tere are only two ways to live your life. One is as though
nothing is a miracle. Te other is as though everything is a
miracle.”
—Albert Einstein
Ariel Peleg
YC, Chemistry MYP
79 YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 2011
Avi Pomper
YC, Psychology IBC
Medical Ethics Society, Blood Drive Volunteer/Coordinator,
Sociology Club, Chessed Club, Canada Club, Active Minds
at YU, Literacy Program, Tennis Team, Ultimate Frisbee
Intramurals, Dean’s List (all semesters)
“I’m a frm believer in luck, and I’ve found that the harder I
work, the luckier I get.”
—Tomas Jeferson
Alexander Potasnick
SSSB, MIS MYP
“It’s not how much or how little you have that makes you
great or small, but how much or how little you are with what
you have.”
—Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch (Horeb, vol. 1, p. 46)
Robert Rand
YC, Computer Science and Mathematics MYP
Undergraduate Student Research Presentations (President),
Undergraduate Research Abstracts (Executive Editor),
Adjunct Instructor of Computer Science, Honors Teaching
Fellow
“I have not even the beginnings of a framework by which to
partition mankind into good and evil, and I know not that I
regret its absence.”
—Rand
YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 80 2011
Yoni Reisman
YC, Psychology MYP
CJF Quest Leadership Program
Mark Rocklin
SSSB, International Business SBMP
Business Leadership Club (Co-Founder and President),
YUNMUN (Technical Coordinator), Soccer Team (Goalie)
“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone
can start today and make a new ending.”
—Maria Robinson
Dimitri Aryeh Rosenberg
SSSB, Finance IBC
Soccer Team, Dean’s List
“Winning isn’t everything; it’s the only thing.”
—Vince Lombardi
81 YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 2011
YC, Mathematics and Physics MYP
Pre-Engineering Committee, Neuroscience Club
Aaron Schultz
SSSB, Accounting MYP
Te Mildred Schlessberg Accounting Society (Vice
President), YUNMUN, Te Maccabeats, MacsLive.com,
Torah Leadership Network (TLN), NCSY, Who’s Who
Among Students in American Universities & Colleges,
Dean’s List, Golding Scholarship
“It’s never too late to be who you might have been.”
—George Eliot
Roman Sandler
Michael Jared Sanders
YC, Economics and Sociology Mechinah/JSS
Economics Society (President), Ultimate Frisbee Intramurals
(Commissioner), Tolerance Club, Tennis Team
“Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember
from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be
taught.”
—Oscar Wilde
YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 82 2011
Matthew Schwartz
YC, Psychology SBMP
Director of MTA Dormitory Life, Active Minds at YU
(Advisor), Eimatai (Advisor)
“Give a man a fsh and you feed him for a day. Teach a man
to fsh and you feed him for a lifetime. Build an institution
that trains people to teach fshing, and you begin to efect
real change in this world.”
—Yossi Samet
Jeremy Schwartz
SSSB, General Business SBMP
Baseball Team (4 year member, 3 as captain), 2008 Baseball
Team Rookie of the Year, 2008 Baseball Team MVP, 2010 Silver
Slugger Recipient, 2010 Coaches’ Award, Te Commentator
(Staf Writer), WYUR Radio Show Host
“Successful leadership is not about being tough or sof,
sensitive or assertive, but about a set of attributes. First and
foremost is character.”
—Warren Bennis
Jonathan Schwab
YC, English MYP
Te Commentator (Senior Editor), 2011 Masmid (Writing
Editor), Honors Program Student Council (Co-Chairman),
YC Book Club (President), Writing Center (Tutor), Something
Rich and Strange (Fiction Editor), YC Dramatics Society,
Honors Teaching Fellow, President’s Circle Tutor
“Te fact is that all writers create their precursors. Teir
work modifes our conception of the past, just as it is bound
to modify the future.”
—Jorge Luis Borges
83 YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 2011
Shaul Seidler-Feller
YC, Jewish Studies MYP
2011 Masmid (Editor-in-Chief), Kol Hamevaser (Editor, 2008-
2010), Beis Yitzchak (Assistant Editor, 2008), Yiddish Club
(Founder and President, 2011), Student Organizer of Honors
Program Academic Conference (2009, 2011), Medical Ethics
Society (Volunteer), YC Writing Contest Winner
Jonathan Seligsohn
YC, Mathematics MYP
Nethanel Serfaty
SSSB, Finance IBC
“Te way a person wishes to go is the way he will be led.”
—Makkot 10b
רמוא היה ]ןופרט יבר[" : אל ךילע הכאלמה רומגל ,
אלו התא ןב ןירוח לטבהל הנממ ". — תובא ב : ט

" ל ָ כ ּ ב
ָ
ךי ֶ כ ָ ר ּ ד וה ֵ ע ָ ד . " — לשמ י ג : ו

" ף ֹ וס ר ָ ב ָ ד לֹ כ ַ ה ע ָ מ ּ שִ נ , ת ֶ א םי ִ קֹ לֱ א ָ ה א ָ רּ י ת ֶ אּ ו
וי ָ ת ֹ ו ּ צ ִ מ ר ֹ ומ ּ ש , י ִ כ הֶ ז ל ָ כ ם ָ ד ָ א ָ ה . " — תלהק בי : גי

" לא ןידת תא ךרבח דע עיגתש ומוקמל ". — תובא ב : ה

" ם ֹ ו י ַ ה , ם ִ א ֹ ולֹ ק ּ ב וע ָ מ ּ ש ִ ת ". — םילהת הצ : ז

" ןי ֵ א ד ֹ וע ֹ ו ד ַ בּ ל ִ מ . " — םירבד ד : הל

" ךעלרעדניק , ערעײט ךעלרעדניק , טקנעדעג ןיוש : יד
עטסערג ך ַ אז ןיא רעד טלעוו זיא וצ ן ָ אט ןצעמע ַ א וט בֿ ה ".
— ר ' סומינולק ןמלק ַ אריפש ( רעד " שא שדוק )"

" ה ָ ח ּ רָ ז ּ ו ם ֶ כָ ל י ֵ א ּ רִ י י ִ מ ּ ש ש ֶ מ ֶ ש ה ָ ק ָ ד ּ צ א
ֵ
פ ּ ר ַ מ ו
ָ הי
ֶ
פָ נ ּ כ ִ ב ם ֶ תא ָ צי ִ ו ם ֶ ת ּ ש
ִ
פ ו י ֵ לּ ג ֶ ע ּ כ ק ֵ ב ּ ר ַ מ ".
— יכאלמ ג : כ

" וליג זח " ל תא הדוקנה תיזכרמה רשא הילע ונא םיכירצ
ססבל תא ונתדובע ... איהו ' המ בקה " ה האור וניאו הארנ ,
ףא המשנה האור הניאו תיארנ ' [ תוכרב י .]. "
— ר ' המלש הבלוו ( רפס ילע רוש , קלח א , מע ' בי )

" ר ֶ מאֹ י ַ ו וי ָ ל ֵ א ן ֹ וע ּ דִ ג , י ִ ב י ִ נֹ דֲ א שֵ י ּ ו קָ וֹ קּ י ונ ָ מ ִ ע ה ָ מָ ל ּ ו
ונ ּ ת ַ א ָ צ ּ מ ל ָ כ תאֹ ז הֵ י ַ אּ ו ל ָ כ וי ָ תֹ אּ ל
ּ
פִ נ ר ֶ שֲ א ור
ּ
פ ִ ס ונ ָ ל
וני ֵ ת ֹ ובֲ א רֹ מאֵ ל , אֹ לֲ ה םִ י ַ ר ּ צ ִ מ ִ מ ונ ָ לֱ ע ֶ ה קָ וֹ קּ י ה ָ ת ַ ע ּ ו
ונ ָ ש ָ טּ נ קָ וֹ קּ י ונֵ נ ּ תִ י ַ ו ף ַ כ ּ ב ן ָ י ּ ד ִ מ . " — םיטפוש ו : גי

" תעושי ה ' ףרהכ ןיע . " — ר ' הירא ןיול

YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 84 2011
Morris J. Shalom
SSSB, Accounting MYP
Peer Tutoring, Intramural Basketball League, Sephardic
Minyan
“Hashem Ozer 24/7.”
—Schemouel Penya
Yaakov Shemesh
YC, Biology MYP
Fencing Team, Sephardic Club, Hazzanut Club
Daniel Sherman
YC, Sociology MYP
RA, Torah Letzion (Co-Director)
רמוא היה ]ןופרט יבר[" : אל ךילע הכאלמה רומגל ,
אלו התא ןב ןירוח לטבהל הנממ ". — תובא ב : ט

" ל ָ כ ּ ב
ָ
ךי ֶ כ ָ ר ּ ד וה ֵ ע ָ ד . " — לשמ י ג : ו

" ף ֹ וס ר ָ ב ָ ד לֹ כ ַ ה ע ָ מ ּ שִ נ , ת ֶ א םי ִ קֹ לֱ א ָ ה א ָ רּ י ת ֶ אּ ו
וי ָ ת ֹ ו ּ צ ִ מ ר ֹ ומ ּ ש , י ִ כ הֶ ז ל ָ כ ם ָ ד ָ א ָ ה . " — תלהק בי : גי

" לא ןידת תא ךרבח דע עיגתש ומוקמל ". — תובא ב : ה

" ם ֹ ו י ַ ה , ם ִ א ֹ ולֹ ק ּ ב וע ָ מ ּ ש ִ ת ". — םילהת הצ : ז

" ןי ֵ א ד ֹ וע ֹ ו ד ַ בּ ל ִ מ . " — םירבד ד : הל

" ךעלרעדניק , ערעײט ךעלרעדניק , טקנעדעג ןיוש : יד
עטסערג ך ַ אז ןיא רעד טלעוו זיא וצ ן ָ אט ןצעמע ַ א וט בֿ ה ".
— ר ' סומינולק ןמלק ַ אריפש ( רעד " שא שדוק )"

" ה ָ ח ּ רָ ז ּ ו ם ֶ כָ ל י ֵ א ּ רִ י י ִ מ ּ ש ש ֶ מ ֶ ש ה ָ ק ָ ד ּ צ א
ֵ
פ ּ ר ַ מ ו
ָ הי
ֶ
פָ נ ּ כ ִ ב ם ֶ תא ָ צי ִ ו ם ֶ ת ּ ש
ִ
פ ו י ֵ לּ ג ֶ ע ּ כ ק ֵ ב ּ ר ַ מ ".
— יכאלמ ג : כ

" וליג זח " ל תא הדוקנה תיזכרמה רשא הילע ונא םיכירצ
ססבל תא ונתדובע ... איהו ' המ בקה " ה האור וניאו הארנ ,
ףא המשנה האור הניאו תיארנ ' [ תוכרב י .]. "
— ר ' המלש הבלוו ( רפס ילע רוש , קלח א , מע ' בי )

" ר ֶ מאֹ י ַ ו וי ָ ל ֵ א ן ֹ וע ּ דִ ג , י ִ ב י ִ נֹ דֲ א שֵ י ּ ו קָ וֹ קּ י ונ ָ מ ִ ע ה ָ מָ ל ּ ו
ונ ּ ת ַ א ָ צ ּ מ ל ָ כ תאֹ ז הֵ י ַ אּ ו ל ָ כ וי ָ תֹ אּ ל
ּ
פִ נ ר ֶ שֲ א ור
ּ
פ ִ ס ונ ָ ל
וני ֵ ת ֹ ובֲ א רֹ מאֵ ל , אֹ לֲ ה םִ י ַ ר ּ צ ִ מ ִ מ ונ ָ לֱ ע ֶ ה קָ וֹ קּ י ה ָ ת ַ ע ּ ו
ונ ָ ש ָ טּ נ קָ וֹ קּ י ונֵ נ ּ תִ י ַ ו ף ַ כ ּ ב ן ָ י ּ ד ִ מ . " — םיטפוש ו : גי

" תעושי ה ' ףרהכ ןיע . " — ר ' הירא ןיול

Not Pictured:
Meir Shapiro
85 YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 2011
Michael Siev
YC, Biology MYP
WYUR (Station Manager), Medical Ethics Society, Te
Commentator, Writing Center (Tutor), Literacy Program
“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.”
—Mark Twain
Jesse Shore
YC, Philosophy and Psychology MYP
Israel Club
Mordechai Shichtman
YC, Psychology MYP
Yeshiva Masmidim Honors Program
רמוא היה ]ןופרט יבר[" : אל ךילע הכאלמה רומגל ,
אלו התא ןב ןירוח לטבהל הנממ ". — תובא ב : ט

" ל ָ כ ּ ב
ָ
ךי ֶ כ ָ ר ּ ד וה ֵ ע ָ ד . " — לשמ י ג : ו

" ף ֹ וס ר ָ ב ָ ד לֹ כ ַ ה ע ָ מ ּ שִ נ , ת ֶ א םי ִ קֹ לֱ א ָ ה א ָ רּ י ת ֶ אּ ו
וי ָ ת ֹ ו ּ צ ִ מ ר ֹ ומ ּ ש , י ִ כ הֶ ז ל ָ כ ם ָ ד ָ א ָ ה . " — תלהק בי : גי

" לא ןידת תא ךרבח דע עיגתש ומוקמל ". — תובא ב : ה

" ם ֹ ו י ַ ה , ם ִ א ֹ ולֹ ק ּ ב וע ָ מ ּ ש ִ ת ". — םילהת הצ : ז

" ןי ֵ א ד ֹ וע ֹ ו ד ַ בּ ל ִ מ . " — םירבד ד : הל

" ךעלרעדניק , ערעײט ךעלרעדניק , טקנעדעג ןיוש : יד
עטסערג ך ַ אז ןיא רעד טלעוו זיא וצ ן ָ אט ןצעמע ַ א וט בֿ ה ".
— ר ' סומינולק ןמלק ַ אריפש ( רעד " שא שדוק )"

" ה ָ ח ּ רָ ז ּ ו ם ֶ כָ ל י ֵ א ּ רִ י י ִ מ ּ ש ש ֶ מ ֶ ש ה ָ ק ָ ד ּ צ א
ֵ
פ ּ ר ַ מ ו
ָ הי
ֶ
פָ נ ּ כ ִ ב ם ֶ תא ָ צי ִ ו ם ֶ ת ּ ש
ִ
פ ו י ֵ לּ ג ֶ ע ּ כ ק ֵ ב ּ ר ַ מ ".
— יכאלמ ג : כ

" וליג זח " ל תא הדוקנה תיזכרמה רשא הילע ונא םיכירצ
ססבל תא ונתדובע ... איהו ' המ בקה " ה האור וניאו הארנ ,
ףא המשנה האור הניאו תיארנ ' [ תוכרב י .]. "
— ר ' המלש הבלוו ( רפס ילע רוש , קלח א , מע ' בי )

" ר ֶ מאֹ י ַ ו וי ָ ל ֵ א ן ֹ וע ּ דִ ג , י ִ ב י ִ נֹ דֲ א שֵ י ּ ו קָ וֹ קּ י ונ ָ מ ִ ע ה ָ מָ ל ּ ו
ונ ּ ת ַ א ָ צ ּ מ ל ָ כ תאֹ ז הֵ י ַ אּ ו ל ָ כ וי ָ תֹ אּ ל
ּ
פִ נ ר ֶ שֲ א ור
ּ
פ ִ ס ונ ָ ל
וני ֵ ת ֹ ובֲ א רֹ מאֵ ל , אֹ לֲ ה םִ י ַ ר ּ צ ִ מ ִ מ ונ ָ לֱ ע ֶ ה קָ וֹ קּ י ה ָ ת ַ ע ּ ו
ונ ָ ש ָ טּ נ קָ וֹ קּ י ונֵ נ ּ תִ י ַ ו ף ַ כ ּ ב ן ָ י ּ ד ִ מ . " — םיטפוש ו : גי

" תעושי ה ' ףרהכ ןיע . " — ר ' הירא ןיול

רמוא היה ]ןופרט יבר[" : אל ךילע הכאלמה רומגל ,
אלו התא ןב ןירוח לטבהל הנממ ". — תובא ב : ט

" ל ָ כ ּ ב
ָ
ךי ֶ כ ָ ר ּ ד וה ֵ ע ָ ד . " — לשמ י ג : ו

" ף ֹ וס ר ָ ב ָ ד לֹ כ ַ ה ע ָ מ ּ שִ נ , ת ֶ א םי ִ קֹ לֱ א ָ ה א ָ רּ י ת ֶ אּ ו
וי ָ ת ֹ ו ּ צ ִ מ ר ֹ ומ ּ ש , י ִ כ הֶ ז ל ָ כ ם ָ ד ָ א ָ ה . " — תלהק בי : גי

" לא ןידת תא ךרבח דע עיגתש ומוקמל ". — תובא ב : ה

" ם ֹ ו י ַ ה , ם ִ א ֹ ולֹ ק ּ ב וע ָ מ ּ ש ִ ת ". — םילהת הצ : ז

" ןי ֵ א ד ֹ וע ֹ ו ד ַ בּ ל ִ מ . " — םירבד ד : הל

" ךעלרעדניק , ערעײט ךעלרעדניק , טקנעדעג ןיוש : יד
עטסערג ך ַ אז ןיא רעד טלעוו זיא וצ ן ָ אט ןצעמע ַ א וט בֿ ה ".
— ר ' סומינולק ןמלק ַ אריפש ( רעד " שא שדוק )"

" ה ָ ח ּ רָ ז ּ ו ם ֶ כָ ל י ֵ א ּ רִ י י ִ מ ּ ש ש ֶ מ ֶ ש ה ָ ק ָ ד ּ צ א
ֵ
פ ּ ר ַ מ ו
ָ הי
ֶ
פָ נ ּ כ ִ ב ם ֶ תא ָ צי ִ ו ם ֶ ת ּ ש
ִ
פ ו י ֵ לּ ג ֶ ע ּ כ ק ֵ ב ּ ר ַ מ ".
— יכאלמ ג : כ

" וליג זח " ל תא הדוקנה תיזכרמה רשא הילע ונא םיכירצ
ססבל תא ונתדובע ... איהו ' המ בקה " ה האור וניאו הארנ ,
ףא המשנה האור הניאו תיארנ ' [ תוכרב י .]. "
— ר ' המלש הבלוו ( רפס ילע רוש , קלח א , מע ' בי )

" ר ֶ מאֹ י ַ ו וי ָ ל ֵ א ן ֹ וע ּ דִ ג , י ִ ב י ִ נֹ דֲ א שֵ י ּ ו קָ וֹ קּ י ונ ָ מ ִ ע ה ָ מָ ל ּ ו
ונ ּ ת ַ א ָ צ ּ מ ל ָ כ תאֹ ז הֵ י ַ אּ ו ל ָ כ וי ָ תֹ אּ ל
ּ
פִ נ ר ֶ שֲ א ור
ּ
פ ִ ס ונ ָ ל
וני ֵ ת ֹ ובֲ א רֹ מאֵ ל , אֹ לֲ ה םִ י ַ ר ּ צ ִ מ ִ מ ונ ָ לֱ ע ֶ ה קָ וֹ קּ י ה ָ ת ַ ע ּ ו
ונ ָ ש ָ טּ נ קָ וֹ קּ י ונֵ נ ּ תִ י ַ ו ף ַ כ ּ ב ן ָ י ּ ד ִ מ . " — םיטפוש ו : גי

" תעושי ה ' ףרהכ ןיע . " — ר ' הירא ןיול

YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 86 2011
Avraham Spiegel
SSSB, Accounting SBMP
Daniel Somech
SSSB, International Business IBC
Basketball Team, Israel Club
“To me, there are three things we all should do every day …
Number one is laugh … Number two is think … And number
three is, you should have your emotions moved to tears, could
be happiness or joy. But think about it. If you laugh, you think,
and you cry, that’s a full day. Tat’s a heck of a day. You do that
seven days a week, you’re going to have something special.”
—Jim Valvano
Etan Slomovic
YC, Psychology MYP
Tennis Team, SAIPEC, Psychology Club, Literacy Program,
Head RA
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by
the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So
throw of the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch
the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
—Mark Twain
87 YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 2011
Andrew Stahler
YC, Biology and History MYP
History Club
“To new beginnings.”
—Yoel Dvorin
Samuel Steiner
YC, English MYP
Something Rich and Strange (Editor-in-Chief), Te
Commentator (Features Editor), 2011 Arts Festival
(President), YC Book Club
Jason Steinmetz
YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 88 2011
Jonathan Stern
YC, Biology MYP
Jonathan Stern
SSSB, Accounting and Finance IBC
SSSBSC President (2010-2011)
Raff Sturm
YC, Biology SBMP
YUFHL (Commissioner), Canada Club (Treasurer)
89 YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 2011
Aryeh Twersky
YC, Psychology MYP
Psychology Club (President), Psi Chi Psychology Honors
Society
“With every mistake, we must surely be learning.”
—George Harrison
Joshua Teitcher
YC, History MYP
Yaakov Taubes
YC, History MYP
Glueck Beis Midrash Gabbai, SOY/JSC Secretary/Treasurer
(2011), History Club
“Never go to bed angry. Stay up and fght.”
—Phyllis Diller
YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 90 2011
Ariel Urkowitz
YC, Economics and Jewish Studies MYP
YC Book Club (President, Vice President), 8:10 Morgenstern
Minyan Gabbai
“Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more, you should
never wish to do less.”
—General Robert E. Lee
Eitan Ulmer
YC, English MYP
YC Book Club, Student Academic Afairs Committee, Te
Comentator
Nachum Twersky
YC, Sociology IBC
Baseball Team, Literacy Program, Political Science Club
“Sweat plus sacrifce equals success.”
—Charlie Finley
91 YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 2011
Aryeh Wasserman
YC, Psychology MYP
Yeshiva Masmidim Honors Program, Alpha Psi Omega,
Yeshiva College Dramatics Society, Head of Alumni Afairs
2010, Te Y-Studs
Jason Weinblatt
SSSB, Accounting MYP
Baseball Team (2009)
“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around
once in a while, you could miss it.”
—Ferris Bueller
Zachary Weiner
רמוא היה ]ןופרט יבר[" : אל ךילע הכאלמה רומגל ,
אלו התא ןב ןירוח לטבהל הנממ ". — תובא ב : ט

" ל ָ כ ּ ב
ָ
ךי ֶ כ ָ ר ּ ד וה ֵ ע ָ ד . " — לשמ י ג : ו

" ף ֹ וס ר ָ ב ָ ד לֹ כ ַ ה ע ָ מ ּ שִ נ , ת ֶ א םי ִ קֹ לֱ א ָ ה א ָ רּ י ת ֶ אּ ו
וי ָ ת ֹ ו ּ צ ִ מ ר ֹ ומ ּ ש , י ִ כ הֶ ז ל ָ כ ם ָ ד ָ א ָ ה . " — תלהק בי : גי

" לא ןידת תא ךרבח דע עיגתש ומוקמל ". — תובא ב : ה

" ם ֹ ו י ַ ה , ם ִ א ֹ ולֹ ק ּ ב וע ָ מ ּ ש ִ ת ". — םילהת הצ : ז

" ןי ֵ א ד ֹ וע ֹ ו ד ַ בּ ל ִ מ . " — םירבד ד : הל

" ךעלרעדניק , ערעײט ךעלרעדניק , טקנעדעג ןיוש : יד
עטסערג ך ַ אז ןיא רעד טלעוו זיא וצ ן ָ אט ןצעמע ַ א וט בֿ ה ".
— ר ' סומינולק ןמלק ַ אריפש ( רעד " שא שדוק )"

" ה ָ ח ּ רָ ז ּ ו ם ֶ כָ ל י ֵ א ּ רִ י י ִ מ ּ ש ש ֶ מ ֶ ש ה ָ ק ָ ד ּ צ א
ֵ
פ ּ ר ַ מ ו
ָ הי
ֶ
פָ נ ּ כ ִ ב ם ֶ תא ָ צי ִ ו ם ֶ ת ּ ש
ִ
פ ו י ֵ לּ ג ֶ ע ּ כ ק ֵ ב ּ ר ַ מ ".
— יכאלמ ג : כ

" וליג זח " ל תא הדוקנה תיזכרמה רשא הילע ונא םיכירצ
ססבל תא ונתדובע ... איהו ' המ בקה " ה האור וניאו הארנ ,
ףא המשנה האור הניאו תיארנ ' [ תוכרב י .]. "
— ר ' המלש הבלוו ( רפס ילע רוש , קלח א , מע ' בי )

" ר ֶ מאֹ י ַ ו וי ָ ל ֵ א ן ֹ וע ּ דִ ג , י ִ ב י ִ נֹ דֲ א שֵ י ּ ו קָ וֹ קּ י ונ ָ מ ִ ע ה ָ מָ ל ּ ו
ונ ּ ת ַ א ָ צ ּ מ ל ָ כ תאֹ ז הֵ י ַ אּ ו ל ָ כ וי ָ תֹ אּ ל
ּ
פִ נ ר ֶ שֲ א ור
ּ
פ ִ ס ונ ָ ל
וני ֵ ת ֹ ובֲ א רֹ מאֵ ל , אֹ לֲ ה םִ י ַ ר ּ צ ִ מ ִ מ ונ ָ לֱ ע ֶ ה קָ וֹ קּ י ה ָ ת ַ ע ּ ו
ונ ָ ש ָ טּ נ קָ וֹ קּ י ונֵ נ ּ תִ י ַ ו ף ַ כ ּ ב ן ָ י ּ ד ִ מ . " — םיטפוש ו : גי

" תעושי ה ' ףרהכ ןיע . " — ר ' הירא ןיול

רמוא היה ]ןופרט יבר[" : אל ךילע הכאלמה רומגל ,
אלו התא ןב ןירוח לטבהל הנממ ". — תובא ב : ט

" ל ָ כ ּ ב
ָ
ךי ֶ כ ָ ר ּ ד וה ֵ ע ָ ד . " — לשמ י ג : ו

" ף ֹ וס ר ָ ב ָ ד לֹ כ ַ ה ע ָ מ ּ שִ נ , ת ֶ א םי ִ קֹ לֱ א ָ ה א ָ רּ י ת ֶ אּ ו
וי ָ ת ֹ ו ּ צ ִ מ ר ֹ ומ ּ ש , י ִ כ הֶ ז ל ָ כ ם ָ ד ָ א ָ ה . " — תלהק בי : גי

" לא ןידת תא ךרבח דע עיגתש ומוקמל ". — תובא ב : ה

" ם ֹ ו י ַ ה , ם ִ א ֹ ולֹ ק ּ ב וע ָ מ ּ ש ִ ת ". — םילהת הצ : ז

" ןי ֵ א ד ֹ וע ֹ ו ד ַ בּ ל ִ מ . " — םירבד ד : הל

" ךעלרעדניק , ערעײט ךעלרעדניק , טקנעדעג ןיוש : יד
עטסערג ך ַ אז ןיא רעד טלעוו זיא וצ ן ָ אט ןצעמע ַ א וט בֿ ה ".
— ר ' סומינולק ןמלק ַ אריפש ( רעד " שא שדוק )"

" ה ָ ח ּ רָ ז ּ ו ם ֶ כָ ל י ֵ א ּ רִ י י ִ מ ּ ש ש ֶ מ ֶ ש ה ָ ק ָ ד ּ צ א
ֵ
פ ּ ר ַ מ ו
ָ הי
ֶ
פָ נ ּ כ ִ ב ם ֶ תא ָ צי ִ ו ם ֶ ת ּ ש
ִ
פ ו י ֵ לּ ג ֶ ע ּ כ ק ֵ ב ּ ר ַ מ ".
— יכאלמ ג : כ

" וליג זח " ל תא הדוקנה תיזכרמה רשא הילע ונא םיכירצ
ססבל תא ונתדובע ... איהו ' המ בקה " ה האור וניאו הארנ ,
ףא המשנה האור הניאו תיארנ ' [ תוכרב י .]. "
— ר ' המלש הבלוו ( רפס ילע רוש , קלח א , מע ' בי )

" ר ֶ מאֹ י ַ ו וי ָ ל ֵ א ן ֹ וע ּ דִ ג , י ִ ב י ִ נֹ דֲ א שֵ י ּ ו קָ וֹ קּ י ונ ָ מ ִ ע ה ָ מָ ל ּ ו
ונ ּ ת ַ א ָ צ ּ מ ל ָ כ תאֹ ז הֵ י ַ אּ ו ל ָ כ וי ָ תֹ אּ ל
ּ
פִ נ ר ֶ שֲ א ור
ּ
פ ִ ס ונ ָ ל
וני ֵ ת ֹ ובֲ א רֹ מאֵ ל , אֹ לֲ ה םִ י ַ ר ּ צ ִ מ ִ מ ונ ָ לֱ ע ֶ ה קָ וֹ קּ י ה ָ ת ַ ע ּ ו
ונ ָ ש ָ טּ נ קָ וֹ קּ י ונֵ נ ּ תִ י ַ ו ף ַ כ ּ ב ן ָ י ּ ד ִ מ . " — םיטפוש ו : גי

" תעושי ה ' ףרהכ ןיע . " — ר ' הירא ןיול

YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 92 2011
Stephen Zeffren
SSSB, Business Management MYP
SOY Vice President (2008-2009), YSU President (2009-2010),
Student Life Committee (2011)
Dani Zuckerman
YC, Philosophy MYP
Yeshiva Masmidim Honors Program
“If you don’t think, you’ll never know. Wow, that was
profound! I should, like, tattoo that on my biceps.”
—Jonathan Schapiro, Adjunct Professor of Music, Yeshiva
College
Shlomo Zuckier
YC, Jewish Studies and Philosophy MYP
Kol Hamevaser (Editor-in-Chief, 2010-2011), Gesher
Journal (Editor-in-Chief), Honors Board (Co-Chairman),
Philosophy Club (President), Beis Yitzchak (Editor), Student
Academic Afairs Committee
“[Halakhic man’s] goal is not fight to another world that is
wholly good, but rather bringing down that eternal world
into the midst of our world.”
—Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik (Halakhic Man, p. 41)
93 YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 2011
Clubs and Activities
Clubs and Activities
Kol Hamevaser: Te Jewish Tought Magazine of the Yeshiva University Student Body functions as a forum for students, fac-
ulty, and other community members to express their opinions on various issues that are important to the YU community. It
Ilana Gadish 3 The Year in Israel: An
Introduction to the
Shanah ba-Arets
Talya LauIer 4 A Spectrum oI Rabbi-
Student Relationships in
Light oI the Year in
Israel
Sarit Bendavid 5 An Interview with Mrs.
Mali BroIsky
Fran Tanner 7 Shanah ba-Arets:
Bridging the Gap
Shlomo Zuckier 8 An Interview with R. Dr.
Shalom Berger
Tammie Senders 9 Truly Once in a
LiIetime? An Approach
to Maximizing the Israel
Gap Year Experience
Chesky Kopel 10 Now in the Five Towns:
Chronicling the Year in
Israel
StaII 12 An Interview with R.
Daniel Rapp
Naomi Berman 13 AIter Israel: Potential
and PitIalls on Campus
Chana Cooper 14 Eved Kenaani:
The Other Jewish Slave
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Ariel Caplan
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Danielle Lent
Toviah Moldwin
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Kol Hamevaser. the Jewish thought magazine oI the Yeshiva University student body.
is dedicated to sparking discussion oI the Jewish issues on the Yeshiva University
campus and beyond. The magazine hopes to Iacilitate the religious and intellectual
growth oI its readership and serves a as a Iorum Ior students to express their views on
a variety oI issues that Iace the Jewish community. It also provides opportunities Ior
young scholars to grow in their intellectual pursuits and mature into confdent Jewish
leaders. Kol Hamevaser is published on a monthly basis and its primary contributors
are undergraduates. although it also includes input Irom RIETS Roshei Yeshivah. YU
ProIessors. and outside scholars. In addition to its print magazine. it also sponsors
special events. speakers. discussion groups. conIerences. and shabbatonim. The
magazine can be Iound online at www.kolhamevaser.com.
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Back Row (l to r): Moshe Peters, Chana Cooper,
Talya Laufer, Dani Lent, Ariel Caplan, AJ
Berkovitz, Shaul Seidler-Feller, Chesky Kopel
Front Row (l to r): Ilana Gadish (Associate
Editor), Sarit Bendavid (Editor-in-Chief),
Shlomo Zuckier (Editor-in-Chief), Jonathan
Ziring (Associate Editor)
Te Yeshiva University Masmid yearbook was reborn this year (afer a six-year hiatus) as part of the vision of Shaul Seidler-
Feller and Yonatan Cantor, who felt it important to in some way capture their college experiences and memories in a lasting
visual format. Tey undertook an intensive campaign to convince both the administration and the student body of the value
of such an endeavor and eventually succeeded in garnering sufcient interest in order to proceed with the project. Together
with the rest of their staf, they put together an impressive product worthy of the long tradition of issues of the Masmid
stretching back to 1929. It is their hope that the momentum that began building this year will continue into the future and
inspire successive generations of graduating seniors to commit their memories to book form.
The Masmid
Back Row (l to r): Jonathan
Druckman (Writing Editor/
Historian), Sam Ulrich
(Photographer), Jonathan Schwab
(Writing Editor/Procrastinator),
Tani Guterman (Stam a Yid),
Pesach Baral (Layout Editor)
Front Row (l to r): Raf Miller
(Graphic Designer/Lifesaver), Tzvi
Feifel (Business Manager/Model),
Tal Levi (Layout Editor, sort of),
Shaul Seidler-Feller (Editor-in-
Chief/Dictator), Yonatan Cantor
(Assistant Editor/Optimist),
Aryeh Twersky (Menial Laborer)
attempts to facilitate the religious and intellec-
tual growth of its readership as well as of the
young scholars and leaders who contribute to
the publication. Kol Hamevaser has expanded in
the past year beyond its monthly print publica-
tion, successfully organizing Shabbatonim, lec-
tures, and reading groups on campus.
YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 96 2011
Te 2010-2011 school year was a happy one for Te Commentator, the ofcial undergraduate newspaper of Yeshiva College
and the Sy Syms School of Business. As the newspaper of record for the world of YU celebrated its 75th birthday, Te Com-
mentator continued its coverage of campus events and news.
To keep the paper spritely in its 75th year, Te Commentator introduced several changes to its own operations, including: the
introduction of the History section, which presented stories from Commentators past, such as reports on the Yom Kippur
War while it was happening, the introduction of the Writing Center, accounts of YU students from the Great Depression, the
story of how one student single-handedly abolished a fawed standardized test, Civil Rights protests led by YU students, and
the incredible story of how Mussolini’s ambassador saved YU; the introduction of “Te Scene,” which provided articles about
the social world of YU, such as accounts of women who venture uptown to study in the library, explanations of courtship
rituals, discussions of the proper wooing seasons, and easy-to-make dorm recipes that require nothing more than a sand-
wich maker; the introduction of Footnotes, the ofcial blog of Te Commentator, to provide daily news coverage of campus
events and happenings; a revamping of the www.yucommentator.com website; the purchasing of new computers and layout
programs; the acquisition of Minerva, patron goddess of journalism and protector of Te Commentator.
Te editorial staf of Te Commentator also wrote editorials for every edition, weighing in on such issues as: nec-
essary improvements to the summer-on-campus experience; the problem of shiur being scheduled when secular
classes are not and the Caf is closed; the opportunities and dangers of censorship; the case for staying four years
on campus; the question of who truly deserves the title “Rosh Yeshiva;” the importance of looking beyond just
MYP; better ways for administrators to communicate with students; and the need for a more fexible Judaic Studies
morning program.
Back Row (l to r): Micah
Stein (Features), Eitan Ulmer
(News), Chanan Margolis
(Sports), Elie Friedman
(History), Gabi Weinberg
(Layout)
Front Row (l to r): Benjamin
Abramowitz (Managing
Editor), Simeon Botwinick
(Editor-in-Chief), Jonathan
Schwab (Senior Editor)
Not Pictured: Alan
Dawidowicz (News),
Nathaniel Jaret (Arts and
Culture), Adam Zimilover
(History), Talia Kaufman
(Te Scene), Sammy Steiner
(Features), Ariel Peleg
(Features), Noah Jacobson
(Opinions), Ezra Seligsohn
(Layout)
97 YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 2011
The Yeshiva College
The Anderson Trial
As one of the oldest and most prestigious clubs at YU, the Yeshiva College Dramatics Society (YCDS) perfectly epitomizes
the idea that a group of diverse people can be united under a common goal. Indeed, the versatile members of YCDS represent
an eclectic potpourri of Judaic Studies programs, majors, and even native languages, and it is this diversity that nurtures the
dynamic work environment which allows the club to produce one successful show afer another. YCDS members carry out
Te 2010 Fall production of “Te Andersonville Trial” de-
picts the trial of Henry Wirz, chief ofcer of the notorious
Confederate Andersonville prison during the American
Civil War, a place where over 14,000 Union soldiers died of
malnutrition, disease, and exposure. With tendentious dia-
logue and outstanding acting, the play challenged audience
members to question their preconceived notions of moral-
ity and eloquently posed the blunt question: “Would you do
any diferent in this situation?” Many of the YCDS mem-
bers, as well as attendees, commented on the striking par-
allel between “Te Andersonville Trial” and the infamous
Nuremburg Trials. Although YCDS dramas tend to attract a
smaller audience relative to the Spring comedy productions,
“Andersonville” was a resounding success, drawing larger
crowds each successive night it was performed. Anderson-
ville was well received, with many audience members com-
menting on how it was a “fresh take” on court case genre in
theater.
Back Row (l to r): Samuel Mirsky, Eli
Shavalian, Tzvi Feifel, Ariel Meiri,
Noam Weinberger, Arye Fohrman,
Ben Scheiner
Front Row (l to r): Doni Mandel,
Tani Isaac
YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 98 2011
Dramatics Society Presents
Picasso At the Lapin Agile
Te Spring 2011 production of “Picasso at the Lapin Ag-
ile” perfectly demonstrates the level of esteem in which the
YU community holds its dramatics society. Written by the
comic genius Steve Martin, the play tells the story of a fcti-
tious meeting between Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso
in a Parisian bar in 1904. Together with an ensemble cast
of quirky characters, and through a variety of absurdly hi-
larious circumstances, the two geniuses explore various as-
pects of human nature together. While most YCDS shows
are well received by the public, “Picasso at the Lapin Ag-
ile” achieved an almost unprecedented level of box ofce
success by packing the house almost every night and even
completely selling out the closing night performance. Ad-
ditionally, the show received rave reviews from a number
of school newspapers. Indeed, “Picasso at the Lapin Agile”
perfectly rounded of the end of an exhilarating academic
year and lef audience members and YCDS members alike
anxiously awaiting the next production.
a variety of jobs including, marketing the show, selling tickets, designing programs, organizing receptions, constructing
the set, acquiring properties and costumes, operating the lighting and sound systems, researching the historical aspects
of the play, directing, and, of course, acting. Under the expert tutelage of Professor Lin Snider, YCDS’s Director Extraor-
dinaire, all of these various components come together to produce one of the most anticipated highlights of the semester.
Top Row (l to r): Benjamin Shai,
David Mikofsky, Tani Isaac, Arye
Fohrman, Noam Weinberger
Middle Row (l to r): Jonathan
Schwab, Netanel Schwartz, Tzvi
Feifel, Yehuda Safer, Samuel
Mirsky, Evan Schwarzbaum,
Doni Mandel
Bottom Row (l to r): Binyamin
Weinreich
At Lef: Shimon Gutstein
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The Maccabeats
Founded in 2007, the Maccabeats spent a few years climbing out of relative obscurity, until “Candlelight,” their Chanukkah
music video, catapulted them to an unexpected stardom. Tey were covered by everyone from Te Jerusalem Post to CNN
and began receiving invitations to perform worldwide. Teir popularity brought a sense of Jewish pride to millions of people
and school pride to Yeshiva University.
Top Row (l to r): David Block (Low Tenor), Chanina
Abramowitz (High Tenor), Buri Rosenberg (Bass),
Immanuel Shalev (Associate Director, Bass), Josh
Jay (Baritone), Meir Shapiro (Baritone, Beatboxer),
Yona Saperstein (High Tenor)
Middle Row (l to r): Jefrey Ritholtz (Low Tenor),
Ari Lewis (Low Tenor), Noey Jacobson (Low Tenor),
Michael Greenberg (Founder, Baritone)
Bottom Row (l to r): Yonatan Shefa (High Tenor),
Chaim Horowitz (Director, Bass), Mordy Prus (Bari-
tone, Beatboxer)
Not Pictured: Nachum Joel (High Tenor)
YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 100 2011
(l to r:) Elliot Kalson (Secretary/
Treasurer), Or Pikary (President), Nachi
Engelhardt (Vice President)
Senior Class Board
Te Senior Class Board consisted of
three elected ofcers from the senior
class. Tey were responsible for planning
a number of events throughout the year,
including the Senior Class Shabbaton
with President Joel and the Senior Class
Dinner.
Tey also founded the frst annual Senior
Gif Campaign at YU, raising money
from the Senior Class to support schol-
arships for future YU students.
Te Y-Studs, a cappella brain-
child of Mordy Weinstein, Ari
Gartenberg, and Nate Jaret,
frst banded together in the
Fall 2010 semester with the
hopes of bringing their vocal
passions to the YU commu-
nity. Tey debuted at the Guin-
ness record-breaking Dreidel
Palooza and have performed
for shuls, charity events, and
subway goers alike – even or-
chestrating (pun-intended) an
engagement proposal in the
process! (OK, fne, the groom
is in the group).
Wearing jeans and singing
a healthy balance of totally
Torah songs, totally Madda
songs, and those in-betweens
as well (Naomi Shemer would
be proud), Te Y-Studs will
continue to serve the YU com-
munity as the Other White
Meat on campus.
(l to r:) Nate Jaret, Mordy Weinstein, Jesse Shore, Hillel Landman, Aryeh Wasserman,
Asher Lindenbaum, David Marks, Ari Gartenberg
Not Pictured: Michael Ribalt, Zvi Friedman
The Y-Studs
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Te representative organ for the undergraduate male students
of Yeshiva University is the Yeshiva Student Union. YSU co-
ordinates and communicates with the administration and faculty of Yeshiva University, and with similar groups in other
institutions, in order to further the interests of the students here.
Tis year, YSU has sponsored or co-sponsored the following events: YU’s frst Mini Golf/Open, the YU Chanukkah Concert,
the Platt Brothers, the Cholent Cook-Of,
Midnight Calmness (formerly “Midnight
Madness”), and Yom Ha’atzmaut.
Additionally, the Union has met numer-
ous times with diferent administrators
to resolve a number of issues relating to
the Yeshiva, Yeshiva College, and Sy Syms,
and the quality of life here on campus.
Student
Te Yeshiva College Student Association has
done so much for the YU community this
year like … um … all the pizza and sushi
available at Club Hour events.
Also, we hired the workers in the Ofce of
the Registrar to click “Rewatch” on the Mac-
cabeats’ “Candlelight” video until they got
four million views.
We thought for a while of running a program
called Grogger Palooza in search of some-
thing that could be even more annoying than
a Dreidel Palooza.
Sorry we couldn’t give out lawn chairs this year.
Anyway, it’s been fun.
YCSA
(l to r:) Jesse Katz (Vice President), Yoni
Kushner (President), Jonathan Weitzman
(Treasurer), Ben Silver (Secretary)
(l to r:) Eli Lebowicz (Vice
President), Aaron Greenstein
(President), Raphael Shorser
(Secretary/Treasurer)
YSU
YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 102 2011
Te year 5771 marked one of the most active
for the Student Organization of Yeshiva/Jewish
Studies Council. Despite the tragic loss of the
Seforim Sale, one of its biggest public events,
SOY/JSC managed to make an impact on all
of the programs by consistently arranging
and sponsoring shiurim and lectures, and,
of course, providing a steady fow of cholent
on Tursday nights whenever needed. SOY/
JSC also sponsored Rosh Chodesh breakfasts
with enough bagels for anyone who wanted,
as well as shiur pizza parties for all morning
programs so that guys could better bond with
their rabbeim (and watch them eat pizza). One
of the biggest events run by SOY/JSC this year
SOY/JSC
Te Sy Syms School of Business Student Council has run sev-
eral successful events and programs this year, especially the
Wall Street Connection Series, which consisted of an incredible program featuring fnance professionals at the top of their
felds. Afer attending lectures delivered by keynote speakers and individualized breakout sessions, students had the oppor-
tunity to socialize and, more importantly, network with fellow YU alumni.
In addition, as is customary, the SSSBSC was able to arrange for subsidized Wall Street Journal subscriptions for undergradu-
ate students.
Te Student Council also hosted its an-
nual Shabbaton at Stern and coordinated
a Sy Syms Peer Tutoring Program, which
matches students in need of help with
their Syms classes to fellow qualifed stu-
dents who have completed those courses.
And, of course, it supported and promot-
ed the many events hosted by the various
clubs under the SSSBSC umbrella.
Government
(l to r:) Zach Mammon (Secretary/
Treasurer), Jonathan Stern (President),
Elyahu Malakan (Vice President).
Not Pictured: Jason Bloom (Former
Secretary/Treasurer)
(l to r:) Abraham Silbergleit
(SBMP President), Sasha
Semach (JSS/Mechina
President), Saadia Fireman
(SOY President), Yaniv
Lautman (SOY Vice
President).
Not Pictured: Yitzchok Abed
(IBC President), Yaakov
Taubes (SOY Secretary)
SSSBSC
was the Chanukkah Chagigah, at which bochrim danced with friends and rabbeim for hours
to great live music (and there was, of course, plenty of cholent and wings). SOY/JSC made
sure every day of Chanukkah had something special, whether it was a mass candle lighting,
a special shiur in the beis medresh, or a mesibah at someone’s house. Purim was also exciting
this year, with over four singers from the Shloimie Dachs orchestra and one of the best
Purim shpiels ever! More than anything else, this year was one in which SOY/JSC worked
together with the entire student body and the other respective student councils both here
and at Stern. We wish much hatzlachah to next year’s board and hope they will ensure the
Yeshiva remains the awesome, Torah-based place that it is.
103 YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 2011
Te Chessed Club is dedicated to helping others, especially those who are disad-
vantaged or disabled. We try to raise awareness of how important chessed and
helping your fellow Jew are through fundraisers, events, fun, and action. In our
time at YU alone, we have run three Comedy Night fundraisers for Camp HASC, raising over $10,000, three Adar carnivals
YSU Clubs
Te Health and Fitness Club
was formed because of a per-
vasive feeling that YU lacked
a club focused on the physical
wellness of the student body
that also promoted the inter-
ests of those students involved
in physical ftness. Te club’s
activities include, but are not
limited to, running, marathon
and triathlon participation
and training, strength/weight
training, sports, aerobics, yoga,
and sports nutrition. Further-
more, for those students not
yet involved in such activities,
this club ofers opportunities
to explore the world of health
and wellness surrounded by
their peers. Te club also gives
Health and Fitness Club
(l to r:) Michael Ahdout (PR/
Business Associate), Tal Levi
(PR/Business Associate),
Meir Shapiro (Operations
Manager), Zvi Wiesenfeld
(Vice President), Tani
Guterman (President), Benny
Smith (Secretary), Eitan Gold
(Treasurer), Micha Stiebel
(Consultant)
(l to r:) Zevi Rosenblum, Eli
Feld, Harold Markowitz, Jacob
Kohn (President), Yoni Mond
voice to those YU students who have comments, ideas, and com-
plaints concerning the wellness of the student body, such as pos-
sible cafeteria options or issues concerning the athletics center.
Chessed Club
for Yachad, and several cloth-
ing drives, food packing
events, and money-raising
game nights. Anyone can help,
and we love to have a great
time for a great cause. Te
power of kindness is infectious
and amazing.
YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 104 2011
Tis year was Yeshiva University’s
greatest mock trial year on record. Ten
ambitious young men and women de-
cided to pursue a rigorous few months
reviewing medical documents and
sworn afdavits, writing opening and
closing statements, as well as direct
and cross examinations, and compet-
ing against top-tier universities na-
tionwide. Led by Captains Adam Fink
and Rachel Golian, the team managed
to rack up an impressive 5-3 record,
outranking teams from such schools
as Cornell, Dartmouth, and Brown.
Tis allowed them to advance to the
opening round championship for the
very frst time in Yeshiva’s history.
Mock Trial
Te Yeshiva University Medical Ethics Society (MES) is a student-run organization with the goal of promoting education
and awareness of medical ethics at YU. In addition to increasing sensitivity to ethical issues in medicine that are relevant to
the global community, MES is especially focused on problems of medical ethics as they relate to Halachah. During the 2010-
2011 academic year, MES hosted “A Beautiful Mind: Jewish Approaches to Mental Health,” an interdisciplinary conference
attracting over fve hundred rabbis, professionals, laymen, and students. In addition, MES ran a groundbreaking conference
entitled “Genomics and Jewish Identity,” the frst program of its kind to discuss the correlation between population genetics
and Judaism. Additionally, MES ran MES Week, a week of events pertaining to Jewish medical ethics, increasing awareness
of important issues. Finally, MES organized its annual BAM! (Bone Marrow Awareness Month) drives, Einstein Shabbaton,
and several lectures throughout the year.
MES
Back Row (l to r): Daniel Altaras, Michi Hayman, Buri Rosenberg, Ethan Wasserman,
Adam Fink (Captain)
Front Row (l to r): Dina Wecker, Talya Laufer, Rachel Golian (Captain), Rachel Weiss,
Sari Ladaew
Top Row (l to r): Adam Tepler
(Advertising Coordinator), Jillian
Login (Advertising Coordinator), Ben
Recca (Vice President)
Middle Row (l to r): Kaylee
Kampf (Secretary), Daniel Elefant
(Volunteers Coordinator), Yoni Stern
(Technical Administrator), Shimon
Farber (Facilities Coordinator), Harry
Portman (Audiovisual Coordinator),
Rachel Blinick (Treasurer), Yael Hirth
(Vice President), Shoshana Blechner
(Volunteers Coordinator)
Bottom Row (l to r): Sam Weprin
(Executive Director), Adiel Munk
(President), Jennie Kraut (President),
Avital Bauman (Executive Director)
105 YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 2011
Te Sci-Fi Club was founded in Fall 2010 to be a sanctuary for all those students out there
who had certain interests in common, such as science fction, fantasy, comic books, and
anything else under the Sailor Moon (get it?). It was created for those people who simply
want to have some fun and at the same time meet fellow students who fnd science fction and similar genres of entertain-
ment just as compelling as they do. Tis year, we have not only shown movies such as “Back to the Future” and “Iron Man 1”
to large audiences, but we have also organized a club trip to see the premiere of “Tron Legacy 3D” and hope to expand our
events in the future (a Stern branch is in the works). When people look back on their college years and all the fun clubs that
SHINE is an exciting develop-
ing program in which Yeshiva
University men and women
travel beyond the limits of New
York City to join other great
college campuses with small
Jewish populations for Shab-
bat. SHINE participants interact
with their newly-made friends
by schmoozing over a Shabbat
meal, singing Shabbat songs,
sharing illuminating words on
the weekly Torah portion, chill-
ing afer the Friday night meal,
and much more. Tey also ofen
get a tour and a feel for campus-
es other than their own through
the program.
Tis year, SHINE has shared Shabbat with students at American University, University of
Hartford, and Temple University, among others.
SHINE
(l to r:) Tal Levi, Baruch Karp,
Rotem Elias (Co-President/
Founder), Yitzchok Frankel,
Eitan Levine, David Rabbani
(Co-President/Founder)
Yaakov Lasson (President) at
Philadelphia Shabbaton with
Temple University students
were around, we know that
they will remember the Sci-Fi
Club as the “weird” or “nerdy”
club that they never associ-
ated themselves with. But we’ll
know and they’ll know that
they were right there watching
the movies in the back of the
room at all of our events. Or at
least wishing they didn’t have
night seder at the same time as
most of our events.
Sci-Fi Club
YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 106 2011
Soldiers in Exile is Yeshiva University’s IDF veteran’s club. Te club currently has ffeen-twenty members, ranging in military
rank from corporal to captain. Te purpose of the club is twofold: it provides an environment for fellow veterans to meet
each other, hang out, and exchange experiences and also brings in speakers to discuss relevant topics regarding the IDF, lone
soldiers, and the security situation in Israel.
Soldiers in Exile
Tis year was the second year of the Shiva Min-
yan Association (SMA), a club encouraging YU
students to volunteer their time and help mourn-
ers gather a quorum of at least ten men during
their week of shiva. With over eighty student
volunteers, the SMA was able to assist numer-
ous families this year, from Riverdale to Mid-
town Manhattan, who would not have otherwise
had a minyan. Over a dozen congregations from
around New York City are currently participating
in the program by sending us shiva calls which
we then forward to our members who can volun-
teer to attend if their schedule permits.
Shiva Minyan Association
Benjamin Muller (Founder and President)
Back Row (l to r): Benzi
Stepansky, Chanan Margolis,
Ilan Tokayer, Jacob Finkle,
Moshe Genet, Daniel
Rosenberg, Aryeh Genet
Front Row (l to r): Matthew
Schwartz (Vice President),
Adam Kugelman (President),
Daniel Green
Not Pictured: Michael
Horwitz, Yehoshua Konig,
Ariel Koschitzky, Noam
Tokayer, Uri Westrich
107 YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 2011
Te voice of the Yeshiva Univer-
sity undergraduate student body,
WYUR broadcasts a variety of
shows from its uptown station.
Te DJs hail from YC, Sy Syms,
and Stern, and the shows run the
gamut from Torah to sports to
politics. YU’s premiere radio sta-
tion has been around since the
1960s. Now in its second genera-
tion, WYUR is live, online, and
wildly popular. You can listen live
at www.wyur.net.
WYUR
Te Songwriting Club met weekly this year in the
Heights Lounge, where we discovered the pro-
cess that professional songwriters – such as Diane
Warren, the most successful songwriter of all time
– use to draf amazing music time and again. By
analyzing a wide variety of hits, like “Billie Jean,”
“American Woman,” and “Waiting for Tonight,”
we saw how all genres of music share certain com-
monalities, and we took apart those commonali-
ties to understand each element of the songwrit-
ing process. Now, our favorite songs are our own!
Co-Presidents: Zamir Pearsall, Shlomit Friedman
Songwriting
Club
Te Ultimate Frisbee league has had a lot of fun
this year. Tis season’s teams are especially well
matched and the playofs promise to be full of
drama, rapture, exhilaration, fury, vengeance,
frustration, and, ultimately, jubilation. Te Most
Improved Player Award goes to Tuvia Tendler.
Te Best Non-Playing Commissioner Award goes
to Michael Jared Sanders. Benjamin Pomper was
Rookie of the Year. Finally, the annual Best Old-
Guy-Never-Going-to-Leave-Yeshiva Award goes
to Avi Cohen.
Commissioner: Michael Jared Sanders
Captains: Pesach Baral, Joshua Fink, Yeshayahu
Ginsburg, Daniel Sultan
Ultimate
Frisbee League
(l to r:) Eitan Levine, Yehuda
Silbermintz, Max Oppenheimer,
Yizrael Katz, Noam Weinberger
Not Pictured: Mordechai Siev,
Yoni Stern
YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 108 2011
Active Minds at Yeshiva University is a
program of Active Minds, Inc., that exists
as a student-run mental health aware-
ness, education, and advocacy organi-
zation on over eighty college campuses
nationwide. It is the only peer-to-peer
organization dedicated to mental health
awareness among college students. To-
gether with the YU Counseling Center,
this year we ran various events on men-
tal health issues that sometimes arise for
college students at YU. We co-sponsored
an event on obsessive-compulsive disor-
der (OCD) as it manifests in the Jewish
community and hosted a panel on the
efects of psychostimulants and other
study aides, particularly those used by
college students. At the end of the year,
we hosted a panel featuring current YU
students and alumni discussing their
own experiences with mental illness.
Active Minds at YU
YCSC Clubs
Te YC Chemistry Club, a student chapter of the American Chemical Society, is one of the most active clubs on campus. Tis
year, we hosted the author of the organic chemistry textbook used at YC, Dr. Maitland Jones, in addition to a panel discussion
addressing the neurological efects of study aides such as Adderall and cafeine. We held an interdisciplinary poster competi-
tion for YC and Stern students and invited the past president of the American Chemical Society, Dr. Joseph Francisco, to speak
and help with the judging. We also organized seven 1.5-hour lessons for eighth-grade students at a local, underserved ele-
mentary school in topics rang-
ing from Biology to Engineer-
ing. We even had NY1 cable
TV cover one of the events.
And whether it’s blowing up
Mentos in diet coke, gummy
bears in molten potassium
perchlorate, or chemistry text-
books in – well – fre, students
always have a positive reaction
to our projects.
Chemistry Club
(l to r:) Yair Sapirstein,
Menachem Spira, Pesach Baral,
David Sweet, Ari Cuperfain
(President)
(l to r): Tovah Silbermann, Arye Fohrman (Co-Presidents)
109 YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 2011
Te Yeshiva University
Computer Science Club
was founded with the
mission of providing
opportunities for stu-
dents to engage in the
feld of computer science
through guest lectures,
programming competi-
tions, and student pre-
sentations. We have had
a number of successful
events this year, includ-
ing presentations from
employees of Google and
IBM, a lecture about arti-
fcial intelligence, and an
excellent series of student
presentations about vari-
ous practical computer
skills, such as the use of
Computer Science Club
(l to r:) Toviah Moldwin (President), Yoni Teitz, Eli Putterman,
Yitzchok Pinkesz, Tzvi Goldfeder, Ita Goldfeder, Chaya Huber
Not Pictured: Sarit Bassal, Ariel Krakowski
Te Yeshiva University Debate Society participated in fve competitive Public Forum Debate League (PFDL) tournaments
over the course of the season against two-year and four-year colleges similar to YU in caliber. We reached the championship
round at each one of these tournaments and won over sixty percent of our individual debates. Co-Presidents Elie Bochner
and Rachel Golian lead the team to an unprecedented level of success against the ironclad strongholds of the PFDL, such
as SUNY Rockland (Rock-
land Community College)
and PCCC (Passaic County
Community College). Rising
prodigies, such as Tzvi Gold-
feder (Vice President) and Yair
Saperstein, hope to continue
the Debate Society’s long-last-
ing legacy in the years to come.
Debate Society
Back Row (l to r): Tzvi
Goldfeder, Aaron Kor,
Pinchas Rubin, Moshe
Soloveichik, Alan Warner,
Feivel Lindenbaum, Aryeh
Tiefenbrunn, Elie Bochner
(President), Yair Saperstein
Front Row (l to r): Jason Bloom,
Alexander Porcelain
HTML and Photoshop. Te club has accomplished
a great deal over the past year, and it is our intention
to continue to enrich and educate the student body
about the fascinating world of computer science.
YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 110 2011
Te Yeshiva University Lit-
eracy Program coordinates
the tutoring jobs of more
than sixty-fve YU tutors
at two local public schools.
Our goal is to foster litera-
cy in our local community
and provide tangible assis-
tance that will make a last-
ing impact. We believe in
the power of education and
hope to instill that value in
our students. Tis has been
the most successful year for
our program since its found-
ing and we hope that the Lit-
eracy Program continues to
remain a key component of
the university’s commitment
to community service and
social action.
Literacy Program
(l to r): Ari Goldberg, Adam
Berman (Co-Presidents)
Te Jacob Hecht Pre-Law Society has
been very active on campus this year,
targeting students at diverse stages of the
law school research/application process,
working together with the Pre-Law Ad-
vising Ofce, and organizing activities
to enlighten the student body about the
legal profession and the various oppor-
tunities available to JD degree recipients.
Te club hosted a wide range of events,
including visits by law school admis-
sions ofcers from Cardozo, Columbia,
Fordham, Hofstra, St. John’s, and UCLA;
personal statement writing workshops;
presentations by prominent think tanks;
and lectures by lawyers from diferent
felds on the legal spectrum. Members of
the society learned about how to be suc-
cessful in the law school admissions pro-
cess, explore what law school is about,
and succeed as attorneys at law.
Jacob Hecht Pre-Law Society
111 YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 2011
Te Student Holocaust
Education Movement
(SHEM) is a student-based
and -run group which of-
fers the younger genera-
tion dynamic, interactive
platforms on which to en-
gage and grapple with the
lessons of the Holocaust
as an innovative approach
to genocide prevention.
SHEM began this academ-
ic year with a flm screen-
ing and panel discussion,
organized in collaboration
with Cardozo Law School,
about Rudolf Israel
Kasztner, the Jew who
SHEM
Back Row (l to r): Simon Goldberg (President),
Yisrael Katz (Events Coordinator), Eliezer
Seidenfeld (Events Coordinator), Sara Malka
Berger (Events Coordinator), Mindy Sojcher
(Vice President), Sam Ulrich (Vice President),
Briana Mizrahi (Publicity Coordinator),
Miriam Weiss (Education Director);
Front Row (l to r) : Holly Hampton (Outreach
Coordinator), Karen Blumenfrucht (Events
Coordinator), Yonina Fogel (Creative
Director)
Not Pictured: Tzvi Solomon (Outreach
Coordinator)
negotiated with the Nazis and gained widespread recognition for his role
in securing the departure of the famous “Kasztner train.” Around the an-
niversary of Kristallnacht, SHEM organized a ceremony at Stern featuring
Rabbi Dr. Michael Berenbaum, world-renowned scholar and educator, as
well as an exhibit on the November 1938 pogroms. In December, SHEM
led over thirty undergraduate students on the university’s second annual
mission trip to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Wash-
ington, D.C. Te Spring semester kicked of with a groundbreaking sympo-
sium on Holocaust memory and documentation, highlighted by scholars,
educators, and survivors who presented the community with practical skills
to safeguard history for posterity in an environment of learning. And the
year culminated with SHEM hosting a special Yom HaShoah ceremony in
Lamport Auditorium under the theme “Maintaining Humanity,” featuring
world-renown author, Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis.
SHEM at the United Statues Holocaust
Memorial Museum in Washington,
D.C.
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Undergraduate Student Research Presentations
(USRP) acts as a central hub for scientifc research
at YU. In addition to the student presentations
that form our raison d’être, we feature scientifc
presentations by faculty and outside research-
ers throughout the year. Tis year, we hosted an
exciting talk about the International Genetically
Engineered Machine competition (iGEM), Hon-
ors thesis presentations on science and society,
and a presentation on IBM’s Watson and on the
horizons of machine learning and natural lan-
guage processing.
On top of featuring research talks at YU, USRP
aims to help students conduct their own research.
Towards this end, it has hosted talks by professors
and career development professionals on pursu-
ing scientifc internships around the world and
giving scientifc presentations. Its website, www.
yuresearch.com, maintains a list of opportunities in the sciences as well
as a directory of students who have completed internships and a forum
to facilitate networking. Te site regularly features articles and videos
about groundbreaking discoveries and scientifc events, in addition to
videos of USRP presentations. USRP also publishes Yeshiva University
Undergraduate Research Abstract, together with editors from Stern Col-
lege, which provides a window into the many interesting avenues of re-
search being pursued by YU students.
USRP
(l to r:) Menachem Spira (Vice President), Jerry
Karp (Vice President), Robert Rand (President),
Dr. Neer Asherie (Faculty Advisor), Eli Grunblatt
(Secretary)
Not Pictured: Yossi Steinberger (Past President)
Te purpose of the Yeshiva University Yiddish Club is to promote student awareness and knowledge of Yiddish language
and culture in a friendly, interactive environment. In its frst year, the club met weekly, under the guidance of Dr. Itay Zutra,
to discuss Yiddish literature, watch Yiddish flms, and play games in Yiddish as a group. Te club also hosted a number of
guest lecturers who spoke
on various Yiddish-related
topics, including Dr. Paul
(Hershl) Glasser, Dr. Josh-
ua Karlip, Mr. Ben Sadock,
and Mr. Boris Sandler.
Te club hopes to expand
its activities in the com-
ing years as it continues to
foster student interest in
this powerful and uniquely
Jewish language.
Yiddish Club
(l to r:) Dr. Itay Zutra (Fac-
ulty Advisor), Yitzchak
Ratner, Yaelle Frohlich,
Yitzchok Pinkesz
Not Pictured: Shaul Se-
idler-Feller (Founder and
President)
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In its frst year, the Yeshiva College Philosophy Club
has already succeeded in promoting and cultivating
philosophical discourse on campus. Troughout the
year, we have hosted numerous lectures presented
by our very own college faculty. Students have en-
gaged in heated and thought-provoking discussions
on a variety of topics, including the philosophy of
ethics, education, politics, and more. Tese are just
the frst steps in our continued efort to stimulate
debate, discussion, and meaningful discourse right
here at YC.
President: Shlomo Zuckier
Philosophy Club
Te Hazzanut Club brings students together several
times throughout the semester to sing Sephardic
pizmonim and bakkashot. We occasionally enjoy
singing along to and learning from guest musicians
who play Middle Eastern instruments.
Presidents: Michael Cohen and Josh Behar
Hazzanut Club
Te Yeshiva College Actuarial Science Club was
started by Elie Bochner (President) in Fall 2010 to
help him land an entry-level actuarial job. Much to
Bochner’s surprise, around thirty YU students re-
sponded to his ystud saying that they were inter-
ested in joining the new club and wanted to learn
more about the actuarial profession. Afer Bochner
told the new members about what actuaries actu-
ally do and how many tests you must pass to be-
come a credentialed actuary, the club dwindled to
approximately three members. Yet, despite its small
size, the club successfully helped create (i.e. provid-
ed the department head with emotional support) a
pre-actuarial track for YC’s Math major, which will
help pre-actuarial students obtain their Math major
without taking the dreaded Advanced Calculus I/
II sequence.
Founder and President: Elie Bochner
Vice President: Yosef Gottesman
Actuarial
Science Club
Te Economics Society has hosted discussions
about career paths available to Economics ma-
jors, helped students prepare for their major feld
achievement test, sponsored trips exploring the
worlds of fnance and economics, and provided stu-
dents with a forum through which they could make
suggestions to improve the Economics department.
Our main events this year included a tour of the
Federal Reserve Bank of New York and the Finan-
cial District and a Careers in Economics panel dis-
cussion co-sponsored by the Career Development
Center.
President: Michael Jared Sanders
Board: Lawrence Albert, Micah Stein, Doniel
Stiefel, Daniel Winchester, Joey Wizenfeld
Economics
Society
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Te Psychology Club’s mission is to bring the fne
points of psychology to the student body. We or-
ganize events to provide information and insight
about psychology careers and graduate school, as
well as mental health topics relevant to the college
and Jewish communities within and outside of YU.
We try to bring psychology to life through lectures,
fun events, and Shabbatonim.
President: Aryeh Twersky
Psychology Club
Psi Chi is the international honors society in psy-
chology. Tis year, the Yeshiva Psi Chi chapter or-
ganized an event that educated undergraduate and
rabbinic students about religious manifestations of
obsessive-compulsive disorder. Special thanks go to
faculty advisor, Rabbi Dr. Eliezer Schnall.
President: Michael Greenberg
Psi Chi Honors
Society
Te Pre-Dent Society is a group of active and en-
thusiastic aspiring dentists. We share a common
passion – teeth! We all look forward to attending
dental school following our time at YU and work
together in order to fulfll that dream. We bring
in dentists from within the Jewish community to
speak about their experiences in the feld, as well
as administrators from diferent dental schools to
inform the society of new requirements or make
recommendations about how to gain acceptance
from the best dental schools in the country. We
had many successful events this past year and are
already planning many more for the Fall 2011 se-
mester.
President: Noam Greenbaum
Pre-Dent Society
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Te Yeshiva Chapter of the Financial Man-
agement Association (FMA) is part of an in-
ternational organization that ofers students
a wealth of fnancial information via newslet-
ters and events. On campus, our chapter runs
many events, showing informational movies,
hosting speakers, and providing opportunities
for networking. We give our students the abili-
ty to become FMA members and connect with
other professionals. We also ofer students the
chance to attend the annual FMA leaders con-
ference in New York City. Tis year, our club
hosted a speaker from Edelman Financial Ser-
vices who addressed students on their person-
al fnance.
FMA
(l to r:) Donny Charlap, Ariella Rechthand,
Sam Cohen, Noah Pottash (President)
Te Mildred Shlessberg Accounting Society orga-
nizes informational and networking accounting
events meant to educate the student body about the
opportunities in the accounting industry and pro-
vide them a platform to meet and connect with ac-
counting professionals. Our society has heard from
a number of professionals this year, including rep-
resentatives from Grant Tornton, EisnerAmper
LLP, and Becker Professional Education, to name a
few. Speakers discussed resume building, interview
tips, and what to expect from the CPA exam and the
accounting industry as a whole.
Mildred Shlessberg
Accounting Society
(l to r:) Shai Peyser, Leeor Cohen (Co-Presidents)
SSSBSC Clubs
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Te mission of the Real Estate Club is to provide young men and women interested in the real estate industry with network-
ing opportunities for internships and full-time employment. Over the past several years, the club has built up a strong repu-
tation among Sy Syms students. Trough its memorable events, the club allows students to experience and learn from top
industry professionals. Past events have included such notable business leaders as Ralph Herzka of Meridian Capital Group,
Jared Kushner of Kushner Companies and Te New York Observer, and David R. Greenbaum of Vornado Realty Trust.
Real Estate Club
(l to r:) Gavriel Magilnick
(Director of Operations),
Aaron Fishbein
(President), Adam
Silverstein (Director
of Public Relations),
Benjamin Sandel (Vice
President)
Tamid Israel Investment Group, a student-run organization that connects students with the Israeli economy, began this aca-
demic year at Yeshiva and has so far hosted a venture capitalist guest speaker and sent four delegates on a two-day networking
trip to the Israel/US Venture Summit. Tamid members provide consulting services for two Israeli start-up companies and
have already begun working on a calendar of educational seminars for next year.
President: Mark Donath
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Events
Yom Ha’atzmaut 2010
Salute to Israel Parade 2010
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2010/2011
Chanukkah Chagigah
Chanukkah Concert
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Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar Visits YU
Dreidel Palooza
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The SOY Seforim Sale
SHEM Symposium on Holocaust Memory
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Nefesh B’Nefesh Visits YU
Simcha Deliveries
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Purim Chagigah
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Cholent Cook-Off
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The Kalever Rebbe Visits YU
Yom HaShoah
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Student Life
Relaxing afer a hard
day’s work
KBY guys doing
their KBY thing
Posing for the camera
YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 126 2011
Te Fourth Floor
Einsteinzadehs of
tomorrow
Paying atten-
tion during
class

“I wonder if people will still buy from us now
that we’re no longer associated with SOY”
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Malakan taking over the presidency Rav Schachter with an unidentifed aboriginal
“When I was back at Yale Law, Law Review Board
– Yale Law, Law Review Board – I was in the Yale
Law Law Review Board a capella group.”
“Five times a day? Five times a day? Do you really
have to pray fve times a day?”
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“Hey, want to go on aliyyah together?”
“What, do I look desperate to you?”
Doesn’t it strike you as odd that a program aimed at
improving one’s writing can’t even spell properly?
Gotta love Yoram
Hard at work on the next issue of Te Commentator
It’s tough being a Philosophy major at YU...
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Athletics
Baseball
The 2010/2011 Baseball Team completed its sixth year with a record of 4-24.
The four wins tie a single season record set in 2009. The 2010/2011 season
marked the frst year in which the Macs competed in both the CUNY and Sky-
line Conferences. Three of Yeshiva’s wins came in the CUNY Conference as
the Macs fnished with a 3-7 record and missed the playoffs by just one game.
The rookie class of 2011 was one of the best rookie classes seen since the pro-
gram’s creation, which promises success for the team in the future.
The Team is graduating nine seniors this year who served as the staple points in
building the baseball program into a serious, competitive, and enjoyable experi-
ence for student athletes. Their dedication and hard work will be missed and is
greatly appreciated by the YU Athletics Department.
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Back Row (l to r): Head Coach Philip Kahn, Drew Feld, Nachum Twersky, Joel Feigenbaum, David Kesselman
(C), Binyamin Cooper (C), Brian Ladenheim, Alexander Lerer, Elie Baratz, Jeremy Levinson, Jeremy Schwartz
(C), Assistant Coach Logan Mauzy, Assistant Coach Nick Canzano
Front Row (l to r): Seth Fein (C), Zachary Weiner, Zev Rosenblum, Elie Langbaum, Gabriel Feld, Jonathan
Berger, Zachary Stone
Not Pictured: Yoseph Ciment, Jamie Engelhardt, Yaniv Lautman, Adam Volk
Statistics
Overall record: 4-24
Home: 1-9
Away: 3-15
Conference: 1-15
Non-Conference: 3-9
Category Leaders:
Batting average: Yaniv Lautman .303
Runs scored: Gabriel Feld 10
Stolen bases: Zachary Stone 10
Runs batted in: Gabriel Feld 10
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Back Row (l to r): Coach Roni Rozenblat, Coach Carlos Morales, Chen Sina, Gil Bash, Chen Biron (C), Ohad
Babo, Dovie Hoffman, Shlomo Weissberg, Mazyar Kashan, Yoni Eckmann, Daniel Somech, Simon Brookim,
Head Coach Dr. Jonathan Halpert
Front Row (l to r): Niv Zinder, Richard Offenbacher, Omer Haim (C), Jonathan Furer, Raphy Abergel, Eitan
Selevan, David Schmelzer, Noah Botwinick, Jeremy Pressman (C)
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Basketball
Though the 2010/2011 Men’s Basketball Team struggled through what
many termed a “rebuilding year,” the Macs were able to end the season on
a high note, winning three of their last four contests. The highlight of the
season came in a hard-fought home win over arch-rival Mt. St. Vincent
back on January 24th. This year, the Macs are graduating three seniors:
Simon Brookim, Jeremy Pressman, and Daniel Somech.
Statistics
Overall record: 7-18
Home: 3-9
Away: 4-7
Neutral: 0-2
Conference: 7-13
Non-Conference: 0-5
Team Statistics:
Points per game: 65.9
3-pt feld goals made per game: 4.6
Free throw percentage: .694
Steals per game: 6.4
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It was a historic year for the 2010/2011 Men’s Cross-Country Team. Starting with the frst race of
the season, the all-time fastest individual time for the 8K was broken with a time of 29:48. This
record would later be broken again, and the current YU all-time fastest 8K time stands at 28:37.
While individual achievements are commendable, this was, more importantly, a year of team-
work. Fueled by seven new runners, the team went on to dominate and win its frst ever Hudson
Valley Men’s Athletics Conference (HVMAC) Championships; YU had four runners among the
top ten fnishers. The new all-time fastest team time (frst fve runners to fnish) for any YU
Cross-Country team is 2:29:19.
To top it off, Coach Stan Watson was selected as the Coach of the Year at the HVMAC.
Cross-Country
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Cross-Country
Back Row (l to r): Head Coach Stan Watson, Natan Koloski, David Sweet (C), Benjamin Joslin (C), Samuel
Cohen, Jonathan Mond, Zachary Jerusalem
Front Row (l to r): Yehuda Safer, Marlon Danilewitz, Oliver Sax, Adam Weiss
Not Pictured: Assistant Coach Jacob Benesch
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Back Row (l to r): Ariel Baruch, Evan Abitbol, Joshua Krisch, Jared Anstandig, Jonathan Adler, Hillel Kaye,
Alan Leidner, Zachary Mammon, Kevin Geller, Yitzchok Frankel
Front Row (l to r): Joseph Rothenberg, Jordan Feld, Assistant Coach John Wilhelm, Head Coach Peter
Rosas, Assistant Coach Dmitry Krupp, Ari Feldman
Not Pictured: Elie Abady, Isaac Dayan, Brian Goodman, Yitzchak Honick
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Fencing
The 2010/2011 season for the Men’s Fencing Team was flled with NCAA
and MACFA tournaments against some of the nation’s best collegiate
fencers. It kicked off at the annual Temple Open at Temple University:
Team Captain Jordan Feld (Sabre) took an amazing twenty-ninth place
in his weapon category; Hillel Kaye (Épée) impressively placed forty-
second with his weapon; and Evan Abitbol (Foil), up against ranked op-
ponents, placed seventy-eighth.
In February, YU was invited to participate in the inaugural United States
Squad Championships, fencing against top universities from across the
country.
The Macs fnished their season strong, sending their fve qualifying fenc-
ers to the 2011 NCAA Regional Fencing Championships, hosted by Sa-
cred Heart at Vassar College. Representing Yeshiva for Sabre, Kevin
Geller took twenty-sixth place, as did Yitzchok Frankel. For Épée, Hillel
Kaye ranked thirtieth, Jared Anstandig placed thirty-ffth, and Ari Feld-
man took thirty-sixth.
Peter Rosas (Sabre/Head Coach), Dmitry Krupp (Épée Coach), and John
Wilhelm (Foil Coach), no doubt proud of their fencers this year, look for-
ward to another successful season next year.
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Golf
The 2010/2011 Golf Team fnished the season with a tournament win. In the Yeshiva University Invitational, held
at Lawrence Country Club, the Macs took the frst place overall team score. In the Skyline Conference Champi-
onships, although the team placed sixth overall, much effort was put into the second day of the tournament, on
which the team shot twenty strokes lower than the previous day’s round, the biggest reduction in strokes among
any of the teams playing.
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Back Row (l to r): Ronald Rosenbaum, Adam Silverstein, Steven Rithholtz, Etai Fishbein, Head Coach Robbie
Silverman
Front Row (l to r): David Bernstein, Jason Kirshner, Ariel Abittan, Ben Simoff
Not Pictured: Dave Gibber, Michael Litwack (C), Eli Sipzner, Shail Sturn
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Back Row (l to r): Ben Feldman, Achiya Yaffe (C), Kyle Borenstein, Barak Zigdon, Elezir Nuvakhov, Aryeh
Rosenberg, Nethanel Serfaty, Roni Magendzo (C), Justin Gordon, Nate Japhet, Daniel de Sola Marks, Aryeh
Genet, Head Coach Tony Elmore
Front Row (l to r): Alex Czyzewski, Tal Scher, Jeremy Seftel, Joseph Itkis, Mark Rocklin, Joseph Blechner,
Moshe Azizollahoff, Moshe Genet, Brian Weiner, Shai Barel
Not Pictured: Jon Hagler, Zachary Stern, Yaniv Lautman, Jonathan Abda, Daniel Benchimol, Assistant Coach
Phil Ishmael, Assistant Coach Shua Pransky
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Soccer
Two weeks before the start of the school year, the Men’s Soccer Team
was busy training in upstate New York for ten hours a day in what some
people refer to as “boot camp.” Having recently acquired Daniel Benchi-
mol (a D-1 recruit from Colombia), being protected by a two-time top-
ranked defensive line, and having 2010 all-conference striker Zachary
Stern, as well as eleven seniors, return to start off the 2010/2011 season,
the Macs posed a formidable threat to all. Pumped with excitement and
under the leadership of three-time Coach’s Award winner Captain Achiya
Yaffe, Benchimol and teammate Elezir Nuvakhov each started off the sea-
son dominating the score sheet, averaging a goal a game for the frst few
games. YU battled against Purchase University, one of the NCAA elite
teams, in a legendary double-overtime tie.
Victory looked promising for the Yeshiva stars until the treacherous fourth
game of the season against Farmingdale State University, when Benshi-
mol suffered a traumatic, season-ending injury and was forced to remain
off the feld. Then, at the next game against Sage University, Nuvakhov
dislocated his shoulder and was kept out indefnitely. Having sustained
these losses, Yaffe realized that he needed to call for a Shabbaton to unify
the Team and boost its confdence to play the remaining games as one.
In the following match, Stern, Yeshiva’s season-high scorer, scored two
goals, leading YU to a 2-1 overtime victory against Hudson Valley’s fn-
est, Sarah Lawrence. The Team came together on its senior night perfor-
mance, demolishing St. Joseph’s 9-0 and giving almost every senior on
the team an opportunity to score a goal. Although marred by some tough
injuries, the season was, more importantly, characterized by courage, de-
termination, and camaraderie. With the departure of all eleven seniors,
next year’s team will start afresh with a new line of YU Soccer players.
Statistics
Overall record: 1-12-1
Home: 0-7-0
Away: 1-5-1
Conference: 0-9-1
Non-Conference: 1-3-0
Team Statistics:
Goals scored average: 1.33
Shots per game: 11.1
Shots on goal percentage: .622
Assists: 10
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Tennis
Coming off of two consecutive semi-fnal appearances, the Men’s Tennis Team entered the 2010/2011 season
primed for another strong run at the Skyline Conference title. New Head Coach Jeff Menaker brought a change
in structure and philosophy, with a focus on strength and conditioning, along with an emphasis on doubles play -
both Team weaknesses in the past.
With perennial frst-team, all-Skyline member Zach Charles and Senior Captain Joseph Itkis anchoring the top of
the lineup, the return of veterans Benjie Rosenberg and Ephraim Leiderman, and the acquisition of a strong group
of rookies, expectations ran high for the Macs. Unfortunately, after two tough 5-4 losses, the team found itself at
a 6-5 overall record and therefore out of the playoff picture.
Charles, a junior, battled his way to 2-4 singles and 3-3 doubles records at the #1 spot, despite a chronic injury
to his hitting hand. Itkis showed improvement in his second year at the #2 spot with 7-4 singles and 6-4 doubles
records. Rosenberg returned after a year’s absence to post a 3-4 record at #3 singles, while Leiderman had another
stellar year at #6 with a 7-2 singles record. Rookies Ben Pomper (4-5 singles, 5-4 doubles) and Jeremy Seftel
(6-2 singles, 4-5 doubles) were both impressive at the #4 and #5 spots, respectively. Junior Eddie Ashkenazie also
returned for his second year to post a strong 6-4 record as a doubles specialist.
The Macs hope to get most of their starting lineup back for next year and will continue to build for a strong run
under Coach Menaker.
Statistics
Overall record: 6-5
Region: 0-2
Home: 4-3
Away: 2-2
Conference: 4-4
Non-Conference: 2-1
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Back Row (l to r): Benjie Rosenberg, Zach Charles, Ben Pomper, Michael Sanders, Joseph Itkis (C), Jonathan
Stern, Coach Jeff Menaker
Front Row (l to r): Ephraim Leiderman, Etan Slomovic, Jeremy Seftel, Irving Levine, Eddie Ashkenazie
Not Pictured: Avi Bagley, Josh Nass
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Back Row (l to r): Jonah Wilkof, Elchanan Margolis, Naftali Rosenthal, Jack Voystock (C), Raphael Herskovitz,
Moshe Cohen, Samuel Mond, Head Coach Arnold Ross
Front Row (l to r): Jonas Pickholtz, David Wagner, Meir Graff, Kevin Katz
Not Pictured: Eitan Finkelstein, Justin Gordon, Gavriel Magilnick, Assistant Coach Roxanne Prendergast, Jared
Rechnitz, Oliver Sax
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Volleyball
The 2010/2011 season constituted a “building year” for the Men’s Vol-
leyball Team. Having acquired a number of new players and under the
guidance of a coach still getting used to his team, the Macs unfortunately
did not make the Hudson Valley Men’s Athletic Conference (HVMAC)
Championships, losing to Cooper Union.
Still, many team members won awards for their outstanding performances.
Jared Rechnitz won Rookie of the Week, Meir Graff won Player of the
Week, and star player Raf Herskovitz won MVP. Having trained inten-
sively this year and built up its skills signifcantly, the Team hopes to have
a more solid foundation come next season.
Statistics
Overall record: 12-12
Home: 7-5
Away: 4-5
Neutral: 1-2
Conference: 3-9
Non-Conference: 9-3
Team Statistics:
Kills per game: 7.8
Assists per game: 6.8
Aces per game: 1.6
Digs per game: 9.1
Blocks per game: 1.2
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Back Row (l to r): Coach Neil Ellman, Boris Shulkin, Eli Fuld, Benjamin Meth (C), Ron Simchi (C), Gregory
Kupsin, Jacob Novikov
Front Row (l to r): Daniel Fidrya, Joseph Wasserman, Boris Tuman, Ramin Ahdoot, Amichai Levy
Not Pictured: Assistant Coach Carlos Dolmo, Assistant Coach Victor Kupchynsky
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Wrestling
The 2010/2011 season marked another year of hard work and dedication
for YU’s Wrestling Team.
With Team Captains Ron Simchi and Benjamin Meth, and under the guid-
ance and watchful eye of their beloved Coach Ellman, the Macs were able
to put up some impressive wins against tough NCAA competition. Junior
Ron Simchi (149 lbs.), taking on some of the nation’s best Division III
competition, led the team in wins with an inspiring 5–6 record. Gregory
Kupsin (174 lbs.), a junior and Israel’s Greco-Roman wrestling national
champion, suffered a shoulder injury toward the beginning of the season
and had to sit out for most matches. Prior to his injury, Gregory sported a
dominant 3–1 record. Junior Eli Fuld (165 lbs.) picked up three wins on the
season, and freshman Ramin Ahdoot (133 lbs.) picked up four.
In the heavyweight division, freshman Jacob Navikov, a newcomer to the
sport of wrestling, won the frst match of his career by pin against a much
larger opponent from Stevens Institute of Technology.
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Refections
YU News Briefs
2007-2008: Kol Hamevaser: Te Jewish Tought Maga-
zine of the Yeshiva University Student Body debuts for
the purpose of discussing Jewish issues seriously in
YU and beyond; YUConnects shidduch service begins
operation; Dr. James Otteson appointed head of Hon-
ors Program, removed by year’s end, results in contro-
versy; Dr. Michael Ginzberg, previously at the business
schools of the University of Delaware and Case Western
Reserve University, appointed Dean of Sy Syms School
of Business; Rabbi Yona Reiss, YC and RIETS alumnus,
appointed Dean of RIETS beginning in the 2008-2009
school year, replacing Rabbi Zevulun Charlop, who had
served in that position for thirty-seven years.
2008-2009: Ethics and Kashrut Panel, organized by
TEIQU, held at YU in wake of Agriprocessors (Rubash-
kin’s) scandal; Dr. James Kugel, renowned scholar of
Midrash, speaks at Stern, backlash follows; Bernard
Madof $50 billion Ponzi scheme uncovered, YU hit
hard; YC frst-year student David Rottenstreich passes
away the day before Pesach, memorial and fundraiser
for sefer Torah in his memory held at YU; President Joel
unilaterally introduces zero-tolerance cheating policy,
yet to be implemented; Dr. Gabriel Cwilich, associate
interim director of Honors Program, appointed head of
Honors Program starting in 2009-2010.
2009-10: YC Dean David Srolovitz and Director of
Undergraduate Academic Advisement Dr. Tea Volpe
depart, Barry Eichler apppointed interim Dean of YC;
Rabbi Reuven Feinstein gives shiur at YU on principles
of teshuvah in weeks before Rosh Hashanah; Jacob
and Dreizel Glueck Center, YU’s frst new building in
twenty years, opens; Prof. Gabriela Shalev, Israeli am-
bassador to the United Nations, speaks at YU about
infamous UN-commissioned Goldstone Report; Dr.
Efraim Zurof, director of Simon Wiesenthal Center
in Jerusalem, speaks at YU on his eforts to bring Nazi
criminals to justice; Panel on homosexuality in the Or-
thodox community held, results in widespread back-
lash and controversy; Hebrew department restructured,
Dr. Shawn Zelig Aster assumes leadership position and
curriculum review; Rabba Sara Hurwitz speaks at Stern
College on women’s leadership in the Jewish world;
frst Chag HaSemikhah in four years, more than 200
rabbinical students ordained; Sy Syms, founder of dis-
count clothier SYMS Corp. and major YU benefactor,
passes away at 83; Dr. Norman Rosenfeld, YC alumnus
and former YC Dean, passes away; 245 Lexington Ave.
dedicated following donation by Ronald P. Stanton;
Through the Years...
YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 152 2011
Rabbi Dr. Bernard Lander, YC and RIETS alumnus
and founder of Touro College, passes away at 94; Stern
College student Jane Kitaevich receives Carnegie Fel-
lowship for Political Science, YC student Ari Lamm
receives Fulbright Fellowship for Hebrew and Judaic
Studies; Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks receives in-
augural Lamm Prize, gives lectures and shiurim at YU;
Maccabeats release frst CD, “Voices From the Heights;”
Budget cuts result in departure of teachers, among oth-
er cutbacks.
2010-2011: Dr. Stephen Pimpare (Political Science),
denied tenure in summer 2009, and Dr. John Hogan
(Art History) leave YU, despite popularity; Creation,
or emergence of previously-unknown, “Censorship” or
Academic Advisory Committee, results in controversy;
Rabbi Shlomo Amar, Sephardic Chief Rabbi of Israel,
visits and gives shiur at YU; Maccabeats release Cha-
nukkah “Candlelight” single to wide acclaim and me-
dia coverage; Dreidel Palooza held to raise money for
undergraduate scholarships, breaks Guinness World
Record for most dreidels spun simultaneously; Dr.
Lawrence H. Schifman hired as Vice Provost for Un-
dergraduate Education at Yeshiva to create a unifed
undergraduate faculty, improve the student experience;
SOY Seforim Sale becomes Seforim Sale; Te Beacon,
online newspaper with staf from YC, Stern College, and
SSSB, debuts; Ilan Tokayer, recent YU graduate, passes
away; More budget cuts, particularly for YU athletics;
Rabbi Dr. Aaron Levine, long-time professor of Eco-
nomics at YC, passes away over Pesach; Decision made
to restructure undergraduate housing and YC curricu-
lum, as well as faculty, for next year (Rubin to house
frst-year students, Morgenstern upperclassmen, Muss
will be less expensive than Rubin and Morgenstern, and
Independent Housing Program to close).
World and Jewish Community
News Briefs
2007: Israel releases $100 million in frozen assets to PA
President Mahmoud Abbas; Viktor Yushchenko, who
won the presidential revote afer the frst vote, marred
by allegations of corruption, led to sustained protests
(the original Orange Revolution), dissolved the Ukrai-
nian Parliament in an efort to gain power (the Second
Orange Revolution); Final Harry Potter book, Harry
Potter and the Deathly Hallows, released, becomes
fastest-selling book in history; Massive 8.0 earthquake
strikes Peru, killing 512 and injuring more than 1,500;
Israel destroys Syrian nuclear reactor in airstrike.
2008: Merkaz HaRav terrorist attack kills eight students
and wound eleven more, sparks global learning efort
in their memory; Global fnancial crisis leads to eco-
nomic recession; Dmitry Medvedev becomes President
of Russia, succeeding Vladimir Putin; Federal authori-
ties raid Agriprocessors (Rubashkin’s) plant in Postville,
Iowa, leading to shutdown of plant and criminal charges
against members of Rubashkin family; Pakistani terror-
ist attacks in Mumbai, India, kill more than 150 people,
including a Chabad couple and their guests, and injured
at least 308; Rabbi Dr. Emanuel Rackman, lawyer, con-
gregational rabbi, and former YU provost, passes away
at 98; Israel begins Operation Cast Lead in Gaza Strip
afer years of Hamas rocket fre into southern Israel.
153 YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 2011
2009: Operation Cast Lead continues through Janu-
ary 18, infamous UN Goldstone Report commisioned
thereafer to investigate Israel’s actions during war;
Barack Obama sworn in as forty-fourth president of the
United States and frst African American president in
American history; Mahmoud Ahmadinejad reelected
president of Iran in elections widely considered fraudu-
lent, sparks widespread civilian protests, put down by
Iranian Revolutionary Guard; Sara Hurwitz ordained
by Rabbi Avi Weiss as “Maharat” (Manhigah Hilchatit
Ruchanit Toranit); Yeshivat Maharat, frst institution to
grant Jewish women rabbinical training and ordination,
and Yeshivat Hadar, frst egalitarian yeshivah outside of
Israel, open.
2010: 7.0 Earthquake strikes Haiti, killing more than
230,000 people, injuring and displacing hundreds of
thousands more, and decimating country’s infrastruc-
ture; Te Jewish Review of Books founded for quarterly
discussion of Jewish ideas; JTS, HUC tighten belts to
prevent dissolution during fnancial crisis; BP oil plat-
form explodes, causing spill of millions of barrels of oil
in Gulf of Mexico – one of worst environmental disas-
ters in US history; Israel confronts fotilla attempting to
break Gaza blockade, results in deaths of nine onboard,
bad PR for Israel; Peter Beinart writes scathing critique
of American Jewish establishment’s Zionism; Rabbi Ye-
huda Amital, co-Rosh Yeshivah of Yeshivat Har Etzion,
passes away at 85; WikiLeaks leaks ~77,000 classifed
documents regarding war in Afghanistan, ~400,000
about war in Iraq; Fire ravages northern Israel, claiming
at least forty-four lives and causing widespread damage.
2011: Revolutions sweep Arab world, Egyptian Presi-
dent Hosni Mubarak resigns, Libyan Colonel Muam-
mar Qaddaf forced into hiding; 9.0 earthquake and
tsunami strike Japan, causing devastation, including
13,000 deaths and dangerous nuclear radiation leak;
Rabbi Richard Jacobs chosen to succeed Rabbi Eric Yof-
fe as head of Reform Movement afer latter’s sixteen-
year term; Richard Goldstone publishes mea culpa in
Te Wall Street Journal retracting many of Goldstone
Report’s claims; Osama bin Laden killed by US forces in
raid on his compound in Pakistan afer ten-year search.
YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 154 2011
Te four years during which we studied here at
Yeshiva were chock-full of events which have become
both cherished moments and infamous recollections.
First, the face of the campus shifed radically during this
time period, primarily in Fall 2009, with the opening
of the Glueck Center along with the redesigned Nagel
Atrium and the Heights Lounge and the closing (only
partially) of 185th Street. But there were other minor
changes that took place as well: new laboratories on
Belfer’s upper foors, the Honors Lounge in the Furst
Basement, and a furry of redesigned ofce spaces in
Furst, Rubin, and both Laurel Hill Terrace locations all
provided fresh areas for us to study and work.
And these spatial improvements were hardly the
only changes our campus saw: a bevy of talented fac-
ulty joined Yeshiva during our time here, highlighted
by department chairs who reorganized or reenergized
their departments. Dean Srolovitz, who had been here
for only a year before we arrived, lef abruptly but was
replaced with the respected and accomplished Dean
Eichler. Rabbi Yona Reiss, the Dean of RIETS, also
joined Yeshiva as we sat and learned in the Beit Midrash.
Not all of the changes we oversaw were rosy, though: the
political entanglements and campus infghting that led
to the quick departure of Director of the Honors Pro-
gram James Otteson marked a dark moment in our YU
careers.
Of course, Yeshiva could be characterized as
much by the changes wrought as by singular events that
took place. Most unfortunate was the tremendous dam-
age to both Yeshiva’s fnances and reputation inficted by
Bernie Madof’s $52 billion Ponzi scheme. Tis, along
with the horrifying downturn in the economy which we
watched nervously, concerned about our job prospects,
led to a noticeable round of belt-tightening and retight-
ening.
Other important occurrences were much more
constrained to the bounds of our university or the Mod-
ern Orthodox community: the divisiveness over the is-
sue of homosexuality was highlighted by the Fall 2009
“Being Gay in the Orthodox World” panel, which, prob-
ably more than anything else, will be the most infamous
event of our time here.
But the most memorable changes and events,
at least for me, were those originated by the students.
Te Medical Ethics Society, a fedgling student group,
grew under our watch into a massive organization
whose yearly conference is a much-anticipated event
attended by hundreds. Te Yemei Iyun and Honors
Program Jewish Studies Conferences, also organized by
students, could be similarly described. Te Student Life
Committee became the go-to organization for making
small but incredibly important changes to life on cam-
pus, and the Student Academic Afairs Committee, re-
introduced and rejuvenated, did the same for academic
issues. But only time will tell the true value of the above
groups to future classes of YU students. Let us hope that
they are able to build upon that which our class has ac-
complished in our time here to make YU an even better
institution of higher education than it already is.
Yeshiva University, 2007-2011
by: Jonathan Schwab
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Do You Remember…
…catching security guards falling asleep at their posts?
…the randomness of the guards’ requests for ID?
…waving your credit card coolly at the guards when
asked for ID and getting away with it?
…successfully sneaking alcohol past the guards before
Purim, despite their more-than-usual attentiveness to
what actually came into the buildings?
…the complete lack of privacy in the dorms?
…the number of dead cockroaches you found on the
steps leading up to Muss?
…the interesting smells emanating from certain foors
in Rubin late at night?
…Mr. Wohlgelernter (the old guy from the Library)’s
late-night garbage-checking escapades in the dorms?
…sleeping in the air-conditioned lounges during Sep-
tember and May because the dorms were absolutely in-
tolerable?
…the monkeys banging around in the radiator pipes
during the winter (particularly in Muss)?
…late-night hocks in Muss Lounge or the halls of Morg?
…watching the Maccabeats’ “Candlelight” video every
night for a week straight afer it came out?
…setting your bedtime later and later each semester
you stayed on campus?
…trying but failing to fnd the perfect formula for mini-
mizing sleep time and maximizing productivity?
…the number of times you actually got seven or more
hours of sleep on a school night?
…falling asleep at random times in random places – es-
pecially during davening?
…all those times you woke up late and had to march
through the Glueck Beis, in front of everyone, to get
your tefllin?
…the frst time you davened at the 8:30 Morg Lounge
minyan and how liberating it felt?
…the breakaway minyan which separated from Rabbi
Reichman’s 8:30 minyan in Rubin Shul on Rosh Ch-
odesh?
…the proportion of people davening straight (towards
the Aron) vs. diagonally in the Old Main Beis?
…the pre-Ma’ariv trafc jam at the single, solitary wash-
ing station by the Old Main Beis?
…“Hashem Elokeichem … … … Emes”?
…getting really excited about the 9:00 Nusach Sefarad
minyan on Shabbos when you frst got to YU, only to
fnd out how excruciatingly painful it is to sit through
when you actually went?
…never having wireless access in Furst, especially dur-
ing your most boring classes?
…having complete wireless access in the Glueck Beis,
of all places?
…the unspoken rules governing the use of the Furst
Hall urinals?
…having to walk up fourteen fights of stairs in Belfer
because of the 3:00 PM elevator trafc jam?
…not being accepted as a Writing Center tutor because
you never used the Writing Center before?
…the amazing feeling you got every week afer classes
ended on Tursday and you had no more school until…
Sunday?
…how we always managed to have classes on snow days
and during “Reading Week”?
…having to visit four diferent ofces just to get the sig-
natures you needed to register for a particular course?
…the excitement you felt when you managed to register
for Rabbi Angel’s Tanach or Dean Sugarman’s English
classes?
…when Rabbi Kahn and Rabbi Wieder gave shiur side-
by-side in Zysman?
…trying to avoid eye contact with that professor on the
street whom you owe work from two semesters ago?
…the number of times you actually received attention
from one of the Sganei Mashgichim?
…accidentally wishing Jewish (but not visibly so) pro-
fessors a “Merry Christmas”?
…pulling a huge amount of shtik in order to graduate
on time?
…when you could use the Amsterdam entrance to the
Library?
…trying to concentrate while working in the Library?
…the supreme quietness of the Fourth Floor of the Li-
brary (at least as opposed to the rest of the foors) and
the one time some members of the Stollel managed to
break it (see it on YouTube)?
…always managing to fgure out a way to store all your
fles on the Library computers, despite the “limited”
storage space?
…last-minute cramming for your Orgo test?
…fnding out what it feels like to want to commit hara
kiri during midterms?
…the amount of cofee and Coke you consumed during
fnals?
YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 156 2011
…wanting to shoot the person who designed the tiny
desks used during fnals?
…the amount of free food that was available at events
pre-Madof? Tink of “Meet the RA Night” and all
those other unnecessary food extravaganzas.
…when we had foor parties on a regular basis?
…the amount of food at the Super Bowl parties in Morg
Lounge?
…the glory days of the hefer bin next to the Old Main
Beis?
…when Midnight Madness during fnals was actually
madness (before they made it somewhat orderly)?
…the markup on prices of food in the Caf?
…tishing with Rabbi Carmy and Dr. Bernstein in the
Caf?
…trying to fgure out whether the young woman sitting
across from your friend in the Caf was his sister, cousin,
or date?
…befriending all the servers in the Caf just so you could
get that extra piece of chicken from them at dinner?
…starving on Chinese Night in the Caf?
…2:00 AM Golan runs (tartei mashma)?
…always using the secret passageway connecting the
Caf and Belfer (despite the sign which claimed “No Pas-
sageway”)? Seriously, did they think that would be hon-
ored?
…when Shabbos in the Caf cost only $10 and the Caf
Card worked during June Zman?
…feeling absolute jubilation at the sight of deli roll on a
Friday night in the Caf?
…the amazing time everyone had on YUnite in 2007,
the last time it was organized?
…getting cabin fever afer staying in YU for four Shab-
bosim in a row and having to get out?
…having to fgure out a clever solution each year
around Chanukkah time to the problem of how to be
yotzei lighting the menorah in the dorms?
…when the annual Purim chagigos for both the men
and women were held uptown?
…judging how frum your friends were by the presence
or absence of Sefrah beards on their faces?
…the use of cars in the Heights not (chas ve-shalom) for
transportation but for blasting loud, annoying Hispanic
music at late hours on a summer night when you’d like
to have shut the windows but couldn’t because of the
insuferable heat?
…fearing for your life every time you walked out of the
181st St. subway station late at night?
…the shady Sneaker Store and ice cream truck, not to
mention the bodegas all along Amsterdam?
…the amazing amount of hassagas gevul going on on
Amsterdam right across from the yeshivah?
…when you frst discovered that there was “another
side” to the Heights?
…meeting your ex on the Shidduch Shuttle (awk-
ward…)?
…the crazy old guy who would visit campus biannu-
ally with a sandwich board and pamphlets predicting
the end of the world?
…being assaulted by the Breslover Chasid who came
to campus periodically to give out “free” pamphlets on
topics you would never be interested in reading about
(at least not from a Breslover perspective)?
…Tursday night learning with the Chabad bochrim
who took over the Main Beis?
…the crazy Russian lady in the Ofce of the Registrar?
…Marco, Chichi, and the Jamaican guy from the Caf?
…Desta Todros from the Ofce of Academic Advising?
…Deborah Jardine from the YC Dean’s Ofce?
…the shady CJF trips to random developing countries
and all the fun stuf that happened there?
…the number of times President Joel actually answered
a student’s question at the Town Hall Meetings?
…feeling guilty about taking money for learning during
the Motzaei Shabbos Kollel?
…laughing the frst time you heard that the CDC was
meant for career development, not disease control?
…the afermath of the “Gay Panel” and Rabbi Twersky’s
address to the yeshivah about it?
…when the Kol Hamevaser issue on “Kedoshim Tihyu”
was recalled?
…how many times Te Commentator and Te Executive
actually came out this year?
…the excitement of starting a new zman or semester of
school and seeing all your friends again?
…the friends you made, things you learned, and good
times you had during your three-four years here?
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My time at YU has gone by so quickly, it’s hard
to believe that it’s already over. I apologize for the dis-
organization of this piece, but considering some of the
classes I’ve had here, I’d say it’s rather apropos.
I came to YU in the Fall of 2008. Believe it or not,
coming to YU was my frst time ever being in New York.
I remember being amazed by these foreign creatures I
was not familiar with, creatures that completely blocked
your path on the sidewalk, acting as if you weren’t there.
And I’m not just talking about the in-towners … I’m
talking about New York pigeons, which have a certain
level of chutzpah that pigeons in the rest of the world
just don’t have.
I remember one of my frst questions about YU
was why anybody would want to live in a dorm building
called “morgue.”
Slowly, I realized that one of the major goals of
every YU student is to try to obtain as much free food
as possible. No matter how stufed you may be, if there’s
free food being given out, you will make sure to be there.
Personally, I even get upset when I hear about having
missed an opportunity to get free food. My friend told
me the other day, “Eli, did you hear they were giving
out chicken wings last night?”“Shoooooot!” You could
honestly send out a ystud advertising an event in sup-
port of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, but if you tell people
there will be free food and girls, you are guaranteed a
huge crowd.
Tere are days in YU when it’s just too hard to
get out of bed. But there is one day when all of YU is
brimming with positivity: Yom Ha’atzmaut. It’s a day
without classes, a day of free food, a day where girls
come in droves to the Wilf Campus, and the frst two
reasons don’t really matter in light of the third.
I have been present for some major changes on
the Wilf Campus in my time, including:
- Te construction of the Glueck Center and Heights
Lounge, which greatly increased the potential for Torah
learning as well as chilling.
- Te Ofce of Academic Advising getting blue Dum-
Dums.
- Te “Sneaker Store” closing down for some odd rea-
son.
- Morg Mart dropping its prices from $7.50 to $7.
- Dougie Doug’s transforming into a new entity known
as Chop Chop.
What I’ve learned over the course of my time here:
- You should fgure out who you are going to take
while you’re still in Israel: Te YU Israel Program has
representatives come to your yeshivah or seminary to
basically confuse you. You’re handed a million sheets of
paper with words like “requirements,” “core,” and “hu-
manities” written all over them. You have no clue what
they mean, nor which teachers you should avoid tak-
ing. Some teachers are amazing, and some will give you
a “B” because you wore a blue shirt one day. Having a
good frst semester can shape the rest of your YU expe-
rience.
- Someone will always be asking for a ride to the Five
Towns: It seems like every night, someone just bursts
out, “Anyone going to the Five Towns?” Not really sure
where the Five Towns are in relation to Washington
Heights by car. I just know that you take the LIRR to
get there.
- Te workers in the Ofce of the Registrar are better
at Minesweeper than the best computer nerds in the
world: Some services at YU may need a bit of tweaking.
Refections
by: Eli Lebowicz
YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 158 2011
- Been to the YU Museum – yes, YU has a museum.
- Went to the Writing Center not just for free food – I
actually got a lot of help from them fxing papers. It’s
free, people.
- Got asked by security for my ID while walking OUT of
a building – true story. Enough said.
- Gone to Stern for Shabbos – if this were a secular uni-
versity, that wouldn’t be a big deal, but since it’s YU, ap-
parently it is.
- Sent a ystud – seeing as these e-mails are disregarded
more than traveling is in the NBA, this one’s not that
impressive.
- Asked Dean Sugarman for a favor – it’s a rite of passage
to ask the go-to guy when you need something done.
- Talked to President Joel – and it wasn’t even at a Town
Hall Meeting.
- Learned in every single beis medresh on campus – this
one comes as a surprise to me as well.
Here are some things that will remain on my bucket list:
- Lived in IHP – I was too comfortable with the dorms
to leave. Oh well.
- Worked as an RA – I probably should have done this
one since I stay in YU for Shabbos a lot anyway. Plus, I
know how to put up pictures of myself and other ran-
dom signs.
- Acted in a YCDS play – if rehearsal weren’t every night
for like six years, I would have done it for sure.
- Played for a sports team – granted, most of me wanted
to be on a team for all the free stuf, but another part of
me just wanted to play volleyball or baseball. (By the
way, I totally would’ve made it on both.)
Well, appreciate YU while you’re here because it will go
by so fast. I’ll hopefully be sitting there on May 26 at
the Izod Center in East Rutherford, NJ, wherever that
is, wondering how my experience in college will help
shape the rest of my life.
- Never eat Golan past 2:00 AM: As “How I Met Your
Mother” taught us, nothing good happens afer 2:00
AM, especially when it comes to greasy shawarma. Just
wait until breakfast. Trust me.
- In-towners, open invitations are meaningless: Tis
may touch too close to home, but out-of-towners don’t
go home that ofen, so not sure what that’s like. Tere is
a whole 40% of the student population here that doesn’t
live in New York or New Jersey. Ever wonder what those
students do for Shabbos? Didn’t think so. Yes, YU has
meals and davening and a Shabbos program going on.
But it’s nice to go to a house once in a while, if only to
just sleep somewhere else that’s not your dorm room.
Now, many people have told me that they extend open
invitations to in-towners. Some of the ofers are truly
sincere, and some are done to fulfll the obligation of ex-
tending an invitation. I assure you that it does not make
it feel any less like mooching if WE HAVE TO ASK
YOU if we can come for Shabbos. Please, if you have the
means, we’d love a home-cooked meal once in a while.
Utilize the pool, gym, and workout room: I am cur-
rently one of the only eight people on campus who uses
the pool. What good is having this advantage over Stern
if guys aren’t going to use it? I do not play basketball in
the YU gym because I’m amazing at it and I don’t want
to embarrass everyone else.
Get involved in activities and have some unique expe-
riences: I didn’t realize how much I have accomplished
and done here until I started making a list of it all. So
here’s the list of some of the things that I have done on
my fake bucket list (thanks to Schwab for the idea);
some are more exciting than others:
- Worked at the Seforim Sale (solely for the seforim, I
assure you).
- Started a YU magazine (TeQuipster.org) which sati-
rizes day-to-day shenanigans that go on around here.
- Written for Te Commentator (not just the Purim is-
sue).
- Taken a foreign language other than Hebrew – donde
es la biblioteca?
- Had my own radio show – yes, YU has a radio station.
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Looking back on my time spent here in YC, it’s truly
hard to believe that we are all graduating and closing
this chapter of the book of our lives. I remember walk-
ing in on the frst day feeling quite overwhelmed. Be-
sides for the fact that Te Heights seems about 1% Jew-
ish and that it’s “the hood” of all of Manhattan, it is quite
easy to get lost in the “YU experience” as a fresh-back.
I look back and think of all the challenges and frustra-
tions we endured together, as well as the interesting
things that came about during our brief tenure here.
For one, who could forget our good friend Madof who
quite literally made-of with tons of our money? What’s
that you say? YU wants to raise tuition? Again? No
problem – thank our good friend Bernie for that one.
When forced to do so, we will admit that he was the
reason behind the reshufing of the whole YU experi-
ence, including budget cuts and heightened Caf prices.
Yes, it is quite possible to go broke on your Caf card
well before the semester ends, right? Well, maybe it only
happens to some of us.
Remember the Maccabeats? Tose guys brought you
the now-infamous “Candlelight” – a freakishly catchy
tune from the workings of Taio Cruz. And no, I do not
think he sued the Maccabeats. YET.
Tey also brought us the wonderfully uplifing “One
Day” in which they portray themselves as an all-boys
group just trying to have fun in the ghetto that is Te
Heights. Little did we know that most of them started
right alongside us in YU three years ago and only now
got famous. How can that be? Te Stern girls will deny it
and say they were supporters all along, but we at YC can
pretend we never heard of them until now.
What’s most interesting to me is the spinof and compe-
tition the Maccabeats inspired – or fueled. Te Y-Studs?
Te Maccabasements? Te Maccacheats? Te names
themselves tell you what we are dealing with.
On a personal note, I myself established a club during
my time here. Te YU Chessed Club brought us three
comedy competitions and Adar chagigot with the spe-
cial needs community, among other things.
And then there are the clubs for anything you could ever
want? Do you like Economics? Math? Russia? Spain?
Flowers? Yeah, we got that.
Jake and Amir made a guest appearance thanks to the
SSSB guys (and girls). Tough the event was short in
time, it more than made up for itself with awesomeness
and a quirky ukelele song.
Te Chanukkah concert got progressively better each
year – from the Yeshiva Boys Choir and Lipa to Moshav
and… THE MACCABEATS, who were, of course, the
main show, as every girl in Stern will tell you [they did
NOT come for Moshav or Matisyahu, they promise].
How about having this yearbook for the frst time in
seven years? Very nice achievement.
Te creation of the Heights Lounge was epic, until the
Superbowl party was taken away from it and brought
back to the Morg, quite literally. Have no fear, though:
we still have NAGEL BAGEL, though many times
when I was there, there were actually no bagels in sight.
Hmmm…
Who can forget the death of Dougie Doug’s and the
birth of Chop Chop?
Glueck itself became a beautiful building, easily spotta-
ble especially with its Batman-esque YU shield glowing
at night to fght of crime and corruption in the Gotham
that is Te Heights.
Te year that the Purim chagigah became split was a
new low in my time in YU. Te reputation for YU and
its men-only activities now became even worse. Don’t
worry, though: the SHIDDUCH SHUTTLE is still in
service and takes new customers every 15 minutes.
In addition, a classic move was the deletion of a gym
requirement. Actually, wait! I loved gym! My favorite
class in all of YU! Why’d they get rid of it? Sadly, now
everyone needs to take only one semester with Stan the
Man.
Did the Sneakers Store really sell sneakers? Unclear. Can
you really buy an enchilada from the stands on Amster-
dam? I wouldn’t try. What really goes on in that club
that pounds music at 2:30 in the morning right outside
of Rubin? I don’t even want to know.
A last thought to consider is the budding of YUCon-
nects. When I entered YU, I never dreamed of touching
the site with a ten foot pole, but now I am actually on it,
and it makes for great material, if nothing else. Truth-
fully, it is a remarkable idea, and many a Stern girl – and
some guys (though they will never admit it) – are on the
site. Check it out and you’ll see…
Tanks for listening – it’s been great. See you in another
lifetime, brother.
What I Learned from My Time at YU
by: Tani Guterman
YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 160 2011
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Mazel Tov, Avi Pomper!
Four years ago, we went on a road trip that brought you to YU.
Since that day, we have enjoyed watching you navigate your own
exciting journey: from all-nighters and mass textual wake up calls
to 700-photo AJWS slide shows, percentage Brachas (+/- 3, of
course), chem tutor payroll errors, devastating ping pong losses,
and exhilarating tennis victories.
We have seen the hidden pianist, the indefatigable tennis player, the
patient chemistry tutor, the understanding roommate, the good-
humored ping pong player, and, most importantly, the consummate
student, bloom into an amazing young man anyone would be proud to
call their son and brother.
Hashem has blessed US with this privilege, and for this we will
always be eternally grateful.
We are constantly amazed by the time & energy you reserve for
your family: you sacrifce Shabbos afternoon naps & personal time
to visit & play horsey with your little cousins; you tutor older
cousins even when you have your own exams; you play basketball
or elimination with your brothers & sisters; you learn with your
father late at night; and somehow you are still able to fnd time to
schmooze with your parents & grandparents.
May Hashem continue to bless you with Good Health, Mazel, and
Hatzlacha - Ad Meah V’esrim Shana!
We cannot wait to see what the future brings for you,
our very frst Sunshine!
Love,
Daddy & Mommy, Yoni, Daniel, Rifka,
Elisheva, Ezra, Yehuda, & Princess Penina
YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 162 2011
In honor of Adam Nathaniel Berman:
We love you very much and are so
proud of your accomplishments. We
admire your love of learning and
dedication to Yeshiva University and
its surrounding community. Whenever
you undertake a project, you do so
with all of your heart.
May you continue to have a life flled
with curiosity, learning, caring and
love, and be a source of nachas to all.
Mazel Tov!
Love,
Mommy, Daddy, Lisa, Jordan,
Grandmother, and the rest of the
mishpacha
163 YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 2011
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תודימ

,רקיה לואשל
ךל המכחה האריהו , ינאו האג ךב .
הבהאב ,
תבס י

ת"בנמ העונצה ותיערלו

הדועתלו הרותל םכליח רשיי

רקיה לואשל ,

חלצהו הלע !

" ךייחב הארת ךמלוע ,
אבה םלועה ייחל ךתירחאו ,
םירוד רודל ךתוקתו .

הנובת הגהי ךבל ,
תומכח רבדי ךיפ ,
תוננר שיחרי ךנושלו .

ךדגנ ורישיי ךיפעפע ,
הרות רואמב וריאי ךיניע ,
עיקרה רהוזכ וריהזי ךינפו .

תעד ועיבי ךיתותפש ,
םירשימ הנזולעת ךיתוילכו ,
ןימוי קיתע ירבד עומשל וצורי ךימעפו ".

א"ע זי תוכרב—

Our cup is filled to overflowing!
Our hearts are full of love and pride.
אבא and Mom

ליח לא ליחמ

ץרא ךרד םע הרות

תודימ

,רקיה לואשל
ךל המכחה האריהו , ינאו האג ךב .
הבהאב ,
תבס י

ת"בנמ העונצה ותיערלו

הדועתלו הרותל םכליח רשיי

רקיה לואשל ,

חלצהו הלע !

" ךייחב הארת ךמלוע ,
אבה םלועה ייחל ךתירחאו ,
םירוד רודל ךתוקתו .

הנובת הגהי ךבל ,
תומכח רבדי ךיפ ,
תוננר שיחרי ךנושלו .

ךדגנ ורישיי ךיפעפע ,
הרות רואמב וריאי ךיניע ,
עיקרה רהוזכ וריהזי ךינפו .

תעד ועיבי ךיתותפש ,
םירשימ הנזולעת ךיתוילכו ,
ןימוי קיתע ירבד עומשל וצורי ךימעפו ".

א"ע זי תוכרב—

Our cup is filled to overflowing!
Our hearts are full of love and pride.
אבא and Mom

ליח לא ליחמ

ץרא ךרד םע הרות

תודימ

,רקיה לואשל
ךל המכחה האריהו , ינאו האג ךב .
הבהאב ,
תבס י

ת"בנמ העונצה ותיערלו

הדועתלו הרותל םכליח רשיי

רקיה לואשל ,

חלצהו הלע !

" ךייחב הארת ךמלוע ,
אבה םלועה ייחל ךתירחאו ,
םירוד רודל ךתוקתו .

הנובת הגהי ךבל ,
תומכח רבדי ךיפ ,
תוננר שיחרי ךנושלו .

ךדגנ ורישיי ךיפעפע ,
הרות רואמב וריאי ךיניע ,
עיקרה רהוזכ וריהזי ךינפו .

תעד ועיבי ךיתותפש ,
םירשימ הנזולעת ךיתוילכו ,
ןימוי קיתע ירבד עומשל וצורי ךימעפו ".

א"ע זי תוכרב—

Our cup is filled to overflowing!
Our hearts are full of love and pride.
אבא and Mom

ליח לא ליחמ

ץרא ךרד םע הרות

תודימ

,רקיה לואשל
ךל המכחה האריהו , ינאו האג ךב .
הבהאב ,
תבס י

ת"בנמ העונצה ותיערלו

הדועתלו הרותל םכליח רשיי

רקיה לואשל ,

חלצהו הלע !

" ךייחב הארת ךמלוע ,
אבה םלועה ייחל ךתירחאו ,
םירוד רודל ךתוקתו .

הנובת הגהי ךבל ,
תומכח רבדי ךיפ ,
תוננר שיחרי ךנושלו .

ךדגנ ורישיי ךיפעפע ,
הרות רואמב וריאי ךיניע ,
עיקרה רהוזכ וריהזי ךינפו .

תעד ועיבי ךיתותפש ,
םירשימ הנזולעת ךיתוילכו ,
ןימוי קיתע ירבד עומשל וצורי ךימעפו ".

א"ע זי תוכרב—

Our cup is filled to overflowing!
Our hearts are full of love and pride.
אבא and Mom

ליח לא ליחמ

ץרא ךרד םע הרות

תודימ

,רקיה לואשל
ךל המכחה האריהו , ינאו האג ךב .
הבהאב ,
תבס י

ת"בנמ העונצה ותיערלו

הדועתלו הרותל םכליח רשיי

רקיה לואשל ,

חלצהו הלע !

" ךייחב הארת ךמלוע ,
אבה םלועה ייחל ךתירחאו ,
םירוד רודל ךתוקתו .

הנובת הגהי ךבל ,
תומכח רבדי ךיפ ,
תוננר שיחרי ךנושלו .

ךדגנ ורישיי ךיפעפע ,
הרות רואמב וריאי ךיניע ,
עיקרה רהוזכ וריהזי ךינפו .

תעד ועיבי ךיתותפש ,
םירשימ הנזולעת ךיתוילכו ,
ןימוי קיתע ירבד עומשל וצורי ךימעפו ".

א"ע זי תוכרב—

Our cup is filled to overflowing!
Our hearts are full of love and pride.
אבא and Mom

ליח לא ליחמ

ץרא ךרד םע הרות

תודימ

,רקיה לואשל
ךל המכחה האריהו , ינאו האג ךב .
הבהאב ,
תבס י

ת"בנמ העונצה ותיערלו

הדועתלו הרותל םכליח רשיי

רקיה לואשל ,

חלצהו הלע !

" ךייחב הארת ךמלוע ,
אבה םלועה ייחל ךתירחאו ,
םירוד רודל ךתוקתו .

הנובת הגהי ךבל ,
תומכח רבדי ךיפ ,
תוננר שיחרי ךנושלו .

ךדגנ ורישיי ךיפעפע ,
הרות רואמב וריאי ךיניע ,
עיקרה רהוזכ וריהזי ךינפו .

תעד ועיבי ךיתותפש ,
םירשימ הנזולעת ךיתוילכו ,
ןימוי קיתע ירבד עומשל וצורי ךימעפו ".

א"ע זי תוכרב—

Our cup is filled to overflowing!
Our hearts are full of love and pride.
אבא and Mom

ליח לא ליחמ

ץרא ךרד םע הרות

תודימ

,רקיה לואשל
ךל המכחה האריהו , ינאו האג ךב .
הבהאב ,
תבס י

ת"בנמ העונצה ותיערלו

הדועתלו הרותל םכליח רשיי

רקיה לואשל ,

חלצהו הלע !

" ךייחב הארת ךמלוע ,
אבה םלועה ייחל ךתירחאו ,
םירוד רודל ךתוקתו .

הנובת הגהי ךבל ,
תומכח רבדי ךיפ ,
תוננר שיחרי ךנושלו .

ךדגנ ורישיי ךיפעפע ,
הרות רואמב וריאי ךיניע ,
עיקרה רהוזכ וריהזי ךינפו .

תעד ועיבי ךיתותפש ,
םירשימ הנזולעת ךיתוילכו ,
ןימוי קיתע ירבד עומשל וצורי ךימעפו ".

א"ע זי תוכרב—

Our cup is filled to overflowing!
Our hearts are full of love and pride.
אבא and Mom

ליח לא ליחמ

ץרא ךרד םע הרות

תודימ

,רקיה לואשל
ךל המכחה האריהו , ינאו האג ךב .
הבהאב ,
תבס י

ת"בנמ העונצה ותיערלו

הדועתלו הרותל םכליח רשיי

רקיה לואשל ,

חלצהו הלע !

" ךייחב הארת ךמלוע ,
אבה םלועה ייחל ךתירחאו ,
םירוד רודל ךתוקתו .

הנובת הגהי ךבל ,
תומכח רבדי ךיפ ,
תוננר שיחרי ךנושלו .

ךדגנ ורישיי ךיפעפע ,
הרות רואמב וריאי ךיניע ,
עיקרה רהוזכ וריהזי ךינפו .

תעד ועיבי ךיתותפש ,
םירשימ הנזולעת ךיתוילכו ,
ןימוי קיתע ירבד עומשל וצורי ךימעפו ".

א"ע זי תוכרב—

Our cup is filled to overflowing!
Our hearts are full of love and pride.
אבא and Mom

ליח לא ליחמ

ץרא ךרד םע הרות

תודימ

,רקיה לואשל
ךל המכחה האריהו , ינאו האג ךב .
הבהאב ,
תבס י

ת"בנמ העונצה ותיערלו

הדועתלו הרותל םכליח רשיי

רקיה לואשל ,

חלצהו הלע !

" ךייחב הארת ךמלוע ,
אבה םלועה ייחל ךתירחאו ,
םירוד רודל ךתוקתו .

הנובת הגהי ךבל ,
תומכח רבדי ךיפ ,
תוננר שיחרי ךנושלו .

ךדגנ ורישיי ךיפעפע ,
הרות רואמב וריאי ךיניע ,
עיקרה רהוזכ וריהזי ךינפו .

תעד ועיבי ךיתותפש ,
םירשימ הנזולעת ךיתוילכו ,
ןימוי קיתע ירבד עומשל וצורי ךימעפו ".

א"ע זי תוכרב—

Our cup is filled to overflowing!
Our hearts are full of love and pride.
אבא and Mom

YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 164 2011
To our one and only
Godson,

Shaul Seidler-Feller,
who happens to be one of
the most brilliant, kind,
energetic young men we
know,

congratulations and
good luck in your
rabbinical studies and
all your myriad other
interests.

Love,
Mike & Alice
165 YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 2011
Mordechai Ambrose
YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 166 2011 YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 166 2011
Mazal Tov, Peter!
We are so very
proud of you!
With all our love,
Mom, Dad, Allison,
and Michael
Mordechai Ambrose
167 YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 2011
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To our
Sweet, Smart Multi-Talented
Grandson
Avi Pomper


bwf lzm

on reaching another milestone in your pursuit of excellence
You always make us proud!
Love
Butsy and Zaidy Nusbaum
Toronto Canada
2011 a‰uct






Mazal Tov, Shaul,
upon reaching this auspicious
milestone in your life.
We are so proud of
your achievements and
accomplishments.
Your exemplary middot tovot are
refected in your daily acts of
chesed and ma’asim tovim.
May you continue to be a source
of love and pride to your family,
friends, and klal Yisrael.
Love,
Dassie and David Schreiber
YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 168 2011
To Our Graduate, Tani:
We are all so proud of you and all
that you have accomplished over
the years. This marks another
milestone in your life. We hope all
your dreams come true.
Wishing you all the BEST......
to the BEST!!!!
With our love forever,
Mom, Eli and Yo, and
Chaynie and Chaim
169 YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 2011
The Yeshiva University
Offce of Student Affairs
would like to extend a hearty
mazal tov to the

Yeshiva College and
Sy Syms School of Business
Class of 2011
and wishes them every
success as they go out into
the world and become
valuable members of the
Jewish community and of
society at large.
YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 170 2011
The Office of Alumni Affairs congratulates
the Class of 2011 on your graduation
and welcomes you to the YU alumni community!
We look forward to staying in touch with you through the years. To ensure you
always have the latest alumni information, visit www.yu.edu/alumni to update
your email address and contact information.
You can also find us online (and as an ‘app’ on your Smartphone!):
www.facebook.com/YUAlumni
www.yu.edu/alumni/linkedin
bit.ly/yualumniflickr
www.mycribsheet.com/yualumni/
Mazel tov and stay in touch!
Office of Alumni Affairs
Yeshiva University
500 West 185
th
Street, Furst Hall 530
New York, NY 10033
212.960.5373
alumni@yu.edu
171 YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 2011
Mazel tov to our dear son,
Shmuel Mond,
upon his graduation from
Yeshiva University.

May Hashem continue to
guide you and bless you in
all you do.
We are so proud of you!!
Love Always,
Ema, Aba, Yoni, Miriam,
Shoshie and Snowy
YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 172 2011
To Our Dear Yonatan,
Congratulations to you and all your classmates
on your graduation.
The one bequest that a family can give to its
children is roots, roots frmly planted in the
religion of our forefathers.
You have taken full advantage of all the
opportunities for learning that you have been
given and have matured into a very worthy
member of the Jewish people.
Mazel Tov also to you and Marlena on your
upcoming marriage. We are anxiously looking
forward to your successes in the next stage of
your lives.
Love,
Eema, Abba, Don, P’nina, Nissim, Ahuva, Rena,
and Grandma and Pops from Richmond
173 YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 2011
Heartiest congratulations to our son,
Dimitri A. Rosenberg,
the once-“freshman” from Belgium, for his outstanding
results as the 2011 Valedictorian of the Sy Syms School of
Business and the Valedictorian of the Isaac Breuer College
of Hebraic Studies and for receiving the Altshul-Perlstein
Memorial Award and the Fischel Memorial Award.
Also, our great appreciation to Yeshiva University for having
given him this great opportunity to excel in Jewish and
secular studies in a Yeshivish environment in the spirit of
“Torah und Bildung.”
Dimitri, we are proud of your excellent achievements and of
your remarkable ambition and perseverance, but, above all,
it is your kindness and social involvement which makes you
such an exceptional person.
May the Almighty bless you with a bright future of
and may you always remain .
Your proud parents,
Anita & Henri Rosenberg, Antwerp (Belgium)
דחא םוקמב הלודגו הרות

רועמ ב תוירבה םע


רבד ןיא ןוצרה ינפב דמוע
דחא םוקמב הלודגו הרות

רועמ ב תוירבה םע


רבד ןיא ןוצרה ינפב דמוע
Mordechai Ambrose
YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 174 2011
Mordechai Ambrose
175 YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 2011
To our youngest brother,
Dimitri A. Rosenberg,
the 2011 Valedictorian:
Congratulations from all of us for your extraordinary
academic achievements and awards.
We knew it: Yes, you can! Tere is nothing that stands in the
way of your willpower. Te legendary expression that
best characterizes you.
To achieve this goal that you set for yourself three years ago,
you sacrifced your holidays and leisure. All your time was
spent on study, on the YU Maccabees Soccer Team, and
on gaining work experience. Nevertheless, for us, you were
always available and remained in close touch. We cherish
this strong bond that you maintain with us and your super-
excellent helpfulness and kindness. Above all, it is your
perpetual smile and good mood that enchants us.
We have no doubt that you will, Deo volente, meet the new
challenges that you set for yourself!
Natascha & Ori – Amanda & Michou – David & Shoshi –
Schloimi & Talia – Gershon & Batsheva
דחא םוקמב הלודגו הרות

רועמ ב תוירבה םע


רבד ןיא ןוצרה ינפב דמוע
175 YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 2011
176 YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 2011
Dear Jerry,
Congratulations on your
graduation.
You have reached this
important milestone in
your life through hard
work, determination, and
dedication.
We are extremely proud of
you.
May you continue to grow,
achieve, and excel in all your
future endeavors.
Love,
Mom, Dad, Elisa, Jonathan,
and Ilana
YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 176 2011
Dearest Elie,
You are that rarest
combination: a young man
who combines full-hearted
kindness with wisdom,
maturity, and a love of
learning in all senses.
May G-d grant you kol birchot
shamayim for years to come!
Love,
Mommy, Abba, Yosie, &
Nava
177 YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 2011
Dear Shlomo,
Mazel tov to you and the entire
class on the occasion of your
college graduation.
May you continue to succeed in
all your endeavors.
Love,
Mom, Dad, Shira, Tzvi, Shifra,
and Ben Tzion
Mordechai Ambrose
YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 178 2011
Mordechai Ambrose
179 YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 2011
Dear Shaul,
Congratulations on reaching
this important milestone in
your life.
You have brought great
Naches, pride, and joy to your
family and all who know you.
We know you will continue
to excell in all your future
endeavors.
With all best wishes,
Perla and Ami
179 YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 2011
Mordechai Ambrose
180 YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 2011
Dear Jake,
The entire family is
so proud of you. We
hope your graduation
from YU will be the
beginning of even more
wonderful things.
May you go .
With much love,
Mom & Dad, Aliza &
Elchanan, Aron, Yosef,
Yonit and Rikki D. B. &
Shimon, Rivkala, Aviva,
Shira and Yaelle
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ץרא ךרד םע הרות

תודימ

,רקיה לואשל
ךל המכחה האריהו , ינאו האג ךב .
הבהאב ,
תבס י

ת"בנמ העונצה ותיערלו

הדועתלו הרותל םכליח רשיי

רקיה לואשל ,

חלצהו הלע !

" ךייחב הארת ךמלוע ,
אבה םלועה ייחל ךתירחאו ,
םירוד רודל ךתוקתו .

הנובת הגהי ךבל ,
תומכח רבדי ךיפ ,
תוננר שיחרי ךנושלו .

ךדגנ ורישיי ךיפעפע ,
הרות רואמב וריאי ךיניע ,
עיקרה רהוזכ וריהזי ךינפו .

תעד ועיבי ךיתותפש ,
םירשימ הנזולעת ךיתוילכו ,
ןימוי קיתע ירבד עומשל וצורי ךימעפו ".

א"ע זי תוכרב—

Our cup is filled to overflowing!
Our hearts are full of love and pride.
אבא and Mom

Mordechai Ambrose
YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 180 2011
Mordechai Ambrose Mordechai Ambrose
181 YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 2011
Dear Eitan, Elie, Micah, Sammy, Schwab, and Simeon,
So you’re graduating, eh? Wow. I couldn’t be more proud of you
guys. No, for real. I don’t say that to everyone, okay? I’ve seen my
fair share of Commentator editors over the past 75 years, but I can
say with absolute certainty that you guys are the without-a-doubt no-
seriously-I-don’t–have-any-doubts best. Like, I would give each one of
you six a Seven Up, and then just sort of grind the remaining Up into a
fine powder, mix it with water and molasses until it turned into a milky
paste, and then slather it onto your faces while you were sleeping,
because that’s how much I love you. Seriously, ask Minerva. She’ll tell
you how much I talk about you guys.
The fact is, I was great this year, and that’s entirely thanks to
you. You know how many past editors have remembered my
birthdays? None. And not only did you guys remember it, but you
made me proud to be the official newspaper of Yeshiva College and
the Sy Syms School of Business, day in and day out. So give
yourselves a hand and a pat on the back – you did an incredible job
this year. Now get out there and keep making headlines.
Peace, Love, Journalism,
The Commentator
181 YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 2011
Mordechai Ambrose
182 YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 2011
To Our Dear Tani:
We are so proud of all you
have achieved and look
forward to the bright future
you deserve. You left your
mark as the last Guterman
boy attending YU and have
fulflled a great legacy
for the family.
With much pride and love,
Grandma and Grandpa
Mordechai Ambrose
YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 182 2011
Mordechai Ambrose Mordechai Ambrose
183 YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 2011
To Our Outstanding
Nephew, Tani:
For his warmth, creativity,
and insight...
we wish him Mazel Tov and
a wonderful graduation.

Love,
Uncle Eric and Aunt Boonie
and all your Cousins
183 YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 2011
Mordechai Ambrose
184 YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 2011
Dearest Aryeh,
We are so proud of you,
not only for all of your
many accomplishments,
but for the kind,
sensitive, caring person
you are. With your great
sense of humor and
beautiful music, you bring
joy to everyone. We wish
you much hatzlacha on
your graduation.
Mazal tov!
Much Love,
Mommy and Daddy, Malki,
Elana and Seth, Ezra and
Solomon
Mordechai Ambrose
YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 184 2011
Mordechai Ambrose Mordechai Ambrose
185 YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 2011
To Avi, our oldest nephew/cousin:
We are thrilled that you’ve reached your
graduation!
You’ve worked hard, volunteered for
those in need, and managed to fnd
a bit of time in between to excel in
extracurricular activities, too (including
Table Tennis Master).
Any profession will be lucky to have
you, but we wish you luck in getting into
the one of your dreams! May Hashem
continue to guide you to make the
right decisions and to open the right
doors! (We hope that some of these
doors may lead you a little closer to our
neighborhood here in Israel!)
We love you!
Love,
Uncle Josh, Auntie Tammy, and the rest
of the “Krugettes”
185 YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 2011
Mordechai Ambrose
186 YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 2011
Mazel Tov
to our Dear Nephew and Cousin
AVI POMPER
on the occasion of your graduation from
Yeshiva University.
We wish you every success in all your future endeavors –
academic, professional, personal, and spiritual.
We know that you will continue to excel in all areas.
May you continue to give your dear parents and grandparents,
as well as your aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews who
love you so much, much nachas.
Mazel Tov, Mazel Tov!
Love,
Auntie Naomi and Uncle Larry
Cousins
Penina, Dovid, Tziporah, Avraham, Racheli, & Ben Tzion Aryeh
Pinczower
YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 186 2011
Mordechai Ambrose Mordechai Ambrose
187 YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 2011
“To unpathed waters,
undreamed shores”
—William Shakespeare

Dearest Avi,
Mazal Tov on reaching
this milestone; we are all
very proud of you.
May your journey
take you to amazing
places and wondrous
discoveries.

Love,
Uncle Dani, Aunt Shari,
Eden, Kira, and Joseph
Weil
187 YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 2011
Mordechai Ambrose
188 YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 2011
Our Dearest Shimon,

So Shimon, it’s graduation time again! Yay!
How much you have accomplished during your YU stay.
In the past three years in YU, you have “learned” so much!
Many exciting projects and adventures you have undertaken is
our hunch.
Oh! How proud we are of your continued growth and success.
Never veering of your chosen path, unless...!

Shimon,
You are the essence of the Torah U’Madda that YU stands for
and that the rabbeim and professors at YU try to instill in all
who enter their doors. You have used your years at YU wisely,
combining the pursuit of Torah and a profession. We are very
happy to see that with all that YU has given you, you have
already made sure to start giving back by joining the CJF on
their missions this year.

As you embark on the next chapter of your life, that “scary”
thing called the real world, keep up the good work! Continue
to follow the teachings of YU, combining Torah U’Madda and
making a Kiddush Hashem wherever life takes you.

Remember that no matter where you are, no matter what
challenges life throws at you, we love you and are
ALWAYS here for you!

Love,
Bubbie, Grandpa, Mommy, Abba, Moshe, and “Baby” Yaakov
YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 188 2011
Mordechai Ambrose
189 YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 2011
Mazel Tov
Reuven
Wishing you much Bracha
and Hatzlacha in your future
endeavors, and may you always go
.
Love,
Mommy, Daddy, Michael, Dina,
Yair, Shlomo, and Rivka
Best wishes to the Class of 5771
from the Rand family!
ליח לא ליחמ

ץרא ךרד םע הרות

תודימ

,רקיה לואשל
ךל המכחה האריהו , ינאו האג ךב .
הבהאב ,
תבס י

ת"בנמ העונצה ותיערלו

הדועתלו הרותל םכליח רשיי

רקיה לואשל ,

חלצהו הלע !

" ךייחב הארת ךמלוע ,
אבה םלועה ייחל ךתירחאו ,
םירוד רודל ךתוקתו .

הנובת הגהי ךבל ,
תומכח רבדי ךיפ ,
תוננר שיחרי ךנושלו .

ךדגנ ורישיי ךיפעפע ,
הרות רואמב וריאי ךיניע ,
עיקרה רהוזכ וריהזי ךינפו .

תעד ועיבי ךיתותפש ,
םירשימ הנזולעת ךיתוילכו ,
ןימוי קיתע ירבד עומשל וצורי ךימעפו ".

א"ע זי תוכרב—

Our cup is filled to overflowing!
Our hearts are full of love and pride.
אבא and Mom

189 YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 2011
Mordechai Ambrose
190 YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 2011
Dear Elie,
We are so proud of you!
We’ve watched
you grow from an
adorable little child
to a mature, well-
rounded man. College
graduation is just the
beginning.

We wish you health,
happiness and success
in all of your future
endeavors.
Love always,
Mom, Dad, Becky, Mikey,
Kelly, Adelle, and Nona
YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 190 2011
Mordechai Ambrose
191 YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 2011
In honor of
RAFFI STURM
All our love and best wishes on the
occasion of your graduation. We are
proud of you today as we are every day
for the person that you are and the life
that you are building together with
Carly. Your special blend of ,
your single-minded pursuit of your
ideals, and the wonderful way you
have with all types of people, young
and old, are just some of the things we
love and admire in you. You are a true
personification of
.
With much love,
Ima and Abba, Uriel, Rivka and Ben
Zion, Shira and Steven, Josh, Arielle,
Yakira, Avinoam and Ilan
ליח לא ליחמ

ץרא ךרד םע הרות

תודימ

,רקיה לואשל
ךל המכחה האריהו , ינאו האג ךב .
הבהאב ,
תבס י

ת"בנמ העונצה ותיערלו

הדועתלו הרותל םכליח רשיי

רקיה לואשל ,

חלצהו הלע !

" ךייחב הארת ךמלוע ,
אבה םלועה ייחל ךתירחאו ,
םירוד רודל ךתוקתו .

הנובת הגהי ךבל ,
תומכח רבדי ךיפ ,
תוננר שיחרי ךנושלו .

ךדגנ ורישיי ךיפעפע ,
הרות רואמב וריאי ךיניע ,
עיקרה רהוזכ וריהזי ךינפו .

תעד ועיבי ךיתותפש ,
םירשימ הנזולעת ךיתוילכו ,
ןימוי קיתע ירבד עומשל וצורי ךימעפו ".

א"ע זי תוכרב—

Our cup is filled to overflowing!
Our hearts are full of love and pride.
אבא and Mom

ליח לא ליחמ

ץרא ךרד םע הרות

תודימ

,רקיה לואשל
ךל המכחה האריהו , ינאו האג ךב .
הבהאב ,
תבס י

ת"בנמ העונצה ותיערלו

הדועתלו הרותל םכליח רשיי

רקיה לואשל ,

חלצהו הלע !

" ךייחב הארת ךמלוע ,
אבה םלועה ייחל ךתירחאו ,
םירוד רודל ךתוקתו .

הנובת הגהי ךבל ,
תומכח רבדי ךיפ ,
תוננר שיחרי ךנושלו .

ךדגנ ורישיי ךיפעפע ,
הרות רואמב וריאי ךיניע ,
עיקרה רהוזכ וריהזי ךינפו .

תעד ועיבי ךיתותפש ,
םירשימ הנזולעת ךיתוילכו ,
ןימוי קיתע ירבד עומשל וצורי ךימעפו ".

א"ע זי תוכרב—

Our cup is filled to overflowing!
Our hearts are full of love and pride.
אבא and Mom

191 YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 2011
Mordechai Ambrose
192 YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 2011
Daniel Eisman
Mazel Tov,
Daniel, on your
graduation
You bring so much joy and nachas to our lives. We are so very
proud of you, who you are, and what you have accomplished.
You have dreams and a clear vision for your future – we know
you will achieve success in whatever goals you strive for.
Love,
Mom, Dad, and Josh
Mordechai Ambrose
YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 192 2011
Mordechai Ambrose
193 YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 2011
Dear Tuvia,
Mazel Tov on your graduation.
We are very proud of you and
we are grateful to Hashem as we
celebrate this moment with you.
May you continue to bring light
to our family and to Am Yisrael.
Love,
Abba and Ima,
Yoni, Tehilla, Yosef, and Yitzchak
193 YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 2011
ליח לא ליחמ

ץרא ךרד םע הרות

תודימ

,רקיה לואשל
ךל המכחה האריהו , ינאו האג ךב .
הבהאב ,
תבס י

ת"בנמ העונצה ותיערלו

הדועתלו הרותל םכליח רשיי

רקיה לואשל ,

חלצהו הלע !

" ךייחב הארת ךמלוע ,
אבה םלועה ייחל ךתירחאו ,
םירוד רודל ךתוקתו .

הנובת הגהי ךבל ,
תומכח רבדי ךיפ ,
תוננר שיחרי ךנושלו .

ךדגנ ורישיי ךיפעפע ,
הרות רואמב וריאי ךיניע ,
עיקרה רהוזכ וריהזי ךינפו .

תעד ועיבי ךיתותפש ,
םירשימ הנזולעת ךיתוילכו ,
ןימוי קיתע ירבד עומשל וצורי ךימעפו ".

א"ע זי תוכרב—

Our cup is filled to overflowing!
Our hearts are full of love and pride.
אבא and Mom

ליח לא ליחמ

ץרא ךרד םע הרות

תודימ

,רקיה לואשל
ךל המכחה האריהו , ינאו האג ךב .
הבהאב ,
תבס י

ת"בנמ העונצה ותיערלו

הדועתלו הרותל םכליח רשיי

רקיה לואשל ,

חלצהו הלע !

" ךייחב הארת ךמלוע ,
אבה םלועה ייחל ךתירחאו ,
םירוד רודל ךתוקתו .

הנובת הגהי ךבל ,
תומכח רבדי ךיפ ,
תוננר שיחרי ךנושלו .

ךדגנ ורישיי ךיפעפע ,
הרות רואמב וריאי ךיניע ,
עיקרה רהוזכ וריהזי ךינפו .

תעד ועיבי ךיתותפש ,
םירשימ הנזולעת ךיתוילכו ,
ןימוי קיתע ירבד עומשל וצורי ךימעפו ".

א"ע זי תוכרב—

Our cup is filled to overflowing!
Our hearts are full of love and pride.
אבא and Mom

To our Dear Son
Noam Friedman
Mazal tov to you on your graduation
from Yeshiva University!
You are a part of the 3rd generation of our family to graduate
Yeshiva and we are very proud of your accomplishments.
Saba (YC ‘43 and RIETS ‘45) would be very proud.
Dad (YC ‘81) and Mom (YUHSG-B ‘78)
Ami (YC ‘09) and Rachel
To my #1 grandchild, Shmuel Mond:
May you continue, with G-d’s
help, to bring joy and “nachas” to
our family in good healthy and
happiness. I’m so very proud of all
your accomplishments.
I love you dearly, as did “Papa.”
Boston Bubbie
YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 194 2011
Mazal Tov, Daniel, upon your
graduation!
May you be matzliach as you step into
your future endeavors and continue
to grow in all that you do!
Love,
Abba, Mom, Aron, and David
Roni,
Our pride in you continues.
We love you!
Imma, Abba, Avital, Yishai, and Frisbee
195 YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 2011
Mazal Tov, Josh, on your graduation!
We are so proud of all your
accomplishments and wish you continued
success in all that you do!!!
With much love,
Sara, Mommy and Daddy, Pnina, Dov,
Moshe, Daniel, Talya, Tzivia, and Zahava
On Saturday of the
Sands of Time of Huts,
we, JLIC at UCLA, are proud of
Shaul
for having the GUTS!!!
YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 196 2011
Congratulations and Mazel Tov to our
beloved grandson,
Avi Pomper.
May Hashem grant you Hatzlacha in all
that you do so you may continue to go from
success to success.
With much love,
Grandma & Zaide Pomper
Felicia, Megan, Greg, Melissa, Kimberly,
and Great Grandma Sarah
Mazal tov, Yoni!
We are SO proud of all your hard work and
wonderful achievements.
Wishing you the best of success in grad school!
All our love,
Abba, Ima, Amira, and Duvi
197 YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 2011
To Jonathan –
our wonderful son, grandson, and brother:
We are very proud of you for all you have
accomplished these last four years. You are
a true mentsh, and deeply committed to
to all of the graduates!
!
Love,
Mom, Dad, Grandma, Hannah & Moshe,
Micah & Megan, and Jeremy
Mazel Tov, David!
We are so proud of your accomplishments. May
your future be flled with good health, success in
all your endeavors, and great joy.
Love,
Mommy & Daddy
and all your “sibs,” nieces, & nephews
לארשיו הרות תבהאו ,קדצ

בוט לזמ

ליח לא ליחמ
לארשיו הרות תבהאו ,קדצ

בוט לזמ

ליח לא ליחמ
לארשיו הרות תבהאו ,קדצ

בוט לזמ

ליח לא ליחמ
YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 198 2011
ליח לא ליחמ

ץרא ךרד םע הרות

תודימ

,רקיה לואשל
ךל המכחה האריהו , ינאו האג ךב .
הבהאב ,
תבס י

ת"בנמ העונצה ותיערלו

הדועתלו הרותל םכליח רשיי

רקיה לואשל ,

חלצהו הלע !

" ךייחב הארת ךמלוע ,
אבה םלועה ייחל ךתירחאו ,
םירוד רודל ךתוקתו .

הנובת הגהי ךבל ,
תומכח רבדי ךיפ ,
תוננר שיחרי ךנושלו .

ךדגנ ורישיי ךיפעפע ,
הרות רואמב וריאי ךיניע ,
עיקרה רהוזכ וריהזי ךינפו .

תעד ועיבי ךיתותפש ,
םירשימ הנזולעת ךיתוילכו ,
ןימוי קיתע ירבד עומשל וצורי ךימעפו ".

א"ע זי תוכרב—

Our cup is filled to overflowing!
Our hearts are full of love and pride.
אבא and Mom

ליח לא ליחמ

ץרא ךרד םע הרות

תודימ

,רקיה לואשל
ךל המכחה האריהו , ינאו האג ךב .
הבהאב ,
תבס י

ת"בנמ העונצה ותיערלו

הדועתלו הרותל םכליח רשיי

רקיה לואשל ,

חלצהו הלע !

" ךייחב הארת ךמלוע ,
אבה םלועה ייחל ךתירחאו ,
םירוד רודל ךתוקתו .

הנובת הגהי ךבל ,
תומכח רבדי ךיפ ,
תוננר שיחרי ךנושלו .

ךדגנ ורישיי ךיפעפע ,
הרות רואמב וריאי ךיניע ,
עיקרה רהוזכ וריהזי ךינפו .

תעד ועיבי ךיתותפש ,
םירשימ הנזולעת ךיתוילכו ,
ןימוי קיתע ירבד עומשל וצורי ךימעפו ".

א"ע זי תוכרב—

Our cup is filled to overflowing!
Our hearts are full of love and pride.
אבא and Mom

ליח לא ליחמ

ץרא ךרד םע הרות

תודימ

,רקיה לואשל
ךל המכחה האריהו , ינאו האג ךב .
הבהאב ,
תבס י

ת"בנמ העונצה ותיערלו

הדועתלו הרותל םכליח רשיי

רקיה לואשל ,

חלצהו הלע !

" ךייחב הארת ךמלוע ,
אבה םלועה ייחל ךתירחאו ,
םירוד רודל ךתוקתו .

הנובת הגהי ךבל ,
תומכח רבדי ךיפ ,
תוננר שיחרי ךנושלו .

ךדגנ ורישיי ךיפעפע ,
הרות רואמב וריאי ךיניע ,
עיקרה רהוזכ וריהזי ךינפו .

תעד ועיבי ךיתותפש ,
םירשימ הנזולעת ךיתוילכו ,
ןימוי קיתע ירבד עומשל וצורי ךימעפו ".

א"ע זי תוכרב—

Our cup is filled to overflowing!
Our hearts are full of love and pride.
אבא and Mom

ליח לא ליחמ

ץרא ךרד םע הרות

תודימ

,רקיה לואשל
ךל המכחה האריהו , ינאו האג ךב .
הבהאב ,
תבס י

ת"בנמ העונצה ותיערלו

הדועתלו הרותל םכליח רשיי

רקיה לואשל ,

חלצהו הלע !

" ךייחב הארת ךמלוע ,
אבה םלועה ייחל ךתירחאו ,
םירוד רודל ךתוקתו .

הנובת הגהי ךבל ,
תומכח רבדי ךיפ ,
תוננר שיחרי ךנושלו .

ךדגנ ורישיי ךיפעפע ,
הרות רואמב וריאי ךיניע ,
עיקרה רהוזכ וריהזי ךינפו .

תעד ועיבי ךיתותפש ,
םירשימ הנזולעת ךיתוילכו ,
ןימוי קיתע ירבד עומשל וצורי ךימעפו ".

א"ע זי תוכרב—

Our cup is filled to overflowing!
Our hearts are full of love and pride.
אבא and Mom

Aaron Schultz
Mazel tov on your graduation
from Yeshiva University.
Your love for Torah and learning
is evident in everything you do.
We are so proud of your
accomplishments and know that
you will succeed in
whatever you do.
May you go from strength to
strength.
Love,
Mom, Abba, Rachel,
Batya and Sammy
To dear Yonatan and your
colleagues, who have mounted
the second fight of stairs, we
ofer our congratulations and
encouragement you
to keep climbing.
Love,
Grandmom and Pops
“I like people who can do things.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson
“I like people with tasty shoes.”—Barkley
“I like people who do great things wherever their
shoes take them.”—Aunt Debbie
You are a great and capable “doer;” continue to do
great things wherever your tasty shoes take you!
Love,
Aunt Debbie and Uncle Denis
To our future son-in-law,
Tzvi Feifel,
Mazel Tov on your graduation.
We are so proud of you and we
wish you all the success and
happiness that you can achieve.
With much Love,
Karen and Daniel Hechtman
To Michi:
Come back home
already!!!
Love,
Mom and Dad
199 YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MASMID 2011
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