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Yeshiva University

Yeshiva University is the nations


Jewish, student-centered university
devoted to teaching, learning and
research. Our commitment to Torah,
rigorous curricula, intellectual
exploration and service to community
prepares each student for a personally
and professionally successful,
meaningful life.

Contents

Undergraduate Schools

Scholarly and Cultural Resources

Stern College for Women

45 Yeshiva University Libraries

Sy Syms School of Business

49 Yeshiva University Museum

Yeshiva College

Academic Centers and Institutes

11 Undergraduate Torah Studies


Programs
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S. Daniel Abraham Israel Program

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Yeshiva University Athletics

51

Center for the Jewish Future

52 Rabbi Arthur Schneier Program



for International Affairs
52 Center for Jewish Law and

Contemporary Civilization

Graduate and Professional Schools

53 Yeshiva University in Israel

21 Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish



Education and Administration

54 Center for Israel Studies


54 The Zahava and Moshael Straus

Center for Torah and

Western Thought

23 Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law


25 Bernard Revel Graduate School

of Jewish Studies
27 Ferkauf Graduate School

of Psychology

56 Campus Maps

29 Wurzweiler School of Social Work

63 Connect With Us

31 The Mordecai D. and Monique C. Katz



School of Graduate and Professional
Studies

64 Offices and Services

33 Graduate Programs in Arts



and Sciences
Affiliates
35 Albert Einstein College of Medicine
37 Rabbi Isaac Elchanan

Theological Seminary
39 Philip and Sarah Belz School

of Jewish Music
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Sephardic Programs

43 Yeshiva University High Schools

67 Boards and Administration

Undergraduate Education

Yeshiva University enrolls 2,880 undergraduates at Yeshiva


College, Stern College for Women, and Sy Syms School of
Business, and in the S. Daniel Abraham Israel Program in
Jerusalem. These schools combine rigorous academics with
unparalleled Jewish studies and a nurturing Jewish
environment. Honors and leadership programs stress the
intellectual development and cultural enrichment of
outstanding students, and there are many opportunities for
internships and research.
Joint and combined programs offer advanced degrees in
engineering, Jewish education, Jewish studies, nursing and
physician assistant studies, occupational therapy, optometry,
physical therapy, podiatry, and teaching math and science.
About 95 percent of full-time undergraduate faculty hold
doctorates or the highest degree within their fields. Small
classes encourage intellectual intimacy and creativity.
Distinguished scholars, authors, artists, public officials, and
business leaders interact with students in a variety of venues.

UNDERGRADUATE SCHOOLS

Stern College for Women

Israel Henry Beren Campus


Karen Bacon, PhD
The Monique C. Katz Dean of Undergraduate Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Ethel Orlian
Associate Dean
215 Lexington Avenue, Manhattan
646.592.4150
www.yu.edu/stern

Located on the Beren Campus in Manhattans vibrant Murray Hill


neighborhood, Stern College for Women provides a rich array of programs
in the sciences, social sciences, humanities, and Jewish studies along
with combined degree programs in physical therapy and engineering,
among others.
The S. Daniel Abraham Honors Program emphasizes writing, critical
analysis, cultural enrichment, and the development of leadership skills.
Exclusive lectures, workshops, and cultural outings round out the honors
experience.
The Rebecca Ivry Department of Jewish Studies offers courses in
Bible, Hebrew, Jewish history and philosophy, and Jewish laws and customs.
The Graduate Program in Advanced Talmudic Studies (GPATS) is
open to students with extensive backgrounds in Jewish studies and awards
a Masters degree in Biblical and Talmudical Interpretation.

Sy Syms School of Business

Moses Pava, PhD


Dean
Wilf Campus, Belfer Hall, 2495 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan
212.960.0845
Israel Henry Beren Campus, 215 Lexington Avenue, Manhattan
917.326.4839
Master of Science in Accounting Program
Margie Townsend
Associate Director of Program Recruitment
215 Lexington Avenue, Manhattan
917.326.4839
Executive MBA Program
Andrew Geller
Dean
Belfer Hall, 2495 Amsterdam Ave, Manhattan
201.725.0436
www.yu.edu/syms

Sy Syms School of Business provides a comprehensive education in


business fundamentals, entrepreneurial leadership and practice, with
concentrations in accounting, finance, management, information systems,
business analytics and data analysis, and marketing. The school also offers
a one-year program leading to a Master of Science degree in accounting,
and an Executive Masters of Business Administration program that
provides students with state-of-the-art business knowledge in the context
of the highest ethical ideals.
The Business Honors and Entrepreneurial Leadership Program
enhances the education of high-achieving business students by providing
exclusive entrepreneurship opportunities, significant interaction with
senior faculty, and career-changing contacts with global business leaders
and senior executives.

Yeshiva College

Wilf Campus
Karen Bacon, PhD
The Monique C. Katz Dean of Undergraduate Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Joanne Jacobson
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Fredric Sugarman
Associate Dean of Operations and Student Affairs
Furst Hall, 500 West 185th Street, Manhattan
212.960.5214
www.yu.edu/yeshiva-college

The first college of liberal arts and sciences in America under Jewish
auspices, Yeshiva College provides young men with a challenging and
enriching dual curriculum of secular and Jewish studies.
Located on the Wilf Campus in the northern Manhattan neighborhood
of Washington Heights, Yeshiva College offers a vibrant liberal arts and
sciences curriculum and grants the Bachelor of Arts degree. Nineteen
departments span a variety of disciplines in the humanities, social sciences,
and sciences. Undergraduates are encouraged to become part of a dynamic
research community, collaborating with a faculty of noted scholars and
scientists. The college has an exemplary record in preparing students for
graduate and professional schools and the working world. A number of
combined and joint programs are offered, including engineering, optometry,
and podiatry.
The Jay and Jeanie Schottenstein Honors Program challenges our
most outstanding students by providing intellectually rigorous academic
experiences, research opportunities, individualized mentoring, and
advanced work. Students have smaller classes and can join a wealth of
cultural and scholarly activities available only in New York City.

Undergraduate Torah Studies Programs

All Yeshiva University undergraduates pursue a dual program of Torah


studies and college academic studies. Classes at all levels are offered
in Talmud, Bible, Hebrew, Jewish history, Jewish philosophy and ethics,
and Halacha. Formal classroom and beit midrash chavruta studies are
augmented with special programs, optional day and night study groups,
and mentors, along with a counseling and guidance program focused on
individual growth and development.
www.yu.edu/academics/torah-studies

Undergraduate Women
Israel Henry Beren Campus
Rabbi Ephraim Kanarfogel, PhD
Chairman, Rebecca Ivry Department of Jewish Studies, Stern College for Women;
E. Billi Ivry University Professor of Jewish History, Literature and Law
Ronald P. Stanton Hall, 245 Lexington Avenue, Manhattan
212.340.7710

The women of Stern College and Sy Syms School of Business learn at the
Rebecca Ivry Department of Jewish Studies, offering a comprehensive
curriculum of courses to match students diverse backgrounds. Classes
provide extensive analysis of classic texts in their Hebrew and Aramaic
originals to deepen students ethical and philosophical insights and values.

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Undergraduate Torah Studies Programs

Undergraduate Men
Wilf Campus
Rabbi Menachem Penner
The Max and Marion Grill Dean, Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary
Rabbi Yosef Kalinsky
Associate Dean
The Jacob and Dreizel Glueck Center for Jewish Study
515 West 185th Street, Manhattan
646.592.4455

The men of Yeshiva College and Sy Syms School of Business select from
several Jewish studies options:
The Yeshiva Program/Mazer School of Talmudic Studies offers
a sophisticated yeshiva experience for men with advanced backgrounds
in Talmudic learning. The Masmidim Honors Program attracts emerging
Torah scholars who complete additional learning and are encouraged to
publish Talmudic exegeses.
The Isaac Breuer College of Hebraic Studies offers advanced classes
in Talmud, Bible, Hebrew language, Jewish history, Jewish philosophy,
and Jewish law and ethics.
The Irving I. Stone Beit Midrash Program offers a diversified
curriculum for men with a substantial background in Talmud. Talmud
study in a traditional yeshiva environment is supplemented by studies
in Bible, Jewish law, and Jewish ethics and philosophy.
The James Striar School of General Jewish Studies offers several
tracks for men who are less familiar with Hebrew language and textual
study but are interested in pursuing a broad-based Jewish philosophical
and text education.

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S. Daniel Abraham Israel Program

Yeshiva University Israel Campus


Stephanie Strauss
Director
40 Duvdevani Street, Student Center
Jerusalem 972.2.531.3020
U.S. 917.484.5020
www.yu.edu/israel-program

An arrangement between Yeshiva University and 41 yeshivot and seminaries


in Israel, this Program provides support for nearly 700 young men and
women, enabling them to incorporate their studies in Israel into their
college years. Israels leading educators teach an intense program of Jewish
subjects including Talmud, Bible, Jewish law, philosophy, Zionism, and
Jewish history. The experience increases proficiency in Hebrew and
enables students to learn firsthand about Israels land, people, history,
and culture.
YUs Israel representatives visit schools to offer academic guidance and
career planning advice, and students have opportunities to meet YU roshei
yeshiva [professors of Talmud and Torah], administrators and faculty.
Yeshiva University also sponsors major events for our American students
in Israel, including shiurim and kumzitzes, melava malkas with YU Torah
personalities, arts and sports competitions, a career fair, and bein
hazmanim [between semester] programs.
A complete list of Israel schools affiliated with the program can be
found at www.yu.edu/israel-program/gis.

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Yeshiva University Athletics

Joe Bednarsh
Director
Wilf Campus
Rubin Hall, 2501 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan
212.960.5211
Israel Henry Beren Campus
245 Lexington Avenue, Manhattan
212.340.7727
www.yumacs.com

The Yeshiva University Maccabees sponsor 15 NCAA Division III sports,


including eight mens teams (baseball, basketball, cross country, fencing,
golf, soccer, tennis, and volleyball) and seven womens teams (basketball,
cross country, fencing, soccer, softball, tennis, and volleyball). The
Maccabees play in numerous conferences, including the Skyline, EWFC,
MACFA, and HVIAC.
On the Wilf Campus, students participate in various intramural leagues,
and enjoy a state-of-the-art fitness center, full-length pool, and indoor
basketball complex. Beren Campus students participate in basketball and
soccer intramurals and have access to any of five fitness centers.

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Graduate and Professional Schools

The University is affiliated with one of the nations top medical


schools, and is home to one of the finest law schools as well as
highly regarded graduate schools of social work, psychology,
Jewish studies, and Jewish education and administration.
Constant innovations create interdisciplinary opportunities
in emerging fields such as health psychology, nuclear medicine,
and biomedical ethics. The unequaled resources of New York
City enable the University to make pioneering advances and
partnerships with leading educational, cultural, health, and
social service institutions.

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GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS

Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education


and Administration

Wilf Campus
Rona M. Novick, PhD
Dean
Belfer Hall, 2495 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan
212.960.0186
www.yu.edu/azrieli

Azrieli is the premier international center for aspiring Jewish educators,


educational leaders, and administrators, offering an internationally
recognized faculty, innovative coursework, collaborative research,
intensive field experience, and professional mentoring.
The school awards the MS degree in Jewish education, and offers a fully
online program enabling students anywhere in the world to complete
a masters degree. Students may also pursue a dual masters degree from
Azrieli and Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies; a special
track for Semikha [rabbinical ordination] students is available as well.
The Fanya Gottesfeld Heller Division Of Doctoral Studies offers an
Executive Doctorate of Jewish Educational Innovation and Leadership.
Designed for professionals in educational administration, student support
and curriculum development, this blended degree combines on-site
coursework with online classes and collaborative modules.

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Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law


Jacob Burns Institute for Advanced Legal Studies

Brookdale Center
Melanie Leslie, 91JD
Dean; Professor of Law
55 Fifth Avenue, Manhattan
212.790.0310
www.cardozo.yu.edu

The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law balances rigorous legal scholarship


and research with one of the largest field placement programs in the nation.
Built on the Jewish tradition of commitment to law and ethics, the school
awards the JD degree; an LLM degree with concentrations in intellectual
property, general studies, comparative legal thought, and dispute resolution and advocacy; and the JSD degree (doctor of science of law).
The faculty is known for its scholarship and commitment to teaching:
Cardozo Law is consistently ranked in the top 30 law schools for scholarly
impact. Areas of strength include constitutional law, corporate law,
criminal law, legal theory, and jurisprudence. The Intellectual Property
and Information Program is ranked in the top ten by U.S. News & World
Report, with offerings that include the FAME Center for Fashion, Arts,
Media and Entertainment Law, and the Cardozo Data Law Initiative. The
Kukin Center for Conflict Resolution is recognized around the world as
a pioneer in alternative dispute resolution.
Committed to public service, the school offers more than 20 initiatives
under the Center for Rights and Justice. The Innocence Project, founded
at Cardozo Law, has worked to free more than 350 wrongfully convicted
prisoners using DNA technology. The school houses dozens of other clinics,
including the Indie Film Clinic and the Tech Startup Clinic.

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Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies

Wilf Campus
David Berger, PhD
Dean
Furst Hall, 500 West 185th Street, Manhattan
646.592.4270
www.yu.edu/revel

The Revel Graduate School educates teachers, researchers, and scholars


in Jewish studies, as well as rabbis, communal professionals, and anyone
wishing to enrich his or her knowledge of Judaism. It offers programs
leading to the MA and PhD degrees with concentrations in Bible, Talmudic
Studies, Ancient Jewish History, Medieval Jewish History, Modern Jewish
History, and Jewish Philosophy and Mysticism. Revel boasts a world-class
faculty and a student body whose ability to deal with classical Jewish texts
is unparalleled. Classes are supported by the Mendel Gottesman Librarys
extraordinary research collections.
The Harry Fischel School for Higher Jewish Studies offers the Revel
program during the summer, with advanced and specialized courses taught
by distinguished scholars, including visiting faculty from Israel.

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Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology

Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus


Lawrence J. Siegel, PhD
Dean
Louis E. and Dora Rousso Building
1165 Morris Park Avenue, Bronx
718.430.3941
www.yu.edu/ferkauf

Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology trains highly qualified psychologists


and researchers in the fields of clinical psychology, school-clinical child
psychology, clinical health psychology, and mental health counseling.
Housed in state-of-the-art facilities on the Resnick Campus, Ferkauf
students receive intensive training in the skills necessary for psychologists
and counselors.
With 93 percent of students placed in internships, Ferkaufs clinical
PsyD program has one of the highest match rates of similar programs in the
nation. Collaborations with schools, clinics, mental health institutions, and
medical centers are well established, allowing for a myriad of opportunities
for field placements, externships, and internships.
Ferkauf grants an MA in mental health counseling, a PsyD in clinical and
school-clinical child psychology, and a PhD in clinical health psychology.
The Rose F. Kennedy Center for Research in Mental Retardation and
Developmental Disabilities provides interdisciplinary training.
The Leonard and Murial Marcus Family Project for the Study of the
Disturbed Adolescent supports fellowships and research in adolescent
psychology, emphasizing treatment of depression.
The Max and Celia Parnes Family Psychological and Psycho-Educational Services Clinic provides a wide range of assessment and therapeutic
services for neighboring communities.
The Beker Family Project trains school psychologists to work within
Hebrew day schools and other private schools to develop state-of-the-art
school psychological and psycho-educational services for children,
teachers, and families.

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Wurzweiler School of Social Work

Wilf Campus
Nancy Beckerman, LCSW, DSW
Interim Dean and Professor
Belfer Hall, 2495 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan
212.960.0820
www.yu.edu/wurzweiler

Wurzweilers internationally recognized faculty is committed to excellence


in teaching and contributing to the body of knowledge in practice research.
Fieldwork is an integral part of the Wurzweiler experience; afliated
agencies are selected for their expertise, diversity, service to the community,
and opportunities for learning. Topics such as evidence-based practice,
healthy aging, trauma and interpersonal violence, working with the
military, coping with loss, child welfare, palliative care, and substance
abuse inform Wurzweilers nationally accredited curriculum.
Wurzweiler graduates comprise a network of more than 7,000 local,
national, and international service providersleaders and educators
employed in graduate schools of social work, and in public and private
social, health, mental health and welfare agencies.
Wurzweiler grants the MSW degree, the PhD in social welfare and
certificates in Jewish Communal Service, Child Welfare Practice, Social
Work Practice with the Military, Jewish Philanthropy, and Gerontology.
Concentrations are offered in Clinical Practice with Individuals and
Families, Social Group Work, and Community Practice. Full- and part-time
plans of study are available, including an international summer Block
Program; Advanced Standing for BSW graduates; an Interdenominational
Clergy Program; and a joint MSW/PhD program.

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The Mordecai D. and Monique C. Katz


School of Graduate and Professional Studies

Paul Russo, PhD


Vice Provost and Dean
Belfer Hall, 2495 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan
212.960.5413

The Mordecai D. and Monique C. Katz School of Graduate and Professional


Studies offers expanded opportunities for students of all ages to further
their careers and passions. With curricula informed by industry and
employers, and an emphasis on emerging trends and technologies, the
School will offer online and on-campus degrees and courses in a variety
of fields, including technology and design, applied business, data analytics
and visualization, health sciences, and beyond.
Through experiential and team-based projects, students gain hands-on
practical expertise in their discipline while strengthening their professional
networks and enjoying a truly one-of-a-kind experience.

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Graduate Programs in Arts and Sciences

Israel Henry Beren Campus


Alessandro Citanna, PhD
Chair, Graduate Programs in Economics
215 Lexington Avenue, Manhattan
212.340.7779
www.yu.edu/academics/graduate-arts-sciences/quantitative-economics

The Master of Science in Quantitative Economics (MQE) program trains


students for analytical or research-based careers in economics and finance.
The department comprises only research-active faculty who publish in
prestigious scientific journals and work on various issues spanning macro
and micro economics, at both the theoretical and empirical levels.

Wilf Campus
Thomas H. Otway, PhD
Chair, Graduate Programs in Mathematics
Belfer Hall, 2495 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan
212.960.5400, ext. 6870
www.yu.edu/academics/graduate-arts-sciences/mathematics

Yeshiva University offers an MA in Mathematics and a PhD in Mathematical Sciences, designed to produce specialists for academia and
industry, and to supplement strong undergraduate programs. These
programs reflect the interests of our highly research-active faculty and
include seminars and colloquia as well as formal lectures. A combined BA/
MA option is available at both undergraduate colleges.

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AFFILIATES

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus


Allen M. Spiegel, MD
The Marilyn and Stanley M. Katz Dean
Arthur B. and Diane Belfer Educational Center for Health Sciences
1300 Morris Park Avenue, Bronx
718.430.2801
www.einstein.yu.edu

Albert Einstein College of Medicine is one of the most selective medical


schools in the nation, with more than 8,000 applicants for 183 first-year
places. Located on the Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus in the Bronx,
Einstein provides a broad array of clinical training and research opportunities at major New York health care institutions, including Montefiore
Health System, Jacobi Medical Center, and three other hospital systems in
the Bronx, Brooklyn, and on Long Island.
Widely known for its socially conscious approach to medicine, Einstein
pioneered the development of medical ethics in medical school curricula.
In addition, a full-time faculty of more than 1,900 receives approximately
$150 million annually in research grants from the National Institutes of
Health. Interdisciplinary collaboration has produced important advances
in the clinical care and scientific understanding of cancer; brain disorders;
liver, heart and kidney disease; diabetes; Alzheimers disease; and AIDS,
among others.
Through its affiliated Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva
University awards the Doctor of Medicine degree as well as the PhD,
combined MD/PhD and MS degrees. Einstein also sponsors one of the
largest post-graduate clinical training programs in the nation.
The Sue Golding Graduate Division of Medical Sciences offers
advanced study in the biological sciences and awards the MS and
PhD degrees.
The Belfer Institute for Advanced Biomedical Studies integrates the
colleges postdoctoral biomedical sciences programs, develops innovative
postgraduate projects, and confers a postdoctoral certificate.

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Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary

Wilf Campus
Richard M. Joel, JD
President
Rabbi Menachem Penner
Max and Marion Grill Dean
Rabbi Zevulun Charlop, MA
Dean Emeritus
The Jacob and Dreizel Glueck Center for Jewish Study
515 West 185th Street, Manhattan
646.592.4455
www.yu.edu/riets

Vital in its approach and vibrant in its tradition, the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan
Theological Seminary (RIETS) is the Western Hemispheres leading center
for Torah learning and training for the rabbinate. For more than a century,
the seminary has provided an unsurpassed educational experience in the
classic mold of the great yeshivot. Embodying the historic concept of Torah
Lishmah [learning for its own sake] and a responsiveness to community
needs, the seminary is a deep font of Jewish knowledge and a pre-eminent
source of rabbinic leadership for the next generation and beyond.
With an emphasis on Talmud, Codes, and Halakhah, the seminary has
developed programs to meet the communal and personal needs of our time
and placeincluding business ethics, bioethics, and the interface of
technology and halakhahwith the unique ambience of intellectual and
spiritual exploration that has always characterized the great academies
of Jewish learning. The seminary has trained some 3,000 of the worlds
Orthodox rabbis, scholars, and teachers.
The Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik Semikhah Program provides four
post-college years of intensive study of Talmud, classical commentaries,
Codes, and Responsa literature, complemented by preparation for day-today aspects of the rabbinate.

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The Rabbinic Professional Education Program provides the finest


professional training to ensure success in a rabbinic career. A core
curriculum of Public Speaking, Pastoral Psychology, and Leadership
Training is supplemented by advanced coursework in one of three tracks:
Education, Community Rabbinate/Pulpit, and Community/Lay Leadership.
The Irving I. Stone Rabbinic Internship Program provides pulpit and
educational internships in schools, synagogues, and other agencies.
Kollelim

The Marcos and Adina Katz Kollel, with more than 100 students, provides
an intensive course of study for prospective teachers and rabbinic scholars.
Rabbi Hershel Schachter is the Rosh Kollel.
The Rabbi Norman Lamm Kollel Lhoraah (Yadin Yadin) trains
outstanding scholars for the role of poskim [decisors of Jewish law].
External Yadin Yadin offers a directed study program. Rabbi J. David
Bleich is the Rosh Kollel.
For those with a background in Talmud who are planning to enter
professions other than the rabbinate, the Ludwig Jesselson Chaver Kollel
provides a post-college year of intensive study of Talmud and Halakhah
and oversees later continuing study for the distinctive degree of chaver.
The Bella And Harry Wexner Kollel Elyon and Semikhah [ordination]
Honors Program is a premier post-semikhah collegium of scholars
combining intensive Torah learning with courses in professional skills
such as pastoral psychology, business ethics, communications, and conflict
resolution. Rabbi Mordechai Willig is the Rosh Kollel.
The post-semikhah Rabbi Jacob H. Kupietzky Memorial Program for
the Study of Kodshim teaches mastery of the texts and concepts of the
Talmudic order of Kodshim not generally covered in the regular semikhah
studies curriculum.
The Israel Henry Beren Institute for Higher Talmudic Studies
(Hamachon Ha-Gavohah Letalmud) provides post-rabbinic training for
scholars who will become future roshei yeshiva and spiritual-intellectual
role models for the Jewish community. Rabbi Michael Rosensweig is the
Rosh Kollel.
The YU RIETS Israel Kollel at the Caroline and Joseph S. Gruss
Institute in Jerusalem offers year-long programs for chaver, semikhah,
and post-semikhah students. Rabbi Dovid Miller serves as the director.

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Philip and Sarah Belz School of Jewish Music


A division of the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary

Wilf Campus
Cantor Bernard Beer, BA
Director Emeritus
Cantor Eric S. Freeman, BA
Associate Director
Muss Hall, 526 West 187th Street, Manhattan
646.592.4420
www.yu.edu/belz

The Belz School provides comprehensive study in Jewish music, offering


courses in nusach hatefilah [prayer chant], cantillation, piano, music
theory and history, safrut [Hebrew calligraphy], and Sephardic chazzanut
[cantorial], among others. Study takes place in a professional facility
within the Schottenstein Center on the Wilf Campus.

Sephardic Programs

Rabbi Herbert C. Dobrinsky, EdD


Vice President for University Affairs
Co-Founder and Overseeing Consultant to all Sephardic Studies Programs
Rabbi Moshe Tessone, MS
Director of Sephardic Community Programs and
Strategic Planning for Sephardic Initiatives
Belfer Hall, 2495 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan
212.960.0850 or 212.960.5492
www.yu.edu/jll/sephardic

The Jacob E. Safra Institute of Sephardic Studies, together with the


Sephardic Community Program, offers a wide array of courses, lectures,
academic conferences and cultural events. Programs for communities are
offered through the Dr. Joseph and Rachel Ades Outreach Program.
Many Sephardic rabbinic students attend Yeshiva Universitys affiliated
Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary on scholarships as Maybaum
Sephardic Fellows. Courses in Sephardic and Middle Eastern cantorial
training (hazzanut) are offered to undergraduates and to rabbinic students
at the Belz School of Jewish Music.
Additionally, the Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies
provides undergraduate and graduate courses in Judeo-Spanish history
and literature, as well as courses in Judeo-Persian and Judeo-Arabic
related topics. Special classes, musical programs and exhibits are offered
through the Institute of Yemenite Studies. The Sephardic Reference
Library includes extensive collections of Judeo-Spanish and JudeoArabic rare manuscripts, books, research materials and musical and
cantorial recordings.

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Yeshiva University High Schools


Accredited by both the New York State Board of Regents and the Middle
States Commission on Secondary Education, the Yeshiva University High
Schools offer comprehensive Jewish studies programs and excellent
college preparatory curricula.

Marsha Stern Talmudical Academy/Yeshiva University High School for Boys


Rabbi Michael Taubes, MA
Rosh Yeshiva and Head of School
David H. Zysman Hall, 2540 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan
212.960.5337
www.yuhsb.org

Yeshiva University High School for Boys represents the best in secondary
Jewish education. With a focus on Talmud Torah in the daily shiurim,
our talmidim are taught not only to learn Torah, but to live it under the
guidance of devoted and learned rebbeim. The college preparatory program
is exceptional, with challenging courses taught by a superior faculty in a
wide array of general studiesengaging minds, teaching necessary skills,
and developing students into well-rounded, accomplished young men.

Samuel H. Wang Yeshiva University High School for Girls


CB Neugroschl, MA
Head of School
86-86 Palo Alto Street, Holliswood, Queens
718.479.8550
www.yuhsg.org

The spiritual and academic life of Yeshiva University High School for Girls is
built on the philosophy of Torah Umadda lkhatchila: the belief that the study
of Torah along with other knowledge results in a heightened and enriched
Judaism. Master teachers prepare students to be knowledgeable, halachically
committed Jews, as well as broadly educated and intellectually curious
members of society. Students pursue a rigorous academic program alongside
numerous co-curricular offerings maximizing their personal potential to
make a difference in our world.
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SCHOLARLY AND CULTURAL RESOURCES

Yeshiva University Libraries

Paul Glassman, MS, MBA


Director of University Libraries
Mendel Gottesman Library
2520 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan
646.592.4107
www.yu.edu/libraries

The Universitys network of libraries provides access to academic and


cultural resources in print, digital, and other formats. Librarians guide
students during hands-on, course-related library workshops and in
personalized one-on-one sessions. Collections span the disciplines from
the biomedical and social sciences, Jewish studies, law and business, to
literature, languages and the arts. Special collections include Judaic rare
books and manuscripts, Sephardic publications, and extensive archival
records documenting the Jewish experience of the past century.

Wilf Campus
Mendel Gottesman Library
2520 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan
Pollack Library/Landowne-Bloom Collection
Mendel Gottesman Library of Hebraica-Judaica
Special CollectionsRare books, Manuscripts, University Archives

Israel Henry Beren Campus


Hedi Steinberg Library
256 Lexington Avenue, Manhattan

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Yeshiva University Libraries

Brookdale Center
Dr. Lillian and Dr. Rebecca Chutick Law Library
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
55 Fifth Avenue, Manhattan
Carissa J. Vogel, JD, MLIS
Associate Dean for Library Services,
Director of the Law Library and Professor of Legal Research

Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus


D. Samuel Gottesman Library
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
1300 Morris Park Avenue, Bronx
Racheline G. Habousha, MSLS, AHIP
Director

High School Libraries


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

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Yeshiva University Museum

Jacob Wisse, PhD


Director
Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th Street, Manhattan
212.294.8330
www.yumuseum.org

The Yeshiva University Museum presents innovative exhibitions and


programs on Jewish art and culture in a historical and contemporary
context. As part of the Center for Jewish History, the Museum participates
in an exciting collaborative enterprise that illuminates diverse aspects
of Jewish culture and history. Providing a window into Jewish culture
around the world, the Museum offers interdisciplinary exhibitions as well
as a range of public and educational programs. Lectures, international
conferences, films, concerts, and workshops attract audiences young and
old, bringing to life the Museums mission to serve as a cultural arm of
the University.

Yeshiva University Press

2540 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan


201.963.9524

The Michael Scharf Publication Trust of Yeshiva University Press


publishes Torah scholarship and academic Jewish studies works by Yeshiva
University faculty, as well as other distinguished rabbis, professors, and
Judaic scholars, both in North America and Israel.

The Golden City


Ruth Bamberger (19061976); Oil on canvas; Israel, 1969
The Kathryn Yochelson Collection of Yeshiva University Museum

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ACADEMIC CENTERS AND INSTITUTES

Center for the Jewish Future

Wilf Campus
Rabbi Yaakov Glasser
The David Mitzner Dean
Furst Hall, 500 West 185th Street, Manhattan
212.960.5397
www.yu.edu/cjf

The Center for the Jewish Future (CJF) aims to shape, enrich, and inspire
the contemporary Jewish community. Infusing students with a spirit of
leadership and responsibility to Klal Yisrael [people of Israel] and society,
the CJF builds, cultivates, and supports communities, their lay leaders,
and rabbinic leadership.
The community arm of Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary
(RIETS), the CJF offers continuing professional education to rabbis,
rebbetzins, educators, and lay leaders through a number of annual
programs. Services include a University Speakers Bureau (yu.edu/
speakers), a Community Leadership Initiative, and a certificate program
in experiential Jewish education.
The CJF has developed a variety of initiatives to further the unique
values of Yeshiva University. YUTorah.org and a Torah-To-Go Series
make the shiurim [lectures] of YUs roshei yeshiva [professors of Talmud]
widely available. A Sunday morning Torah learning program brings
hundreds of men and women together for shiurim. Kollelim [institutes of
advanced learning] have been established in Chicago and Toronto.
Rabbis, administrators, and educators receive career guidance through
the Morris and Gertrude Bienenfeld Department of Jewish Career
Development and Placement.

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Rabbi Arthur Schneier Program for International Affairs

Wilf Campus
Ruth A. Bevan, PhD
Director; David W. Petegorsky Professor of Political Science
Belfer Hall, 2495 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan
212.960.5400, ext. 6890
www.yu.edu/schneier

The Program for International Affairs provides an educational forum


for the exchange of ideas related to diverse global issues, including foreign
relations, intellectual property rights, economics, world health, and
environmentalism.

Center for Jewish Law and Contemporary Civilization

Brookdale Center
Suzanne Last Stone, JD
Director; Professor of Law;
University Professor of Jewish Law and Contemporary Civilization
55 Fifth Avenue, Manhattan
212.790.0332
www.cardozo.yu.edu/cjl

Creating a diverse intellectual community, the Center examines classical


texts through an innovative curriculum in Jewish law and legal theory,
workshops and conferences, and fellowship programs for emerging
scholars.

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Yeshiva University in Israel

Stephanie Strauss
Director
Yeshiva University in Israel Campus, 40 Duvdevani Street
Jerusalem: 972.2.531.3000
U.S.: 917.677.2903

Yeshiva University in Israel maintains a beautiful campus in Jerusalem


housing the Caroline and Joseph Gruss Institute. Several University
programs are conducted from the Israel campus, including the S. Daniel
Abraham Israel Program; Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary
Israel Kollel; the Midrashiya Program; Center for the Jewish Future;
and Yeshiva University Israel Alumni Association.

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Center for Israel Studies

Wilf Campus
Steven Fine, PhD
Director; Professor of Jewish History
Belfer Hall, 2495 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan
212.960.5400 ext. 6882
www.yu.edu/cis

The Center nurtures scholarship and teaching of Israel from biblical


times to the present, with particular focus on the modern state.

The Zahava and Moshael Straus Center


for Torah and Western Thought

Rabbi Dr. Meir Y. Soloveichik


Director
Belfer Hall, 2495 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan
www.yu.edu/straus

Through fellowships, public events, seminars, and travel abroad options,


the Straus Center offers students the opportunity to engage with leading
thinkers in the United States and Israel to explore the great moral,
philosophical, and theological questions of our age. The Center is dedicated
to bridging a formative academic experience with an immersion in Torah
study, furthering the Universitys mission of Torah Umadda and securing
Yeshiva Universitys critical role in the future of the American Jewish
community.

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Yeshiva College Sy Syms School of Business Bernard Revel Graduate School
of Jewish Studies Wurzweiler School of Social Work Azrieli Graduate School
of Jewish Education and Administration Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological
Seminary Philip and Sarah Belz School of Jewish Music Marsha Stern
Talmudical Academy/Yeshiva University High School for Boys
212.960.5400
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Belfer Hall
Office of the President
Sky Caf
Weissberg Commons
Strenger Residence Hall
David H. Zysman Hall
Harry Fischel Beit Midrash
Lamport Auditorium
Rubin Residence Hall
Furman Dining Hall
Lipschutz-Gutwirth Study Hall
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Benjamin Gottesman Pool


Mendel Gottesman Library
Heights Lounge
Nagel Family Atrium and
Student Commons
Yad Belkin
Morgenstern Residence Hall
caf@morg
Muss Residence Hall
Schottenstein Center
Shenk Synagogue
Theatre
Furst Hall
Events Office
Danciger Quadrangle

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Tenzer Garden
Benefactors Wall
Jacob and Dreizel Glueck
Center for Jewish Study
YU Parking
15. Lot A
16. Lot B
17. Lot C
18. Lot D
19. Lot E
20. Lot F
21. Lot M
22. Lot H
23. Lot L
Security Office
521 West 185th Street

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Stern College for Women
Sy Syms School of Business
212.340.7700
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Ronald P. Stanton Hall


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

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Albert Einstein College of Medicine Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology
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Jack D. Weiler Hospital


Robbins Auditorium
Chanin Institute for Cancer Research
Forchheimer Medical Science Building
Gottesman Library
Max and Sadie Friedman Lounge
Golding Building
Ullmann Research Center for Health Sciences
Belfer Educational Center for Health Sciences
Harold and Muriel Block Building
Lubin Dining Hall, Singer Faculty Club
Gruss Magnetic Resonance Research Center
Early Childhood Center
Rousso Building
Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology
Fisher Landau Center for the Treatment of Learning Disabilities
Eastchester Road Residence Complex
Low Family Residence Hall
Mazer Residence Hall
Einstein Parking Garage
Falk Recreation Center
Van Etten Building
Childrens Evalution and Rehabilitation Center
Gottesman Clinical Skills Center
Price Center for Genetic and Translational Medicine/
Block Research Pavilion
Rose F. Kennedy Center
Jacobi Ambulatory Care Pavilion
Jacobi Medical Center

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


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

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Offices and Services

Office of the Provost

Office of Student Life

Dr. Selma Botman


Provost and Vice President for
Academic Affairs

Chaim Nissel, PsyD


University Dean of Students

Dr. Scott J. Goldberg


Vice Provost of Teaching and Learning

Wilf Campus, Rubin Hall,


2501 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan
646.592.4201

Wilf Campus, Belfer Hall,


2495 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan
212.960.5217

Israel Henry Beren Campus,


215 Lexington Avenue, Manhattan
646.592.4131

www.yu.edu/provost

Josh Weisberg, LMSW


Director of Student Life
Wilf Campus, Rubin Hall,
2501 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan
212.960.5411

The Provost oversees the Universitys


academic programs, research,
personnel, and resources, and provides
strategic leadership to enhance the
quality of the Universitys teaching,
learning, and scholarship.

Aliza Abrams Konig, LMSW


Director of Student Life and Jewish
Service Learning
Israel Henry Beren Campus,
215 Lexington Avenue, Manhattan
646.592.4131

Office of Institutional Research


and Assessment

www.yu.edu/student-life

Yuxiang Liu, EdD


Director of Institutional Research
and Assessment

The Office of Student Life is dedicated


to making each students experience
as positive as possible. Whether
managing educational, social, or
general well-being, or planning fun
and exciting events, the Office serves
as a guide and resource for all students,
helping them to maximize their
potential as part of the YU community.

Wilf Campus, Belfer Hall,


2495 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan
212.960.5217
www.yu.edu/oir

The Office of Institutional Research


and Assessment (OIR) provides data
to the University to inform decisionmaking about its policies and goals.

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Mens University Housing


and Residence Life

Office of the Registrar


Wilf Campus, Furst Hall,
500 West 185th Street, Manhattan
212.960.5274

Jonathan Schwab
Associate Director
Wilf Campus, Rubin Hall,
2501 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan
646.592.4215

Israel Henry Beren Campus, 215


Lexington Avenue, Manhattan
212.340.7777

www.yu.edu/student-life/housing/
men

www.yu.edu/registrar

The Office of the Registrar provides


convenient and effective services
to students, faculty, staff, and alumni
in the areas of registration, student
records, transcripts, and degree
certifications.

Womens University Housing


and Residence Life
Rachel Kraut, MSW
Director
Israel Henry Beren Campus,
Brookdale Residence Hall
50 East 34th Street, Manhattan
646.592.4163

Career Center
Marc Goldman
Executive Director

www.yu.edu/student-life/housing/
women

Wilf Campus, Furst Hall,


500 West 185th Street, Manhattan
646.592.4090

The Office of University Housing and


Residence Life is dedicated to creating
a living environment that complements students academic development
and personal growth, through positive
role modeling, creative programming,
and general education.

Israel Henry Beren Campus,


215 Lexington Avenue, Manhattan
646.592.4135
www.yu.edu/career-center

The Career Center assists and supports


undergraduate students in exploring,
identifying, and launching their
careers. Programs and services include
career counseling, rsum reviews,
mock interviews, graduate school
advisement, job postings, as well as
career panels, workshops, and events.

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Offices and Services

Office of Student Finance

Counseling Center

Robert Friedman
Director

Yael Muskat, PsyD


Director

Wilf Campus, Furst Hall,


500 West 185th Street, Manhattan
212.960.5399

Wilf Campus, Furst Hall,


500 West 185th Street, Manhattan
646.592.4200

Israel Henry Beren Campus,


215 Lexington Avenue, Manhattan
646.592.4166

Israel Henry Beren Campus,


205 Lexington Avenue, Manhattan
646.592.4210

www.yu.edu/osf

www.yu.edu/student-life/counseling

The Office of Student Finance provides


an array of financial services, products,
counseling resources, and information
to meet the needs of students and their
families when planning for and
managing the cost of attendance.

Providing free, confidential services to


undergraduate and graduate students
on YUs Manhattan campuses, the
Counseling Centers staff includes
psychologists, psychiatrists, and social
workers. Support and treatment are
given through individual therapy
sessions, medication management,
crisis intervention, and referrals to
local mental health resources.

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Yeshiva University Boards

Moshael J. Straus, Chairman


Board of Trustees
Yeshiva University

Board of Overseers

Roger W. Einiger, Chairman


Board of Trustees
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
(affiliate)

Stanley I. Raskas, Chairman


Board of Overseers
Yeshiva College

Dr. Carol Bravmann, Chair


Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology

Shira Yoshor, Chair


Board of Overseers
Stern College for Women

David P. Samson, Chairman


Board of Overseers
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

Steve Uretsky, Chairman


Board of Overseers
Sy Syms School of Business

Froma Benerofe, Chair


Board of Overseers
Wurzweiler School of Social Work

Miriam P. Goldberg, Chair


Board of Trustees
Yeshiva University High Schools
(affiliate)

Joel M. Schreiber, Chairman


Board of Trustees
Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological
Seminary (affiliate)

Michael Jesselson, Co-Chairman


Theodore N. Mirvis, Co-Chairman
Board of Directors
Yeshiva University Museum
(affiliate)

Mordecai D. Katz, Chairman


Board of Overseers
Bernard Revel Graduate School
of Jewish Studies
David Rauch, Chairman
Board of Overseers
Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish
Education and Administration

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Board of Trustees

Moshael J. Straus
Chairman
Robert M. Beren
David S. Gottesman
Dr. Henry Kressel
Morry J. Weiss
Chairmen Emeriti
Ludwig Bravmann
Mordecai D. Katz
Ira M. Mitzner
Philip Friedman
Vice Chairmen
Michael Jesselson
Treasurer
Dr. Naomi Azrieli
Jack A. Belz
Julius Berman
Marvin S. Bienenfeld
Marjorie Diener Blenden
Sender Z. Cohen
Michael Gamson
Elliot Gibber
Dr. Felix L. Glaubach
Alan E. Goldberg
Fanya Gottesfeld Heller
Richard M. Joel
Marcos D. Katz
Laizer Kornwasser
Matthew J. Maryles
Joshua L. Muss
Jack M. Nagel
J. Philip Rosen
Vivian Glueck Rosenberg

Senior Administration

David P. Samson
Jay Schottenstein
Joel M. Schreiber
Daniel A. Schwartz
Irwin Shapiro
Mark Silber
Mark Wilf
Zygmunt Wilf
Shira Yoshor
Ronald P. Stanton
Honorary Chairman
Emeritus
S. Daniel Abraham
Hal H. Beretz
J. Morton Davis
Aaron Feuerstein
Gerald Furst
Joseph Segal
Elie Wiesel
Jay H. Zises
Honorary Trustees
Dr. Jayne G. Beker
David Eshaghian
Dr. Ira Kukin
Joseph Wilf
Trustees Emeriti
Dr. Norman Lamm
President Emeritus

Richard M. Joel, JD
President
Selma Botman, PhD
Provost and Vice President
for Academic Affairs
Rabbi Kenneth Brander, MA
Vice President for University
and Community Life
Rabbi Zevulun Charlop, MA
Dean Emeritus and Special
Advisor on Yeshiva Affairs
Herbert C. Dobrinksy, EdD
Vice President for University
Affairs
Daniel Gordon, MBA
Chief of Staff
Jacob Harman, CPA
Vice President and
Chief Financial Officer
Rabbi Josh Joseph, MA, EdD
Senior Vice President
Andrew J. Lauer, Esq., JD, LLM
Vice President for Legal Affairs,
Secretary and General Counsel
Seth Moskowitz, MA
Vice President for Institutional
Advancement
Paul Oestreicher, PhD
Executive Director,
Communications and
Public Affairs

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Information as of January 2016

www.yu.edu