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Ron Dermer Will Keynote at Yeshiva University’s 86th Commencement

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Ron Dermer, Israel’s ambassador to the United States, will deliver the keynote address and receive an honorary doctorate at Yeshiva University’s 86th Commencement on Thursday, May 25, at 11 a.m. at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Dermer has been Israel’s Ambassador to the United States since 2013...

ADL Executive Discusses ‘Anti-Semitism Today: New or Old?’

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The increase in anti-Semitic incidents is disturbing, but do they represent something different from those of the past?

The question will be explored by Kenneth Jacobson, deputy national director of the Anti-Defamation League, at a free program entitled “Anti-Semitism Today: New or Old,” sponsored by the Conservative Synagogue Adath Israel of Riverdale, 475 West 250th St., Bronx, NY, at 7:45 p.m. on Wednesday, May 3.

Jacobson, who has worked for the ADL for 45 years, is responsible for overseeing and coordinating the formulation implementation of policy for the organization. He is the author of numerous publications and his articles have appeared in The Washington Post, The New York...

RIETS Shavuot Yarchei Kallah Offers Uplifting Torah Insight From Roshei Yeshiva

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Yeshiva University-affiliated Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS) will offer an unparalleled opportunity for participants to spend the Shavuot holiday immersed in high-level Torah learning and thought at its seventh annual Shavuot Yarchei Kallah. Led by its world-class roshei yeshiva and rebbeim, the event will take place at the Hilton Westchester in Rye Brook, New York, from Tuesday, May 30, to Thursday, June 1.

“The RIETS Shavuot program is the most exciting and inspiring learning opportunity I have ever experienced,” said Rabbi Menachem Penner, the Max and Marion Grill dean of RIETS. “With more than 40 shiurim, the huge faculty and variety of topics discussed...

RJC Hosts Discussion on the BDS Movement and Anti-Israel Sentiment on Campus

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The Riverdale Jewish Center invites you to a discussion on the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement as well as the disturbing, growing trend of anti-Israel sentiment on college campuses across the country. The event will be held on Saturday, April 29, at 9:30 p.m. in the RJC social hall.

Rabbi Yitz Greenman and Ami Horowitz will be the featured speakers. Rabbi Greenman studied political science and economics at Brandeis University and Hebrew University and received his rabbinic ordination from Aish HaTorah. He currently serves as the executive director of both Aish HaTorah Jerusalem and New York. During his 32 years with Aish, Rabbi Greenman launched a host of impactful...

Yeshiva University Launches Online Master’s Degree in Enterprise Risk Management

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New York—Yeshiva University announced today that it will offer a master’s degree in enterprise risk management through its Mordecai D. and Monique C. Katz School of Graduate and Professional Studies. The 30-credit, fully online program will equip graduates to steer their future employers through an increasingly unpredictable world to successfully achieve their goals.

“Enterprise risk management is key to survival, as businesses and organizations more and more frequently are confronted with the unthinkable,” said Andrew Boyarsky, the program’s director and a veteran of emergency preparedness and response scenarios that range from humanitarian aid programs during the Yugoslavian...

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