All Posts: David Rubinstein

Chanukahfest 2016

Second Annual Chanukahfest a Glowing Success

January 3, 2017 12:01 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Nearly 1,000 students crowded the Furst Gymnasium on Wednesday night, December 21 for Chanukahfest, the annual Chanukah party hosted by the undergraduate student councils. The event featured various game stations, a chanukah menu, free giveaways, and recurring lottery prize drawings. Inside the gym, students had a variety of arcade-style games to choose from. Among the attractions were a giant foosball table for sixteen players, an air hockey table, a video game station, skeeball machines, basketball shooting games, and even a... Read more

Seth Moskowitz, vice president for institutional advancement

Fundraising VP Steps Down Morning After Hanukkah Dinner and Convocation

December 18, 2016 3:59 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Seth Moskowitz, the chief administrator of YU’s fundraising office, resigned his position of Vice President of Institutional Advancement on Monday, December 12, the morning after the annual Hanukkah Dinner and Convocation. The now-vacant position will remain empty for the time being, and President Richard Joel will personally oversee Institutional Advancement until he steps down on July 1. Mr. Moskowitz joined YU’s senior leadership in 2014. At the time of his hiring, President Joel described him as “a consummate professional, a... Read more

Longtime Caf Personnel Member Regina Eli Departs YU for New Position

December 18, 2016 3:50 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Regina Eli, longtime staff member at the Furman Dining Hall, completed her last day of work at YU on Friday, December 16th. She is moving to Maryland, where she will work on the staff of a hotel in Silver Spring. Ms. Eli, endearingly called Regina by the hundreds of students who appreciate her sincere smile and cheerful attitude, came to Yeshiva over eleven years ago when a temp agency connected her with a position at YU. She stayed on staff,... Read more

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More YU Real Estate Sold, But This Time, Properties Will Stay within the Family

November 27, 2016 9:42 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Yeshiva University sold the Alabama Residence, a student housing building near Cardozo’s campus, earlier this month. Collegium Capital, a real estate firm specializing in student housing, bought the property for $58 million together with other New York-based real estate firms. Collegium Capital is a subsidiary of Pebb Capital, whose managing director, Todd Rosenberg, received a J.D. from Cardozo. This transaction is in discord with a statement made in March 2015 by the managing director of Alvarez & Marsal, the firm... Read more

Student Council Establishment Candidates Dominate Wilf Campus Presidential Elections, Electoral Process Met with Criticism

May 10, 2016 5:02 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Undergraduate voters elected next year’s student council representatives on Thursday, May 5, in what is seen as a vote of confidence in the establishment candidates. Shua Brick was elected president of Student Organization of Yeshiva (SOY), Jacob Herenstein as president of Yeshiva Student Union (YSU), and Tzvi Levitin as president of Yeshiva College Student Union (YCSA). All three presidents-elect serve as vice presidents of their respective councils this year. No incumbent ran in the Sy Syms Student Council men’s presidential... Read more

Two Senior Biology Professors to Retire after Illustrious Careers at Yeshiva

May 10, 2016 4:57 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Senior faculty members Drs. Carl Feit and Barry Potvin will be leaving the biology department after this spring as they retire. Together, they have taught at Yeshiva for more than a combined 60 years. Dr. Feit, 70, is Assistant Professor of Biology and holds the Dr. Joseph and Rachel Ades Chair in Health Sciences, and first came to Yeshiva College as an undergraduate, from where he received his B.A. in 1967. After receiving his Ph.D. from, and doing postdoctoral research... Read more

Opposition Fails to Unseat SOY Establishment

May 10, 2016 4:52 pm Published by 3 Comments

Current SOY (Student Organization of Yeshiva) Vice President Shua Brick defeated challenger Itamar “ET” Lustiger on May 5 in what many are saying was a particularly divisive SOY presidential election. Mr. Lustiger, who considered a run for the SOY vice presidency last year, said that he decided to enter the race this year after he was approached by “a solid amount of people who were unhappy, who felt that while SOY was trying to reach out to other parts of... Read more

Repairing The Rabbinic Relationship

November 9, 2015 12:52 pm Published by 1 Comment

There is a crisis of rabbinic leadership in our community. Saying so is no longer sensationalism. We can probably all think of at least one man who holds the title of rabbi, but whose guidance, whether halachic or spiritual, lacks the expertise we would expect from someone who has been ordained. Even among rabbis whose scholarship is up to standard, some lack the skills and experience to share their insight with constituents. Most tragically, we recall too well the images... Read more

Calm Town Hall Meeting Signals Optimism about YU’s Future

November 9, 2015 12:48 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

President Richard Joel held a town hall meeting in the Gottesman Library’s Heights Lounge for students on the Wilf Campus on Wednesday, October 24, during club hour. Studded with jokes and delivered in good humor, the tone of the president’s address and students’ questions was markedly calmer than the tone of last spring’s town hall meeting. That event occurred before the closing of the Einstein deal and at the height of uncertainty for YU’s financial future and how budget cuts... Read more

Optimism Persists Despite Class Cancelations

September 7, 2015 4:46 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Students scrambled to rearrange their class schedules as several courses slated to be offered this fall were cancelled due to insufficient enrollment. According to Dr. Karen Bacon, the Dr. Monique C. Katz Dean of Undergraduate Faculty of Arts and Sciences, classes that “could not be justified from a budgetary standpoint” were pulled from the offerings roster. Among the classes cancelled were the English department class “Writing about Medicine and Illness,” Professor Neer Asherie’s course in Biological Physics, and the first... Read more