@YUNews June 29

My daily post theme for 2017 is on Colleges and Universities.

The plan for starting my blog back in 2014 was at the urging of fellow coaching colleagues to share posts on leadership and/or motivation. Somehow that idea got derailed and turned into daily posts on one theme for an entire year.

In 2014 my daily posts were on the “Beer of the Day”, 2015 it was “A Friend of a Friend”, 2016 I wrote about “North Carolina”, and for 2017 I will focus on “Colleges and Universities”.

I have been associated with colleges since I was 18 and I love them. I have coached/worked at four different universities and in my professional and personal travels visited 100’s more. Each college has something in its history that I want to share that to me make it unique or personal.

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Name of University: Yeshiva University

Location: New York, NY

My last several posts have featured Catholic colleges or universities. I began to wonder what was the oldest college in the US that was Jewish. I guessed Yeshiva and I was correct.

Yeshiva University was founded in March 1928. In 1932 it had its first graduation ceremony with 19 students. Yeshiva Eitz Chaim, the origins of YU, is established at the Mariampol Synagogue, 44 East Broadway, on New York’s Lower East Side.

Today Yeshiva has over 6,000 students with the majority being enrolled in graduate school. They have 4 campuses in New York City spread across two boroughs.

  • Wilf Campus: 500 West 185th Street, Manhattan
  • Beren Campus: 245 Lexington Avenue, Manhattan
  • Brookdale Center: 55 Fifth Avenue, Manhattan
  • Resnick Campus: 1300 Morris Park Avenue and 1165 Morris Park Avenue, Bronx

Map below and red pin indicate location of Wilf Campus on West 185th Street.

yeshiva map

Students at Yeshiva combines liberal arts and sciences and preprofessional studies with the study of Torah and Jewish heritage.

Yeshiva participates in NCAA Division III athletics and is a member of Skyline Conference.


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