Yeshiva University is a private university in New York City, with six campuses in New York and one in Israel. Founded in 1886, it is a research university ranked as 50th in the US among national universities by U.S. News & World Report in 2011.
Yeshiva’s undergraduate schools – Yeshiva College, Stern College for Women and Sy Syms School of Business proclaim to “offer a unique dual curriculum inspired by the Modern Orthodox Judaism philosophy of Torah Umadda (Torah and secular knowledge) combining the finest, contemporary academic education with the timeless teachings of Torah.”
Yeshiva University’s Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, and other graduate and professional schools promote a dual emphasis on professional excellence and personal ethics.
Yeshiva University is an independent institution chartered by New York State. It is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and by several professional agencies.
Brief history of Yeshiva University
Yeshiva University is the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States that combines Jewish scholarship with studies in the liberal arts, sciences, medicine, law, business, social work, Jewish studies and education, and psychology.
The University has its roots in the Etz Chaim Yeshiva founded in 1886 on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, a cheder-style elementary school founded by Eastern European immigrants that offered study of Talmud along with some secular education, including instruction in English.
Today, Yeshiva enrolls approximately 3,100 undergraduate students, 3,500 graduate students, and 1,000 students at its affiliated high schools and Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary. It conferred 1,822 degrees in 2007 and offers community service projects serving New York, Jewish communities, the United States and Canada.
Richard M. Joel is Yeshiva University’s president, while Rabbi Dr. Norman Lamm serves as chancellor. The university’s past leaders include Dr. Bernard Revel, Dr. Samuel Belkin, and “The Rav,” Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik.
Schools at Yeshiva University
- Yeshiva College
- Stern College for Women
- Sy Syms School of Business
- Undergraduate Jewish Studies Programs
- S. Daniel Abraham Israel Program
GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS
- Albert Einstein College of Medicine
- Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration
- Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
- Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies
- Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology
- Wurzweiler School of Social Work
- Graduate Program in Advanced Talmudic studies
- Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary
- Philip and Sarah Belz School of Jewish Music
- Yeshiva University High School for Boys/Marsha Stern Talmudical Academy
- Samuel H. Wang Yeshiva University High School for Girls
LIBRARIES AND CULTURAL RESOURCES
- Yeshiva University Libraries: General and Jewish Studies
- Dr. Lillian and Dr. Rebecca Chutick Law Library
- D. Samuel Gottesman Library at Albert Einstein College of Medicine
- Yeshiva University Museum
- Yeshiva University Center for the Jewish Future
- Yeshiva University in Israel
UNIVERSITY ACADEMIC CENTERS AND INSTITUTES
- Rabbi Arthur Schneier Center for International Affairs
- The Center for Ethics at Yeshiva University
- Institute for Public Health Sciences
- Center for Jewish Law and Contemporary Civilization
- Center for Israel Studies at Yeshiva University
- Institute for University-School Partnership