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Yeshiva University’s Center for the Jewish Future (CJF) announced that its “Counterpoint Israel Program,” a month-long service-learning initiative that aims to empower the next generation of Israeli youth via an action-packed, Jewish values-driven summer camp experience, has been retooled to allow counselors to receive graduate level credits for their participation in the program. This new development makes Yeshiva University the world’s first institution to offer an accredited program for Jewish service-learning.
Updated: Jul. 26, 2011
Yeshiva University recently announced that 20 outstanding tenth graders from the Yeshiva University high schools – 10 from the Yeshiva University High School for Boys/Marsha Stern Talmudical Academy (YUHSB) and 10 from the Samuel H. Wang Yeshiva University High School for Girls (YUHSG) – will be participating in a unique six-week student exchange program with Israeli high schools. Now in its second year, the program aims to immerse the American students in Israeli culture and help them connect with their Israeli counterparts.
Updated: Dec. 23, 2009
Yeshiva University's Stern College for Women has partnered with the Legacy Heritage Fund to create a special program to train women to become Jewish educators. Beginning this fall, students dedicated to a career in Jewish education will be able to major in Jewish studies at Stern with a concentration in Jewish education. Nine outstanding students pursuing this three-year track have been chosen as Legacy Heritage Scholars and will receive full tuition support in the form of grants and forgivable loans for three years of undergraduate study at Stern College. Graduates who work in the field of Jewish education for three years will have their loans forgiven in full.
Updated: Jul. 29, 2009