President212.960.5300 | email@example.com
Chancellor212.960.0280 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Rabbi Norman Lamm—chancellor of Yeshiva University and a
distinguished philosopher, teacher, spiritual leader and author—was
elected president of the University in August 1976, succeeding Dr.
Samuel Belkin and Dr. Bernard Revel. He was the University's third
president and the first native-born American to head the nation's oldest
and most comprehensive institution of higher learning under Jewish
Rabbi Lamm has gained wide recognition for his writings and
discourses on interpretation of Jewish philosophy and law, especially in
relation to problems involving science, technology and philosophy in
the modern world. He has authored 10 books, including The Religious Thought of Hasidism: Text and Commentary,
which won the coveted 1999 Jewish Book Award in Jewish Thought. Rabbi
Lamm has edited or co-edited more than 20 volumes, including The Library of Jewish Law and Ethics. He was the founder and first editor of Tradition; associate editor of Hadarom, a journal of Jewish law; and founder of the Torah U-Madda Journal.
For 17 years preceding his election as president, Rabbi Lamm served
on the Yeshiva University faculty, culminating in his appointment as the
Erna and Jakob Michael Professor of Jewish Philosophy in 1966. He has
also been the spiritual leader of the Jewish Center in Manhattan; rabbi
of Congregation Kodimoh in Springfield, MA; and assistant rabbi at New
York City's Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun.
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs212.960.5217 | email@example.com
A serious scholar and professor of mathematics and leader of the
Yeshiva University faculty and deans since 1999, Morton Lowengrub,
provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, has had a
profound impact on the academic enterprise of Yeshiva University as its
chief academic officer.
A graduate of NYU, Dr. Lowengrub also holds a master's degree from
California Institute of Technology and a doctorate in mathematics from
Duke University. He joined the Indiana University faculty in 1967 and
held a series of administrative positions, including chairman of the
mathematics department, dean for research and graduate development, and
director of the Institute of Advanced Study. He was named dean of the
27,000-student College of Arts and Sciences in 1988.
Dr. Lowengrub has written or co-authored several books and monographs
and a number of scholarly articles in the field of applied mathematics
dealing with mathematical theory of elasticity, mixed boundary value
problems and integral equations. He has also held several prestigious
fellowships and won a series of awards for excellence in teaching and
As vice president for academic affairs at YU, he was responsible for
overseeing and coordinating academic programs at YU's three
undergraduate and six graduate schools. Academic programming and faculty
have significantly broadened under his stewardship.
The David Mitzner Dean of the Center for the Jewish Future212.960.5263 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Rabbi Kenneth Brander is the inaugural dean of the Center for the
Jewish Future (CJF) at Yeshiva University. The CJF shapes, enriches and
inspires the contemporary Jewish community by convening the resources of
the University. It does so by infusing the student body with the spirit
of leadership and a sense of Klal Yisrael. The CJF serves to build,
cultivate and support communities, rabbinic and lay leaders, and
individuals. Furthermore, it is creating a global movement that promotes
the values of the University.
Rabbi Brander is rabbi emeritus of the Boca Raton Synagogue, founding
dean of the Boca Raton Community Kollel and founder of the Weinbaum
Yeshiva High School of Broward and Palm Beach counties. During his 14
years of service to that community, he oversaw its explosive growth from
60 families to some 600 families.
A 1984 alumnus of Yeshiva College, Rabbi Brander received his
ordination from the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS) in
1986. At RIETS, he had the distinction of serving as personal aide to
the esteemed Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik. He also received special
ordination from Machon Puah, a center of medical ethics in Israel, and
from former Chief Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu in the field of medical
ethics. He is currently a PhD candidate in general philosophy at Florida
Dean Emeritus and Special Advisor on Yeshiva Affairs212.960.5344 | email@example.com
Rabbi Zevulun Charlop, dean emeritus of the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan
Theological Seminary (RIETS) and special advisor on Yeshiva affairs, is
an authority on Torah and Talmud and a lecturer in American history. He
has authored numerous scholarly essays, including ''The Making of
Orthodox Rabbis'' in Encyclopedia Judaica and ''G-d in History and Halakha from the Perspective of American History.''
A spiritual leader of Young Israel of Mosholu Parkway in the Bronx,
NY, Rabbi Charlop has served as president of the American Committee for
the United Charities in Israel, the General Israel Orphans Home for
Girls in Jerusalem and the National Council of Young Israel Rabbis.
In May 2008, Rabbi Charlop received the University's Presidential
Medallion in recognition of his stewardship of RIETS. Under his
distinguished leadership of more than 35 years, the seminary experienced
enormous growth, graduating thousands of rabbis, educators and Jewish
Rabbi Charlop serves as one of RIETS' masmichim [those who
administer ordination exams] and maintains his special relationship with
the Kollelei Elyon. He is editor of three novellae on Torah and Talmud
by his late father, the noted Rabbi Jechiel Michael Charlop.
Vice President for University Affairs212.960.0850 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Born in Montreal, Rabbi Dr. Herbert Dobrinsky came to New York City
in 1948 to attend the third year of high school at the Yeshiva
University High School for Boys/Marsha Stern Talmudical Academy. He
graduated from Yeshiva College in 1954 and was ordained at the Rabbi
Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS) in 1957. Dr. Dobrinsky also
holds a master's degree and a doctoral degree in education from the
University's Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology.
Following five years as a rabbi at Beth Israel Synagogue in Halifax,
Nova Scotia, Dr. Dobrinsky joined Yeshiva University in 1962 as
associate director of the Community Service Division at RIETS. He was
named vice president for university affairs in 1981, following 19 years
of service to the institution in numerous positions, including director
of rabbinic placement for nine years.
Dr. Dobrinsky's outstanding achievements as a scholar, educator,
administrator and communal leader include being co-founder with the late
Haham, Rabbi Dr. Solomon Gaon of the Sephardic Studies Program and the
Sephardic Community Activities Program at the University, aimed at
preserving the rich Sephardic Jewish heritage of North America. He was
also co-founder of the American Society of Sephardic Studies and served
as vice president of programming for the society. He is the author of A Treasury of Sephardic Laws and Customs.
He also helped establish the University's Holocaust Studies Program and
has been honored several times within the University and RIETS.
During his years of service to the University, Dr. Dobrinsky has
traveled and lectured throughout the United States, Canada, Central
America, England and Israel. He has visited more than 100 communities to
gain firsthand insight into their needs. He also directed the initial
stages of the University's $100-million Century Campaign.
Vice President for Institutional Advancement212.960.0863 | email@example.com
Since 1995, Dan Forman, vice president for institutional advancement,
has been responsible for the capital and annual campaigns for the
University and its undergraduate and graduate schools.
Prior to joining the University, Forman was executive director of the
UJA-Federation Capital Campaign and its principal gifts from 1983 to
1995. He was responsible for planning and implementing UJA-Federation's
historic $1.2 billion Capital Campaign and managing the $80 million
principal gifts portion of its $135 million annual campaign.
Forman has been an adjunct professor on strategic planning and
fundraising at the Columbia University Graduate School of Business,
Executive Institute for Not-for-Profit Management; the New School of
Social Research; Wurzweiler School of Social Work; Marymount College;
UJA-Federation's Weiner Center and Muehlstein Institute for Jewish
Professional Leadership. Additionally, he has been a field instructor
and supervisor at Yeshiva University, Boston University, Fordham
University, Brandeis University and Lesley College.
Forman graduated summa cum laude from the State University of New
York at Buffalo in 1974 with bachelor's degrees in history, photography
and social work. He obtained a master's degree in social work from
Boston University in 1976 with a concentration in administration and
group work. He also graduated from Columbia University Graduate School
of Business, Executive Institute for Not-for-Profit Management, in 1981.
Forman has served or is currently serving on the boards of the Nesiya
Institute, Fort Hill Association, Housing Action Council and
Congregation Kol Ami.
Vice President for Business Affairs and CFO212.960.5475 | firstname.lastname@example.org
J. Michael Gower, vice president for business affairs and chief
financial officer, came to Yeshiva University from the University of
Vermont, where he served as vice president for finance and
administration. He has extensive experience in university and medical
school financial and business leadership, financing, and systems
The great part of his career was spent at Duke University, where he
received his bachelor's degree as well as an MBA from Duke's Fuqua
School of Business.
Gower received the 2008 Professional Development Award from the
National Association of College and University Business Officers
(NACUBO), which recognizes individual who have made notable
contributions to NACUBO's professional development activities and to the
association's publications program.
Vice President and Chief of Staff212.960.5300 | email@example.com
Rabbi Josh Joseph is the Vice
President of Yeshiva University and the Chief of Staff to President Richard M.
Joel. In addition to working with administration, academic, and lay leadership
and managing the Office of the President, he directs YU’s leadership incubator,
the Presidential Fellowship in University and Community Leadership, as well as
several task forces focused on fostering creativity and innovation to the
A native of Montreal, Josh
completed his undergraduate degree in Diplomatic History with honors at the
University of Pennsylvania. He received rabbinic ordination from the Rabbi Isaac
Elchanan Theological Seminary and simultaneously earned a Master’s in Jewish
Philosophy at the Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies. Josh also
completed fellowships at Harvard’s Institute of Higher Education and NYU’s
Wagner School of Public Administration, sponsored by the Muehlstein Foundation
and UJA Federation NY.
Before his promotion to Vice
President and Chief of Staff, Josh served as Director of Special Projects for
Yeshiva University’s Center for the Jewish Future where he further developed his
passion for Jewish social entrepreneurship that informs his daily work. Prior to
his work at YU, Josh worked as a financial trader on Wall Street, a pulpit
rabbi, and served as the Executive Director of the Orthodox Caucus.
Josh has spoken across the United
States, Canada, and Israel on a variety of topics, including leadership, social
entrepreneurship, creativity, 21st century education and Jewish
Vice President for Legal Affairs, Secretary and General Counsel212.960.0051 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Andrew ''Avi'' Lauer serves as Yeshiva University's vice president
for legal affairs, secretary and general counsel. In this capacity, he
is responsible for all legal matters pertaining to Yeshiva University
and its affiliates within the United States and abroad. He also serves
as counsel to President Richard M. Joel.
Prior to his appointment at Yeshiva University, Lauer was a partner
at the international law firm of Thelen Reid Brown Raysman and Steiner
LLP, where he maintained a large and diverse practice while also serving
as an active member of Thelen's labor and employment law department.
Lauer served as relationship partner to numerous clients in relation to
various areas of legal specialty, including corporate, real estate,
litigation, technology, outsourcing, bankruptcy, patent and trademark,
and he often functioned as outside general counsel to many companies. He
also established and maintained an extensive Israel practice at Thelen
and worked with many Israeli-owned and/or -affiliated companies and
regularly traveled to Israel to meet with his Israeli clients and
Lauer also has prior professional experience as senior employment
counsel in the Office of General Counsel of PricewaterhouseCoopers
Consulting (PwC Consulting), where he was responsible for all
employment-law-related matters affecting the firm and its more than
30,000 employees. In addition, he was responsible for all in-house
employment-law- related matters pertaining to the planned IPO and the
ultimate sale of PwC Consulting to IBM. Before joining PwC, he served as
assistant general counsel of Deloitte & Touche USA, where he was
employment counsel to both Deloitte & Touche LLP and Deloitte
Lauer was also an assistant district attorney in the Kings County
District Attorney's Office in Brooklyn, NY, where he conducted numerous
trials and investigations and was assigned to several bureaus, including
the elite Trial Cadre unit of the Homicide Bureau.
Involved in numerous community causes, Lauer serves and/or has served
on the Executive Board of several charitable organizations in the New
York area. He is a former president of the Young Israel of Woodmere,
former chairman of the Board of Trustees and honorary past-president of
the Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns and Rockaway, and a member of the
Audit Committee and Long Island Board of Ohel Family and Children's
Services. He also served as pro bono counsel to several organizations
and not-for-profits, including the Union of Orthodox Jewish
Congregations of America and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.
Lauer has published numerous articles and conducted training and
seminars in various areas of the law throughout the United States and
Vice President for Information Technology and CIO212.960.5233 | email@example.com
Marc Milstein, vice president for information technology and chief
information officer, brings to the University almost 30 years of
experience managing information technology in the health care and
academic communities. He has executive responsibility for information
technology services involving all campuses, including Albert Einstein
College of Medicine, and leads the information technology efforts of the
University aimed at improving internal and external processes.
Milstein was most recently corporate vice president and chief
information officer at Continuum Health Partners, where he managed
information systems and telecommunications functions and oversaw an
$80-million budget for a five-hospital system in New York City.
Previously, he held a number of senior positions nationwide, including
at the University of Missouri Health Care, Cambridge Health Alliance and
Children's Medical Center of Dallas. He was also a consultant for
Coopers & Lybrand and KPMG Peat Marwick, both in Dallas, TX.
Milstein has an MBA in systems management from Baldwin-Wallace College in Cleveland, OH.
Chief Human Resources Officer718.430.2544 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Yvonne Ramirez is the Chief Human Resources Officer
for Yeshiva University. She joined Yeshiva in 2008 as its first
University wide executive responsible for human resources programming for all
of its four campuses, including the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the
Benjamin Cardozo School of Law.
Yvonne has more than
30 years of experience as a manager and executive in the human resources field
and prior to joining Yeshiva she served as Vice President for Human Resources
at Pace University,
another multi campus institution with locations in New York
City and Westchester county. Ramirez holds an MBA in executive management.
Vice President for Administrative Services212.960.5239 | email@example.com
Jeffrey Rosengarten has been a member of the University's administrative staff since March of 1974. He began his tenure at the
Albert Einstein College of Medicine where he directed the outpatient primary
care clinics of the affiliated Jacobi
In 1982 Rosengarten arrived at Yeshiva
University's Wilf Campus
as director of personnel before assuming his current responsibilities for the
various supporting services departments across YU's three Manhattan campuses.
president for administrative services, Rosengarten manages the University’s facilities,
capital and infrastructure improvements; campus safety and security; production-mail
services; food services; community outreach; and government relations. In his role as campus planner and chair of
the University's Committee on Space, Rosengarten has led the effort to create
proper "homes" for various schools and programs, including the Yeshiva College
the Azrieli Graduate
School in Belfer Hall and the
School offices in Furst
Hall. At the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Rosengarten led the master
planning program, which included the renovated lobby and Burns Moot Court. At Stern College’s
Beren Campus, he directed the creation of a new facade for Stanton
Hall, a 7th-floor beis medrash, and the Dean’s Suite and Student
Service floor in 215 Lexington
Avenue. The 185th Street Plaza project on the Wilf
Campus highlights the campus development plan drafted under Rosengarten’s
Rosengarten is a 1969 alumnus of Yeshiva University
High School for
Boys/Marsha Stern Talmudical Academy. He received a BA from Queens College
of the City University of New York and attended the New
School and Baruch College
for graduate studies in management and administration.
Executive Director of Communications and Public Affairs
212.960.5400 ext. 5869 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael Scagnoli has
been with the University’s Office of Communications and Public Affairs for the
past five years. He leads a team of communications professionals responsible for
reputation management and media relations, branding and graphic identity,
messaging and design, news and the YU Web site. He also directs the
University’s major ceremonial events, including commencements and convocations,
and oversees the campus's Events Office.
Before coming to YU, Scagnoli served
as director of operations and concert production, then executive director for the
New York Collegium, a performing arts and music education
Scagnoli is a graduate of
Trine University in Indiana, where he received the Jannen
Renaissance Scholar Award. He holds an MBA in media management from Metropolitan
College of New York, where he teaches frequently as an adjunct faculty member in
the School of Management.
Vice President for Medical Affairs718.430.2801 | email@example.com
Allen M. Spiegel, MD, an internationally recognized researcher and
endocrinologist, assumed office as dean of Albert Einstein College of
Medicine of Yeshiva University on June 1, 2006, and also serves as the
University's vice president for medical affairs.
Prior to joining Einstein, Dr. Spiegel was director of the National
Institute of Diabetes & Digestive Diseases & Kidney Diseases
(NIDDK) at the National Institutes of Health, the culmination of a
distinguished 33-year career at the NIH.
A member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of
Sciences, Dr. Spiegel earned his bachelor's degree summa cum laude and
Phi Beta Kappa from Columbia University in 1967. He received his MD
degree cum laude from Harvard Medical School in 1971 and completed his
clinical training at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Dr. Spiegel's career began at the NIH in 1973 as a clinical associate
in its Endocrinology Training program. He then served as a senior
investigator in the Metabolic Disease Branch from 1977 to 1984. In 1985
he was appointed chief of molecular pathophysiology, and then chief of
the Metabolic Diseases Branch. In 1990, he was appointed director of the
NIDDK's Division of Intramural Research. He served in these various
capacities until his appointment as director of the NIDDK in 1999. In
this role, he had responsibility for a staff of 625 full-time employees
and a $1.7 billion budget.
Dr. Spiegel is a widely renowned physician-scientist and
endocrinologist with extensive experience in translational research
programs. His research has centered on G-protein-regulated signaling
dysfunction in human disease, and his work on signal transduction helped
to clarify the genetic basis of several endocrine diseases. He has
published extensively, with more than 250 peer-reviewed papers and 100
reviews and book chapters to his name, as well as two books on G
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