October 5, 1986 |
On a typical morning at the turn of the century, 15-year-old Mayer Susskind would hurry from his Manhattan tenement to the Rabbi Elchanan Theological Seminary. School days began at 8 a.m. with prayers in Hebrew, followed by more than eight hours of Talmudic study in Yiddish. In the evening were hours of classes in English, taught by a public school teacher. Torah U'Mada : Hebrew words meaning Holy Scriptures and secular knowledge.
September 2, 1990
The new $2.25-million Yeshiva University high school building was not purchased by the center but by Yeshiva University of Los Angeles. The Wiesenthal Center and Yeshiva are incorporated separately and are financially independent. The encyclopedia that will be used in the center's new Museum of Tolerance was donated by Robert Maxwell, whose company, Macmillan Inc., published the "Encyclopedia of the Holocaust." RABBI MEYER H. MAY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, SIMON WIESENTHAL CENTER Los Angeles
May 9, 1991
Yeshiva University of Los Angeles has changed its name to Yeshiva of Los Angeles, said Meyer H. May, its executive director. The school, in existence since 1977, changed its name at the request of New York-based Yeshiva University, but it will remain affiliated to the theological seminary of the East Coast university, May said. The decision was made last fall but was implemented only in recent weeks.
May 21, 1985
The Soviet Union has denied a visa to an American linguist, causing seven other U.S. scholars to cancel a trip to a 10-day conference at the Soviet Academy of Sciences. The visa application of Joshua Fishman, 59, professor of social sciences at Yeshiva University in New York, was refused without an explanation, and the other scholars then canceled their trip, though they had been granted visas.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 28, 1985
A Times article (May 19) described "some concern over church-state separation" with reference to the Museum of Tolerance that is being established on the campus of Yeshiva University of Los Angeles in connection with the Simon Wiesenthal Center. An analysis of the item makes it clear that while there may be doubters, it is an established constitutional doctrine that a governmental body, in this case the state of California, may provide a denominational university with funds to provide a service for a non-denominational purpose.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 25, 2000 |
Yeshiva University has launched a graduate program in Orthodox-oriented study of Talmud and Torah for women, said to be the first university-based program of its kind in the United States. The two-year program for up to 10 women will lead to a certificate, but students have the option of simultaneously earning master's degrees tuition-free at the university's graduate school of Jewish education.