Telling Our WHOLE Story

Telling Our WHOLE Story
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President Richard Joel

President | Yeshiva University

If, today, being Jewish is an option and not a condition, why exercise this option? In order to fashion a life that makes sense and that matters, Richard Joel argues that we must own our story. In order to own ... See more

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Knowing and owning our story " Board News & Archive " Cape Town Jewish Board of Deputies

"We are a people of history and destiny. We embrace the values of the past to benefit humanity worldwide," said Richard Joel in his keynote address at the Gala Opening of the Cape SA Jewish Board of Deputies Biennial Conference on 5 October, entitled 'Safe Spaces - Making Room for Your Views.'

President Richard  Joel, 

President | Yeshiva University

Richard M. Joel is Bravmann Family University Professor and President of Yeshiva University, where he has placed a renewed emphasis on the student experience, academic excellence, Torah scholarship and communal involvement. With his guidance, Yeshiva University has expanded its focus far beyond the walls of the university, through professional and rabbinic placement globally and service learning missions worldwide. Previously, President Joel served as president and international director of Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life. There, he facilitated a renaissance of Jewish life on campuses by building numerous new facilities, partnering in the creation of Birthright Israel, and using engagement and empowerment models to reach Jewish youth. President Joel holds a BA and JD from New York University where he was a Root-Tilden Scholar, and has received honorary doctorates from Boston Hebrew College and Gratz College. He also served as assistant district attorney and deputy chief of appeals in the Bronx, and Associate Dean and Professor of Law at Yeshiva University’s Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.