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Sandro Rosell
FC Barcelona President
Thursday, August 24, 2017


Touro College awarded 698 degrees at its 38th annual commencement exercises held at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall and conferred an honorary Doctor of Laws degree on Richard B. Stone, Esq., the chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations and a professor of distinction at Columbia Law School.

At the ceremonies, Touro awarded baccalaureate and associate degrees to graduates from the Lander College for Men in Kew Gardens Hills (LCM); Lander College for Women-The Anna Ruth and Mark Hasten School in Manhattan (LCW); Lander College of Arts & Sciences in Flatbush (LAS, with separate men’s and women’s divisions); the School for Lifelong Education in Brooklyn; and Machon L’Parnasa-Institute for Professional

American actor David Arquette posted this photo of himself at the Kotel on Twitter, saying: “I had my Bar Mitzvah today at the wall. Finally I’m a man.”David Arquette experienced a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity recently when, almost 28 years after he turned 13, he was able to celebrate his bar mitzvah in Israel. 

Arquette, the son of a Jewish mother, and an Muslim father (a convert from Catholicism), was taking his first trip to Israel to film a segment for a travel show.  He filmed a piece for the show, “Mile High,” which airs on the Travel Channel and, for the show, attended a bar mitzvah celebration in Jerusalem.  Arquette was asked if he wanted to

NY State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver meeting with leaders from UJA-Federation of New York, TEACH-NYS and the Orthodox Union, together with Assembly Members Rhoda Jacobs, Michael Simanowitz, and Helene Weinstein. (PHOTO CREDIT: HILLEL ENGEL)Three Jewish organizations sponsored a joint leadership mission to Albany, NY, last Monday (June 4), in support of the 130,000 students in Jewish day schools, among over 400,000 in all of New York State's non-public schools. They thanked legislators and Governor Cuomo for restoring reimbursement funds and for exempting all schools from the two-year-old MTA Payroll Tax.

The Jewish groups also expressed concern about new legislation that would allow school districts to cut busing for non-public

Alyse Ticker, Development Chair, Deborah Friedman, Executive Vice President, Dorothy Tananbaum, President Board of Directors, Robert Sherman, CEO of the Jewish Education Project at their Celebrate Our Future event on June 4th.              (Photo credit: Jeffrey Holmes Photography)The Jewish Education Project (formerly BJENY-SAJES) held its Celebrate Our Future reception at Columbia University on Monday night where they celebrated their work empowering and inspiring Jewish children and their families in the New York tri-state area to live as engaged members of the Jewish community. In addition, Five “Super Star” educators from the New York area were presented with the inaugural Jewish Education Project Young Pioneers Award for the innovative methods they employ to

This summer Yeshiva University will once again host an assortment of learning and internship programs in cities across the country. Presented by YU’s Center for the Jewish Future (CJF) and Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS) in partnership with congregations in local Jewish communities, the YU Summer Learning and Internship Series will feature adult and youth programming, shiurim [lectures] and Torah and Talmud study for both men and women.

Some 45 YU students, kollel members and