Articles by Shira Krinsky

Sunday Night Learning: Empowered by GPATS


On Sunday night, December 18, teenage girls from different high schools in the Teaneck area gathered together in the Bais Medrash of Bergenfield for a night of learning. This was the first meeting of a new initiative from the Graduate Program in Advanced Talmudic Studies (GPATS), called “SNL — Sunday Night Learning: Empowered by GPATS.” […]

Rabbi Lerner


At the end of last year, campus couple Rabbi Yosef and Dr. Batya Bronstein announced that they were not returning for the 2016-2017 school year, as they were planning on making aliyah. This meant that the Beren campus was once again in need of a family to help enhance Shabbat, as well as other aspects […]

An Inspiring Yom Iyun


Shira Wein wanted a place where she could learn over the recent Chagim break. After a fruitless search for a Beit Midrash that would be open or available to women, she realized that she had a perfectly good Beit Midrash at school, and she may as well take advantage of it. “I decided that the […]

Katz Graduate School


Yeshiva University, in addition to its three undergraduate schools — Stern College, Yeshiva College, and Sy Syms School of business — is also well known for its secular, highly selective graduate schools, including, among others,  the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, the Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies and the Ferkauf Graduate School […]

So You Think Stern Can Dance

V0048646 A woman dancing. Photogravure after Eadweard Muybridge, 1887

On April 5th and 6th, Stern students, friends and family members flocked to Norman Thomas High School in order to see this year’s production of So You Think Stern Can Dance. This performance, with an opening number from Stern acapella group the LexSingtons, featured Stern students performing dances that had been choreographed by their peers […]

Another Successful Year at YU’s 22nd Annual Seforim Sale

Seforim Sale

Every year, the bottom floor of Belfer Hall is transformed into a storefront for the YU Seforim Sale. Beginning in 1994, this sale boasts to be the largest Jewish book sale in North America, with about 15,000 customers annually. It is run by Yeshiva University students, and all of the profits go toward Student Life […]

New Night Seder Initiative Draws a Crowd

night seder

On February 2nd, the Beit Midrash Committee celebrated the inaugural Night Seder event in the Beren Campus Beit Midrash. The program attracted over fifty Stern students and was a huge success. A lot of hard work went into this great event. Shoshana Klafter, co-president of the Beit Midrash Committee, admitted that “planning it was difficult […]

Introducing the New Campus Couple

Shabbat Triptych [125/366]

As soon as it was announced at the beginning of last May that the Schwabs were going to be leaving their position as Campus Couple at the end of that semester, every Stern student wanted to know who would be taking their place this year. As the new semester began, a few Shabbatot came and […]

Oregon Shooting Prompts Varied Opinions Among Media and Officials

On October 1, a 26-year-old man opened fire at Umpqua Community College in Rosewood, Oregon, killing nine people and injuring nine others. After being wounded by police during an exchange of gunfire, the gunman, Christopher Harper-Mercer, ran back into the classroom where he had done most of the shooting and killed himself. According the the […]

Thousands of E-Mails Later, America Responds to Hillary


When running for president, one should expect that all of the skeletons in his/her closet are going to be exposed. Hillary Clinton was not immune from this symptom of presidential candidacy. One of the largest scandals in her bid to become the first woman president has revolved around Clinton’s use of a private e-mail, rather […]