Articles by Shira Krinsky

ORA Fellows Educate Students About Agunah Crisis


On Monday, February 27, the Organization for the Resolution of Agunot (ORA) ran an event on the Wilf Campus titled, “The Agunah Crisis: What Are Our Leaders Doing About It? And Why YOU Should Be Thinking About It.” The event was organized by the four ORA Campus Fellows at Yeshiva University—Liat Clark,  Zach Spero, Kira […]

Give us Back our Carlos and Gabby’s


On February 12th an announcement on YU Marketplace shocked students across the university. “Starting today Chop Chop Restaurant ‘No Longer’ to supply Kosher Chinese Food or Sushi to any YU Cafeteria including Nagel Bagel or any YU Event because Chop Chop is under Vaad of Riverdale not an OU restaurant. Thank you so much for […]

YU Environmental Society Revived as Official Club

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When senior Miriam Renz began attending Stern, she quickly became an active member of the YU Environmental Society, then under the leadership of Jenny Wiseman. When Wiseman graduated in 2015, the club struggled to continue to exist. Last year, it was so inactive that it lost funding as an official club. Renz, along with her […]

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

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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

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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

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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 […]