Rabbi David Lau, the Ashkenazi chief rabbi of Israel, visited Yeshiva University on Thursday.
The chief rabbi met with yeshiva deans at YU-affiliated Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary, and with YU President Richard M. Joel. He also spoke with YU’s Center for the Jewish Future senior staff about their work around the world with rabbis, communities and students, and toured the Wilf Campus and the Jacob and Dreizel Glueck Center for Jewish Studies with students.
“During the Chief Rabbi’s visit he was very curious about YU’s efforts in engaging communities, both rabbinic and lay-leadership, throughout the Diaspora,” said Rabbi Kenneth Brander, vice president for university and community life at YU and the David Mitzner Dean of the CJF.
“He was impressed with the leadership opportunities our students are involved in throughout the Jewish world and was inspired by his meeting with YU Roshei Yeshiva and President Joel. It is critical that Yeshiva University and the Chief Rabbi’s office have an ongoing relationship.”