A Disparate Mix, A Single Nation

Holiday message from the President Alan Kadish, for Passover 2014

April 09, 2014

Passover, the holiday most recognized for celebrating the liberation of the Jewish people from slavery in Egypt, also begins the story of how a disparate mix of people united into a single nation.  In the biblical desert every member of every tribe of the Jewish people was empowered to utilize their unique talents to benefit the entire nation.  It was only when everyone united under the common banner of a unified purpose that the nation of Israel thrived.

The Touro College and University System thrives under our shared purpose.  Along our journey to becoming a superlative multinational institution of higher education, we have cultivated an impressive team of administrators, faculty, and staff who contribute a remarkable array of talents and abilities to our institution.  Our dispersed campuses stretch across America and extend to Europe and Israel, but we unite and support each other in our mission to provide world-class education and to serve underserved communities. 

I am grateful for the opportunity to witness our combined efforts help ignite and support the boundless creativity, ingenuity, and initiative of our accomplished students.  We continue to grow and expand into our newest campus, which will open in Middletown, New York in August.  Planning relocation of our headquarters has been challenging but hopefully nearing a successful conclusion.

I am proud to celebrate our large family at Touro.  I ask everyone to further strengthen the bonds that make our institution meaningful by supporting and promoting national collaboration across all Touro campuses.  We have much to learn and gain from one another.  Through the talents that all of you have demonstrated, I am positive we will continue to innovate and improve our institution for our students and our communities.

On behalf of the Board of Trustees and administration, I wish each of you and your families, good health, continued success, and a happy holiday.

Dr. Alan Kadish