Featured Stories tagged with "Kadish"

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Some of the challenges the Jewish community has faced this past year points to the Jewish people’s struggle with our designation as the chosen people. Dr. Alan Kadish, president of Touro College, spoke at Lander College for Women about how to view our chosen status and use that as an opportunity for positive action.
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Chanukah, the festival of lights is a twofold holiday that commemorates both an unlikely victory of the small band of Jewish Maccabees over the Syrian-Greek forces and the miracle of an inexhaustible flame rekindled in the Holy Temple. We take this opportunity to celebrate the faithful, the outnumbered, and the seemingly helpless figures in our history, who set an example for each of us with their achievements despite overwhelming political and religious adversity. The praise and thankfulness we express over candlelight with family empowers and motivates us to take charge of our personal, religious, and institutional destiny.
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The holiday of Rosh Hashanah, which starts this Wednesday, September 4th, celebrates the Jewish New Year and commences a period of reflection and soul-searching leading up to Yom Kippur. The cornerstone of prayer during this time is a silent and sincere conversation with the Almighty and with ourselves in which we take responsibility for our actions. This process of deliberate introspection is illustrative of the Jewish concept of a personal relationship with God through a process of humble accounting.
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At 3:20AM (PST) on Sunday morning, August 24 Northern California was hit by a 6.0 earthquake with an epicenter near Touro University California (TUC). Thank God, there were no injuries or fatalities on campus. Although there was isolated damage to some campus buildings and facilities, operations at TUC are continuing normally thanks to the readiness and quick action of campus security and facilities management. I would like to express my congratulations to the leadership of TUC for not only their effective response but for their extraordinary preparatory work to protect against crisis situations. You have my deep-felt appreciation for your diligence, dedication and exemplary performance in the aftermath of this event.
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The holiday of Pesach (Passover) begins on the evening of March 25th and continues through April 2nd. Passover’s story of the liberation of the Jewish people from slavery in ancient Egypt is not only retold during the festive seder meals of the holiday’s first two nights, but we are told to relive and internalize the story.
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Middletown, N.Y. - Lieutenant Governor Robert J. Duffy joined President Kadish to officially launch the development of the new Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) at the site of the former Horton Hospital complex in Middletown, N.Y. The ceremony was attended by local officials, members of numerous medical associations and Touro faculty and administrators.  In addition to the anticipated growth of the Orange County region’s healthcare and educational systems, speakers enthusiastically pointed out that the project is expected to serve as a boon to the local economy.
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A letter to the editor written by Dr. Alan Kadish, president and CEO of Touro College and University System, appeared in the New York Times. The letter was in response to an article on the debate in Washington on rising interest rates for student loans. Read full letter to the editor
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Rosh Hashanah, the holiday celebrating the Jewish New Year, creates a rhythm of continuity for Jewish history and allows us the opportunity to chronicle the triumphs and trials of our time. It is a time of reflection, a time of hope and prayer, and a time for family. The day affords us ample opportunity to reflect on the past year of remarkable growth at Touro, for which the entire Touro family can be very proud. I hope you will join me in praying for and working toward many more years of continued success.
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With Passover fast approaching, I would like to take this opportunity to express my appreciation for your continued hard work and dedication to the Touro College and University System.  We have accomplished much with our combined efforts to nurture and develop our educational community for the benefit of our students.  The success of Touro’s mission is dependent on everyone’s collaboration and support. 
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It\'s a tough world in which to raise children. Dr. Alan Kadish, President and CEO of Touro, and Dr. Jeffrey Gardere, Professor at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, addressed the issue and how to be a positive influence and role model to our children. Sabrina and Alexandre Speaker graciously hosted the a parlor meeting in their home.