Yeshiva University will present singer Ishay Ribo at its Isru Chag Concert on Tuesday evening, Oct. 18, at Binyanei Ha’uma (the International Convention Center) in Jerusalem, bringing a moving end to the holiday of Sukkot.
Ribo is an acclaimed Israeli entertainer known for performing songs that inspire many to connect with ancient Jewish prayers and celebrate Judaism’s ancestry through the experiential medium of music.
“This concert will be an unforgettable evening for the YU community, especially our YU students studying in Israel,” said Stephanie Strauss, executive director of YU Israel and assistant vice president for Israel strategy and enrollment. “YU has launched numerous educational, cultural, and business-focused programs in Israel that are centered around our vibrant Jerusalem campus. This concert is a great way to celebrate YU’s presence in Israel and honor our unbreakable bond with the state and people of Israel.”
Through YU’s S. Daniel Abraham Israel program, more than 2,000 students spend their first year studying Torah at yeshivot and seminaries throughout Israel, while experiencing the culture of the Holy Land. YU also recently launched the Torat Tziyon program, another path for YU students to spend a semester in Israel, learning Torah and fulfilling academic requirements from YU’s Jerusalem campus.
Yeshiva University has enjoyed an increasing number of partnerships and joint projects with Israeli universities and institutions, including Hebrew University, Bar-Ilan University, the Technion in Haifa, and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. This fall, YU will open the Jerusalem Therapy Center to provide affordable mental health counseling to English speakers, gap-year students, soldiers, and others who need this vital service in Israel.
Visiting professors from Israel also are making significant contributions in cybersecurity, technology, and other fields at YU’s New York campuses. Launched in 2019 in partnership with Yissum (the Hebrew University’s technology transfer company), YU’s Innovation Lab created a vehicle to bring Israeli ingenuity to the United States. The “I-Lab” is now home to 50 Israeli start-ups that benefit from YU student interns, while giving the students firsthand experience in the industry, and a taste of the Israeli innovation ecosystem.
All students at SDAIP-affiliated schools will enjoy a reduced ticket price for the concert and have early access to tickets. The remaining tickets will be open to the public. Doors open at 8:30 p.m.; the concert begins at 9:30.
For information and to buy tickets, go to yu.edu/ribo.
— YESHIVA UNIVERSITY