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Thanks for visiting. Our office serves the entire university, our alumni, and the broader Jewish community promoting Yeshiva University's Five Torot, its core values and the writings of Rabbi Sacks. We believe that integrity, responsibility, community, and excellence, sourced in the Torah's teachings, form the basis of a values-based education.

Dr. Erica Brown

Message from the Vice Provost for Values and Leadership

At Yeshiva University, leadership means more when it is values-based. Our undergraduate and graduate education prepares students for success in their studies and their respective vocations of choice, while creating the expectation that they also serve their own communities and their country as upstanding citizens. The Torah, Jewish history, and our Jewish heroes emphasize the importance that one individual can make in creating and sustaining a vision and leading people there. We help our students forge meaningful connections to each other, to faculty mentors, to entrepreneurial lay leaders, and to the core values that shape their education.

We look forward to studying and learning with you and from you through educational opportunities, events, discussions,  interviews and social media channels.

Please join us for conversations that matter.

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

“Education is the single greatest key to human dignity.”

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks


Sacks Book Prize

The Sacks Book Prize 2022 will be awarded to an author of a recently published or about to be published work (six months before or six months after publication) of Jewish ideas deeply sourced in Jewish texts, with broad appeal within and beyond the Jewish community. The author of the winning work will be awarded a $50,000 prize. Additional funds will be used to help the author promote the book through events, marketing and book distribution.

The winner and two finalists will be determined by an independent committee in cooperation with The Rabbi Sacks Legacy Trust based in the United Kingdom.

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