Press Releases

Rabbi Yosef Sonnenschein Named Menahel of Lander Beis Medrash

October 24, 2023
New Menahel Shares What it Takes to be Successful in Chinuch Today, the Evolving Role of the Mechanech and his own Career Path

(New York, NY) — Rabbi Yosef Sonnenschein was named menahel at Lander College for Men Beis Medrash L’Talmud. He was previously senior maggid shiur, a position he held since 2019.

Touro’s Lander College for Men Names New Director of Career Services

November 06, 2019
Jodi Smolen Plans to Guide Students in Choosing Career Paths, Network to Provide Job Opportunities

(New York, NY)—Jodi Smolen has been named Director of Career Services at Touro’s Lander College for Men, Dr. Moshe Sokol, dean of the college, announced today. Smolen previously served as the Director of Undergraduate Programs at TTI for nearly two decades where she created numerous programs, supervised a team of advisors, directed students to degree completion and helped them reach their career goals.

Touro Professor Tom Rozinski Named President of Northeast Association of Pre-Law Advisors

October 03, 2018
New role recognizes Rozinski's commitment to improving law school education

Thomas (Tom) Rozinski, JD, MA, pre-law advisor and associate professor of Political Science at Touro’s Lander Colleges, was recently elected President of the largest pre-law advising association in the country. His new role with the Northeast Association of Pre-Law Advisors (NAPLA) recognizes his dedication to students and commitment to improving undergraduate and law school education.

Longtime Lander Leader Named Assistant Dean for Student Life

August 28, 2018
Ariel Kopitnikoff to create forum for student participation as he directs college activities related to student affairs, campus life, events and activities

(New York, NY)—Ariel Kopitnikoff packed up for college in 2003 and never dreamed he’d find his permanent home away from home. As a freshman, he quickly adjusted to life at Touro’s Lander College for Men (LCM), enjoying the rigors of Talmud study as well as the academic challenge of his college classes. He earned his bachelor’s degree in marketing in 2006, received smicha at Lander’s Beis Medrash L’Talmud in 2009 and a master's in Jewish education in 2016.

Joshua Goldmeier Named the 2018 Valedictorian of Lander College for Men

May 11, 2018
Future Computer Scientist to be Honored at Commencement

Although he hasn’t officially graduated yet, Joshua Goldmeier is already looking for ways to use his computer science degree to make the world a better place. Joshua’s deep commitment to learning and personal growth helped make him the 2018 valedictorian at Touro’s Lander College for Men.

Touro’s Lander College For Men Hosts Model Beis Din

March 26, 2018
High School Students Apply Halachic Sources to Real World Situations in Annual Competition

In 1977, a Jewish couple from Lakewood NJ learned that their pregnancy would lead to conjoined twin girls sharing a single heart.  It would be impossible for both babies to survive. Surgeons at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia recommended separating the twins to allow the stronger one to live.

Touro’s Lander College for Men Hosts Science Competition for Area High Schools

March 31, 2017
Students meet challenges in STEM research and education

Weeks of research, design and problem-solving paid off for students who received top honors at the Science Olympiad at Touro’s Lander College for Men (LCM) on March 19. 

UK Chief Rabbi Mirvis Addresses Lander Graduates at 42nd Commencement Exercises

June 06, 2016
Touro awarded a total of 652 baccalaureate and associate degrees to graduates from Lander College for Men.

New York, N.Y. – Touro College conferred Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, the Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth of the United Kingdom, with an honorary doctorate at the annual commencement exercises at David Geffen Hall in Lincoln Center on Monday, May 30, 2016. 

Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, Chief Rabbi of UK, to Receive Honorary Degree at 42nd Annual Commencement Exercises of Touro’s Lander Colleges

April 21, 2016

New York, N.Y. – Touro College President and CEO Dr. Alan Kadish announced today that Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, the Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth of the United Kingdom, will receive an honorary degree and address the graduates of the 42nd annual commencement exercises at David Geffen Hall in Lincoln Center on May 30th, 2016.

Touro’s Lander College for Men Holds Third Annual Model Beis Din Competition

April 20, 2016

New York, N.Y. – File this under “it really happened.” In Israel a father and caregiver for his mentally impaired son was diagnosed with kidney failure, and all attempts to find a suitable organ donor failed. His son, however, was a near-perfect match, but incapable of providing any reasonable form of consent. Could the son be allowed, under Israeli law, to donate a kidney to save his father’s life?