Yeshiva University is a private university in New York City. There are 6 campuses in New York as well as 1 campus in Israel. Yeshiva has campuses and facilities in 3 Manhattan boroughs (Washington Heights, Murray Hill, and Greenwich Village) as well as in Queens, the Bronx, and Israel. There are several hospitals and health care institutions that are currently affiliated with Yeshiva.
Yeshiva began in 1886 as the Etz Chaim Yeshiva, a cheder-style elementary school that was founded by Eastern European immigrants. Etz Chaim Yeshiva offered study of the Talmud along with some secular instruction that included education in English.
Currently, there are approximately 3100 undergraduate students, 3500 graduate students, and 1000 high school students throughout the Yeshiva network. In 2007, Yeshiva conferred over 1800 degrees. Yeshiva also offers community service projects serving New York, Canada, and other areas of the United States.
Yeshiva’s main campus is known as Wilf Campus and is located in Washington Heights. Yeshiva’s main office is located on Wilf Campus. It is also home to the undergraduate schools for men, the rabbinical seminaries, the high school for boys, the Azrieli Graduate School for Jewish Education and Administration, the Wurzweiler School for Social Work, and the Bernard Revel Graduate School.
The Resnick Campus in the Morris Park area of the eastern Bronx is comprised of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology. Also in this area are several dormitories, a library, a hospital, and other medical facilities
The Brookdale Center in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of downtown Manhattan hosts the Benjamin Cardozo School of Law, several law clinics and offices, as well as another dormitory. The Center for Jewish History which included the Yeshiva University Museum along with other institutions is located in the Chelsea area of the Bronx, quite close to The Brookdale Center.
The Beren Campus is located in the Murray Hill area of midtown Manhattan. The undergraduate schools for women, the Azrieli School, and several dormitories are located on this campus.
There is also a high school for girls located in New York City, in the Holliswood neighborhood of eastern Queens.
Former Vermont governor and US presidential candidate Howard Dean received his medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University. Middle East correspondent Aaron Klein was the editor of the undergraduate bimonthly student newspaper at Yeshiva. Chaim Potok (born Herman Harold Potok), a well-known rabbi and American Jewish author had his first stories published in the literary magazine of Yeshiva.