Yeshiva University, in New York City; mainly coeducational; begun 1886 as Yeshiva Eitz Chaim, a Jewish theological seminary, chartered 1928 as Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary and Yeshiva College; renamed 1945. Yeshiva, the oldest and largest university under Jewish auspices in the United States, maintains four campuses in New York and affiliated campuses in Los Angeles and Jerusalem, Israel. Yeshiva College (for men) and Stern College for Women are coordinate undergraduate divisions of the university. Noteworthy programs at Yeshiva include the well-known Albert Einstein College of Medicine, the Talmudic and Israel research institutes, and the graduate school of mathematical studies. Its library houses an outstanding collection of Hebraica and Judaica. The school participates in several joint programs with Columbia and New York universities.
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