Wednesday, April 01, 2020

New York—More than 40 young professionals from varied backgrounds and diverse careers attended a cocktail reception in Manhattan at the home of Carol Feinberg and Ken Gilman. Rabbi Alan G. Ciner, vice president of the Touro College and University System (TCUS), noted, “Touro is launching this initiative for young adults, offering them an opportunity to learn about Touro and join together for future educational and social events.” Ms. Feinberg sits on the boards of several philanthropic organizations including The Smithsonian Science Education Center and Mr. Gilman is the former vice chairman of The Limited and is also involved with a number of philanthropic bodies.

The young professionals heard Touro College President and CEO Dr. Alan Kadish offer an overview of the growing networks of academic excellence and educational innovation at Touro.

“Touro offers professional and graduate programs in fields that include education, law, medicine, pharmacy, social work, and business,” said Dr. Kadish. “Furthermore, as one of the largest health care educational systems in the nation, Touro offers a wide array of degree programs in medical and health sciences. In fact, Touro will play an integral role in changing the way that health care is taught and delivered both here in the United States and throughout the world. Touro also provides a comprehensive range of baccalaureate degree programs in the liberal arts and sciences.”

Many of those in attendance were interested to learn of the breadth, excellence, and bold vision that Dr. Kadish described.

“I had no idea that Touro is such a forward-thinking and growth-oriented institution,” said Hal Levy, a faculty member at Manhattan Day School. “I was thoroughly impressed by the school’s ideals and its commitment to providing a practical education to help people become contributing members of society.”

Shira Konski, an attorney in attendance, said that she plans to attend future events and remarked that she particularly enjoyed “meeting and speaking with many young professionals.”

The Young Professionals of Touro is co-chaired by Jessica Jacobs and Jonathan Schottenstein.