Rambam Mesivta’s Entrepreneurial Academy recently went on a trip to Yeshiva University’s Sy Syms School of Business to meet with Torah and business experts in an effort to gain knowledge and insight into the rapidly changing entrepreneurial landscape.
The day began with a shiur from Rabbi Daniel Feldman on business and halacha. Rabbi Feldman is rosh yeshiva at the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS) at Yeshiva University, as well as an instructor in the Sy Syms School of Business and the Wurzweiler School of Social Work, and serves as the executive editor of the RIETS initiative of YU Press. Rabbi Feldman shared with them a lively and informative discourse on the role a halachic framework plays in the world of business and the significance of maintaining one’s integrity in today’s workplace.
They next met with Dr. Moses Pava, dean of the Sy Syms School of Business, who shared with them thoughts on “Business and Morality,” followed by a discussion with interim dean and assistant to the provost, clinical professor of management and entrepreneur-in-residence, Michael Strauss, about the Sy Syms School of Business—its history, mission, and future.
The trip was enlightening and picks up on earlier Rambam Entrepreneurial Academy excursions including a trip to the Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce Small Business Expo and a trip to the Fast Company Innovation Festival at the 92nd Street Y in New York City, where they listened to a discussion between legendary Yankee Derek Jeter, CEO of The Players’ Tribune and the former Chief Revenue Officer of Spotify, Jeff Levick.
Special thank you to Adam Kugelman of Yeshiva University for making this trip possible.