On Sunday March 19, 2017, 6 alumni from YCQ received Semicha from Yeshiva University-RIETS. Many of our alumni who received Semicha have already begun serving as shul Rabbis, as well as teachers and other professions providing us with a very dynamic group of Musmachim. Among those alumni who received Semicha they are Rabbi Moshe Azziz ’04, Rabbi Jonathan Fructer ’01, Rabbi Yossi Jacobs ’03, Rabbi Ari MIzroeff ’04, Rabbi Mark Weingarten ’05, Rabbi Michael Weingarten ’05 who received Yadin Yadin Semicha.
On Sunday, May 17, 2015, more than 600 students from Yeshiva University’s undergraduate schools received their degrees at Y.U.’s 84th Commencement Exercises. Nine of these students were honored with being selected as valedictorian for their outstanding academic achievement. The YCQ family congratulates Mark Weingarten YCQ ’05 who was selected as the Yeshiva College valedictorian. After graduating from YCQ, Mark attended DRS for high school Yeshiva Kerem B’Yavneh (KBY) for two years, and most recently, Yeshiva University. Mark, double majored in biology and history. Next year, Mark plans to begin his third year of semicha study at YU’s Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary.