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Joshua Jacoby Appointed Executive Director of YU High Schools

Yeshiva University has announced that Joshua Jacoby, more familiarly known as Shuey, has been appointed Executive Director of YU High Schools – the Marsha Stern Talmudical Academy (MTA) on the University’s Manhattan Wilf Campus and the Samuel H. Wang Yeshiva High School (Central) in Queens, where he will be working with Mr. Yoni Cohen on managing strategic business areas of the high schools. At the onset, he will focus his efforts on MTA, with the eventual goal of overseeing the business aspects of Central as well. Jacoby comes from a role in the Marketing Partnerships group at Madison Square Garden, assumed the position on December 1st.

In this role, Jacoby will be responsible for managing the business and revenue generating aspects of the school, and will work closely with the prominent Heads of School– Rabbi Michael Taubes at MTA and Mrs. C.B. Neugroschl at Central–alongside Mr. Cohen who has been managing the schools’ finances and operations, to help lead the premier educational institutions to further growth. He joins a strong cast of leaders at both schools that have helped develop the unique learning environment that exists today. Additionally, he will lead MTA’s planning and preparation for the school’s centennial celebration taking place in 2016. He explains that, “As the first and oldest academic Jewish high school in North America, this is a massive achievement not just for the thousands of YUHS graduates, but for the greater Jewish community as well.”

Jacoby is no stranger to the university or its high schools. In addition to being a graduate of both Yeshiva College and MTA, he led admissions at MTA from 2007 through 2009 and from 2012 through 2013. Prior to his first admissions role, he served as a University Presidential Fellow. He has followed the recent growth and development at Central and admired the creative programming and mission-driven education at the school.

He explains that both his roles in education and in sports, where he has also held roles with the Washington Capitals, New York Mets, and Bloomberg Sports, share the focus on creating personal and meaningful experiences for the consumer. “I hope to leverage the experiences I’ve had in management in the sports industry to further establish an exciting, professional culture that provides a holistic education and a lifelong experience for each of our students.”

“There are many high school options available to today’s Orthodox Jewish families and for a careful consumer there are a plethora of qualities that set the YU high schools apart. From the warm, nurturing environment to the myriad of resources and opportunities that are simply not available elsewhere, there’s a reason that so many parents and students choose to travel a little further to participate in this unique experience,” he says.

Jacoby, originally from Monsey, NY, holds his MBA from NYU Stern School of Business and a Masters in Sports Management from Columbia University. Additionally, he serves as Director of Development at the David Wright Foundation, a charity founded by its namesake, the NY Mets third baseman.

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