Wurzweiler School of Social Work

Rabbi Daniel Feldman

Rabbi Daniel Z. Feldman is a Rosh Yeshiva at the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary at Yeshiva University, as well as an instructor in the Sy Syms School of Business, and serves as the Executive Editor of the RIETS initiative of YU Press. He is an alumnus of Yeshivat Kerem B’Yavneh and received his ordination (Yoreh Yoreh and Yadin Yadin) from the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary, where he was a fellow of the Bella and Harry Wexner Kollel Elyon. Rabbi Feldman is the author of “The Right and The Good: Halakhah and Human Relations” (Jason Aronson, 1999; expanded edition, Yashar Books, 2005), and “Divine Footsteps: Chesed and the Jewish Soul” (Yeshiva University Press, 2008) as well as three volumes of Talmudic essays entitled Binah BaSefarim, which have been published with the approbations of R. Avraham Schapira, R. Ovadiah Yosef, R. Natan Gestetner, R. Zalman Nechemiah Goldberg, R. Asher Weiss. and others. Rabbi Feldman is the co-editor of nine volumes of Talmudic essays and Jewish Thought and serves on the editorial board of Tradition, and has also written for publications such as Jewish Action and the Oxford Handbook of Judaism and Economics He is a frequent lecturer in locations across America and abroad. Rabbi Feldman is the spiritual leader of Ohr Saadya of Teaneck, NJ, where he resides with his wife, Leah, and their children. Sample Titles Jewish Perspectives on the Death Penalty Debate Is it a mitzvah for the U.S. to fight Al Qaeda? Priorities in Tzedakah Human Dignity Lying for the Sake of Peace The Prohibitions of Embarrassing People in Public Revenge and Grudge Bearing Loshon HaRa Lifnei Iver Lo Sitein Michshol Asking for Forgiveness Judging Others Favorably Aspects of Chesed Bikkur Cholim Pirsumei Nisa on Purim Shalach Manos The Severity of Tisha B’Av Binyan Beis HaMikdash The Honor of a Sefer Torah – Fasting when it Falls The Fast of a Bride and Groom before their Wedding Humor and the Torah Prohibitions of Magic and Sorcery...


Dr. Chaim Nissel

Chaim Nissel, Psy.D. is the Director of the Counseling Centers of Yeshiva University and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Wurzweiler School of Social Work. Previously, he has worked at YU for 14 years in various capacities, including school psychologist at the boy’s high school and Associate Dean of Students for Health Affairs. He holds a master’s degree in education and a doctorate in School-Clinical Child Psychology from Pace University in NYC. He has lectured extensively on the topic of college mental health and has a specialty in suicide assessment and prevention. He has trained over 1000 clinicians about suicide risk and has presented at various international conferences, hospitals, clinics and universities in the U.S. and Canada. As a clinical psychologist, he has also worked with children and adolescents and their parents. Dr. Nissel resides in New Hempstead, NY with his wife and five children. Sample Titles Promoting Mental Health in our Community College Mental Health Sending your Child Off to College Parenting your College Aged Child Psychology and Judaism Getting your Preschooler to Sleep Managing your Preschooler’s Behavior Feeling Good Suicide Prevention in our Communities (Best Suited for Clinicians, Rabbis, Lay...


Dr. Frederick Streets

Dr. Frederick Streets is the Carl and Dorothy Bennett Professor in Pastoral Counseling at Wurzweiler School of Social Work at Yeshiva University. Frederick J. “Jerry” Streets earned his bachelor of arts degree in sociology and psychology in 1972 from Ottawa (Kansas) University. While an undergraduate, he conducted independent research at the Institute on Race Relations in London. He is a graduate of the Yale Divinity School, holds a master of social work degree from Yeshiva University, certificates from Harvard University’s Program on Professional Education and The Staff College of the National Institutes of Mental Health, and a doctorate in social welfare from Yeshiva University. Ottawa University has also honored him with the Doctor of Divinity degree and an outstanding achievement alumni award. Dr. Streets was a 2008 Fulbright Scholar at the University of Pretoria in Pretoria, South Africa. He conducted research on the impact of HIV and AIDS on children and families and the role of faith-based institutions in partnership with secular organizations in response to AIDS. The Reverend Doctor Streets served 17 years (1975-1992) as the Senior Pastor of the Mount Aery Baptist Church in Bridgeport, CT. He developed a number of significant programs there addressing the mission of the church in an urban context. His efforts included an AIDS Ministry, a Latch Key After School Program, and a Health and Social Service Education and Referral Service for low-income and elderly people, as well as programs to develop affordable housing, minority male mentoring, outreach to the elderly, scholarships for youth, commodities distribution for the needy, and many more. He led in 1978 and 1979 a group of African American and Jewish religious and civic leaders to Israel as a part of a larger effort and dialogue to foster a better relationship among members of the African American and Jewish communities. He has served as a psychiatric social work associate at the Greater Bridgeport Community Mental Health Center and the Child Guidance Center of Bridgeport, and as a research...

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