YUHSB: A Place of Education, Merging Tradition with Innovation June 30, 2016
Meet our “Customer of the Week”, Joshua Jacoby
The/Studio would like to introduce you to one of our very honored and esteemed customers, Joshua Jacoby. He truly impressed us and we felt deep respect for the work he does in the world. We wanted to take this time to share what he is doing with the rest of our community as a true inspiration.
The/Studio: What does your organization do?
Joshua Jacoby: We have been providing the premiere Judaic Studies and General Studies education for high school students since 1916.
The/Studio: What about YUHSB are you most proud of?
Joshua Jacoby: The 9,000+ alumni! Each of our many graduates has their own unique story. They have built their foundation at YUHSB and then gone on to make an impact in the lives of their families, communities and the world.
The/Studio: What are some of the greatest challenges you face with YUHSB?
Joshua Jacoby: Over the decades, many other Jewish private schools opened, creating greater competition for students. Our challenge is to continue to maintain our status as the flagship “yeshiva high school,” being at the forefront of private school education.
The/Studio: Where do you see your YUHSB in 10 years?
Joshua Jacoby: As part of our Centennial celebrations, we are planning to launch a capital campaign to reimagine our historic building, Zysman Hall. We, of course, hope to succeed, which would allow us to synthesize tradition with innovation as we educate the next generation of scholars, leaders, and committed members of the greater society.
The/Studio: What type of legacy do you want to leave?
Joshua Jacoby: Within the school we often use the slogan “Lions4Life,” building upon the Lion school mascot. We hope that the roots planted here at YUHSB, will continue to blossom over each student’s life. Their legacy is that they are a Lion, part of a proud and historic institution – the very first and oldest Orthodox Jewish school that also offered a secular education in North America.
The/Studio: What is the story behind the custom product that you produced with The/Studio?
Joshua Jacoby: The patch we did was of a sponsor of our baseball team, Astral Energy. They were very generous to help alleviate the cost of our participation in the Columbus Baseball Invitational. We also ordered special patches with our Centennial logo, which we plan to have placed on all of the team jerseys next school year.
The/Studio: Do you have any upcoming events that our community members can attend?
Joshua Jacoby: We plan to have a number of unique events scheduled over the course of the Centennial year in 2016-17.
The/Studio: Is there anything our community members can do to help?
Joshua Jacoby: For the yearlong celebration, we have a number of corporate partnership (and private sponsorship) opportunities that we would love to share with your community members. The support of a corporate (and private) partner will not only greatly help us in our educational mission, it will also be a unique way for the partner to engage with our large community and audience.