A tradition at Yeshiva University that is more than a half-century old continues this Sunday — the graduation of members of the extended Schreiber family.
Actually, several members.
Three triplet children of Rabbi Joseph and Robin Schreiber of Los Angeles, and two of the triplets’ spouses, will receive their undergraduate degrees at the school’s 84th Commencement Ceremony at the Prudential Center in Newark.
It is not known if the Schreibers are the first set of triplets to graduate from YU in the same year.
The graduates, from left, are Daniel Schreiber, Naftali Nunberg, Elisheva (Schreiber) Nunberg, Sara (Schechter) Schreiber and Nathaniel Schreiber.
The triplets will graduate from YU’s Sy Syms School of Business, as will Naftali Nunberg. Sara Schechter Schreiber will graduate from Stern College for Women.
The triplets’ older brother, Akiva, and his wife, Avigayil Goldson Schreiber, graduated from the Sy Syms School and Stern College, respectively, in the last three years.
“We raised our children with strong Torah values as their foundation to life and encouraged the pursuit of secular education and personal growth both spiritually and professionally,” said Rabbi Schreiber, principal of the YULA High School in Los Angeles.
The earliest member of the family to attend YU was the triplets’ great-uncle, Marvin Teicher, who graduated in 1956.
“We were not noodged or told to attend YU,” Elisheva Schreiber Nunberg said. “It was always our decision. It was where we all wanted to go.”
The triplets live near each other in Manhattan’s Washington Heights neighborhood, home of the school’s main campus. “We spend a lot of time with each other and it’s always a good time,” said Sara Schechter Schreiber.