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New York, NY, June XX, 2008 – Although Yeshiva University (YU) students are more likely to be known for their Talmudic sparring, YU has a rich history in the graceful art of fencing as well. In fact, the winningest team in Yeshiva College sports history is the fencing team. This remarkable athletic achievement is, in large part, due to their former distinguished coach, Arthur Tauber, who will be honored by the alumni of YU at an upcoming Fencing Reunion dinner. The reunion, which will take place on Sunday, June 22 from 5 to 8 pm at the Yeshiva University Museum, will pay tribute to Mr. Tauber’s 36 years of service and dedication to the University and its students. The Museum is located at 15 West 16th Street in New York City.

A renowned fencer, Dr. Tauber graduated from New York University, where he won the Individual Foil championship in 1940 and the Epee championship in 1941 and ‘42. By that time Dr. Tauber had been nationally ranked in the dueling sword and was named to the U.S. Olympic squad. After serving valiantly in the military during World War II, Mr. Tauber began his career at YU in 1949, teaching physical education and fencing at Yeshiva College for Men and Stern College for Women. Upon his retirement in 1986, Coach Tauber was named Professor Emeritus by then president, Dr. Norman Lamm, and in 2001, was inducted into the NYU Athletic Hall of Fame.

“Coach Arthur Tauber was as handsome and swashbuckling as Zorro himself. With his pencil mustache and lightning-quick sword he could easily have taken Zorro’s place on the silver screen,” reminisced Barry J. Konovitch YC ’63. “In 1962, I was privileged to captain the team that presented Coach Tauber with his hundredth victory.”

Throughout his tenure at YU, Coach Tauber inspired hundreds of students, many of whom are proudly referred to as Taubermen. “Arthur Tauber was a lot more than just a coach to us,” said Adley Mandel YC ‘68. “He was also a mentor and someone we could talk to about anything. Through fencing, he taught us how practice and hard work enabled us to compete successfully against the best competition.”

To find out more information about this event please contact Mariam Berzon at or 212-960-5400 ext. 5777.

Founded in 1886, Yeshiva University brings together the heritage of Western civilization and the ancient traditions of Jewish law and life. More than 7,000 undergraduate and graduate students study at YU's four New York City campuses: theWilf Campus, Israel Henry Beren Campus, Brookdale Center, and Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus. YU’s three undergraduate schools –– Yeshiva College, Stern College for Women, and Sy Syms School of Business ––– offer a unique dual program comprised of Jewish studies and liberal arts, science, math and business courses. Its graduate and affiliate schools include Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration, Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies, and Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary. YU is ranked among the nation’s leading academic research institutions.


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Dr. Arthur Tauber, center, wearing his special protective sleeve and padded vest, weighs in during a practice bout in the old gym in the basement of the main building of Yeshiva University to clarify a defensive technique and to help an emerging "Tauberman" make the most of the learning moment .
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