Be part of our jubilee year as we celebrate milestones that have shaped our success, expanded educational opportunity and enriched society.

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50 years ago Dr. Lander dreamt of creating an outstanding university system. Today it is a magnificent reality with ever-greater opportunities for our students, faculty and staff, and an agility to embrace cutting-edge methodologies in our delivery of a high-quality education.

Dr. Alan Kadish, President

Our History

In 1971, Touro College welcomed its first class of 35 students in Midtown Manhattan. Just four years later, over 1000 students were enrolled. Since then, over the last 50 years, we've grown into a global network of schools serving nearly 19,000 students annually.

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Our Impact

Rooted in Jewish tradition, and built on Judaic Values, Touro puts its mission — to educate, to serve, to enrich humankind — into practice every single day. As we reflect on our first 50 years, we celebrate our accomplishments and recommit to what makes us special and defines the Touro experience: building a stronger and more vibrant Jewish tomorrow, putting students at the heart of education, and strengthening and building communities from within.

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Alumni Connection

Let's connect! Alumni, please let us know the best way to stay in touch with you and update your profile information. We want to hear what you're up to! Share your story - Touro experience and memories, and what you've been up to since graduation.

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As we celebrate how far we’ve come and the students we’ve served since our doors first opened 50 years ago, we’re focused on the next 50 years ahead. We look toward the future and how we can continue to serve our students, create opportunities, and bolster our communities. Support the next generation of Touro students, and their drive and passion to build a better tomorrow.

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