NEW YORK - Nearly three dozen former students of an Orthodox Jewish school in the city are suing over claims they were molested by two prominent rabbis in the 1960s, 70s and 80s.

The suit accuses Yeshiva University of failing to protect students at its High School for Boys.

It also claims the school promoted one of the rabbis to principal even after receiving abuse reports.  

The lawsuit comes a week after New York state opened a one-year window for suits that were previously barred by the state's statute of limitations.

A spokesperson for Yeshiva University says the school does not speak publicly about litigation.