Today is May 23, 2022 / /
The Leadership Society
This society recognizes donors of $5,000+ and allows us to share our gratitude in more frequent and meaningful ways for those who give generously to YCT every fiscal year. We hope to create a community of dedicated supporters like you to deepen your engagement and strengthen your connection.… Read the rest
The YCT Kollel for Contemporary Halakhic Studies is a four-week intensive learning program for advanced scholars. Geared for Orthodox men with semikha or equivalent level of learning and under the leadership of Rabbi Dov Linzer, YCT Rosh HaYeshiva and President, the YCT Kollel will develop Halakhic authorities for the Orthodox community who embody values of inclusion, human dignity, respect for diversity, and who will impact the community through their thought leadership, halakhic rulings, and scholarship.… Read the rest
This has been one of the most remarkable years in the history of YCT.
When so many organizations faced devastating effects of the pandemic, you, our cherished partners, increased your support, propelled us to new heights, and we thrived.
Your investment enabled us to continue to produce stellar rabbis who are supporting individuals and transforming Jewish communities.… Read the rest
Rabbi Noah Leavitt to run for Friendship Circle in New York Marathon
By McKenna Corson
Over 52,000 people crossed the finish line at the TCS New York City Marathon in 2018, and among them was Noah Leavitt, senior rabbi of Oheb Zedek Cedar Sinai Synagogue, running the race for the first time.… Read the rest
By Rabbi Dov Linzer for The Jewish Forward
The realities of quarantine and sheltering-in-place during these last few months have created challenges for the halakhically-observant community. Halakhic decisors have issued their rulings, responding appropriately and sympathetically to these unprecedented realities.
What has largely been absent, however, is a serious engagement with the person asking the question; sympathetic psak is not the same as collaborative or empowering psak.… Read the rest
Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School (YCT) announces the launch of the Lindenbaum Center for Halakhic Studies website, immediately available at Lindenbaumcenter.org.
The Lindenbaum Center for Halakhic Studies is dedicated to promoting an Orthodox halakha that is scrupulous, sophisticated, and responsive.… Read the rest
Over a hundred distinguished guests, including academics, lay leaders, Jewish communal professionals, and mental health professionals packed into the seventh floor of the Manhattan JCC on Thursday, December 1. They were there to celebrate the launch of an important new book, The Art of Jewish Pastoral Counseling: A Guide for all Faiths, on the importance of pastoral counseling for rabbis and clergy – of all denominations – written by Dr.… Read the rest
Rikmah is YCT’s rabbinic and leadership training program for recently ordained rabbis in Israel. It has now grown to a program including close to 40 rabbis encompassing two complete cohorts, with a third currently in progress. Fellows meet while continuing their full-time work, with the goal of enhancing their leadership with the best of the YCT curriculum: unique Talmud Torah, Professional Rabbinics, Pastoral Counseling, a sense of mission to inspire and enhance the Jewish People, and an encounter with unique aspects of the American Jewish community.… Read the rest
By Haggai Resnikoff for The Jewish Forward
Why have Orthodox Jews been so slow to commit to the struggle against climate change? The Pope and the Islamic Society of North America have spoken up about it. In January, Renewal Rabbi Arthur Waskow’s Shalom Center issued a statement with more than 500 rabbinic signees, and this spring, Reform Rabbi Jennie Rosenn launched Dayenu: A Jewish Call to Climate Action, a new Jewish non-profit devoted solely to mobilizing the American Jewish community to confront the climate crisis.… Read the rest