Today is May 23, 2022 / /
For the last several days, we have watched in pain the escalating violence in Israel and the meaningless loss of life. The toll of individuals killed and injured rises every day. As sirens wail and babies scream for their mothers, Israel’s citizens are scrambling into bomb shelters and watching rockets surge towards their homes.… Read the rest
YCT musmakhim Jon Leener and Avram Mlotek impact hundreds of millennials in their respective Base Hillels in the NYC neighborhoods of Chelsea and Williamsburg. Their work is well described in this JTA article:
“Base occupies a middle ground between the home-and synagogue-based outreach of Chabad, the outward-looking Hasidic movement, and Moishe House, a network of apartments where young Jewish singles host social and holiday events in exchange for rent subsidies.… Read the rest
By Rabbi Avram Mlotek (’15), for Alma.
Content warning: suicidal ideation
I live with bipolar disorder and major depressive disorder. As a rabbi, cantor, actor and author, that’s not how I usually introduce myself. But this summer I spent three and a half weeks at an in-patient facility tending to my mental health and that was how I usually identified myself.… Read the rest
YCT musmakh Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz (’10) has written a new piece on the importance of Jewish Adult education in eJewish Philanthropy:
“Adult Jewish learning need not be relegated as an afterthought, nor does it have to follow a cookie cutter approach into mediocrity and, ultimately, irrelevance.… Read the rest
By Joshua Flanders
In Chicago’s large Orthodox Jewish community, Rabbi Ari Hart stands out.
As a leader at Skokie Valley Agudath Jacob Synagogue in Skokie, Illinois, Hart focuses on the roles of women within their community, inclusion of LGBTQ individuals, and other accessibility issues as simple as welcoming different styles of worship.… Read the rest
At YCT Rabbinical School we place great value on the level of dedication, time, and effort required for the rigorous process of learning and professional rabbinic preparation. Thus, tuition is waived for all of our students. Our fellowship program provides a generous stipend for those who are not receiving outside funding, to help them meet their living expenses – ensuring that they can focus on their studies uninterrupted.… Read the rest
Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School joins the many rabbis, government officials, and institutions in Israel in rejecting the hurtful and unacceptable words of Rabbi Yigal Levenstein of the B’nai David Preparatory Seminary in Eli. In an act unbecoming of a leader preparing young Jewish men to serve in the IDF, Rabbi Levenstein lashed out both at the LGBT community, calling them perverted, and at the Reform community, which he called a Christian denomination.… Read the rest
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RIVERDALE, NY, April 12, 2022– Yeshivat Chovevei Torah (YCT) is proud to announce a $1 million gift from Micah Philanthropies. Micah Philanthropies, founded by Ann and Jeremy Pava and based in West Hartford, CT, is devoted to making traditional Judaism relevant.… Read the rest
YCT Rabbinical School admits students of any race, color, national origin, or ethnic origin. All documents submitted in support of an application for admission become the permanent possession of YCT and cannot be returned to the applicant.
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Our mission is to:Recruit, professionally train, and place rabbis throughout the world Lead the Jewish people and shape their communities’ spiritual and intellectual character in consonance with Modern Orthodox values and commitments
We are deeply committed to:Inspiring a passionate commitment to the study of Torah in all its rich forms and the scrupulous observance of halakha.… Read the rest