Vibrant Torah Leadership

VISION

A world where spiritually vibrant, person-centric Orthodox communities and leadership radiate Torah outward to transform the Jewish world.

MISSION

To train and support religious leaders and connect communities through a Torah and halakha rooted in the realities of our lives and the world around us.

CORE VALUES

Fully anchored in a life of emunah, Torah and halakha, YCT believes in an Orthodoxy that centers:

Welcoming, person-centric communities

בית שמאי אומרים השמים נבראו תחילה, ובית הלל אומרים הארץ נבראת תחילה (בראשית רבה, א':א')

Learn about our work in disabilities inclusion and LGBTQ+ welcoming

“Beit Shammai says: ‘The Heavens were created first.’ But Beit Hillel says: ‘The Earth was created first.’ (Breishit Rabbah 1:1)

Women’s maximal participation

כֵּן בְּנוֹת צְלָפְחָד דֹּבְרֹת (במדבר כז, ז)

Check out our allyship in advancing women’s roles in Orthodoxy >

“Rightly do the daughters of Tzelaphchad speak.” (Num. 27:7)

Serving Am Yisrael and building bridges with other movements

אֶת אַחַי אָנֹכִי מְבַקֵּשׁ (בראשית לז, טז)

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“It is my brothers whom I seek.” (Gen. 37:16)

Bringing joy and intellectual openness to our serving of God

חֶסֶד וֶאֱמֶת נִפְגָּשׁוּ צֶדֶק וְשָׁלוֹם נָשָׁקוּ (תהלים פה, יא)

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“Kindness and truth have met; righteousness and peace have kissed.” (Ps. 85:11)

Support of and advocacy for Medinat Yisrael

לְמַעַן צִיּוֹן לֹא אֶחֱשֶׁה, וּלְמַעַן יְרוּשָׁלִַם לֹא אֶשְׁקוֹט (ישעיהו סב א')

Check out our Israel response and our rabbinic and pastoral programs in Israel: Rikmah and Livyat Chen

“For Zion’s sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not rest.” (Isa. 62:1).

A better world for all who live on this planet

ויש אשר עוד תתרחב נפשו… שואף אל תעודתו הכללית ומצפה להשתלמותו העליונה (הרב קוק, אורות הקודש)

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“There are those whose souls are more expansive… yearning for Humankind’s overall betterment and desiring its highest perfection.” (Rav Kook)

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