We have trained over 200 stellar, transformative rabbis who serve in communities across the U.S., in Israel, and across the globe. They:

Seth Braunstein Szarvas helping student lay teffilin

Reach over 250,000 people each year, serving in a wide variety of settings

  • In some of the largest and most vibrant Modern Orthodox synagogues in America
  • In smaller communities around the globe that lack Modern Orthodox options
  • On a wide range of college campuses
  • As teachers and administrators in day schools
  • As chaplains in hospitals, prisons, and the U.S. Armed Forces
  • As religious and spiritual entrepreneurs, including as founders of dynamic engagement opportunities for all Jews
  • As leaders of Jewish community centers, senior residences, camps, adult education programs, and so much more.
Steven Exler Bar Mitzvah

Occupy top leadership positions in the Jewish community

  • Heads of School and Heads of Judaic Studies
  • Executive Directors and a Vice President of Hillel International
  • Camp Directors and as Vice President of Foundation for Jewish Camp
  • Senior rabbis in major synagogues, including the both the largest Orthodox synagogue in the US and the largest one in Canada
  • Senior rabbis and Directors of Chaplaincy of major hospitals in the US and Israel

Are innovators, thought-leaders and change agents

Some of the most exciting new and visionary initiatives in the Jewish community over the last 20 years have been launched and headed by YCT rabbis.

  • Base – Rabbinic couples opening their homes to millennials and others seeking Jewish engagement and learning, now in 10 locations across the US.
  • Uri LiTzedek – An Orthodox movement bringing people together around learning Torah and activism for a variety of social justice causes.
  • Solu – A Chicago-based organization bridging the gaps between Jews and non-Jews through shared social action and community projects.
  • YATOM – Jewish Foster and Adoption Network, providing material and spiritual support for those who bring children into their homes.
  • Fact Finders Israel – 10-day trips to Israel for Jewish and non-Jewish college students, to learn about the Israel-Palestinian first-hand and deepen relationships between campus leaders.
  • Livyat Chen: YCT Center for Pastoral Rabbinic Education in Israel – Bringing Israeli clergy together for in-depth training and in-person experience providing spiritual care in various healthcare settings.

Our Alumni in Action

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Rabbi Jordan Soffer YCT (’16): Path to Becoming a Rabbi

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Rabbi Jon Leener: Rabbi of BASE BKLYN &The Prospect Heights Shul

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Rabbi Aaron Lerner: Executive Director, UCLA Hillel

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Rabbi Andrew Scheer: Rabbi of the Tokyo Jewish Community

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Rabbi Mishael Zion’s (’11) Journey to the Rabbinate in Israel

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Rabbi Ari Hart (’12) Makes a Deep Impact in His Hometown

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Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz (’10) on the Obligation to Help Foster Kids

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