Friday, February 21, 2020

(Courtesy of YCT) Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School (YCT) is proud to announce that it has been awarded a $500,000 grant from the Aviv Foundation for the upcoming academic year.  The Aviv Foundation is devoted to promoting deep engagement with Jewish learning, texts, values, and tradition, within an open and welcoming framework.  The Foundation has been an enthusiastic supporter of YCT for three years, inspired by its vision to create a new class of Jewish leaders – rabbis who embody an expansive and empowering Orthodoxy, who work to shape communities that are diverse and welcoming, and who believe in a non-judgmental and intellectually open approach to helping people grow in Torah.   

According to Steven Laufer, board member of both the Aviv Foundation and YCT, “The Aviv Foundation has awarded this grant in support of the transformational impact that YCT is achieving through its 125 musmakhim who are serving in avodat hakodesh throughout the U.S. and the world, and in recognition of the leadership of Rabbi Dov Linzer, who has brought new energy and direction to the yeshiva.”

YCT is also pleased to announce a new $100,000 matching grant from an anonymous donor in support of the yeshiva’s success and its growing impact.

YCT has a proven 18-year track record for placing its rabbis and leaders in influential and transformative positions throughout the U.S., Israel and beyond.  Through these rabbis and the work that they are doing on college campuses, in Orthodox synagogues, in schools, in Torah and institutional leadership, in chaplaincy, and in creating innovative engagement spaces, Modern Orthodox Jews are being re-inspired, non-Orthodox Jews are being engaged in new ways, and Jews of all stripes feel that they finally have an Orthodoxy that cares about them and that they can relate to.

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