Largest-Ever Semichah Class At Yeshiva University


yeshiva-universityOn March 23 Yeshiva University in New York City will ordain its largest-ever rabbinic class, conferring on 205 graduates from the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary the title of rabbi.

According to the university’s communications department, between 75 and 80 percent of its rabbinical program graduates pursue careers in the Jewish nonprofit, educational and outreach spheres, while only about 20 to 25 percent take pulpit positions. The new crop of rabbis – who, because of the quadrennial nature of the ordainment ceremony, actually completed the rabbinical program between 2011 and 2014 – do not depart from the statistics.

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