RABBI ISAAC ELCHANAN THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY
Vital in its approach and vibrant in its tradition, the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS) is the Western Hemisphere's leading center for Torah learning and training for the rabbinate.
For over a century, RIETS has provided an unsurpassed educational experience in the classic mold of the great yeshivot. Embodying the historic concept of Torah Lishmah—learning for its own sake—and a responsiveness to community needs, RIETS is a deep fount of Jewish knowledge and a preeminent source of rabbinic leadership for the next generation and beyond.
Upholding a Sacred Duty in Modern Times
In an increasingly complex world, RIETS accepts the challenge to prepare its students to face the multifarious issues of today's society—anchored always in the sacred legacy of our Torah and people.
RIETS has trained some 2,700 of the world's most distinguished Orthodox rabbis, scholars and teachers. With their rich grounding in the full spectrum of our hallowed tradition, graduates assume a broad range of leadership roles in the community while ensuring the perpetuation of Jewish scholarship.
Firmly set in the emphasis on Talmud, codes and Halacha, RIETS has developed programs to meet the communal and personal needs of our time and place—for example, in business ethics, bioethics and technology—with the unique ambience of intellectual and spiritual exploration that has always characterized the great academies of Jewish learning in the past.
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