Yeshiva Ohr Elchonon Chabad/West Coast Talmudical Seminary

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Yeshiva Ohr Elchonon Chabad West Coast Talmudical Seminary
Type Chabad-Lubavitch Hasidic yeshiva
Established 1977
Affiliation Orthodox Judaism
Academic staff
Rabbi Ezra Schochet, Dean
Location Los Angeles, California, United States
Campus Urban
Affiliations Association of Advanced Rabbinical and Talmudic Schools
Website Official website

Yeshiva Ohr Elchonon Chabad West Coast Talmudical Seminary (YOEC), located in Central Los Angeles, is the largest yeshiva college on the West Coast of the United States.[1]

The seminary is affiliated with the Chabad-Lubavitch Hasidic movement.[2] The seminary's four-year Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Rabbinical Studies is accredited by the Association of Advanced Rabbinical and Talmudic Schools, recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation[3] The degree has a strong emphasis of Philosophy, Jewish Law, Talmudic analytics, Ethics, and Rabbinic literature. The yeshiva also houses a private boys high school accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.[4]

Rabbi Ezra Schochet, scholar and Talmudist, has held the position of dean since the yeshiva's founding in 1977.[2]

In 2003 the yeshiva underwent a $5 million renovation, adding 35,000 square feet (3,300 m2) of space for dormitories, study rooms, and study hall.[2]


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Coordinates: 34°05′08″N 118°20′48″W / 34.085442°N 118.346571°W / 34.085442; -118.346571