Yeshivat Ohr Yerushalayim
The yeshiva encourages and offers leadership training seminars and is affiliated with the Yeshiva University Israel yeshiva program, particularly for those from a Modern Orthodox and Religious Zionist background. Many Modern Orthodox Jewish day schools list this yeshiva as an option to choose from for that post-high school year of study.
Alumni of the yeshiva are active in Jewish life and hold positions in Jewish education and the rabbinate:
- Rabbi Josh Blass, deputy mashgiach ruchani at Yeshiva University
- Rav Doni Marcus, lecturer at Yeshivat Reishit Yerushalayim
- Rabbi Wesley Kalmar, rabbi of congregation Anshe Sfard Kehillat Torah of Glendale, Wisconsin
- Rabbi Moshe Rosenstein, educator
- Rabbi Shmuel Silber, rabbi of Suburban Orthodox Congregation Toras Chaim, Baltimore, Maryland
- Rabbi Daniel Stein, Rosh Yeshiva at Yeshiva University and Rav of the Ridniker Shteibel on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
- Rabbi Menachem Levine, Rav of Am Echad, San Jose, California.
The faculty is headed by Rabbi Moshe Chaim Sosevsky who serves as the rosh yeshiva ("head/dean") and a large staff of rabbis.
Rabbi Moshe Chaim Sosevsky
Prior to moving to Israel, Rabbi Moshe Chaim Sosevsky, Ed.D., previously served as an instructor of Talmud at Ohr Torah Institute in Riverdale, New York, and as the founding rabbi of Congregation Shomrei Emunah of Englewood, New Jersey. In addition to being the rosh yeshiva of Ohr Yerushalayim, he is also widely published author of scholarly articles and lectures widely in the United States and Israel. He co-authored The Book of Jewish Thought.
He is quoted and published on the Yeshiva University's (YU) website YUTorah Online, the Orthodox Union's (OU) website Torah Insights, and Torah Tidbits and is reference for information on the Rabbinical Council of America's (RCA) website.
Sosevsky has been cited in scholarly works, such as Commandments and Concerns: Jewish Religious Education in Secular Society. His writings have been published on websites, journals and newsletters of synagogues, such as the National Council of Young Israel (NCYI) Rabbis In Israel, of which he is a member, and in Jewish organizations, such as Israel National News and others. He has been interviewed on various Jewish radio shows such as the "Nachum Segal Show" (JM in the AM) on WFMU.
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