Zevulun Charlop

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Zevulun Charlop (born December 14, 1929) is an American rabbi, currently serving as Dean Emeritus of Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary, an affiliate of Yeshiva University.

He has served as president of the American Committee for the United Charities in Israel, General Israel Orphans Home for Girls in Jerusalem, and the National Council of Young Israel Rabbis.

Rabbi Charlop is the editor of three novellae on Torah and Talmud by his late father, the noted Rabbi Jechiel Michael Charlop, as well as the spiritual leader of the Young Israel of Mosholu Parkway (Bronx, NY).

In May 2008, Rabbi Charlop received Yeshiva University’s Presidential Medallion in recognition of his stewardship of RIETS. Under his distinguished leadership of more than 35 years, the seminary experienced enormous growth, graduating thousands of rabbis, educators, and Jewish scholars.

In September 2008, Rabbi Charlop was honored for his extraordinary achievement in Torah learning and leadership as the seminary’s dean at Yeshiva University’s RIETS Annual Dinner of Tribute. Sefer Zeved Tov, a collection of essays by Roshei Yeshiva and students in his honor was published for this occasion. Additionally, sefer Shefa Yamim, a collection of many of Rabbi Charlop's essays, was published in limited release for this occasion.

As [dean emeritus], Rabbi Charlop continues to give semicha exit bechinos, serves as one of RIETS’ Masmichim, and maintains his special relationship with the Kollelei Elyon. He also serves as special advisor to the YU President on yeshiva affairs with cabinet rank.[1]