RIETS Rabbinic Alumni

RIETS Rabbinic Alumni is a century-old Torah fraternity that includes members of the pulpit and those in Jewish education, the chaplaincy (both military and health care), outreach and academia, as well as organizational professionals, roshei yeshiva [professors or Talmud], kollel fellows and the laity. The primary goal of RIETS Rabbinic Alumni is to link its more than 2,000 ordained rabbis to Yeshiva University, to RIETS and to each other. The following programs are geared toward maintaining a connection to the yeshiva and its faculty and facilitating professional growth. In addition, Rabbinic Alumni creates a social network, offers help during times of financial stress and assists the professional rabbi in dealing with new challenges.

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Programs and Services
  • Various Yarchei Kallahs, conferences and seminars for rabbis, assistant rabbis and rebbetzins
  • Long-distance programming including Chomer Lidrush conference calls, professional rabbinic continuing education courses, monthly rabbinic webinars and long-distance personal learning courses. New for this year is the monthly “Shiur and Schmooze” with rotating RIETS roshei yeshiva, exclusive for Rabbinic Alumni.
  • Rabbinic Alumni sponsors Yemei Iyyun, alumni shiurim, and Shabbatonim, and co-sponsors the annual Yeshiva University Hausman/Stern Kinus Teshuva Lectures

Rabbanan.org is an online resource center including drasha nuggets, shiur outlines, responsa service, webinars, access to YU’s online library databases (including Bar Ilan Responsa and Otzar Hachochma) and a rabbinic blog.

Placement Services

Placement, professional consultation, contract negotiation and conflict resolution services are offered through the Morris and Gertrude Bienenfeld Department of Jewish Career Development and Placement.

The mission of the Center for the Jewish Future is to shape, enrich and inspire the contemporary Jewish community by convening the resources of Yeshiva University.

Helping Chaveirim in Need

RIETS Alumni offers confidential interest-free loans to chaveirim in times of need. For more information, please email rabbinicalumni@yu.edu.

Contact Us

Rabbi Yaakov Glasser

Yaakov Glasser
The David Mitzner Dean
Center for the Jewish Future 

Rabbi Josh Flug
Rabbi Josh Flug
Director, Torah Research

Rabbi Naphtali Lavenda
Rabbi Naphtali Lavenda

Program Manager, Rabbinic Programming

Rabbi Dr. Jacob J. Schacter
rabbi JJ schacter

Senior Scholar
Center for the Jewish Future

Rabbi Ronald Schwarzberg, CPT

Ronald Schwarzberg

Director, The Morris and Gertrude Bienenfeld Department
of Jewish Career Development and Placement


Keren Simon

Executive Administrator
The Morris and Gertrude Bienenfeld Department of Jewish Career Development and Placement
Office of RIETS Rabbinic Alumni



Rabbi Ari Sytner

Director of Community Initiatives