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Chag HaSemikhah 5777

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Yeshiva University is proud to celebrate the ordination of the Classes of 5775–5777 at its Chag HaSemikhah Convocation which will take place on Sunday, March 19, 2017.

We will also welcome our 50th Anniversary Semikhah Class, who participated in the Chag HaSemikhah of 5726/1968.

Our honorees this year will be:

Eitz Chaim Award

Harav Yosef Dov Halevi Soloveitchik זצ"ל Aluf Torah Award

The ceremony will stream live at

9:30 a.m.   Reception for Musmakhim
10:00 a.m. Reception for Honorees and Trustees
10:15 a.m. Reception for the 50th Anniversary Class
11:30 a.m. Chag HaSemikhah Ceremony
1:30 p.m.   Reception with the Roshei Yeshiva and administration for the musmakhim and their guests

Chag HaSemikhah

To make an online donation and submit a Scroll of Honor listing for Chag HaSemikhah, click here.

Ketivat SeferTorah

To participate in and donate to a Ketivat Sefer Torah in honor of Rav Hershel Schachter, click here.

RIETS Gala Evening of Tribute

To make a reservation or submit a Scroll of Honor listing for the Gala Evening of Tribute, click here.  For more information contact Marc Merrill at or 212-960-5400 Ext. 6133.


Shortcut links to individual remarks from the Chag HaSemikhah 5774 are listed below:

President Joel:
Rabbi Rosensweig:
Rabbi Penner:
Rav Gedalia Dov Schwartz:
Jay Schottenstein:
Rabbi Yosef Bronstein:
Rabbi Schachter: