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The Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the Seminary. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs. A copy of the Seminary’s nondiscrimination policy can be found in the RIETS Student Catalog and Handbook.

Kollel and Honors Applications

RIETS Kollel and Honors Programs 
Katz Kollel Application 
Wexner Semikha Honors Application
Kuppermann Kollel Fellowship Application 
Caroline and Joseph S. Gruss Institute/Israel Kollel Application 
Maybaum Fellowship Application 
Kupietzky Kodshim Kollel Application 
Bella and Harry Wexner Kollel Elyon and Machon Beren Application
Dr. Lamm Kollel L'Hora'ah (Yadin Yadin) Application 

You may also pick up an application in the RIETS office:
515 West 185th St
Glueck Center, Room 629
New York, NY 10033
646.592.4065

For Students already admitted to the Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik Semikha Program

  1. Applications are available for those who would like to apply for the Marcos and Adina Katz Kollel.  After submitting one’s application and Kollel Status Form, students are asked to set up a bechina with Rav Hershel Schachter, shlit”a in the Glueck Beit Midrash.  Those returning to the kollel must fill out Kollel Status Forms by April 30th if they would like to receive stipends and/or remain in Kollel housing.  Please note that the application deadline for new students hoping to receive Fall stipends is Monday, April 30th, 2018. 
  2. Bella and Harry Wexner Semikhah Honors Program applicants are asked to submit, together with their application form, a recent 3-4 page Torah article on a Talmudic or halakhic sugya.   The article should be typed in Hebrew.    Once notified by the office that the completed application has been received, applicants will be asked to schedule interviews with Rabbi Penner (646-592-4061) and Rabbi Schwartz (646-592-4025).  Applicants whose learning background, interview performance and essay were most promising – as determined by a team of reviewers that includes the Roshei Kollel, Dean and Bochein – may be called back for a second interview to determine who will receive the fellowship.  The deadline for submitting applications is Monday, March 5, 2018.
  3. Kuppermann Kollel Fellowship:  This program is open to chaverim of the main section of the Katz Kollel.  The Kuppermann Kollel offers considerable fellowships to talmidim who commit to attending a weekly high-level chabura delivered by Rav Schachter shlit”a, volunteer to learn for at least thirty minutes per week with a younger talmid, and publish an article in English in a volume dedicated to the memory of Mr. David Kuppermann z”l.  Applications are due Monday, March 5, 2018.
  4. Caroline and Joseph S. Gruss Institute / Israel Kollel applicants should submit their application to the RIETS Office and   sign up for a meeting Rav Dovid Miller, RIETS Rosh Yeshiva and Director of the RIETS Israel Kollel. There will be a general meeting with Rabbi Miller for all those interested in attending Gruss on Monday, February 12 at 12:00 Noon.  There will also be a meeting for the wives and fiancées of Gruss applicants in Glueck 623 on Monday, February 12 from 7:30 – 9:00 pm. The deadline for submitting applications to the RIETS office is Tuesday, February 6, 2018.
  5. Maybaum Sephardic Scholarship applications for both incoming and returning applicants must be submitted to the RIETS Office by Tuesday, May 1, 2018. Applicants should see Rabbi Bronstein once they submit their applications.
  6. Kupietzky  Kodshim  Kollel:   For  information  about  this  Kollel  please  contact  Rabbi  Ezra Schwartz  schwart5@yu.edu or 646-592-4025.

For Post-Semikha Students

  • Bella and Harry Wexner Kollel Elyon and Machon Beren applicants who are completing Semikha (or who have special permission from the Dean to complete Semikha during their first year of the Kollel) are asked to submit, together with their application form, a recent 3-4 page Torah article on a Talmudic or halakhic sugya.  The article should be typed in Hebrew.  Once notified by the office that the completed application has been received, applicants will be asked to schedule interviews with Rabbi Penner (646-592-4061) and Rabbi Schwartz (646-592-4025).  Rabbi Bleich (212-744-4406/generally found in Yeshiva on Monday), Rabbi  Rosensweig (646-592-4072),  Rabbi Schachter (in the Glueck Beit Midrash, first floor), and Rabbi Willig (646-592-4084 or Glueck second floor Beit Midrash), for interviews with the applicants.  The deadline for submitting applications is Monday, February 19, 2018.
  • Rabbi Dr. Lamm Kollel L’Horaah (Yadin Yadin) applicants are asked to schedule meetings with the Roshei Kollel, Rabbi Bleich (212-744-4406/generally found in Yeshiva on Monday), Rabbi Reiss (yreiss@yu.edu), and Rabbi Willig (646-592-4084).   Applicants are asked to submit, together with their application form, a recent 3-4 page Torah article on a Talmudic or halakhic sugya.  The article should be typed in Hebrew.   Once notified by the office that the completed application has been received, applicants will be asked to schedule an interview with Rabbi Penner (646-592-4061). The deadline for submitting applications is Monday, March 5, 2018.
Behatzlacha!!!