Rabbinical Ordination
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Joseph and Gwendolyn Straus Rabbinical Seminary

In today’s era, it is no longer sufficient for a rabbi to merely minister to a population’s religious needs. A modern rabbi – a rabbi who is relevant to today’s society and can make an impact on the Jewish world and the nation’s future – must also be a true spiritual leader. For decades, Ohr

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Kollel for Israeli Rabbis

This five- year program produces rabbis and poskim for Israel. Upon completing the rigorous course of study and passing all required examinations, candidates receive ordination both from the Joseph and Gwendolyn Straus Rabbinical Seminary as well as from the Israeli Chief Rabbinate. In keeping with the OTS philosophy that contemporary rabbis must be equally fluent in secular

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Kollel Torat Yosef for Diaspora Rabbis

This intensive 2-3 year program prepares rabbis to serve in the Diaspora by providing them with the halakhic material necessary to serve effectively and combining their knowledge of Jewish sources and Jewish law with a thorough understanding of the particular needs of contemporary Jewish life across the globe. The ordination program covers in depth the traditional areas

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