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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


    5777 / 2016-17 Instructions and Guidelines
    All applications are attached, available online at http://www.yu.edu/riets/apply/ .

    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 will be available soon for those who would like to apply for the Marcos and Adina
    Katz Kollel. After submitting one’s application, students are asked to set up a bechina with Rav Hershel Schachter, shlit”a. Please note that application deadline for new students hoping to receive fall stipends is May 19, 2016. Those returning to the kollel must also fill out Kollel Status forms if they would like to receive stipends and/or remain in Kollel housing.

    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 Charlop (212-960-5344). 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 14, 2016. Students will be notified as to their acceptance by May 5, 2016.

    3. Caroline and Joseph S. Gruss Institute / Israel Kollel applicants should submit their application to this program to the RIETS Office and arrange a meeting Rabbi Dovid Miller, Director of the RIETS Israel Kollel. There will be a general meeting with Rabbi Penner and Rabbi Miller for all those interested in attending Gruss on Monday, March 7 in Glueck 623 at 12:15 pm. There will also be a meeting for the wives and fiancés of Gruss applicants in Glueck 623 on Monday, March 7 from 8:00 – 9:00 pm. The deadline for submitting applications to RIETS will be Monday, February 29, 2016.

    4. Maybaum Sephardic Scholarship applications for both incoming and returning applicants must be submitted to the RIETS Office by May 26. Applicants should see Rabbi Bronstein once they submit their applications.
    For Post-Semikha Students

    5. Bella and Harry Wexner Kollel Elyon and Machon Beren 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). The RIETS office will then arrange appointments with Rabbi Charlop, Rabbi Bleich, Rabbi Rosensweig, Rabbi Schachter, and Rabbi Willig, for interviews with the applicants. The deadline for submitting applications is Monday, March 14, 2016. Students will be notified as to their acceptance by May 5, 2016.

    6. Dr. Lamm Kollel L’Horaah (Yadin Yadin) applicants are asked to schedule meetings with the Roshei Kollel, Rabbi Bleich (generally found in Yeshiva on Monday), 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 14, 2016. Students will be notified as to their acceptance by May 5, 2016.

    Behatzlacha!!!

     

    RIETS Kollel and Honors Programs

    Wexner Semikha Honors 5777

    Gruss Kollel Application 5777

    Maybaum Application 5777

    Beren and Wexner Kollel Elyon Application 5777

    Lamm Kollel L'Horaah Yadin Yadin Application 5777

    Financial Aid

    All graduate students admitted to RIETS receive a full tuition scholarship. Students admitted to the kollel programs may also receive a stipend and full housing cost remission for single students.

    Students admitted to kollel programs that entitle them to cash stipends and/or housing cost remission will be so informed in writing. Students who have not received letters of acceptance to the various Kollel programs should not assume that they are in a fellowship program.

    The Irving I. Stone Rabbinic Internship Program provides funding for internships. You can learn more about financial aid by visiting the Office of Student Finance.

    Housing

    Free housing is available for all single RIETS students in any of the kollel programs in the Morgenstern Dormitory. These dorms rooms are on campus and are leased for this purpose by Yeshiva University and paid for by RIETS.

    Married kollel members may apply for rental housing in the Laurel Hill apartments.

    Single non-kollel RIETS students may obtain dormitory-style housing at the Laurel Hill apartments or Strenger Hall for a $6,000 dormitory fee, the same that is charged to undergraduates in University housing.

    In the last few years, a significant community of young families has evolved around the RIETS campus and has upgraded student life. RIETS is committed to enhancing services and facilities for students and couples residing in the campus area and has recently constructed an eruv around the greater Wilf Campus area.

     

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