Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School (YCT) is about to enter a new chapter in its history by virtue of a challenge grant from the Jim Joseph Foundation.

The sum of the grant is $3 million, to be disbursed over a 5-year period. $2.5 million of the grant will be matched on a one-to one basis with the Yeshiva’s own fundraising. The JJF grant is designed to enable YCT to increase its impact by creating greater numbers of dynamic, uniquely prepared Orthodox pulpit and campus rabbis and Jewish educators. Significantly, it will also fund the development of a fully-realized educator’s track with the same degree of professionalism and innovation as the pulpit track.

The grant is an important affirmation of the school’s record of achievement over its first decade. In the space of ten years, YCT alumni have gone on to serve at major synagogues, campus Hillel chapters, day schools, camps and other important communal organizations and venues.