Yeshiva University

Today in LES History: The Precursor to Yeshiva University Receives New York State Charter

Posted March 20, 2015 at 8:06 am

On this day in… 1897 – Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary, the first Orthodox Rabbinical Seminary in America, received a New York State charter. This religious educational body – founded on the Lower East Side – was the precursor to what would eventually become Yeshiva University. RIETS, as it’s informally known, introduced an all Jewish […]

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