Legal First, Middle & Last Name * שם בעברית: פלוני בן פלוני [הכהן / הלוי] למשפחת פלוני * Date of Birth * Mailing Address * Email * Home/Primary Phone Number * Work Phone Number 2) Please indicated whether you have a familial relationship to the Rabbis, staff, or leadership at the Yeshiva(ot) listed; if so, please describe the nature of that relationship. * Your application must be accompanied by a photograph of documents stating that you were tested in two or more of the Halachic areas listed here. Please indicate the areas in which you were tested. *
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For each area selected above, please indicate the name of the Rabbi(s) or Yeshiva(ot) that tested you. * For each Rabbi and Yeshiva listed, please indicate whether you have a familial relationship to him, or its staff or leadership; if so, please describe the nature of that relationship. * If you have received certification documenting additional competencies such as Safrut, Milah, Schechitah, chaplaincy, or other areas of Rabbinic or Halachic expertise please indicate here, and email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Klaf of my יורה יורה Semicha in איסור והיתר is * If You Selected "Other" Above, Please Explain Here (otherwise, write N/A) Documentation of testing in the two (or more) areas of Halachah noted in question 12 (above) is * If you Selected "Other" Above, Please Explain Here (otherwise, write N/A) Name, City, State & Country of Post High School Yeshiva #1 * Dates Attended (Years) * Tractates and/or Halachot Studied * Name, City, State & Country of Post High School Yeshiva #2 * Dates Attended (Years) Tractates and/or Halchot Studied Name, City, State & Country of Post High School Yeshiva #3 * Dates Attended (Years) Tractates and/or Halachot Studied Name, City, State & Country of Post High School Yeshiva #4 * Dates Attended (Years) Tractates and/or Halachot Studied Total Years of Post-High School Yeshiva Education (at least 5hrs per day) * Other Information about your Yeshiva/Torah Education (including information about ALL OTHER Yeshivos you attended, but not listed above) Did you receive an Undergraduate (Baccalaureate) Degree? * If you answered "Yes" above, please list the school, degree, and date of graduation for your Undergraduate (Baccalaureate) Degree *
If you did not receive an Undergraduate (Baccalaureate) Degree, write "N/A"
Did you receive a Masters Degree or higher? * If you answered "Yes" above, please list the school(s), degree(s), and date(s) of graduation for your Master's Degree or higher *
If you did not receive a Master's Degree or higher, write "N/A"
My employment history... * Name, Address, City, State/Province, Postal Code, Country, Website (if applicable) of ALL PRESENT EMPLOYERS * Please indicate your present and/or intended areas of Rabbinic Activity *
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If you selected "Other" above, please explain here "In light of disturbing developments which have recently arisen in the Jewish community, the Rabbinical Council of America in convention assembled declares that there is not and never has been a place in Judaism for the belief that Mashiach ben David will begin his Messianic mission only to experience death, burial, and resurrection before completing it" * "In light of the opportunity created by advanced women's learning, the Rabbinical Council of America encourages a diversity of halakhically and communally appropriate professional opportunities for learned, committed women, in the service of our collective mission to preserve and transmit our heritage. Due to our aforesaid commitment to sacred continuity, however, we cannot accept either the ordination of women or the recognition of women as members of the Orthodox rabbinate, regardless of the title." * I have read and agree with the RCA Core Principles * I affirm that I have read and agree with the RCA Code of Conduct * I wish to apply for membership in the Rabbinical Council of America, affirm that the above information is complete and omits no material information, have reviewed its Constitution, and agree to abide by its terms * Membership Type *
Select "Regular" if you are employed or seeking paid-work in a Rabbinically-related field. Otherwise select "Associate" membership; you will enjoy all membership benefits and privileges except for voting on any matter or running in an RCA election.
Date * First Name, Last Name, City of Residence & Institutional Affiliation of Reference #1 * First Name, Last Name, City of Residence & Institutional Affiliation of Reference #2 * First Name, Last Name, City of Residence, and Institutional Affiliation of the Rabbinic Faculty member of the Yeshiva you learned איסור והיטר who has personal, first-hand knowledge of your character and learning ability * If you are not an active congregational Rabbi, please list the name(s) and Rabbis(s) of the shul(s) where your regularly daven. Please list URLs of personal and professional social media websites maintained by you, or featuring or describing your work. Please list any published books or articles (if applicable)