Dr. Rabbi
Shmuly Yanklowitz
Valley Beit Midrash

Dr. Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz is the President and Dean of the Valley Beit Midrash, a pluralistic adult learning and leadership center, the Founder & President of Uri L’Tzedek, an Orthodox Social Justice organization, the Founder and President of Shamayim, a Jewish animal advocacy movement, and the Founder and President of YATOM, the Jewish foster and adoption network. He holds M.A. degrees from Harvard University and Yeshiva University, and a Ph.D. from Columbia University. He received his rabbinic ordination from Yeshivat Chovevei Torah, along with two other Orthodox ordinations in Israel. Rabbi Yanklowitz is the author of numerous books on Jewish ethics, including Bringing Heaven Down To Earth: Jewish Ethics for an Evolving and Complex World (2014), Pirkei Avot: A Social Justice Commentary (2018), and The Book of Jonah: A Social Justice Commentary (2020).

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January 17, 2022

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