Through academic, graduate, and professional programs, Hebrew Theological College – בית המדרש לתורה strives to produce graduates committed to the principles of halacha (Jewish law) and scholarship, and to serving the Jewish community and humanity.
Hebrew Theological College fosters academic and spiritual growth within a Torah environment to guide our students toward lives that reflect Torah values and community leadership. Using the the traditional methodology of Torah study and academic rigor that has been the hallmark of Jewish scholarship for millennia, we develop and nurture our students’ intellectual skills, cultural sensibilities, and ethics. Our faculty models lifelong learning and encourages critical thinking, while also developing opportunities for our students to engage in community service.
HTC’s faculty and administration provide personal and career guidance to each of our students. Our student body also enjoys cultural, communal, social, and recreational activities that promote lifelong relationships. All of our divisions operate within the framework of halacha as prescribed in the Shulchan Aruch, the Code of Jewish Law.
HTC’s executive leadership team reflects an organizational mindset that pursues growth and excellence from all avenues. Our leadership team, comprised of professionals who came from both inside and outside the HTC system, brings an extensive blend of educational, academic, and non-profit management experience, providing a balanced approach that respects our tradition and culture while striving to integrate best practices wherever possible.
Since its inception in 1921, Hebrew Theological College has ordained hundreds of rabbis and produced thousands of graduates who have served the community as rabbis, chaplains, educators, professionals, and lay leaders across the United States, Canada, Israel, and throughout the world. While “Skokie Yeshiva” is recognized today around the Jewish world for both its educational reputation and prolific alumni, our roots are modest and Midwestern.
See how HTC has been shaping its future in this year’s Annual Report.
HEERF Quarterly Budget & Expenditure Report
Hebrew Theological College is authorized to operate as a postsecondary educational institution by the Illinois Board of Higher Education.