This chabura will focus on issues relating to character development. Students will engage in both text study and personal exercises in order to help them grow ethically. Texts will include, but not be limited to, Cheshbon Hanefesh (Rav Levin), Strive for Truth (Rav Dessler) and Conscious Community (Rav Klonimus Shapira).
Rabbi Ely Allen is the Director of New Initiatives and Menahal Ruchani at Yeshivat Lev Hatorah. His personal warmth, comedic yet organized teaching style, and ability to relate to others, endear him to both students and colleagues. Rabbi Allen earned a BA in Psychology at Fairleigh Dickinson University and Semicha from YU. Before making aliya, Rabbi Allen was the Director of Hillel of Northern New Jersey and a faculty member at Yeshiva University. He is the Founder of the Jewish Outreach Network, which has hosted thousands of people. In addition, he served as the Rabbi of Sharei Orah, the Sephardic Congregation of Teaneck, NJ.