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Summer Beit Midrash Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Judaism, Religion

Mission: The organization develops orthodox jewish leaders who see the idea that all human beings are "images of g-d" as a central tenet of their religiosity.

Programs: The summer beit midrash - a full-time five week seminar in the decision making process of traditional jewish law for college, graduate and rabbinic students with advanced skills reading rabbinic texts.

www. Torahleadership. Org - our website offers organized and focused access to mission-related torah content and provides an effective introduction to our vision, ideals, and programs. It is an effective curricular resource for rabbis and educators and attracts numerous students of torah, with thousands of hits and hundreds of downloads each month.

community education - occassional lectures, classes, publications, etc for the broader community

winter beit midrash - a full-time one week seminar in halakhic issues for college, graduate and rabbinic students with advanced skills reading rabbinic texts.

agunah - the organization develops and publicizes ideas and arguments that prevent spouses from being blackmailed or "held hostage" during or after civil divorce by a spouse who threatens not to participate in a jewish religious divorce. We also provide practical halakhic and legal advice to spouse who may or do find themselves victims of such a situation.

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters



Rating: 5

I am Rabbi Klapper's daughter. He runs a program called the Center for Modern Torah Leadership. While I was not actively involved in the program, I feel that I made friends with most of the other people there. While there I saw the most oustanding example of a community that I have ever been fortunate to see. (I'm very glad I didn't go to summer camp!)


Client Served

Rating: 5

I participated in the Summer Beit Midrash program and had a wonderfully rewarding experience. I have also participated in the campus seminars run by its staff, and found those of similar caliber. Lastly, I enjoy the many online recordings of lectures and programs available on their web site.


Client Served

Rating: 5

Attending the Summer Beit Midrash program, I was offered the opportunity to learn on an extremely high level with a people who truly cared about Judaism. I learned not only Torah and how to learn it, but I learned to appreciate it and revel in it on a deeper level than ever before.


Client Served

Rating: 5

Excellent source of Torah knowledge interacting with the modern world. The torah knowledge shared was greatly appreciated and covered many timely topics.