Ner Le'Elef Programs
English Speaking Programs
Ner Le’elef has two English-speaking programs running simultaneously.
Each is a two-year course that focuses on knowledge, personal development,
skill development, and real-life interactions. The carefully structured learning
cycle meets for 6 ½ hours each week, outside of regular seder time. Participants
selected to join Ner Le’elef receive a monthly stipend during the course.
These programs, which were designed to build Jewish leaders who will inspire other
Jews, consist of a core curriculum of Dah Ma SheTashiv, Hashkafa, Mussar, Chumash,
and Halacha. The classes are given by our staff of world renowned Rabbis, including
Rabbi Reuven Leuchter, the program’s spiritual head, Rabbi Leff, Rabbi Orlowek,
Rabbi Berkowitz, and many more.
In addition, practical training courses are offered including:
a public speaking forum, programming and management courses,
computers and technology, communication development, as well as an
intensive counseling training program with the leading psychologists
and counselors in the country. Students can focus on specialized tracks
in outreach, education or Practical Rabbinics.
Ner Le’elef’s popular women’s program runs parallel to the men’s program,
although is less time demanding. It is focused on offering a careful balance
of both inspiration and knowledge.
These programs have produced graduates initiating new projects and ventures around the globe.
The program enlists avreichim of exceptional caliber, with strong yeshiva backgrounds who are
dedicated to doing outreach, and also have excellent leadership potential and interpersonal
skills. The program imposes a rigorous curriculum, preparing students for all areas of Jewish
outreach work, including; working within existing outreach organizations, interfacing with
communities, and creating and developing new programs and opportunities.