Message from the Dean
There are many fine institutions which provide college-age students an opportunity to learn gemarah with utmost seriousness, and of course there are many fine institutions which provide students an opportunity to receive a rigorous college education. However, there are very few institutions which provide students an opportunity to do both, simultaneously.
The Lander College for Men/Beis Medrash L’Talmud is distinctive in that it admits and educates only those students who are deeply committed to both these undertakings. The bulk of the day and evening is spent in the study of gemarah, but college classes are offered Monday through Thursday, from mid-afternoon to evening. This makes it possible to continue intensive gemarah study, while receiving the kind of superb education requisite for success.
Our roshei yeshiva are world-renowned, and the majority of our faculty have won teaching or research awards from the universities at which they taught prior to joining the Lander College for Men faculty. Faculty hold advanced degrees from some of America’s best universities, and bring advanced research skills and high-level real-world experience to the classroom. They offer the kind of rigorous education and personal attention to students too rare in today’s higher education universe. As a result, our students have gained admission to the best graduate and professional schools in the country, and found positions in of the most desirable firms.
The Lander College for Men/Beis Medrash L’Talmud is a community, of learners, rabbeim and scholars. The great majority of our students live on our beautiful new seven-acre Kew Gardens Hills campus, and rabbeim and faculty are often present as well, sharing in a rich intellectual, spiritual, and social life. I invite you to join our community, to benefit from what it has to offer and, in turn, to make your own contribution to its flourishing.
Moshe Sokol, PhD