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Beit Midrash Zichron Dov

The Beit Midrash was established a decade ago in memory of Mr. Dov Bill Rubinstein a”h, one of the founding members of Clanton Park Synagogue.

From the very beginning, the Beit Midrash has enjoyed a special relationship with the shul and benefitted from its warm support. One of the avreichim is always assigned specifically to Clanton Park and lives with his family in the neighbourhood. The Beit Midrash provides the shul with a range of services including shiurim, shabbatonim, and one-on-one chavrutot.

YUTM Beit Midrash Zichron Dov is differentiated from other kollelim in the city by its broad reach across the Jewish community, the vibrant contemporaneity and openness of its Torah, and its focus on the religious significance of the State of Israel for the lives of Jews in our time.

Avreich, Rabbinic Assistant at Clanton Park

Rabbi Alex Hecht

Rabbi Alex Hecht grew up in Westchester County, New York. He received a B.A. in Judaic Studies and History from the University of Arizona, where he also coordinated the Orthodox Student Minyan and was an intern at Hillel. Upon graduation, Alex studied at Yeshiva Darchei Noam (Shapell’s) in Jerusalem. He then returned to the United States to serve as the Director of Student Engagement at Eastern Michigan University’s Hillel. While in Michigan, Alex developed a variety of social and educational opportunities for a diverse population of Jewish students.

Realizing his passion for learning and teaching Torah, Alex continued on to study in the Semichah program at Yeshiva University’s Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary, and at the Azrieli Graduate School of Education and Administration. Alex has served as the Rabbinic intern at the Millinery Center Synagogue in Midtown Manhattan, teaching classes and learning one-on-one with congregants.

Rabbi Hecht has been an Avreich at the YU Torah MiTzion Beit Midrash Zichron Dov and Rabbinic Assistant at Clanton Park Synagogue since August 2018.

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