Yeshiva Ohr Elchonon Chabad West Coast Talmudical Seminary(YOEC), located in Central Los Angeles, is the largest Yeshiva College on the West Coast of the USA.
The seminary is affiliated with Chabad Lubavitch Chassidism. The seminary's four-year Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Rabbinical Studies is accredited by the Association of Advanced Rabbinical and Talmudic Schools recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation The Degree has a strong emphasis of Philosophy, Jewish Law, Talmudic analytics, Ethics and Rabbinic Literature. Rabbi Ezra B. Schochet, dynamic scholar and Talmudist, has held the position of dean since the yeshivas founding. The Yeshiva also houses a private boys high school accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. In 2003, the Yeshiva underwent a 5 million dollar renovation, adding 35,000 square feet (3,300 m2) of space for dormitories,study rooms, and a state-of-the-art study hall.
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