Rabbi Turetsky serves as a Ram at Yeshivat Sha’alvim, where he teaches Talmud and contemporary Jewish thought. He studied at Yeshiva University and received a B.A. in Psychology, M.S. in Jewish Education, and Semicha as a member of the Wexner Semicha Honors Program. He is also an alumnus of YU’s prestigious Kollel Elyon and currently serves as the associate director of NCSY Kollel. 

He has given shiurim and presentations throughout North America and has published articles on a wide range of topics, including Talmud, Jewish Education, and the Sociology of the Modern Orthodox community. He resides in Sha’alvim with his wife, Dr. Ilana Turetsky, and their four children.


Field / Profession: Educator

Educator at: Yeshiva

Speaking Topics: Torah, Israel, Community, Eretz Yisrael, Inspirational, Mussar/Character Development, Halacha & the Modern World, Other

Sample Topics - General:
The Value of Creativity: The Opposing Views of Rav Soloveitchik and the Chazon Ish
Can Leaders be Biased? Contemporary Views of Rabbinic Authority
Can Anyone Become a Gadol? Lies, Limitations, and Today's Yeshivot
New Developments in the Study of Torah

Sample Topics - Israel Related:
Partnering with the Non-Observant and Contemporary Religious Zionism
Why Learn Torah? Rav Lichtenstein, Rav Shagar, and the Future of Torah Learning in Israel
Unity and the Jewish State: From David Ben Gurion to Chief Rabbi Kook
How did the Holocaust Impact Israel? The Opposing Views of Rav Tzvi Yehuda Kook and the Lubavitcher Rebbe
Four Ways to Relate to the Jewish State

Links to sample audio or videos:
https://www.yutorah.org/lectures/lecture.cfm/796838/rabbi-yehuda-turetsky/can-anyone-become-a-gadol-lies,-limitations,-and-modern-day-yeshivot/
https://www.yutorah.org/lectures/lecture.cfm/836511/rabbi-yehuda-turetsky/how-to-identify-your-unique-role-in-avodat-hashem/
https://www.yutorah.org/lectures/lecture.cfm/857547/rabbi-yehuda-turetsky/broad-life-or-double-life-rav-hutner-and-the-rav/
https://www.yutorah.org/lectures/lecture.cfm/886353/rabbi-yehuda-turetsky/how-to-experience-the-joy-of-learning-the-rav-vs-rav-kluger/

Languages: English, Hebrew

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