Rabbi Dov Linzer is the Rosh HaYeshiva of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School. Following the vision of Rabbi Avi Weiss, YCT's founder and dean, and with the help of many others, Rabbi Linzer has developed the school's curriculum into an innovative 4-year smicha program which provides its students with rigorous halakhic study and sophisticated professional training in the context of a religious atmosphere which cultivates openness and inclusiveness.
Rabbi Linzer is also co-mentor of the Meorot Leadership Fellowship program for undergraduates. A recipient of both the Javits and Wexner Graduate fellowships, he has done graduate work in philosophy and is now pursuing a doctorate in Religion at Columbia University. Rabbi Linzer has published in Torah journals and lectures widely at synagogues and conferences on topics relating to Halakha, Orthodoxy, and modernity.