is founder and director of Yashrut, building civil discourse through a theology of integrity, justice, and tolerance. Yashrut includes a semicha (ordination) initiative as well as programs for rabbinic leaders.
Previously, Rabbi Landes was Rosh HaYeshiva of the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem. He received his rabbinical ordination from his mentor Rabbi Joseph Soloveitchik. Before making aliyah from Los Angeles, Rabbi Landes was a founding faculty member of both the Simon Wiesenthal Center and of Yeshiva University in LA.