Rabbi Dovid Tiechtel

Adjunct Professor


Rabbi Dovid Tiechtel is the founding executive director of the Chabad Center for Jewish Life at the University of Illinois. Started in 2003, the Center now has more than 1,500 students involved in its programming and classes. Rabbi Tiechtel also serves as a counselor and guide to many of all faiths across campus.

In addition to teaching as an adjunct professor at the College of Law, Rabbi Tiechtel teaches at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Illinois on subjects related to ethics and morality. He also teaches classes on campus and around the east central Illinois on Talmudic law, mysticism, ethics, and history.

Rabbi Tiechtel grew up in Brooklyn, studied in New York and Israel, and did his rabbinic internship Africa. He graduated from the Talmudic seminary Oholei Torah in Brooklyn and received his Rabbinic ordination at the Rabbinical college of America in Morristown, NJ. His studies focused on comparative law.


BA Equiv Talmudic Institute Oholei Torah
Yoreh Yoreh (Rabbinic Ordination in ritual law), Rabbinical College of America


Talmudic Law – Legal Reasoning and Adaptation