Yeshiva of New Haven, a dormitory Mesivta, prepares young men to be sincere, involved baalei batim, committed to Yiddishkeit and Klal Yisroel, steeped in Torah learning, proficient in general studies and comfortable with the outer world. The friendly, “out-of-town” atmosphere and serious academic environment form the foundation of a Yeshiva of New Haven chinuch.
The Limudei Kodesh curriculum is skills-oriented, focusing on developing each student’s abilities to learn Gemora on his own. The fundamentals of Gemora learning are emphasized, particularly vocabulary and structure, to ensure individual advancement. Small classes, averaging six to eight students, assure each talmid the personal attention and warm Rebbe-talmid rapport so important for growth in Torah. In addition, Halacha, Parsha, Novi, Jewish History, Hashkofo and Luach complement the crucial limud of Gemora, providing a complete background in the fabric of Yiddishkeit. After completing high school, Yeshiva of New Haven graduates continue their learning in Beis Medrash, either in the United States or Eretz Yisroel.
In addition to academics, students are taught the importance of commitment and achrayus, responsibility, for Klal Yisroel. Whether learning to daven for the omud and layn, tutoring youngsters, visiting the sick or interacting with neighborhood elderly, Yeshiva of New Haven students are imbued with a sense of duty acquired through direct experience.
Yeshiva of New Haven maintains a quality secular studies department. The knowledgeable educational staff consists of graduates of Yale and other top universities. Aside from a comprehensive curriculum, Yeshiva of New Haven offers college-planning assistance, including SAT preparation classes and guidance for the application process. Eligible upperclassmen also have the option to take courses at Yale University.
At Yeshiva of New Haven, studies are supplemented by an exciting array of extra-curricular events. Enjoyable recreational activities, including gym and swim periods and hiking, canoeing and other excursions are also an important facet of life at Yeshiva.
For more information:
Rabbi Avi Hack, Assistant Menahel
(203) 786-3098 office
(203) 606-4286 cell