Learning at Yeshiva Gedolah Ateres Yaakov
Learning at Yeshiva Gedolah Ateres Yaakov

There is a makom Torah growing in the heart of the Lawrence-Cedarhurst community that provides a serious, yet warm environment for post-high-school bnei Torah aspiring to continue their growth and development in Torah and Yiras Shamayim. Yeshiva Gedolah Ateres Yaakov successfully encourages each talmid to advance in all facets of Torah learning, while building lasting relationships with caring and dedicated rebbeim and mentors.

The community is invited to learn more about this wonderful institution at the yeshiva’s annual breakfast this Sunday, June 11 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Nossi Feiner, 243 Juniper Circle East, Lawrence, at 9:30 a.m.

At the Yeshiva Gedolah, talmidim learn from a faculty of accomplished talmidei chachamim. At the yeshiva’s helm is Rabbi Meir Braunstein, shlita, a close talmid of Rabbi Yosef Elefant, one of the famed Mir roshei yeshiva. Rabbi Braunstein has tremendous experience guiding talmidim as a rebbe in Yeshiva Aderes Hatorah for over five years. He is also the rav of the Agudath Israel of Long Island, bringing vibrancy and growth to the chashuvah kehillah.

The Yeshiva Gedolah and its dedicated rebbeim are guided by the menahel, Rabbi Mordechai Yaffe, Ph.D. Under his and Rabbi Braunstein’s guidance, the yeshiva strives to ensure that their talmidim become well-rounded bnei Torah who are also able to meet the challenges of today’s society.

The Yeshiva Gedolah is more than bachurim learning in a lively beis midrash. The bachurim benefit from Shabbatons, in-shabbosim, barbecues, and leibidig mishmars. These add to the geshmak of the yeshiva and are beneficial to every bachur’s individual growth. Being located on the Ateres Yaakov campus allows the Yeshiva Gedolah bachurim to benefit from it beautiful beis midrash, athletic facilities, food service, and convenient college programs.

Dovid, a talmid at the yeshiva, expressed, “After leaving Eretz Yisrael, I was looking for a yeshiva were I could connect to a rebbe. The rosh yeshiva and my rebbe at Ateres Yaakov care so much about every facet of my life and my progress, and they are there for me whenever I need them. Whether it’s to discuss learning, dating, or just to chap a schmooze, I have someone listening with open ears and a caring heart.”

The Yeshiva Gedolah provides another unique opportunity to its bachurim: a chance to teach and mentor mesivta talmidim. This opportunity allows the Yeshiva Gedolah bachurim to hone their own learning skills, while having a long-lasting impact on younger peers. In turn, the mesivta talmidim see that they can continue their learning at the highest levels, even as they move on with their education and professional goals.

The post-mesivta and post-Eretz Yisrael years are a critical time of transition. They are a time when bachurim make important decisions about their paths in life and look to solidify their prior gains while planning their way forward. The Yeshiva Gedolah is designed to provide all of the support and resources young men need to excel and grow during these crucial years. Ateres Yaakov is steadfast in its mission of providing a high level of instruction and personal attention that provides continuity to a bachur’s mesivta and Eretz Yisrael yeshiva experiences.

The yeshiva never turns any bachur away for fiscal reasons and provides significant financial aid to qualifying families. The yeshiva needs the support of the entire community to ensure the success of this wonderful institution. Please join the community in supporting this wonderful makom Torah.


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