What Torat Shraga Is All About

Yeshivat Torat Shraga is a dynamic and exciting Yeshiva in Israel for bright, self-motivated post-high school students. Torat Shraga has several different goals: teaching the skills needed for a lifetime of learning Torah on an advanced level, cultivating a lasting bond with Am Yisrael & Eretz Yisrael, fostering the middot expected of a Ben Torah, and advancing the leadership skills of our talmidim. A Torat Shraga student not only wants to be personally impacted by his education and his environment, he also strives to share and convey that passion and excitement for learning to others as well.
Passion for Learning

Foundation in Torah

Love for Eretz Yisrael

Life Long Friendships

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This is your Yeshiva in Israel!

The Yeshiva has a unique combination of high-level shiurim and an unparalleled Rebbe / Talmid relationship.

Yeshivat Torat Shraga is located on the beautiful campus of the Yeshiva University Gruss Kollel in Bayit Vegan, Jerusalem. Our facility includes a beautiful newly renovated air-conditioned Beit Midrash, classrooms, dormitory apartments, basketball court, weight room, student lounge, and computer room. Many of the Gruss Kollel fellows have established warm relationships with our talmidim through the medium of daily chavruta study, late night chaburot and home hospitality. YTS students enjoy tiyulim throughout the length and breadth of Eretz Yisrael, including three three-day excursions, combined with mini-tiyulim in and around Yerushalayim are designed to imbue our students with a love of the land and its underpinnings in Tanach. It also fosters the opportunity to meet the varying population strata of Eretz Yisrael and to see the holistic beauty of the Jewish People. In addition, YTS arranges visits to some of the great Torah personalities of Israel from the broad spectrum of Jewish leadership on a periodic basis. In order to nurture a familiarity with the variegated communal settings of the country, shabbatonim are organized in different communities throughout Eretz Yisrael. In addition, through the Yeshiva’s Chessed program which offers different venues, the student is able to accentuate and solidify his overall spiritual and ethical growth.

  • Relationships

    Develop a relationship with a great chevra of guys and Rabbeim that will last a lifetime.

  • Connection

    Develop a love of HaKadosh Baruch Hu, His Torah and Torah learning.

  • Skills

    Develop complete profficiency in reading Hebrew and Aramaic texts.

  • A Love

    Develop a love for Eretz Yisrael, Am Yisrael, and Medinat Yisrael.

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Torat Shraga Staff

Excellence begins at the top and trickles its way down
Rabbi Avishai David
Rosh Hayeshiva
Rav Avishai David received his semicha from Yeshiva University, while studying under R’ Yosef Dov Soloveitchik zt”l and R’ Nissan Alpert zt”l. It is Rabbi David’s mission and mandate to transmit our illustrious Masoretic heritage to talmidim worldwide.
Rabbi Michael Olshin
Menahel
Rav Michael Olshin brings over 20 years of teaching and administrative experience to his role as Menahel of the Yeshiva. He has previously taught and directed programs at Yeshivat Reishit Yerushalayim, Shaalvim and BMT, and served on the Educational staff of NCSY, NCSY Kollel and Camp Mesorah. He is involved in virtually every aspect of the Yeshiva program and has orchestrated its growth from 12 students to over 120.
Rabbi Dr. Gil Elmaleh
Dean of Students
Rav Dr. Gil Elmaleh received his Ph.D. in social work from Yeshiva University, his MA in clinical psychology from Long Island University and his Semicha from Kollel Agudath Achim in New York. He served as Director of Therapeutic Services at the Sinai Special Needs Institute, Head Counselor at Camp Simcha, and authored The Jewish SELF. He maintains a clinical practice in Israel and is involved with training graduate students in the field of Jewish education.
Rabbi Avi Schneider
Assistant Menahel
Rabbi Schneider received semicha from RIETS, while earning his B.A. in Psychology from YU, completed the Ohr LaGolah Leadership Program, and spent three years in the Boca Raton, Florida Kollel. He also heads the recruitment dept. of the yeshiva. Rabbi Schneider always impresses his students with his skills in the classroom (especially his weekly life changing shmooze), on the basketball court, and in his one on one talks with his talmidim where he encourages them to grow on an individual basis.
Rabbi Binyamin Staiman
Mashgiach Ruchani
Rabbi Binyamin Staiman has studied in Yeshiva University,Yeshiva Shaar Hatorah in New York and the Mir Yeshiva in Yerushalayim. He received his semicha from Rabbi Zalman Nechemia Goldberg of Yerushalayim. Rabbi Staiman earned his BA in Managment Information Systems from Yeshiva University, and his Masters in Public Health Administration from New York University. Rabbi Staiman helps develop the student’s gemara skills during his afternoon bekiyut shiur, in addition to teaching a class focusing on the halachot pertaining to the laws of bein adam l’chavairo.
Rabbi Andi Yudin
Shana Bet Mashgiach
Rabbi Yudin received his semicha from RIETS, earned a B.A. in Psychology from YU, & completed his masters from the Azrieli Graduate School of Education. Rabbi Yudin combines his enthusiasm and vast knowledge to provide his students with an entertaining and intellectually stimulating iyun shiur.
Rabbi Yisroel Feld
Sgan Mashgiach
Rabbi Moshe Reichman
Senior Ra”m
Rabbi Reichman received semicha from Yeshiva Ohr Hachaim in Queens, & earned a B.A. in Accounting from Touro College. He has learnt in Yeshiva Be’er Yaakov, under the famed Rav Moshe Shmuel Shapiro ZT”L, who was a close student of the Brisker Rav. Yeshiva Ohr Hachaim, Queens, NY. He has given shiurim in Cong. Aish Kodesh in Ramat Beit Shemesh to laymen, & has been giving a charismatic and deep iyun shiur in yeshiva for over a decade.
Rabbi Eric Ifrah
Senior Ra”m
Rabbi Ifrah earned his B.A. in economics from YU, and spent three years in the Gruss Kollel before receiving semicha from RIETS. Rabbi Ifrah delivers a shana bet iyun shiur in the morning and high level afternoon shiur. Rabbi Ifrah’s Torah, Halachik prowess, and advice is sought out by both current students and alumni.
Rabbi Yossi Fuchs
Senior Ra”m
Rabbi Nosson Rich
Senior Ra”m Director of Recruiting
Rabbi Rich spent two years studying in Yeshivat Sha’alvim, following which he attended Yeshiva University where he received his B.A. in Mathematics. Upon receiving ordination from RIETS, he continued his studies there in the Rabbi Jacob Kupietzky Memorial Program for the Study of Kodshim. At the same time, Rabbi Rich served as the Rabbinic Intern at Congregation Beth Aaron in Teaneck for three years. Rabbi Rich is well known for his in-depth shiurim as well as his popular Halacha shiurim found on YUTorah.org.
Rabbi David Shamula
Senior Ra”m
Rabbi Shamula received his semicha from the Israel Rabbinate. He studied in Brown University and Downstate University. He has taught in BMT, Shappel’s, Sha’arei Mevasseret Zion, and Midreshet Rachel. Rabbi Shamula has been especially involved with the sephardic student body of the yeshiva. There is an annual tradition that all sephardim spend Rosh Hashanah together with Rabbi Shamula and his family.
Rabbi Dani Kunstler
Ra”m
Rabbi Dani Kunstler has been in Torah education for over a decade, starting in Yeshiva Ner Yaakov, then moving on to Yeshivas Sha’arei Torah and Aderes HaTorah, before founding Yeshiva Ahavas Chaim and serving as Mashgiach Ruchani during its first 4 years of inception. Rabbi Kunstler has authored books on Chumash & Pirkei Avos, as well as producing the V’Havienu music series.
Rabbi Chezkie Glatt
Senior Ra”m
Rabbi Chaim Eisenstein
Senior Ra”m
Rabbi Yosef Silverman
Senior Ra”m
Rabbi Eliezer Mescheloff
Ra”m/Administrator
Rav Eliezer was born and raised in Israel. He studied in the yeshiva in Kfar HaRoeh under Rav Moshe Tzvi Neriya ZT”L. He then learned in the yeshiva in Otniel and was taught under the guidance of Rav R’em Cohen. After completing his three years of service in the Israeli Army as an officer, he retuned to the Otniel yeshiva where he served as a shoel u’meishiv for five years. He was later named the head of the high schol program in Otniel. Rav Eliezer and his family moved to Yerushalyim in 2006 at which time he joined the staff of Torat Shraga. Rav Eliezer acted as Av bayit for six years and has been a shoel u’meishiv for the past seven years. He holds a masters degree in Teaching Tanach. Rav Eliezer also serves as the assistant of student finances.
Rabbi Ely Rimler
Ra”m
Rabbi Shloimy Eichler
Ra”m
Rabbi Eliyahu Haber
Ra”m
Rabbi Arnie Wittenstein
Ra”m
Rabbi Noam Singer
Alumni Mashpia
Rabbi Michael Goldman
Rav on Campus
Rabbi Dovi Fishman
Shoel Umeishiv

Yeshiva Torat Shraga Schedule

Morning ✦ Afternoon ✦ Night ✦ & More

Morning

  • 7:55 am Shacharit; 8:40 am Short Vort
  • 8:50 am Breakfast
  • 9:15 am Shnayim Mikra Seder; 9:30 Midot Development
  • 10 am Iyun Seder in the Beit Midrash
  • 11:55 am Gemara B’Iyun Shiur
  • 12:45 pm Mincha, Lunch and Break (2:45pm Mincha during Elul and kayitz zman)
  • Leisure Activities: Basketball, workout room, ping pong, etc.

Afternoon

  • 3 pm Chaburot (many options to choose from!)
  • 3:35 pm Afternoon Seder / Bkiyut
  • 5 pm Gemara B’kiyut Shiur
  • 5:40 pm Halacha Seder with Afternoon Rebbeim
  • 6 pm Shiur on various topics: SUNDAY: Schmuess from the Mashgiach, Rav Staiman (Shana Alef), Rav Ahron David (Shana Bet); MONDAY: Rosh Yeshiva Parsha Shiur (entire Yeshiva); TUESDAY: Open Beis, Rosh Yeshiva (Shana Bet); THURSDAY: Rav Eisenstein 15 Minute Halacha (Followed by Open Beis) (Shana Alef); Leadership Training Seminar (Shana Bet)
  • 6:45 pm Dinner

Night

  • 7:45 pm Siyum Seder
  • 8 pm Maariv
  • 8:15 pm Mussar Seder
  • 8:55 pm Night Seder / Shiur

Special Weekly Shiurim

  • Tuesday: 12 pm The entire yeshiva joins for a weekly Schmuess from a rotation of YTS Rebbeim
  • Tuesday Night: 8:20 pm Shana Aleph Schmuess w/ Rav Fuchs; Shana Bet Schmuess
  • Tuesday Night: 9:15 pm Shana Aleph & Bet Vaadim
  • Wednesday Afternoon: Extended dinner break from 4:30 pm- 8 pm
  • Wednesday: 10 pm Beit Hamussar- Schmuess given by YTS students to YTS students
  • Thursday Night: 8:45 pm Parsha / Mussar schmuess w/ Rav Eisenstein
  • Thursday Night: 10 pm - 12:30am Mishmar & Programming

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