• Guide to Israel Schools

  • Tiferet Yerushalayim—S. Daniel Abraham Israel Program

  • Goal of the Program

    To help students form a relationship with Hashem and the Torah that will instruct their actions and lives. To help students recognize their strengths, abilities, and place in the world so they can live productive, Jewish, self-aware, reflective lives. To help them pursue, attain, disseminate, and apply the wisdom of the Torah throughout their live in the personal, communal, and professional spheres.

    Goal of Program
    To help students form a relationship with Hashem and the Torah that will instruct their actions and lives. To help students recognize their strengths, abilities, and place in the world so they can live productive, Jewish, self-aware, reflective lives. To help them pursue, attain, disseminate, and apply the wisdom of the Torah throughout their live in the personal, communal, and professional spheres.

    Attitude towards Israel and Medinat Yisrael

    Very positive. We foster students’ appreciation of Hashem’s gift to us in the form of this incredible opportunity we have to be in Eretz Yisroel, gratitude towards those who protect Am Yisroel, and also to appreciate Eretz Yisroel and its inhabitants. The Yeshiva has special programming on Yom Yerushalayim, Yom HaZikaron and Yom HaAtzmaut. In addition the Yeshiva works with a special Israel syllabus to incorporate Israel focused lessons into the curriculum.

    Attitude towards University Studies

    Positive. Our alumni attend universities throughout the US including, but not limited to, Yeshiva University and Landers College. Students are encouraged to pursue their profession of choice together with a lifelong commitment to learning and living Torah.

    Attitude towards Extracurricular Activities

    The Yeshiva facilitates travel and logistics so that students can participate in chesed programs once a week. We also coordinate an annual blood drive with Magen David Adom.

    Tiyulim and barbecues also provide opportunities for informal staff-student interaction.

    The students are encouraged to exercise, and they organize Yeshiva sports teams, including football, basketball, and baseball.

    The Yeshiva students also participate (with much success) in the annual Battle of the Bands.

    Preparation for Post Israel

    Private, personal meetings with each and every student, class discussions, lectures, and a panel program are devoted to preparing our students for their return to America with its attendant challenges.

    The "Successful" Student

    The successful alumnus, regardless of future endeavor, career path, or profession he chooses, has laid the groundwork for a lifetime of learning and will continually strive to live with an awareness of Hashem in his life.


    Students must be dressed respectfully during shiurim and davening, i.e., shirts with collars and buttons and respectable pants and footwear. No t-shirts, shorts or sweats in the Beis Medrash or shiurim.

    Guidance Personnel

    Rebbeim, hanhala,and madrichim are available for individual discussions and counseling. The strong bond that develops between the rebbeim and the students is a major component in the outstanding success that Yeshiva Tiferet has enjoyed.

    When deemed necessary, staff – in consultation with parents – refers and suggests professional intervention.


    Attendance is taken at sedarim. Curfew is checked at 12:30am. The Yeshiva has a zero tolerance policy towards the use of controlled substances. At least one, and usually two madrichim, are in the dormitory every evening and over weekends.
    Talmud study constitutes approximately two thirds of the students’ formal learning schedule.

    Courses Offered
    In addition to Talmud, afternoon seder options include subjects such as Tanakh, Mishnah, Contemporary Halacha, Jewish Philosophy, Biur Tefilla, and Ta’amei Ha’mitzvoth.

    Daily Schedule
    Shacharis: 7:30AM Halacha seder following tefilla, breakfast.
    First seder: 9:30AM – 1PM
    Lunch and break: 1:00 – 3:00PM
    Second seder (1st half): 3:00 – 4:15PM
    Mincha: 4:15PM
    Second seder (2nd half): 4:30 – 5:45PM
    Dinner and break: 5:45 – 8:00PM
    Night seder: 8:00 – 10:00PM
    Optional shiur/ seder: 10:15 – 11:00pm.

    Language of Instruction

    Ulpan or Hebrew Class

    Weekly Ulpan

    Assessment and Grading

    Students are graded based on attendance, participation, and occasional tests.

    Shana Bet

    Shana Bet is encouraged for students who have demonstrated that they utilize their time in Yeshiva wisely.

    Joint Program

    Joint programs with YU, Touro, Talmudic University of Florida, and Hebrew Theological College (Skokie).
    Rabbi Chananya Greenwald, Rosh Yeshiva
    Rabbi Don Perkal, Mashgiach
    Rabbi Avraham Rosedale, 2nd Year Mashgiach
    Rabbi Ari Zaidoff, Night Seder Mashgiach
    Rabbi Yechiel Buchler, Programs
    Extra-Curricular Activities
    Interaction with Israelis
    An average of 1 tiyul per month. Students are not encouraged to be involved politically in Israel but there are ample opportunities for interaction with the hundreds of Israelis on campus.

    Special Informal programs
    Guest speakers, extra learning incentive programs, Melavei Malka, Rosh Chodesh seudot.

    Sports Facilities
    There is a weight room, ping-pong room, indoor basketball court (gym), music room and outdoor basketball courts.

    Programming for Shabbat and Yom Tov
    Every second Shabbos is an In-Shabbos. There are several shabbatonim in various communities across Eretz Yisroel each year. Extra tiyulim are available during chol hamoed. Students who need assistance with placements for Shabbos or Yom Tov are offered home hospitality. Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur, Shemini Atzeres, Simchas Torah, and Shavuos are spent in Yeshiva.

    Field Trips
    1 tiyul per month.
    Level of Learning Offered
    Intermediate to Advanced - familiarity with Aramaic and Talmudic terminology and concepts is necessary.

    Hebrew Knowledge Required
    Intermediate - shiurim are in English but are liberally sprinkled with Hebrew phrases and terms.

    Religious Observance Required
    Commitment to Torah and mitzvos.
    Type of American Student
    Students from across the US and Canada. Schools, e.g., JEC, South Shore, Yavneh, Valley Torah, TA Baltimore, HANC, Maimonides, Skokie, YULA, etc.

    Overall Number of Students (Kollel, Israeli, Foreign)

    Foreign Student Percentage

    Number of 1st Year American Students

    Number of 2nd Year American Students

    Other Nationalities

    Number of Students per Class
    Living Quarters
    3 to a room. Rooms are carpeted, split level rooms with separate work and living areas. The yeshiva is located on the campus of Boys Town Jerusalem,in Bayit Vegan, Jerusalem.

    Availability of Private Kitchen Facilities
    There are refrigerators and vending machines in the dormitory.

    Facility use during Shabbat and Yom Tov
    Dormitory is open all year.


    Security Arrangements
    There is gated security at all entrances to the complex. All students have cell phones connected by network to the administration.
    Since its founding in 1997, Tiferet has provided a quality education for students seeking a Yeshiva that presents the inspirational elements of Torah without shortchanging the intellectual rigor of classic Talmud study. Located on the campus of Boystown Jerusalem in Bayit Vegan, Jerusalem, the Yeshiva has grown steadily and has established a reputation as a unique Yeshiva that challenges students to confront themselves and to reach beyond the easy clichés and banality so pervasive in contemporary culture that can prevent them from reaching their potential.
    Accrediting Universities
    Yeshiva University


    Talmudic University of Florida

    Hebrew Theological College of Skokie
    Tuition: $22,500 includes dormitory, meals, instruction and tiyulim
    Additional Information
    Yeshiva Tiferet seeks students who are motivated to leave their mark on the world, who aspire to make a difference. The Yeshiva imbues its students with a love of learning Torah through its talented and dedicated staff of Rebbeim who work with various aspects of a student's personality and character to help him fulfill his potential as a concerned and committed Jew.

    The loyalty and devotion of the alumni, who represent all segments of Jewish life, to the Yeshiva eloquently testifies that the Yeshiva is succeeding in its mission. Our annual Alumni Retreat in the U.S. is attended by hundreds of alumni from the most recent graduates to the original founding students of the Yeshiva’s first year.
    Contact Information

    Tiferet Yerushalayim
    U.S. Office
    Rabbi J. Werfel
    28 Park Avenue
    Monsey, NY 10952
    Phone: (718) 874-9406
    Fax: (516) 504-9567
    Email: office@tiferet.org.il 

    Israel Office
    Rabbi Chananya Greenwald
    24/5 Hakablan
    Phone: (02) 643-7860
    Fax: (02) 644-6553
    Email: office@tiferet.org.il

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