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Welcome from our Rosh HaYeshiva

Dear Friends,

Welcome and thank you for your interest in Yeshiva Har Torah. I am proud to share with you information and images which reflect our Yeshiva’s commitment to serving the Jewish community and to “Building the Jewish Future, One Child at a Time.” To us, each child is a treasured gift with tremendous potential, and we dedicate the totality of our efforts and energy to providing every one of our precious students with a child-centered, spiritually inspired, rigorous educational experience, in both Jewish and General Studies. Our success is predicated on maintaining each student’s dignity and individuality, and encouraging them to explore and take risks as each one learns and develops.

The special partnership between our incredible parents and our amazingly talented and compassionate teachers furthers our guiding mission and vision to provide a unique Yeshiva experience that encourages our students to develop into thinking, confident, caring, learned, happy and proud Jews. The environment at Yeshiva Har Torah is a special one. While we have the resources, programs, and professional infrastructure of a large school, there is a pervasive feeling of a close-knit community and family. The strong emphasis on relationships and Kavod HaBriot (respect for humanity), is reinforced through consistent modeling of respectful interactions. When children feel respected as individuals and as learners, they learn to be respectful: respectful of one another, respectful of their teachers, and respectful of all human beings. This, I believe, is the hallmark of our yeshiva as we prepare our students for sophisticated and challenging academic and Jewish learning opportunities in yeshiva high school and beyond. Ultimately, we want our graduates to be active leaders and members of the Jewish community and to feel connected to Medinat Yisrael and Am Yisrael, while contributing in significant ways to society at large.   

I invite you to experience first-hand a vibrant, dynamic and truly child-centered yeshiva. Come and see the potential for your family to become a part of ours, and for your child to experience the wonder of Yeshiva Har Torah. 


Rabbi Gary Menchel
Rosh HaYeshiva / Head of School