Tiferet Yerushalayim—S. Daniel Abraham Israel Program
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.
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.
In addition to Talmud, afternoon seder options include subjects such as Tanakh, Mishnah, Contemporary Halacha, Jewish Philosophy, Biur Tefilla, and Ta’amei Ha’mitzvoth.
- 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
Assessment and Grading
Students are graded based on attendance, participation, and occasional tests.
Shana Bet is encouraged for students who have demonstrated that they utilize their time in Yeshiva wisely.
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
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.
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.
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
Number of Students per Class
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.
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.
Talmudic University of Florida
Hebrew Theological College of Skokie
Tuition: $21,000 includes dormitory, meals, instruction and tiyulim
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.
Rabbi J. Werfel
28 Park Avenue
Monsey, NY 10952
Phone: (718) 874-9406
Fax: (516) 504-9567
Rabbi Chananya Greenwald