Toddler and Preschool
Address: 2131 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618
Toddlers are given ample opportunity to experiment and to construct new knowledge in a sensory rich environment and at a developmentally appropriate pace with supportive, loving Morahs. We honor their inquisitive nature and understand that they are forming new knowledge about the world around them with every interaction.
In the Preschool Program, we encourage problem solving and self-expression in a healthy constructive manner. Each child’s progress and development is monitored and, B’ezras Hashem, the four year olds will be academically prepared, as well as socially and emotionally, to enter their Kindergarten year.
We are open year round with a back to back School Program Session and Summer Session. Hours are 8:30am to 3pm M-Thurs and 8:30am-1pm on Erev Shabbos.
Derech HaTorah of Rochester
Mrs. Lea Goldstein, Principal
Address: 71 Maiden Ln, Rochester, NY 14616
Derech HaTorah of Rochester (DHR) is committed to providing a Torah education for all Jewish children. A seamless fusion of curricula has been developed to educate the whole child. DHR teaches a superior, scholastic curriculum that meets and exceeds New York State Education Department standards.
The intellectual and moral development of every student is maximized in a warm, nurturing learning environment. Each student is viewed as an individual, having multiple capacities, interests and intelligences. Thus, our educational philosophy reflects the wisdom of Shlomo HaMelech in Mishlei “חנוך לנער על פי דרכו” (educate each child according to his nature).
DHR teaches and models true Torah Hashkafos, where no child is ever left behind. With outstanding Rabbaim and Morahs, every child not only learns how to learn; but learns how to love learning.
Yeshiva of Rochester – Talmudical Institute of Upstate NY
Rabbi Yoni Polatoff, Menahel
Address: 769 Park Avenue Rochester, NY 14607
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Yeshiva of Rochester, also known as Talmudical Institute of Upstate New York, was founded in 1974 by Rabbi Menachem Davidowitz and Rabbi Dovid Harris, as the first external affiliate branch of Chofetz Chaim.
Today, the Yeshiva boasts a thriving Mesivta, Beis Medrash and Kollel. In this wholesome atmosphere, talmidim learn with hasmada, developing into high-quality, dedicated Bnei Torah.
The three pillars of the Mesivta’s success are the chevra, a balanced daily schedule, and a structured atmosphere of accountability. As the Yeshiva’s blend of local and out-of-town talmidim learn, grow, and excel, they develop a passion for Limud HaTorah and sterling middos.
Ora Academy For Girls
Rabbi Eliezer Lehrer, Headmaster
Address: 139 Winton Road South Rochester, NY 14610
Ora Academy, located in Rochester, New York, is Upstate New York’s high school for young Jewish women. Founded in 1996, Ora Academy continues to serve students and their families from Rochester and across the country.
Our rigorous dual curriculum of Judaic and secular studies, along with our warm, inclusive atmosphere and full range of extracurricular programming, provide our students with core values, academic excellence, and lifelong friendships. This develops a strong commitment to תורה, community and Israel, and prepares Ora graduates to be the leaders of tomorrow.
Bais Medrash Program – Kollel
Yeshiva of Rochester
– Talmudical Institute of Upstate NY
Rabbi Menachem Davidowitz, Rosh HaYeshiva
Address: 769 Park Avenue Rochester, NY 14607
The Yeshiva of Rochester, in more than four decades of service to כלל ישראל, has established an enviable national & international reputation. Our graduates have already assumed leadership positions in Jewish education across the nation.
Our Kollel Program has attracted some very talented young men, who have already begun spreading Torah in our community in addition to their long hours of study. In recent years, the Beis Medrash has grown into a full fledged מקום תורה where the voice of study can be heard throughout the day and into the very late evening.
Ohr Torah Community Kollel
Rabbi Mammon- Director- 585-271-5690 – Rabbi@lightofisrael.org
Rabbi Dovid Lagunov- Rosh Kollel – 347-330-8857 –firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: 1675 Monroe Avenue Rochester, NY 14618
Ohr Torah Community Kollel is the Outreach division of Congregation Light of Israel. Ohr Torah is committed to connecting Jews to Judaism through Torah study, Unity and Jewish involvement.
Ohr Torah is dedicated to the importance of collaboration and unification. We support and partner with numerous Jewish organizations in Rochester including synagogues, schools and the JCC by teaching classes, lending re-sources and joint programing.
Ohr Torah is a premier source of high-quality and experiential Jewish learning in Rochester. The talented rabbis and educators at Ohr Torah blend tradition with innovation, making the warmth and wisdom of classical Judaism available to today’s contemporary Jew in Jewish Rochester. Our programs and events are for all Jews, regardless of background or affiliation. Whether you’re looking for a taste of the Talmud, a spiritual boost in your marriage or family life, a way to explore the land of Israel, or the chance to ask the questions about Jewish life and living you’ve always wanted to ask – we’ve got something for everyone.