Nestled in the hills of Yerushalayim, Yeshiva Ohr Hatzafon is a haven for American post-high school bachurim who are looking for a unique learning experience and personal growth. Adjacent to the American-friendly Ramat Eshkol neighborhood, Yeshiva Ohr Hatzafon is located in Givat Hamivtar, in a nice, quiet neighborhood.
Now in its fifth year, the yeshiva is housed in a villa that accommodates bachurim between the ages of 18 and 22. Operating as one big family, the yeshiva, dormitories, dining area, and beis midrash are all located in the same villa. Yungerleit, during the first years of marriage, sometimes attend the small kollel which is part of the yeshiva.
The rosh yeshiva, Rabbi Dovid Blumberg, has created a warm, inviting beis midrash in which there is time and opportunity to ask questions—as many as necessary for each bachur to not only understand what he is learning but why he is learning as well. The excitement of learning for its own sake is reinforced as the true benefits of learning Torah open new spiritual horizons for each student.
The yeshiva prides itself on nurturing sophisticated character development and a sensitivity toward others that’s hard to match. The rebbeim bring their students into their hearts and homes, guiding them in all aspects of their lives. The students’ healthy futures as talmidei chachamim, husbands, and simply good people are being shaped through the yeshiva’s intensely personal and thorough approach to learning.
Ohr Hatzafon will be hosting its inaugural dinner this year at K’hal Nachlas Yitzchak, 141-39 73rd Avenue in Flushing, on Sunday, January 6 at 7:00 p.m. The yeshiva is honoring Mr. and Mrs. Shlomo and Dina Silber as the guests of honor. Shlomo is a close friend of the rosh yeshiva and his support has been important to the growth and continued success of the yeshiva. Mr. and Mrs. Matis and Esther Apel, from Lakewood, N.J., are being honored as the parents of the year. Their son Shmuel has thrived in the yeshiva for the past three years, where he has developed into a real leader and mentor for the younger boys.
For more information, to place an ad, or to make reservations for the dinner, please call 516-295-5700, ext 10, or visit ohrhatzafon.com. v