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Beyond Mesivta

Post High-School Learning


Ateres Yaakov is justifiably proud of its outstanding post-high school Israel program. Our Rabbeim advisors are highly regarded by the numerous Israeli yeshivos that seek out our talmidim.

In keeping with the Mesivta's hashkafa of "Chanoch l'naar al pi darko," each student is guided to the appropriate yeshiva that will foster his continued growth.

Therefore, it is no surprise that our graduates attend a wide variety of yeshivos, including:

Aderes HaTorah
Ateres Yerushalayim
Bais Yisroel
Derech HaTalmud
Derech/Ohr Somayach
Kerem B'Yavneh

Merkaz HaTorah
Ohr Yerushalayim
Reishis Yerushalayim
Tehilas Shlomo
Tiferes Yerushalayim
Toras Moshe

Yeshiva Gedolah Program

The vast majority of young men who go to Eretz Yisrael after high school make remarkable strides in their learning and internalizing the values of true Bnai Torah. After learning in yeshivas for one, two or more years, they are sincere in their quests to sustain the gains they have achieved. A growing number of those "Israel alumni" want to continue to solidify their learning at the highest levels, while also pursuing college education to prepare for future careers. Our Yeshiva Gedolah is designed to fill this niche.

Geared for bachurim who have had at least two years of post high school learning, the program has a three seder a day schedule while simultaneously facilitating talmidim attending a variety of college programs.

In our Yeshiva, it has always been our aim to inculcate in our talmidim the concept of integrating the various aspects of their lives, while retaining the self-concepts of true Bnai Torah, even when they are no longer solely in the Bais Medrash all the time.

College and Career

Ateres Yaakov is a college preparatory yeshiva, with a curriculum and advisement geared to student success in higher education and careers. At MAY, college preparation and advisement begins early and is integral to our academic program. We encourage our talmidim to choose colleges and careers that are consonant with a Torah-centered lifestyle and our graduates ultimately attend a wide variety of top quality colleges and post-graduate institutions. The following are the institution


Bar Ilan
Brooklyn College
City College
Empire State College

Johns Hopkins University
Lander College
Queens College
SUNY Binghamton
Touro College
Yeshiva University


Baruch Zicklin School of Business
Brooklyn Law
C.W. Post
Columbia Teachers College
Fordham Law
Hofstra Nursing
NYU Dentistry
St John's Law



Last Updated on March 2019