Yashlatz


Yashlatz

Yashlatz - Yeshivat Yerushalayim L’Tzeirim (in Hebrew - Jerusalem Yeshiva for teenagers) - is a National Religious Yeshiva High School in Jerusalem, Israel. It was founded in 1964 by Rabbi Yaakov Filber, one of the foremost students of Rav Tzvi Yehuda HaCohen Kook, to serve as institution of choice for teenage boys of the Mercaz Harav community. Yashlatz is considered as one of the leading Yeshiva High Schools in Israel, both in its religious and educational standards, and it serves as institution of choice for teenage boys of the Merkaz Harav community. It became a flagship institution, and now has an enrollment of approximately 300 students. On March 6, 2008, The nearby library of Merkaz Harav was subject to an Arab terrorist attack, and 5 of its students were murdered.

Faculty

The Rosh Yeshiva is Rabbi Yerachamiel Weiss. Notable National Religious Rabbis teach, and have taught in Yashlatz in the past. Among them are Rabbi David Samson and Rabbi Haim Steiner.

Notable alumni

Famous graduates include Rav Yaakov Shapira (current Head of Mercaz HaRav Yeshiva), Rav Mordechai Elon (former Head of Yeshivat HaKotel and leader of the MiBreshit movement), Rav Shmuel Eliyahu (chief rabbi of Tzfat) and Colonel Dror Weinberg, (Yehuda Brigade Commander in the IDF), who was killed in an alley fight in Hebron.


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