About Yashlatz

r_ay_kookThe Jerusalem Yeshivah for Youth—"Yeshivat Yerushalayim L’Tzeirim" or Yashlatz—is considered one of the leading yeshivah high schools in Israel, both by religious and academic standards. Hundreds of students apply each year for the seventy available places in the ninth grade.


The Yeshivah was founded in 1964 by Rav Yaakov Filber, one of the foremost students of Rav Tzvi Yehuda Kook.  Although adjacent to “Yeshivat Mercaz HaRav” in Jerusalem, Yashlatz is a separate institute of learning and has an independent administration and student body. Yashlatz was founded on the teachings of Rav Tzvi Yehuda Kook and his father, Rav Avraham Yitzchak Kook, drawing on a vision that included Am Yisrael, Eretz Yisrael, and Torat Yisrael.


Although Rav Tzvi Yehuda Kook was not part of the Yeshivah high school staff, he was consulted regularly as the school was developing.  Starting in the mid 1980’s, under the direction of Rav Yerachmiel Weiss, Yashlatz added preparation for the full Israeli Matriculation Certificate (the Teudat Bagrut) to its curriculum.


Today, there are approximately 300 students learning in Yashlatz in grades nine through twelve. Every fourth year, there is an additional ninth grade for students with learning disabilities.  The class is fully integrated into the Yeshivah curriculum and atmosphere, and the class continues at Yashlatz through twelfth grade.


Yashlatz graduates serve in the IDF and contribute to many professions and to both lay and religious leadership.





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