Yeshiva Gedolah Ohr Chodosh

Mission Statement:

The founding philosophy of Yeshiva Gedolah Ohr Chodosh is that every Bochur has the ability to be a Gavra Rabba in all aspects of life. The Bochurim are guided and nurtured by their Rabbeim with whom they develop warm, deep and meaningful relationships in Torah, Avodah and all areas their growth. Every aspect of the Yeshiva experience is aimed towards realizing this ambition. The Seder Hayom, the Shabbosim and Yomim Tovim and everything in between are designed give the Bochurim the strength to grow as Bnei Torah and as individuals. Every day at Ohr Chodosh brings with it new opportunities for the Bochurim to climb the ladder of success, proving to themselves that they are dedicated to the goal of greatness.    

Seder Hayom:

At Yeshiva Gedolah Ohr Chodosh, the Seder Hayom reflects the Yeshiva’s deft approach to chinuch. There is enough variety and dynamism in the daily schedule to keep the Bochurim occupied and engaged in their learning. The first seder begins with a Shiur Hachana by the Menahel focused on clarity.  The basic components of the first Seder are laid simply and clearly, designating with precision the exact parameters of the morning’s learning. Armed with the proper foundation, the Bochurim learn and prepare for the Shiur Iyun from the Rosh HaYeshiva. The Shiur Iyun is an in-depth and comprehensive shiur, focused on and fusing sophisticated lomdus with clarity and raising the level of the Bochurim in learning.   The Mussar Seder is an animated and exciting as well as integral part of the day. After Mincha, there is a Mussar Seder where small groups of Bochurim learn together with a Rebbe and highlighted by a weekly Shmuess from the Menahel.   During the second seder, the Yeshiva follows the Vharev Na program as a framework that uses the power of chazara to bring out the inherent exhilaration of knowing a limud well. The choice of masechta and pace are designed so that completing the masechta is an attainable goal.   The night seder is spent learning sugyos in halachah which gives the oilam a chance to gain practical knowledge while also giving greater appreciation for the breadth of Torah. This creative and challenging seder hayom is part of what makes the learning in Yeshiva Gedolah Ohr Chodosh so special.    


At Yeshiva Gedolah Ohr Chodosh there is a great awareness that the way time is spent outside the three sedarim has a major impact on a Bochur. Therefore, it has its own unique opportunity for growth. That is why the Yeshiva boasts an array of wonderful opportunities, always in tune with the ultimate goal of growth and a feeling of connection within the Chabura. The Yeshiva has spent relaxing and enjoyable days in the Mountains, changing the scenery and bonding and in turn growing and inspiring. Thursday nights are graced with a shiur from the Rosh Yeshiva on Inyanei Shabbos Kodesh followed often by a stirring kumzitz. The Yeshiva celebrates Chanuka and Purim together, experiences that make incredible impressions on everyone. Guest Rabbanim, Roshei Yeshiva and Maggidei Shiur during the week or at the weekly Melave Malka are a regular feature of the Yeshiva. There are voluntary vaadim and chaburos on various topics that allow each Bochur to find his own unique makom in Avodas Hashem. The Yeshiva also sees to it that there is a state of the art gym available for the Bochurim to unwind and air out as well as outdoor courts available to them whenever they need.    


The Hanhalla of Yeshiva Gedolah Ohr Chodosh is comprised of a core of Rabbeim distinctive for their utter dedication to their Bochurim. These warm caring and talented individuals are there for the Bochurim day and night, ready to answer any question or discuss any topic. Whether it is a difficult sugya in the gemara, or one in life, the Rabbeim are dedicated and involved. The dynamic Talmidei Chachamim on this staff know how to give over the limud with palatable and exceptional depth, fluency and clarity in many different areas of Torah.
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