Yeshivas Ner Yisroel of Toronto

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Yeshivas Ner Yisroel of Toronto (Ner Israel Yeshiva College) (Hebrew: נר ישראל‎) is a Haredi yeshiva (Jewish educational institution) in Vaughan, Ontario, Canada with government recognition of its degree-granting programs.[1] The yeshiva includes both a Beis Midrash program and a high school.

Yeshivas Ner Yisroel
ישיבת נר ישראל
250 Bathurst Glen

MottoKi Ner Mitzva V'Torah Ohr כי נר מצוה ותורה אור
Head teacherUri S. Mayerfeld and
Meyer D. Greenberger
AccreditationFull Ontario Diploma


The yeshiva has been granted restricted degree-granting authority by the Legislative Assembly of Ontario,[2] to grant degrees in the field of religious studies and research in higher Jewish learning at the Bachelors, and Masters levels. In addition, the college offers University Diplomas and Certificates.[3]

The current Roshei HaYeshiva (headmasters) are Rabbi Uri Mayerfeld[4] and Rabbi Meyer D. Greenberger. The Menahel of the High School is Rabbi Moshe Englander. The Mashgiach of the High School is Rabbi Yerucham F. Kravetz.

The current Rebbeim (religious studies faculty) are: Rabbis Enkin and Spinrad (grade nine), Rabbis Garfunkel and Greenberg (grade ten), Rabbi Faivushevitz (grade eleven), and Rabbis Nulman and Hirsh (grade twelve).[citation needed]

The head of the general studies department is Jory Vernon.


The yeshiva was established by Rabbi Sholom Gold in 1959[1] as a branch of Yeshivas Ner Yisroel in Baltimore (NIRC). Meyer Lebovic[5] and Rabbi Moshe Hochman were also involved. The yeshiva opened in September of that year with 12 students.[6] The yeshiva has grown to approximately 130 students since then. It is no longer affiliated with Ner Yisroel in Baltimore.

In 1964 Rabbi Yaakov Weinberg came from NIRC[7] and assumed the post of Rosh Yeshiva until 1971. The yeshiva was next headed by Rabbi Naftali Friedler. The mantle of Rosh Yeshiva was then assumed by Rabbi Gavriel Ginsburg in 1988.[4]

Former Roshei YeshivaEdit


Rav Yaakov Kamenetsky, while still in Toronto, sent his children to the original Baltimore, Maryland-based Yeshivas Ner Yisroel, "which in those days was a major distance away."[11]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c "Ner Israel Yeshiva College Act, 2000". June 23, 2000.
  2. ^ An Act respecting Ner Israel Yeshiva College
  3. ^ Ner Israel Yeshiva College Directory of Universities, Colleges and Schools in Canada
  4. ^ a b Rose, Binyamin (Dec 23, 2015). "Inside the Cruz Campaign". Mishpacha. No. 590. p. 34.
  5. ^ Binyamin Rose. "Early Riser" (PDF).
  6. ^ "Our History".
  7. ^ "Shmuel Yaakov Weinberg (1923 - 1999)". In 1964, Rabbi Weinberg went to the Yeshivas Ner Yisroel of Toronto
  8. ^ "Rabbinic Leadership - BCMH Seattle".
  9. ^ "Rav Reuven Silver zt"l". April 17, 2019.
  10. ^ "BDE: Rav Reuven Silver zt"l". Baltimore Jewish Life.
  11. ^ "Rav Yaakov Yitzchok Halevi Ruderman zt"l, On His 22nd Yahrtzeit, Today, 14 Tammuz". July 6, 2009.

Coordinates: 43°50′21.5″N 79°27′52″W / 43.839306°N 79.46444°W / 43.839306; -79.46444

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