Yeshiva of Far Rockaway

Yeshiva of Far Rockaway (also known as Yeshiva Derech Ayson (Hebrew: יְשִׁיבָה דֶרֶךְ אֵיתָן‎) and Derech Ayson Rabbinical Seminary) is a yeshiva located at 802 Hicksville Road, Far Rockaway, Queens in New York City. It comprises a high school, beis medrash, and Kollel. The school was founded by the current rosh yeshiva, Rabbi Yechiel Yitzchok Perr, and by the late Rabbi Nachman Bulman. It has intensive Talmudic studies, and features the rosh yeshiva's musar lectures in the Novardok tradition.[citation needed] The yeshiva also has a kollel, Kollel Ner Rochel Leah, where Talmudic studies are continued after marriage.[citation needed]

Yeshiva of Far Rockaway
Derech Ayson Rabbinical Seminary

יְשִׁיבָה דֶרֶךְ אֵיתָן
802 Hicksville Rd.


United States
Coordinates40°36′01″N 73°44′38″W / 40.6003°N 73.7438°W / 40.6003; -73.7438Coordinates: 40°36′01″N 73°44′38″W / 40.6003°N 73.7438°W / 40.6003; -73.7438
Religious affiliation(s)Judaism
FounderRabbi Nachman Bulman, Rabbi Yechiel Yitzchok Perr
CEEB code331892
PrincipalRabbi Eli Goldgrab
Head of schoolRabbi Yechiel Yitzchok Perr
Grades9-12, seminary


Rabbi Perr, an alumnus of Yeshiva Beis Yosef-Novardok in Brooklyn, Beth Medrash Govoha, the Talmudical Yeshiva of Philadelphia, and Mesivta Yeshiva Rabbi Chaim Berlin, founded the Yeshiva of Far Rockaway in 1969. The name of the yeshiva, Derech Ayson, comes from the sefer by Rabbi Avraham Yoffen of Novardok.[1]

The yeshiva's principal from 1970 until his death was Rabbi Aaron Brafman, older brother of Benjamin Brafman.[2]

Notable alumniEdit


  1. ^ Bernstein, Dovid (7 February 2009). "Yeshiva of Far Rockaway Dinner Tonight, Ben Brafman to MC". Retrieved 25 August 2011.
  2. ^ Rabbi Mordechai Kamenetzky (21 February 2018). "Streets of Life". Ami Magazine. No. 356. pp. 140–141.