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Yeshiva Etzion is a yeshiva located in Queens, NY. The yeshiva was established in 2003 by Rabbi Avraham Gaon. Like many yeshivot, Yeshiva Etzion is a center of talmud, halacha and other Jewish studies and is open to students of all backgrounds.

Yeshiva Etzion is a place that prepares the talmidim not only to learn Torah but to be ready for the world. A Bachur that comes to the Yeshiva will be ready for the challenges that lie ahead of him. The Yeshiva is geared to the serious Bachur who is attending college yet wants to learn Torah and grow. Some of the unique aspects of the Yeshiva are as follows;
– A curriculum which is designed to specifically meet the Bachur’s needs, maximizing the potential and goals of each individual
– An understanding of the needs of both the Bachur and the community and the ability to combine and develop them both
– Rebbeim that serve as mentors and guides to their Talmidim, this special relationship carries on well after a Bachur leaves the Beit Midrash
– Dynamic and exceptional learning and systems of teaching that promote individual growth
– Close proximity to Queens college in the heart of Fresh Meadows
At Yeshiva Etzion we view Torah as a way of life.


To produce Talmidim who have the ability to learn and the thirst to grow in Torah while becoming productive members of Klal Yisrael and the community.


Variety of Shiurim
Three Flexible Sedarim
An out of Town Environment in the Heart of New York
Great Rabbanim
Seriousness with a Big Smile
Torah Hikes


The argument of how to pursue a secular education and yet learn Torah at the same time is an old and controversial question in Jewish philosophy. From the times of the codification of the Tanach in the early second temple era, there were books designated as “seforim chitzonim” or books outside of Jewish study. It was forbidden to study these works and reading them could subject the reader to the title of “epikorus” (heretic). Since that time, there has been a strong reactionary trend against secular study from within traditional Jewry. Notable exceptions include Maimonides who insists that the only true way to appreciate God’s wisdom is to study the natural world. Notwithstanding the philosophical battle which rages until today, there are a great many Jewish students in college today, carrying an enormous challenge of being part of an ancient culture and modern society at the same time.

Rabbi Avraham Gaon – Rosh HaYeshiva

Rabbi Gaon learned for many years under the guidance of great Rabbanim both in Eretz Yisrael and the United States. For eight years he learned in Kollel Mekor Haim and was a Talmid Muvhak of HaGaon HaRav Eliyahu Ben Haim Shlita and HaGaon HaRav Naftali Gan Zvi Shlita. He received his Semicha from Rav Ben Haim Shlita and from the Rishon Le Tzion HaRav Mordechai Eliyahu Shlita. Rav Gaon served as the Menahel of Kollel Mekor Haim . Most recently he was a Mashgiach Ruchani and a Magid Shiur for six years working with college age Bachurim. He served as a member of the Sefardic Beit Din of Queens for many years.

Rabbi Naftali Gan Tzvi – Resident Torah Scholar

Rabbi Naftali Gan Tzvi is a Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshiva Chatam Sofer in Brooklyn. Rabbi Gan Tzvi gives advanced shiurim on various subjects. Rabbi Gan Tzvi’s shiurim are great Halachic and spiritual source which serves as true inspiration to all our Talmidim.

R’ Bentsion Janashvili – Resident Torah Scholar

R’ Janashvili learned for many years in Yeshiva of Baltimore and was a talmid of Rabbi Issachar Frand. After moving to New York he joined Kollel Mekor Haim where he studied under HaGaon HaRav Eliyahu Ben Haim Shlita. R’ Janashvili is an expert Sofer sta”m and a resident Sofer Gittin for the Sefardic Beit Din of Queens. He teaches Tanach, Jewish History and Halacha to a diverse group of Talmidim.


180-01 Union Turnpike
Fresh Meadows, NY


Sun.  8pm-10pm

Mon-Thur. 9am-1pm 8pm-10pm

Fri. 9am-1030am

For Shiurim visit: http://www.torahanytime.com/speakers/speaker-detail-listview/?id=103