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    50th Anniversary Reunion of The YCQ Class of 1972

    With close to 100 people participating, the YCQ Class of 1972 50th Anniversary Reunion, held on Sunday, May 1 at YCQ, was a huge success. Enjoying a sunny sky and a light breeze, members of the YCQ graduating class reconnected, reminisced, and reveled in the company of their former classmates. In a...[Read More]

    Space, The Final Frontier: An Interview With Mrs. Deena Lucks, Grade 3 Teacher

    We live during a time when space travel is becoming increasingly available to the public. What inspired you to create this project? Following the completion of our informational text unit on the solar system, my students were fascinated by all of the different planets that orbit around our sun. I b...[Read More]

    YCQ PTO Scholastic Book Fair!

    The students of YCQ enjoyed a two day Scholastic Book Fair at the beginning of this week. There were so many book options for students of all ages to choose from - you could feel the love of reading! Thank you to all of our dedicated and generous YCQ PTO Book Fair volunteers for organizing and crea...[Read More]

    YCQ Debuts Documentary About The Making Of Names, Not Numbers

    Names, Not Numbers, A Holocaust Memorial Film Project, debuted at a dinner viewing hosted by YCQ. Our students were honored and humbled to work with Mrs. Chava Fenster, Mr. Ben Milchman, Mr. Leiby Hecht, Mr. Abe Rosenberg, Mr. Sydney Zimmer, and Mrs. Natalie Gomberg, beloved survivors of the Holoca...[Read More]

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Our Mission

The Yeshiva of Central Queens is dedicated to providing our students with the best possible educational, social and emotional experience in a Torah environment. YCQ recognizes the unique qualities of each student and encourages the development of self-knowledge and awareness in a loving and accepting environment. Together with a strong academic program in Judaic and General Studies, YCQ imparts ahavat Yisrael, her people and her history. In addition, we instill an understanding and appreciation of the Hebrew language, Medinat Yisrael and our heritage.

Our Vision

Our goal is to cultivate in our students a desire for knowledge and a love for a Torah way of Life. We want to celebrate each achievement as they journey through our stimulating educational environment where they will find a high standard of learning, along with mutual respect and warmth; where every student feels welcome. Through a partnership between administration, faculty and parents every child will be guided to reach their fullest potential and gain a set of moral values based on honesty, integrity, trust and good judgment.

Our History

The history of the Yeshiva of Central Queens (YCQ) dates back to 1940 when New York City had 11 yeshiva day schools located in the other boroughs. Parents who wanted a yeshiva education for their children had to subject them to long daily commutes or have them live away from home. As a result, YCQ was established in 1941 to fill the need for quality local yeshiva education; reaching all parts of the large and continually growing borough of Queens and surrounding communities. After almost eighty years later YCQ remains a beacon of excellence in Jewish education. Thus bringing to fruition the dream of the Yeshiva of Central Queens founders, that a high-quality, nurturing Jewish education is always available and never far from home.