The eighth grade STEM Club spent the last few weeks learning about the physics of bridges. They made their own bridges out of spaghetti and competed against each other to see how much weight their structures could hold. All students were able to get some weight on the bridges ...[Read More]
Morah Etty’s third grade classes are celebrating Rosh Chodesh Shevat by learning all about trees and why they are so important. The students each gave ideas of how we can benefit from trees. For example, three give us oxygen, food, furniture, and shade. The class learned about different times...[Read More]
In conclusion of the eighth grade 39 melachot curriculum, the eighth graders made a “Melacha fair” for the sixth grade. The eighth graders presented the last 8 of the 39 melachot with beautiful projects describing the way the Melacha was used in the time of the...[Read More]
This past Tuesday, the boys in Rabbi Finkelstein’s seventh grade Gemara shiur participated in a special chesed trip to the Chazaq food pantry. They worked together to pack over 100 bags with non-perishable food items that will later be giv...[Read More]
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 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.
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.