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    YCQ PTO Supperette: A Wonderful Evening

    The YCQ PTO held a Supperette in the Dining Hall to honor departing faculty members Mrs. Ellen Orlanski, Mrs. Darlene Picciano, Rabbi Michael Ribalt, and Mrs. Jenni Chubak. Friends, colleagues, students, and families of the honorees all attended. Rabbi Mark Landsman, Principal, Ms. Odelia Schlisser...[Read More]

    Inter-Yeshiva Science Congress

    Winners of The YCQ Science Fair recently attended the Inter-Yeshiva Science Congress held at HALB. The Inter-Yeshiva Science Congress was established as a positive and rewarding learning experience. Participating yeshivot send their best science fair project winners to a competition. Neutral judges...[Read More]

    YCQ Crime Scene Investigation by Ms. Rosenblum’s Detectives By Ilana Ismailov and Ilana Zavulun (5-301) 

    On Friday, May 13, our Grade 5 Literacy Teacher, Ms. Rosenblum, set up a very fun activity for our whole class. The activity was a fake crime scene. The goal of the crime scene was to figure out who kidnapped our principal Mrs.Cohen. She set up a very realistic scene to give us clues as to who kidn...[Read More]

    Mrs. Etta’s Sneak Peek of the Week at the Library

    This week, Mrs. Etta was inspired by author Paul Czajak’s book, Seager the Weaver, about the spider who breaks tradition and creates a web in new and innovative shapes. Related to this theme, she read Kindergarten and Grade One students Lois Ehlert’s book, Color Zoo, that features a variety of ...[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.