This past Tuesday, we celebrated Rosh Chodesh Kislev with an inspiring, beautiful Rosh Chodesh Hallel davening led by YCQ eighth grade Rebbe, Rabbi Nat. Special thanks to Mr. Weinstock and the IT department for arranging live streaming of our seventh and eighth grade boys hall...[Read More]
This past Thursday, November 12, the eighth graders participated in the opening event of this years Names, Not Numbers program. Names, Not Numbers is an organization developed by Tova and Dov Rosenberg that creates documentary films featuring eighth graders interviewing Holocaust survivors in o...[Read More]
This past Friday November 13, the sixth grade boys received their Gemarot as they begin their study of Torah shebal peh. The boys gathered in the lunchroom in a socially distanced atmosphere with their Gemara Rebbeim Rabbi Finestone, Rabbi Kramer and Rabbi Rosenfelt. In honor of the occasion Ra...[Read More]
This past Sunday November 15 Rabbi Finkelstein gave a fantastic shiur to our Sunday learning program zoom participants in grades 5-8 on the topic of hashgacha paratit, divine intervention. He told some personal stories about how certain events happened and it just cannot possibly be a chance happen...[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.