• Upcoming Events


    Candle Lighting Aug. 14th 7:35 pm, Aug. 15th Parshat Re’eh, Havdallah after 8:37 pm


    Candle Lighting Aug. 21st 7:25 pm, Aug. 22nd Parshat Shoftim, Havdallah after 8:26 pm


    Candle Lighting Aug. 28th 7:15 pm, Aug. 29th Parshat Ki Teitzei, Havdallah after 8:14 pm


    Candle Lighting Sep. 4th 7:03 pm, Sep. 5th Parshat Ki Tavo, Havdallah after 8:02 pm


    Labor Day


    Candle Lighting Sep. 11th 6:52 pm, Sep. 12th Parshat Nitzavim-Vayeilech, Havdallah after 7:50 pm

  • Latest News

      Supply List

      Dear Parents,We are happy to share with you the supplies yourchildren will need for the school year. For yourconvenience, the information found in this packetcan also be found on our website atwww.YCQWeb.com.We hope that you are enjoying your summervacation and we can’t wait to greet each of youi...[Read More]

      8th Grade Senior Awards Dinner and Graduation

      We are happy to announce that YCQ did not cancel our senior awards dinner or graduation. Rather we got creative and found a way to host them both. For the senior awards dinner we used Zoom to bring our students together in a fun and safe way. We spent the night honoring our students for all the wor...[Read More]

      Nursery and Kindergarten Zoom Graduations

      YCQ was happy to host our nursery and kindergarten graduations over Zoom. They all went off without a hitch and the parents and students enjoyed celebrating. Congratulations to all the kids in N100, N208, K100, K101, K102, and K105. We hope you enjoy your summer and we can't wait to see you again n...[Read More]

    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.