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    Yom Hazikaron


    Yom Ha’atzmaut


    Candle Lighting Apr. 16th 7:18 pm, Apr. 17th Parshat Tazria and Metzora, Havdallah after 8:20 pm


    Candle Lighting Apr. 23rd 7:25 pm, Apr. 24th Parshat Acharei Mot and Kedoshim, Havdallah after 8:29 pm


    Pesach Sheini


    Lag B’omer

  • Latest News

      YCQ 80th Anniversary

      Yeshiva of Central Queens 80th Anniversary featuring: A Night of Stars Keynote Address: Rabbi Paysach Krohn Entertainment: Shlomo Levinger Sunday May 2, 2021 Raffles Grand Prize: $10,000 First Prize: Round Trip Tickets to Israel (value $3,600) Second Prize: Peloton Bike w...[Read More]

      Grades 4-8 Snow Tubing Trip

      The students in grades 4-8 headed to Campgaw this week to enjoy an incredible day of snowtubing with their friends, teachers, and Rabbeim.  YCQ rented the entire park so our students could safely enjoy a well needed day off.  In the beautiful mountains of NJ, we could hear the laughte...[Read More]

      The Great Kindness Challenge

      The Seventh Graders took on the Great Kindness Challenge over this past week! Kindness Ambassadors were chosen from each class to motivate the students to do as many acts of kindness as possible. It was so inspiring to see the students going out of their way to compliment each other, make poste...[Read More]

      Debate Team News

      The YCQ Debate Team has been having an extremely successful season, so far.  At our first debate of the year, the students argued over the following resolution: All American       citizens over the age of 18 should be required to vote.  YCQ deba...[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.