• Upcoming Events


    Candle Lighting Rosh Hashanah, Sep. 18th 6:40 pm, Sep. 19th Day 1 ends after 7:38 pm, Sep. 20th Havdallah after 7:38 pm


    Tzom Gedaliah Dismissal at 1:30pm


    Candle Lighting Sep. 25th 6:28 pm, Sep. 26th Parshat Ha’azinu, Havdallah after 7:26 pm


    Yom Kippur Candle Lighting Sep. 27th 6:25 pm, Sep. 28th Havdallah after 7:22 pm


    Yom Kippur


    Succot No sessions

  • Latest News

      Welcome Back, YCQ

      This past Tuesday, we welcomed back our 950 plus students after six long months away from our school campus. Each student came out of their parents cars or from buses with big smiles through their masks demonstrating much joy and enthusiasm for what we hope and pray will be an incredible, unprecede...[Read More]

      Ms. Laffer’s T-r rific Students!

      Ms. Laffer’s classes 3-211 and 3-212 had a wonderful first weekback at school ! One favorite activity was when they creating theirown "All About Me!" t-shirts and decorated a blank t shirt to describetheir unique selves. Each student drew pictures that representedhis/her interests and favorite th...[Read More]

      Faculty Professional Development Program

      The YCQ faculty orientation took place from September 1 through September 3 and set an exciting tone to begin the new school year. On day one, Dr. Joel Wein, YCQ President, delivered greetings to the faculty on behalf of the board. Rabbi Paysach Krohn also delivered words of inspiration to the facu...[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.