What is the school’s religious philosophy?
We believe in the importance of integrating Torah into our daily lives. We hold steadfast to
to the Torah and our traditions. But, at the same time, we understand the importance of
making the Torah applicable and accessible in our days.
Where is the Yeshiva located?
We are located in Har Nof, Jerusalem, a beautiful suburb on the outskirts of Jerusalem.
Shops, groceries, restaurants, banks and doctor offices are all within walking distance of the
yeshiva. We are located at the edge of the scenic Jerusalem forest.
How many years has Lev Aharon been around?
We are now starting our 7th year (2011-2012).
What type of yeshiva is best for me?
You should look for a yeshiva that offers you what you need to help you grow. Look for a
yeshiva with a warm and talented staff; with great trips and extracurricular activities; and
with a student body of boys you can grow with. Ask yourself: would I feel comfortable at this
yeshiva? And ask yourself: Is this the yeshiva that will help me reach my goals.
We believe Lev Aharon is the yeshiva for a Sephardi boy who is looking to grow in Torah,
experience Israel, and form lasting relationships with friends and Rabanim— all while having
an amazing time.
What is the yeshiva’s goal for its students after yeshiva?
We are here to help you grow and develop. We are not here to turn you into something
you’re not. Our students strengthen their connection to Torah and develop life tools for the
rest of their lives. Our students return home as role models, where they incorporate Torah
into their modern lives and careers.
What are the facilities like?
Our students are housed in modern dormitories, with hot water, heating, and air
conditioning. There is a gym and student lounge.
Is there a meal plan?
Three hot delicious meals are served daily.
Will I be set up for Shabbat?
Every other Shabbat is an “In Shabbat” where students stay and eat in yeshiva. Alternative Shabbatot are “Out Shabbats” where students are free to travel to friends and family. For
Out Shabbats, we try our best to set up students who need a place to eat at local families.
What happens during Succot and Pesach break?
We have a packed schedule for the Succot break. The yeshiva is closed for Pesach break.
Who is on the faculty?
Our faculty is made up of personable, talented Talmidei Chachamim. Our staff is composed
of both experienced as well as young Rabanim.
What kind of relationship exists between faculty and students?
Our students and faculty enjoy warm, close relationships based on trust and respect.
Students can feel free to share their concerns and personal goals with the Rabanim. We are
here to help you.
Are there trips and Shabbatonim?
We offer many trips throughout the country. Trips are some of the highlights of the year,
where students and teachers bond on amazing adventures. We offer four major multi-day
trips as well as many other day trips and activities.
What chessed/volunteering opportunities are offered to the students?
Our students have the opportunity to volunteer on a weekly basis at local soup kitchens and
other chessed services.
What religious and educational backgrounds are represented within the student body?
Our students come from traditional and religious Jewish backgrounds. Almost all students
have had at least 12 years of Jewish studies.
What level of learning capability is required?
Students should have a working command of reading and writing Hebrew. We offer classes
on the beginners, intermediate, and advanced level.
What is the curriculum? What subjects are offered?
Students get a breadth and depth of fundamental Jewish topics, from Jewish Philosophy to
Gemara and Chumash. Students not only learn material, but learn important learning skills
for their future. Equally important, students learn how to develop ideas and think about
deep issues about the world as a whole, all from a Torah perspective.
What activities and educational goals does the school encourage for the future?
We encourage our students to continue their growth in Torah and Avodat Hashem while
they make their place within society and their communities. We encourage our students to
serve as role models as they go on to work in their careers and/or continued studies.
What is the school’s policy regarding curfew and free time?
There is a nightly curfew. Students are given several hours each day for free time.
What are the medical provisions for the students?
All students are covered with Students insurance, which covers all basic medical issues.
Doctor offices are located nearby. American doctors are available.