Yeshivah College, Australia
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|East St Kilda, Victoria, Australia|
|Type||Independent, Single-sex, Day school|
|Key people||Rabbi Y. Smukler|
|Colour(s)||Navy Blue & Gold
|Slogan||Educating for life|
Yeshivas Oholei Yosef Yitzchok Lubavitch, known more commonly as Yeshivah College, is an independent, single-sex, Orthodox Jewish day school for boys, located in St Kilda East, a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
The school is part of a worldwide network of schools named after Rabbi Yosef Yitzchok Schneersohn, the sixth Lubavitcher Rebbe. The school is as a branch of the Yeshiva Centre umbrella, and Rabbi Mordechai Berger was the principal of the high school, having replaced Rabbi Avrohom Glick at the start of the 2008 school year, however, Rabbi Glick stepped in as Interim Menahel when Rabbi Berger left at the end of the 2009 school year. Rabbi Glick ended his term as Interim Menahel at the end of term two, being succeeded by Rabbi Yehoshua Smukler from Sydney, Australia.
From students in Year 10 and upwards, Yeshivah College has two educational tracks. One is a dual curriculum including both religious studies and general education studies. The other is a religious studies only curriculum known as Mesivta (Hebrew for "academy"),.
Every year a group of shluchim (emissaries) are sent to assist the teachers and mashpias of the school in setting an example for today's students. They do so by instituting mivtzos programs which encourage the practice of Chassidic life . In most years, the shluchim are sent from Ohlei Torah Rabbinical College.
Over the years the number of Shluchim to the school has varied. The last number of years have had approximately five shluchim per year.
 In the community
The Yeshivah school is part of a larger network of facilities of the Yeshivah Centre, which include a youth movement, Jewish studies classes, day camps, and many other initiatives for Melbourne's wider Jewish community.
The Melbourne Lubavitch community is part of a larger Haredi community based in Melbourne.
 Sexual abuse investigation
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In 2011, Victoria Police launched a formal investigation into allegations of sexual abuse at the school. Whilst the investigation initially focused on a former teacher and alleged sexual assaults between 1989 and 1993, it has spread to include other alleged perpetrators operating on the grounds. The matter has been widely reported in the mainstream press including The Age; The Australian; Herald Sun; and The Australian Jewish News.
In September 2011, a former student and employee at the Yeshivah College was charged 13 counts of gross indecency with a child and 16 counts of indecent assault with a child between 1984 and 1991. In early 2012, the number of charges was increased to 51 counts involving 11 alleged victims.
Victoria Police advised the Melbourne Magistrates Court in April 2012, that it intends to seek to extradite a former teacher at Yeshivah College, from the United States over a child sex abuse scandal that was allegedly covered up by the school.
 Notable alumni
- Rabbi Mordechai Gutnick
- Rabbi Bentzion Milecki
- Rabbi Chaim Tzvi Groner
- Joseph Gutnick - mining magnate
- Harvey Silver - original producers of the Footy Show
- John Safran - award winning comedian
- David Solomon (writer) - noted international Jewish historian and author
 See also
- List of schools in Victoria
- List of high schools in Victoria
- Victorian Certificate of Education
- Hasidic Judaism
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- "Jewish community leader tells of sex abuse". The Age. 2011-07-08.
- "Jewish boys school gave molester free run". The Australian. 2011-07-16.
- Legge, Kate (2011-09-07). "Yeshiva 'turned blind eye to sex abuse claims'". The Australian.
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