Hebrew Institute of Boro Park
During its heyday, the school had three parallel classes through grade 6, and two parallel classes for grades 7 and 8. The loss of a class was partly due to those parents who subsequently sent their sons to (public) Junior High School. It went from having approximately 600 students during the mid-1960s to an estimated 200 students by 1970, by which time Etz Chaim's building was sold and the proceeds were used to establish a foundation to support religious education.
- Rabbi Israel D. Lerner
- Rabbi Moshe I. Shulman
- Max Kufeld, 1st English Principal
- Mrs. Bella Nemiroff, (unofficial) English Principal
- Dr. Hochberg (principal after Israel Lerner)
- Rabbi Jerome Karlin (principal 1970 - 1977)
- Rabbi Akiva Wadler (1978 - final year of the school)
By the time the yeshiva closed, the area was becoming more Hasidic. However, the area still featured two other long-time non-Hasidic schools; Shulamith, a girls' school on the same block, and another boys school, Toras Emes, which was seven blocks away. Both these schools later moved to Flatbush.
- Zachary Baumel (1960-1982), American-Israeli soldier
- Moses I. Shulman (11 August 2006). "The Yeshivah Etz Hayim Hebrew Institute of Boro Park" (PDF). Jewish Education.
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- "erc/syn/Brooklyn". www.museumoffamilyhistory.com.
- e.g. 47 graduates, two 8th grade classes, 1953: http://www.yibrookline.org/1953.html Archived 2005-12-15 at the Wayback Machine
- "Paid Notice: Deaths LERNER, RABBI ISRAEL". 26 October 2003 – via www.nytimes.com.
- "Rabbinical Council of America (RCA)". rabbis.org.
- Ilana Abramovitch; Sean Galvin. Jews of Brooklyn (which includes his picture and, on the following 2 pages, photos of the building). p. 234.
- "Flatbush: Shulamith School For Girls Plans Purchase and Sale - Yeshiva World News". 21 May 2008.
- Ronald Greenwald