Mesivta Birkas Yitzchok

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Mesivta Birkas Yitzchok
Religious affiliation(s)Jewish
Head of SchoolRabbi Sholom Tendler[1]

Mesivta Birkas Yitzchok, also known as MBY or MBYLA, is an orthodox Jewish yeshiva high school in Los Angeles, California.


Mesivta Birkas Yitzchok is a yeshiva high school that was founded in 2006 by Rabbi Shalom Tendler. Located in Los Angeles, the school opened with only ninth grade and added a class each year until it had 9th to 12th grades. Rabbi Tendler originally was the principal of Yeshiva University of Los Angeles before he left to make a new yeshiva high school. The purpose of this was to have a place where boys who weren't too much to the right or left have a comfortable environment to grow in.

Educational philosophy and curriculum[edit]

The schools stated goals are for its graduates to have a lifelong devotion to Jewish religious observance and Torah study and to be prepared for a profession or vocation. The school teaches a dual curriculum of Judaic studies and secular studies. The school states that its primary educational emphasis is to produce students proficient in Torah study both skills and knowledge, and who value Jewish ethics and character traits. As such, religious studies are given primacy relative to the curriculum of secular education taught in the school. The yeshiva was given an award by the Milken Foundation for one of the best teachers of the year. The award was given to the 9th grade Rabbi, Rabbi Klein.

The freshmen class of 2011

Student body[edit]

The students and teachers in 2010

The school has a student body of approximately seventy boys from various areas of Los Angeles, the majority of whom live in the Pico-Robertson, Fairfax District and San Fernando Valley areas. The school also has a dorming option in which students from out of the Los Angeles area stay in apartments with a dorm counselor. Students who dormed have hailed from cities such as Palo Alto, San Diego, and Phoenix, Arizona. The school is thus primarily a day school, but also functions as a boarding school.


  1. ^ " - Case Study". Notowitz Productions. Retrieved 26 April 2011.

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