Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School

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Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School
110 South Orange Avenue, Livingston, NJ 07039
Type Private Yeshiva High School
Motto "Inspiring Excellence"
Headmaster Rabbi Eliezer Rubin
Grades 9 - 12
Age range 13–18
Language English and Hebrew
Hours in school day 9 hours Monday-Thursday, 5 & 1/2 Friday
Campus Suburban
Color(s) Light Blue, Navy, Royal Blue, White and Orange
Athletics conference MYHSAL
Nickname RKYHS
Team name Kushner Cobras
Accreditation New Jersey Association of Independent Schools
Newspaper The Voice
Communities served Livingston, West Orange, East Brunswick, Highland Park, Edison, Staten Island, Elizabeth, Hillside, Springfield
Feeder schools JKHA, RPRY, JFS, JEC
Affiliation Modern Orthodox Judaism, Zionism

Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School / Yeshivat HaTichonit Beit Yosef is a four-year private Modern Orthodox yeshiva high school located in Livingston, New Jersey, United States. The school serves students living in areas ranging from Livingston, West Orange, East Brunswick, Highland Park/Edison, Staten Island, Elizabeth and Union County. The affiliated Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy serves students through eighth grade. As of the 2013-14 school year, the school had an enrollment of 236 students.[1]


The earliest predecessor to the Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy was founded in 1942. In a merger with four Talmud Torahs in 1948, the school started its evolution into a Jewish day school. From the original seven students, the school grew to approximately 400 students in its building on Clinton Avenue, Newark. In 1987, the school became the Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy and moved to Livingston in 1996.

The Kushner Yeshiva High School opened its doors in 2000 with 57 freshman students, a comparatively large enrollment for a new Yeshiva High School. Kushner Yeshiva High School was renamed to the Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School in memory of the wife of Joseph Kushner.

The school is situated on a 30-acre (120,000 m2) campus that features a 225,000-square-foot (20,900 m2) building includes a 20,000-volume English-Judaic library, a 220-seat Beit Midrash, a 600-seat auditorium, Holocaust Memorial Gardens, Holocaust studies center, hockey rink, and a multipurpose gymnasium.

The school houses a program of the SINAI Special Needs Institute, an organization dedicated to serving the educational, psychological and emotional needs of Jewish children and young adults. Children of below to above average intelligence with different degrees of learning disability, with a wide variety of behavioral characteristics are served, whose needs could not be addressed by traditional Jewish day school programs and curricula.


  • Klatt Family Rosh Hayeshiva - Rabbi Eliezer Rubin


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Coordinates: 40°46′25″N 74°21′37″W / 40.7736°N 74.3602°W / 40.7736; -74.3602