Yeshiva of Telshe Alumni
A branch of the Telshe Yeshiva, the Yeshiva of Telshe Alumni is located in the Hudson Hill section of Riverdale, a neighborhood of the Bronx in New York City. It was founded in the early 1980s by Rabbi Avraham Ausband, a grandson of Rabbi Avraham Yitzchak Bloch, the Telzer Rav; by Rabbi Yaakov Reisman, a son-in-law of Telzer Rosh Yeshiva, Rabbi Mordechai Gifter; and by a talmid (Heb: student) of Rabbi Mordechai Gifter, Rabbi Yosef Chaim Libersohn, who came from Argentina for this purpose. The Yeshiva, with an enrollment of approximately two hundred, is currently headed by Harav Ausband Shlita.
The Yeshiva building, located at West 249th Street and Independence Avenue, across the street from Wave Hill, formerly housed the Manhattan Hebrew High School until it ceased operations at the end of the 1980-81 school year; previously, the building had been the residence of Soong Mei-Ling, sister-in-law of Chiang Kai-Shek.
The method of Talmudic study at the yeshiva is based on the Rabbi Boruch Ber Lebowitz style of the Brisker method. the Rosh Yeshiva, referred to as Rebbi by his students, delivers a daily Gemara Shiur, with a followup Shiur, called huddle by the students, after evening services. Students will then spend hours engrossed in analyzing the shiur to fully understand the Lomdus. The Yeshiva is considered to be one of the top ones in America, in part due to its intensive and rigorous schedule, but also because of the carefully selected students, who are big "masmidim".
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