Yeshivas Ner Yisroel of Toronto

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Yeshivas Ner Yisroel
ישיבת נר ישראל
250 Bathurst Glen
Thornhill, Ontario
Motto Ki Ner Mitzva V'Torah Ohr
Established 1959
Rosh Yeshiva Rabbi Uri S. Mayerfeld and Rabbi Meyer D. Greenberger
Mashgiach Rabbi Y.F. Kravetz & Rabbi N. Rockove
Menahel Rabbi M. Englander
Accreditation Full Ontario Diploma
Affiliation Orthodox
Rabbeim 10

Yeshivas Ner Yisroel of Toronto (Ner Israel Yeshiva College) is a Haredi yeshiva that was founded in 1959 as a branch of Yeshivas Ner Yisroel in Baltimore (NIRC). It is no longer affiliated with Ner Yisroel in Baltimore. The yeshiva includes both a Beis Midrash program and a high school.

Past leadership[edit]

The yeshiva was established by Rabbi Sholom Gold in 1959. Also instrumental to the founding of the yeshiva was Rabbi Moshe Hochman, who still is affiliated with the yeshiva, though no longer teaches there. He ran the Yeshiva-College program in the yeshiva back when it had one. In 1964 Rabbi Yaakov Weinberg came from NIRC and assumed the post of Rosh Yeshiva until 1971. The yeshiva was next headed by Rabbi Naftali Friedler. The mantle of Rosh Yeshiva was then assumed by Rabbi Gavriel Ginsburg.

Current Leadership[edit]

The current Roshei Yeshiva are Rabbi Uri S. Mayerfeld and Rabbi Meyer D. Greenberger. The Mashgiach Ruchani of the Beis Midrash program is Rabbi Nechemia Rockove. The Menahel of the High School is Rabbi Moshe Englander. The Mashgiach of the High School is Rabbi Yeruchum F. Kravetz.


The yeshiva has been granted restricted degree-granting authority by the Legislative Assembly of Ontario,[1] to grant degrees in the field of religious studies and research in higher Jewish learning at the Bachelors, and Masters levels. In addition, the College offers University Diplomas and Certificates.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ An Act respecting Ner Israel Yeshiva College
  2. ^ Ner Israel Yeshiva College Directory of Universities, Colleges and Schools in Canada

Coordinates: 43°50′21.5″N 79°27′52″W / 43.839306°N 79.46444°W / 43.839306; -79.46444