Here, Talmidim grow to see Torah as Life and Avodas Hashem as the focal point of their identities.
Here, they not only learn, but they learn to understand.
Here, they develop into independent thinkers who fearlessly ask questions and relentlessly search for answers.
Derech Etz Chaim is a Yeshiva that feels like a home. We foster a warm and friendly environment where Talmidim forge lifelong relationships with one another, relationships centered on Torah and on self-growth. Full-time Rebbeim live close by and open up their homes to Talmidim, especially for Shabbos meals.
Derech Etz Chaim Talmidim benefit from the oversight of Rav Yehuda Werblowsky, the Menahel/Mashgiach, who is renowned for guiding individual Talmidim to reach their potential, each in their own, unique way. Rav Werblowsky has decades of experience in post high school Chinuch and has created exciting innovative incentive programs that have been adopted around the Chinuch world.
Derech Etz Chaim has the Zechus of having HaGaon Harav Moshe Stav שליט"א as a primary Rebbe in Yeshiva. Rav Stav is well known as a tremendous Talmid Chacham and a master Rebbe with hundreds of Talmidim. He leads an advanced Kollel and works with an exclusive group of Talmidim who qualify for his shiur to help them develop a Derech HaLimud at the highest levels.
The Rosh Yeshiva, Rav Aharon Katz founded Derech Etz Chaim in 1998. Rav Katz is a Musmach of Rav Yakov Weinberg, ZT"L and Rav Moshe Halbershtam ZT"L.