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Yeshivat Darchei Yonatan is named in memory of Rabbi Jonathan Sacks (z”l), the former Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth, eminent scholar, philosopher and author, with the permission and blessing of Rabbi Sacks’ Family.  


Throughout his life and work, Rabbi Sacks (z”l) was a proponent of the philosophy of Torah v’Chockma, the importance of studying the Torah and Jewish traditional texts, as well as the universal disciplines of science and the humanities. The wealth of both streams of knowledge imparted by the Rav to all who listened to his shiurim or read his books serves as the “dugma ishit” of the values we strive towards at Yeshivat Darchei Yonatan.


In addition to his standing as a revered rabbi and teacher, Rav Sacks was an inspirational figure of inclusion, seeking to learn from other creeds and philosophies, and always connect back to the truth of the Torah and Hakadosh Baruch Hu.


For the students and teachers of Yeshivat Darchei Yonatan, we strive to emulate the Rav as we forge our path through life, with a combination of thirst for Jewish learning and academic achievement, derech eretz, and making our contribution to the world both spiritually and intellectually.  

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