Choose Life. Choose Different.

About Derech Etz Chaim
Derech Etz Chaim, as the name implies, is about helping Talmidim see Torah as “Life”. To encourage them to think, and see Avodas Hashem as the focal point of who they are. To help them develop into independent thinkers, who will fearlessly ask questions and search for answers while being deeply committed to Torah growth and learning.

The Yeshiva offers close guidance on a continual course of advancement that incorporates Torah as a means for individual development. Through a close kesher (connection) with your Rebbeim, coupled with a dynamic learning environment and small classes, you will lay the foundation upon which your future learning will firmly stand.

We want our students to think and ask questions. The learning day is interwoven with Shiurim focusing on asking the “Why” behind MItzvos and Avodas Hashem, and encouraging our Talmidim to think about their lives and the direction in which they wish it to endure.

The connection the Talmidim have to the Yeshiva does not end with their time in Israel, but continues long after through programs and distance learning and visits back, while they continue on to college and their professions.

Derech Etz Chaim was founded in 1998 and is located in the Har Nof neighborhood of Yerushalayim, overlooking the Jerusalem Forest.