Yeshiva of Minneapolis

A YESHIVA
CREATED FOR THE
BOCHURIM

August 2012
Yeshiva of Minneapolis opens
with 7 local boys

Summer 2013
Section of building converted into dormitory accommodating 25 students

September 2014
Enrollment of 20 Students

Summer 2015
Doubled the dormitory
capacity to 50 students

June 2016
1st Graduating class

September 2017
Enrollment of 65 students

September 2018
Enrollment of 80 students
New online course option for general studies

November 2018
Groundbreaking Event to double
the size of the building

September 2019
Inauguration of new Beis Medrash program

November 2019
Expansion completed in record time

September 2020
Beis Medrash adds a second-year program
Enrollment of 92 high school and
Beis Medrash students.

OVER 15X GROWTH IN ONLY 10 YEARS

Our distinct approach strikes a chord with today’s bochurim,
creating meteoric growth for the yeshiva.
THE SECRET TO OUR
EXPONENTIAL SUCCESS

In 2012, Yeshiva of Minneapolis was founded with seven boys and a vision:

•   The most satisfying and fulfilling existence is connecting to Hashem and living a Torah lifestyle.

•   Every student has unlimited potential and should be challenged to grow at his specific level.

•   Recreational opportunities in a yeshiva environment produce healthy and invigorated students.

•   The yeshiva experience should train young men to become honest, caring individuals and future leaders who will live their lives with integrity and purpose based on a Torah foundation.

The vision quickly became a reality. By 2018, YOM’s enrollment was over 80 students.
In 2019, we added a Beis Medrash (post-high school) program to serve our boys in their next stage. And enrollment is expected to exceed 120 by 2022. 

BUILDING THE FUTURE

To accommodate our current and future talmidim safely and securely, YOM completed a major expansion in 2019. We have a new dining room,  dormitory rooms, classrooms, and more, including an incredible state-of the-art-gym. Sponsorships are still available.

Learn more about our Capital Campaign.

HIGH LEVEL LEARNING, POSITIVE ENVIRONMENT

“WORDS CANNOT EXPRESS OUR GRATITUDE TO THE YESHIVA OF MINNEAPOLIS. THE YESHIVA IS SO UNIQUE IN ITS ABILITY TO ESTABLISH HIGH LEVELS OF LEARNING, WHILE THE BOYS FEEL LIKE THEY ARE TRULY HAVING THE TIME OF THEIR LIVES.”

Mrs. Sarah Davidovits
Parent

OUR REBBEIM – THE HEART OF OUR YESHIVA

Our exceptional staff of rebbeim act on our vision every day. To reach those goals, they innovate, creating new programs, and reaching
each talmid as an individual. Our rebbeim are selfless, dedicated, patient, and on call 24/7, inviting the bochurim to their homes.
The boys create lifelong connections with their rebbeim, staying in touch even after they graduate.

Rabbi Shlomo Kutoff
Rosh Hayeshiva/Dean

Raised in: Minneapolis, MN
Beis Medrash: Ner Yisroel, Baltimore, MD
Kollel: Mir, Eretz Yisroel
“Rabbi Kutoff is like your father, helping every bochur in any way he can. No one is ever uncomfortable going into his office to shmuz with him.” -Talmid

Rabbi Zev Sklare
Rosh Yeshiva

Raised in: Baltimore, MD
Beis Medrash: Ner Yisroel, Baltimore, MD
Kollel: Mir, Eretz Yisroel
“An emese (genuine) Talmid Chochom” - HaRav Aharon Feldman Shlit”a

Rabbi Shloime Rothstein
Associate Dean/Rebbe

Raised in: Toronto, Canada
Beis Medrash: Torah Temima, Brooklyn, NY
Ner Moshe, Eretz Yisroel
Kollel: BMG, Lakewood, NJ
Minneapolis Community Kollel
“Rabbi Rothstein puts his entire heart into everything he does.” - Talmid

Rabbi Zecharia Rubin
Mashgiach

Raised in: Miami, FL
Beis Medrash: Medresh Shmuel, Eretz Yisroel
Kollel: Mir, Eretz Yisroel
“Rabbi Rubin Is a role model of what a Ben Torah should be.” - Talmid

Rabbi Hillel Engelson
Rebbe - 9th Grade

Raised in: Brooklyn, NY
Beis Medrash: Edison, NJ
Brisk, Eretz Yisroel
Kollel: BMG, Lakewood, NJ
Minneapolis Community Kollel
“I enjoy his creative and engaging shiur. In addition to our gemara learning, Rabbi Engelson teaches us how a Ben Torah should act.” - Talmid

Rabbi Levi Botnick
Rebbe - 10th Grade

Raised in: Toronto, Canada
Beis Medrash: Novominsk, Brooklyn, NY
Brisk, Eretz Yisroel
Kollel: Brisker Kollel, Eretz Yisroel
Minneapolis Community Kollel
“Rabbi Botnick’s shiurim are crystal clear. I like how he finds ways to point out practical halacha.” - Talmid

Rabbi Shea Trenk
Rebbe - 10th/11th Grade

Raised in: Adelphia/Lakewood, NJ
Beis Medrash: Ner Yisroel, Baltimore, MD
Kollel: Ner Yisroel, Baltimore, MD
"Rabbi Trenk’s enthusiasm for life and Torah will never be matched!" - Talmid

Rabbi Avrohom Chaim Gibber
Rebbe - 11th Grade

Raised in: Providence, RI
Beis Medrash: Tiferes Elimelech, Brooklyn, NY
Brisk, Eretz Yisroel
Kollel: Cleveland, OH
“Full of energy! Rabbi Gibber’s shiur is a perfect balance between learning and laid back.” - Talmid

Rabbi Yosef Aryeh Schachter
Rebbe - 12th Grade

Raised in: New York, NY
Beis Medrash: Ner Yisroel, Baltimore, MD
Kollel: Ner Yisroel, Baltimore, MD
“Rebbe gives every bochur all the time he needs. We know we can turn to Rabbi Schachter with all our questions.” -Talmid

GENERAL STUDIES

Led by Mr. Collin Katainen, our general studies staff PREPARING OUR STUDENTS FOR LIFE

At YOM, we believe every student deserves a comprehensive, well-rounded General
Studies education. Our licensed General Studies staff integrates multiple subjects,
including individualized study tracks. We also have an online course option through  Apex Learning, using yeshiva-provided Chromebooks. Our students leave YOM with a full high school diploma
and are prepared to pursue any career choice consistent with Torah values.

ATTENTION, PATIENCE, AND LOVE

“THE AMOUNT OF PERSONAL ATTENTION AND ENDLESS PATIENCE THE REBBEIM GIVE TO TEACH THE BOCHURIM IN THE BEST POSSIBLE WAY COULD ONLY HAVE BEEN POWERED BY A UNIQUE LOVE FOR EACH AND EVERY ONE OF US.”
Noach Goldberger
Alumnus