Yeshivat Reishit

Shiurim & Classes

Our shiurim are designed to help students develop the skills needed to study Torah on an advanced level. Reishit's shiurim are known for their crisp and systematic presentations, for the wealth of information that is conveyed, and for the many lively and entertaining discussions that take place every day. Most importantly, every rebbe is focused on presenting all ideas with the highest degree of clarity possible; every phrase, nuance, and idea is defined, explored and crystallized.

Students are encouraged to challenge, probe, and to question. There exists an exceptional openness to theological inquiry that enables every talmid to discover not only what the Torah says, but philosophical ideas underlying these concepts.

Gemara, Chumash, Navi, Mishnah, Practical Halacha, Philosophy, Tefillah, Mussar, and Chassidut all play an integral part in Reishit's broad academic schedule. Reishit also maintains an unusually low talmid-to-rebbe ratio, thereby enabling all students to participate fully in the shiurim, as well as engendering close and lasting friendships between the students and the rabbeim.


  • Masechet Sanhedrin B'Iyun (Morning Shiur)
  • Masechet Brachot BiKiyut (Afternoon Shiur)
  • Masechet Megilla BiKiyut (Afternoon Shiur)
  • Masechet Sanhedrin BiKiyut (Afternoon Shiur / Shana Bet)
  • B'Iyun Shiur / Sugyot (Rav Mendel Blachman)
  • Masechet Tamid (Night Seder / Rav Simcha Hochbaum)
  • Bekiyut Incentive Program (Rav Elie Marcus)
  • Gemara Methodology (Rav Moshe Benovitz)
  • Shas Survey (Rav Ari Marcus)


Tanach & Commentaries

  • Weekly Haftorah Portion (Rav Moshe Benovitz)
  • Survey of  Nevi'im Rishonim (Rav Simcha Hochbaum)
  • Table Talk/ Parshat Hashavua (Rav Yehoshua Landau)
  • Weekly Review of Rashi's Commentary (Rav Avi Perlowitz)
  • Insights on Sefer Tehillim (Rav Moshe Benovitz)
  • Parshat Hashavua (Rav Doni Marcus)
  • Shivat Tzion / Sefer Ezra & Nechmiah (Rav Simcha Hochbaum)


Halacha / Jewish Law

  • Sephardic Halacha (Rav Moshe Yeshurun)
  • Daily Halacha Shiur- Orach Chaim (Rav Ari Marcus)
  • Halacha and The State of Israel (Rav Jay Marcus)
  • Hilchot Shabbat (Rav Shalom Rosner)
  • Sefer HaMitzvot of the Rambam (Rav Chayim Soloveichik)
  • Kitzur Shulchan Aruch (Rav Mendel Schulman)
  • Topics in Contemporary Halacha (Rav Daniel Myers)
  • Mishnah Berurah Shiur (Rav Yosef Bronfeld)


Torat Eretz Yisrael

  • Zionism, Politics & Halacha: Daily Update (Rav Jay Marcus)
  • Halacha & The Jewish State (Rav Moshe Yeshurun / Rav Jay Marcus)
  • Seminars on Zionism & Israeli History ( The David Project)
  • Mitzvot Hatluyot Ba'aretz (Rav Daniel Myers)
  • Shivat Tzion (Rav Simcha Hochbaum) 
  • Ulpan (Bi-Weekly) (Yossi Bienenstock)
  • Jewish History from 1948 (from creation) to 1948 (Rav Elie Marcus) 
  • "Kum Hit'halech B'Aretz": Tiyulim & Special Programs


Jewish Philosophy & Chassidut

  • Weekly Va'adim in Machshevet Yisrael (Rav Doni Marcus)
  • Shiur Klali on Topics in Jewish Philosophy (Rav Mendel Blachman)
  • Principles of Belief (Rav Daniel Myers)
  • Writings of Rav Moshe Chaim Luzzatto (Rav Ari Marcus)
  • Nefesh HaChayim (Rav Mendel Blachman)
  • Sefer Netivot Shalom (Rav Simcha Hochbaum)
  • Selected Writings of Rav Joseph B. Soloveitchik (Rav Moshe Yeshurun)
  • Leket Amarim of Rav Yaakov Meir Shechter (Rav Elie Marcus)
  • Fundamentals of Faith (Rav Mendel Schulman)
  • Chasidic Masters on the Weekly Parsha (Rav Elie Marcus)
  • Chazon Ish, Emunah u'Bitachon (Rav Elie Marcus)


Jewish Ethics / Mussar

  • The Mussar Classics (Rav Avi Fertig)
  • Weekly Sicha (Rav Elie Marcus)
  • Guided Study in Messilat Yesharim (Rav Moshe Benovitz)
  • Messilat Yesharim Chabura (Rav Elie Marcus)
  • Sefer Alei Shur (Rav Yehoshua Landau)
  • Pirkei Avot (Rav Doni Marcus, Rav Avi Perlowitz)
  • Rabbeinu Yonah on Avot (Rav Soloveichik)
  • Development of Mussar Movement (Rav Avi Fertig)
  • Weekly Chabura- Assorted Topics (Rav Dan Wirzberger)



  • Biyurei Tefilla (Rav Elie Marcus)
  • Halachot of Davening (Rav Ari Marcus)
  • Depths of Prayer (Rav Ari Marcus)


Shana Bet Program לזכר נשמת שמואל זאנוועל ב"ר חיים יהודה

  • Second Year Vaadim (Rav Moshe Benovitz / Rav Ari Marcus)
  • Nefesh HaChaim in Depth (Rav Mendel Blachman)
  • Topics in Halacha (Rav Shalom Rosner)