Derech Etz Chaim, as the name implies, is committed to helping Talmidim see Torah as “Life” and see Avodas Hashem as the focal point of who they are. We work to constantly engage the Talmidim’s minds, so that they not only learn, but learn to understand. Derech Etz Chaim develops Talmidim who are independent thinkers, who fearlessly ask questions and search for answers while being deeply committed to Torah growth and learning.
The Yeshiva limits its acceptance in order to offer the opportunity for close guidance of the Talmidim. We wish for our Talmidim to share their Rebbeims lives, so that in addition to the Torah that they are taught, they are living that Torah. Through the dynamic learning environment and small classes, Derech Etz Chaim’s Talmidim incorporate Torah as a means for individual development and lays the foundation upon which future learning will firmly stand in the years beyond Yeshiva.
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 not only as a tremendous Talmid Chacham, but as a master Rebbe with hundreds of Talmidim. Now at Derech Etz Chaim, he works with an exclusive group of Talmidim who qualify for his shiur, and helps them develop a Derech HaLimud at the highest levels.