The YNA One Year Program opened its doors in 1967 founded by Harav Aryeh Bina Zt”l. His son Harav Aharon Bina, Rosh Hayeshiva continues to run this program located at the Kotel Plaza in the heart of the Old City of Jerusalem.
Our program strikes the delicate balance between a challenging academic curriculum and the ultimate Israel experience. The curriculum uses both a content-based and skills based approach. We are a college promoting, parent friendly environment catering to the needs of the individual. The program is academically tracked with the ability to move and change levels based on personal progress.
We have many programs in our building including: One Year Program, One Year Sephardic Track Program,British Programme, Shana Bet, American Semicha for Education, Hesder, Alumni Kollel and the Rennert Kollel. Click here to see more about our academic tracks.
Our staff is a diverse and excellent group of Rebbeim. Some senior Rebbeim have been with the program for over 25 years. Each Rebbe is hand-picked to become part of a diverse group of educators whose program promotes Torat Yisrael, Eretz Yisrael and Midinat Yisrael. Netiv Aryeh’s philosophies are aligned with that of the Religious Zionist movement and are consistent with the thoughts espoused by The Rav, HaRav Yosef Dov Soloveitchik, Zt”l.
Yeshivat Netiv Aryeh’s Overseas Program was founded in Yeshivat HaKotel in 5734 (1974), by the current Rosh HaYeshiva HaRav Aharon Bina Shlit”a. The program relocated to its present quarters opposite the Kotel HaMaaravi, in the heart of the Old City of Jerusalem, in 5763 (2003).
The Overseas Program began with a handful of students wishing to experience a year learning Torah, opposite the site of the Beit HaMikdash, before returning to their homes in the United States and other parts of the world. As the years went by, both the number of students interested in the unique experience of Yeshivat Netiv Aryeh and the amount of students returning for a second year or more, grew.
From its inception, the Yeshiva has offered a unique blend of Torah learning on all levels, exposure to Gedolei Torah, involvement in chesed, and promoting identification with the modern day State of Israel.
Our Rosh HaYeshiva, HaRav Aharon Bina Shlit”a, continues to maintain a strong connection with alumni throughout the years. In his words, “once a student of our Yeshiva, always a student of our Yeshiva.”
Many of our alumni have established homes in Eretz Yisrael, while those who have remained in the Diaspora are among the more active members of their communities and strong supporters of Israel.
The Yeshiva is named in memory of HaRav Aryeh Bina zt”l, a pioneering educator who founded and headed numerous Yeshivot throughout Eretz Yisrael, among them Yeshivat HaKotel where the program was founded. He was a man very devoted to education who kept in close contact with his thousands of talmidim as if they were his own children. His relationship with his students was a shining example of Chazal’s view of the teacher student relationship.
Commenting on “and you shall teach your children,” (Devarim 6:7) they explain that “your children” means “your students” (Sifri). Our Rosh HaYeshiva, HaRav Aharon Bina Shlit”a, closely following in his father’s footsteps, guides each student on the path that is appropriate for him.