The Rabenstein Learning Center and Weiss Vocational Center of Yeshiva Darchei Torah in Far Rockaway have transformed not only the yeshiva of which they are an integral part but the entire community and the wider world of chinuch as well.
Rabenstein center, founded in 1981, is a resource center for Darchei students, offering one-on-one instruction, self-contained classrooms and vital assistance for children with learning issues. The Weiss center, founded in 1995, provides a select group of Mesivta Chaim Shlomo bachurim each year with courses in plumbing, electrical wiring, construction and carpentry that complement the standard schedule of limudei kodesh in the morning and evening and a modified academic syllabus in the afternoon.
Together these two programs have set the standard in the world of inclusionary chinuch and have proven that a mainstream yeshiva can encompass the highest standards of excellence while ensuring that no talmid is left behind.
Mr. and Mrs. Nachum Futersak opened their Lawrence home to host a benefit breakfast for these Darchei programs. Rav Elya Brudny, rosh yeshiva at the Mirrer Yeshiva in Brooklyn, was guest speaker.