About Mercaz HaTorah

Mercaz HaTorah - Building Bnei Torah that build the world


Mercaz HaTorah is a Yeshiva Gedolah in Yerushalayim geared for Yeshiva high school graduates who wish to continue their Torah studies in Eretz Yisroel.

The Yeshiva was established in 1970 by HaRav Aryeh Rottman zt”l, with the help, guidance and encouragement of his world renowned Rebbe and mentor, HaRav HaGaon Rav Chaim Kreiswirth zt”l.

Beginning with 15 students in a small two-story structure in the Arnona neighbourhood of Yerushalayim, Mercaz HaTorah has become a world-renowned institution for Torah study with thousands of alumni who share the Mercaz HaTorah trademark of Torah scholarship and Midos Tovos.

Still located at its initial site in Arnona, Mercaz HaTorah is now housed in a cozy treed campus consisting of three large buildings and the capacity to provide for the physical and spiritual needs of up to 150 students.


Boruch Hashem, Mercaz Hatorah is continuing to flourish with a strong, motivated student body of close to 150 students among them sons of former students who are today proud alumni of Mercaz HaTorah.

With a 3-year program of study consisting of 12 shiurim,  Mercaz HaTorah is catering to the needs of today’s post high-school yeshiva youth with the same warmth, dedication and tireless commitment to each student’s personal growth as it has done since its inception.

Our young and vibrant staff of Magidei Shiurim consists of committed Talmidei Chachamim who care passionately for their Talmidim. Besides the excellent, erudite shiurim they impart, they are available for their Talmidim 24/7 and with great care, concern and mesirus nefesh, develop a bond with their Talmidim that lasts a life time.

It is no wonder that Mercaz HaTorah has become a legend in the field of Torah education.