Meet Rabbi Yochanan Yankelewitz
General Studies Principal
Rabbi Yochanan Yankelewitz was raised in Kew Gardens, Queens, where he learned in Yeshiva Shaar Hatorah Grodno of Queens. He went on to learn in Yeshivas Mir Yerushalayim and in Bais Medrash Govoha of Lakewood where he lived for many years. He received a comprehensive high school education in Yeshiva Shaar Hatorah where he graduated with a Regents Diploma with honors.
Rabbi Yankelewitz comes from a family of mechanchim, and has extensive experience of his own in chinuch, having been a Rebbi in Yeshiva of Brooklyn and in Yeshiva Bais Mikroh in Monsey for well over a decade. He joined the staff in Yeshiva Ohr Naftoli last year, successfully teaching American History. His varied skills and leadership abilities, as well as his understanding of Yeshiva Ohr Naftoli, gives him the tools to בע”ה infuse the general studies department with much success.
Under the capable leadership of our General Studies principal, Yeshiva Ohr Naftoli, New Windsor provides a solid and effective curriculum that helps the students develop strong communication skills, increased literacy and math skills, and bolsters their critical thinking, thereby gaining a broader base of knowledge.
Yeshiva Ohr Naftoli general studies instructors are all bnei Torah and highly experienced in their individual fields, using their expertise to provide lessons that are both interesting and engaging. The curriculum meets core requirements and includes the coursework necessary for the NYS Regents diploma.