When children walk through our doors, we see shining potential. We see their capacity to expand their intellect and grow their talents. To become exceptional students, brilliant leaders, and kind people.
We also see tomorrow’s role models. Children who learn that values matter — that who you are is just as important as getting good grades.
The oldest and largest Jewish School system in Michigan, Yeshiva Beth Yehudah has provided exceptional Torah-based and secular educational programs for over 100 years, helping the children of Greater Detroit become thriving adults and proud Jews.
We do what we do for the love of kids, community, and a shared vision for the next generation. We know that the future begins with our children. That it’s our job to give them the skills they need to succeed in school and the values they need to succeed in life.
We invite you to join us in educating, nurturing, and supporting the future leaders of our community and the Jewish people.
“Education is the path to a successful future. I only wish that every young person in this country had the kind of deep transformational experience that these Yeshiva students receive.”
General Colin Powell, Yeshiva Beth Yehudah Annual Dinner 2016
Here's why we're different
To serve every child in the community, our administrators work tirelessly to keep costs down and remain affordable for families of all income levels.
A majority of our student body is comprised of children from low-income homes; we believe every child deserves educational opportunity.
A Powerful Engine of
Unity and Tradition
The Yeshiva is more than a school. It’s a place where community members come together to grow, connect, and be inspired. We don’t just teach the importance of Jewish unity; we make it happen.
Our Partners Detroit program gives Jewish adults the chance to enjoy enlightening and invigorating Torah study, regardless of their background or level of experience.
Our Scholars Kollel program enables adult Torah scholars to dedicate their time and energy to learning, while serving as ambassadors of Torah teachings and role models to our community.
“What struck me most as I went through the school were the teachers: teachers committed to making sure every child succeeded. It was a powerful and inspirational experience.”
Mike Duggan, Mayor of Detroit
Yeshiva Beth Yehudah Annual Dinner 2018
One Century Strong
Our robust dual curriculum in Judaic and general studies prepares our children for life as mature adults and Torah Jews.
“We need and should support a unique combination of an uplifted Torah and secular education, along with a critical focus on a love for learning and high ethical teachings. It is a remarkable recipe for producing high achievers for our next generation.”
Mr. Matt Simoncini, CEO, LEAR Corporation
Yeshiva Beth Yehudah Annual Dinner 2017
A Path of Learning
for Every Child
Here, each child enjoys tailored learning plans to help them reach their highest potential. Over 20% of our students benefit from special education or gifted programs enabling them to learn at their individual pace and ability.
For many kids, traditional education doesn’t suffice. That’s why all divisions of the Yeshiva are staffed with highly qualified special education teachers who support unique learning paths for every child.
We spend extensive time and resources to ensure that no child fall through the cracks. 200 children benefit from our special needs program each year, with an annual budget of close to a million dollars.
“There are two educations: one should teach us how to make a living, and the other should teach us how to live. For nearly a century, the Yeshiva Beth Yehudah has taught students both.”
First Lady Laura Bush, Yeshiva Beth Yehudah Annual Dinner 2012
Teaching Skills for Life
Our diverse extracurricular activities offer opportunities for students to discover hidden talents, build positive character traits, and express themselves outside of the classroom.
Extracurriculars help our children develop leadership, social skills, discipline and other important tools for a lifetime of success.
Our teachers care deeply about our students. We hire men and women who not only are exceptional educators, but also exemplary role models and compassionate people.
Our teachers receive regular, advanced professional development and in-services to grow their own skills so they can better serve our children.
“Yeshiva Beth Yehudah, without a doubt, is the future of our people, of our community, and of the world we hope to influence for many years to come.”
Gary Shiffman, CEO, Sun Communities
Yeshiva Beth Yehudah Annual Dinner 2012
Join us in building the
future of Jewish Detroit
Help us continue to ensure that our children receive the knowledge, skills, and Torah values they need to succeed in school... and in life.