Our students come out happy b'nei torah, with a foundation for the future — both in limudei kodesh and limudei chol.

— Rabbi Avrohom Mendelson, Assistant Menahal, Rebbe

Limudei Kodesh An uncompromising Torah Education

The Limudei Kodesh (Judaic) curriculum at Ner Aryeh can be capsulized in two words: Iyun and Mussar. Iyun is the rigorous indepth analysis of the Torah. Each student must develop his own critical thinking skills, learn how to dissect a problem, to attack it from every angle, until clarity is achieved. A Gemara shiur is not just a dry lecture, but an interactive experience.

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Mussar, the code of Jewish ethics and morals, is the foundation for true Jewish growth – to adopt the Torah not just as a book of law, but as a way of life. To emulate the attributes of Hashem – kindness, morality, honesty, etc. – and to absorb them into the fiber of our beings – this is mussar.

Ner Aryeh graduates go into life feeling secure that they can make whatever decisions they want, and they have what they need to take on the world.

All of the Limudei Kodesh courses at Ner Aryeh are designed to gives our students a full breadth of knowledge and understanding of Torah. Among the topics covered are Halacha, Mussar, Gemara B’iyun, Bekius, Chumash, Hashkafa, and the weekly Parsha. The curriculum is taught at various levels to accommodate the varied needs and capabilities of the students. Additionally, all students attend weekly mussar shmuezin focusing on character development, psychology, relationships and human nature, all based on Torah sources and texts, with practical applications for daily life.

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General Studies College Preparatory Program

The General Studies curriculum at Ner Aryeh is outstanding, uncompromising and very well respected by both parents and educators alike. TheNer Aryeh administration, under the guidance of Mr. Jason Strouse, our Academic Dean, has assembled an exemplary staff of caring, experienced and motivated teachers who are dedicated to helping our young men achieve their academic goals.

The comprehensive curriculum covers all required high school subjects with special attention is given to preparation for PSAT and SAT exams in both English and math.The WASC commission granted the yeshiva Candidacy status through the summer of 2021.

We want to make sure we give the students as well-rounded and complete an education as possible. We want to give them everything they need to attend a 4-year college, and to communicate effectively as an adult in society.

— Mr. Jason Strouse, General Studies Principal

General Studies Curriculum


English 9

World History 1



Aramaic 1


English 10

World History 2

Algebra 2


Aramaic 2


U.S. Literature

U.S. History



Aramaic 3


AP Language

U.S. Government

Calculus (Optional)

Aramaic 4

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