father and son melava malka
Harav Yeruchem Olshin, Rosh Yeshiva of Bais Medrash Gavoha of Lakewood addressing the father and son melava malka

Sh’or Yoshuv’s warm, close-knit community forms a cornerstone of the Yeshiva’s uniqueness. The 500 families comprising the Kehilla, made up of over 3,000 men, women and children, live in proximity to the Yeshiva in Far Rockaway and the Five Towns. Every Shabbos and Yom Tov, these families graciously open their doors and warmly welcome students and other guests into their homes.

Maariv Motzei Yom Kippur
Maariv Motzei Yom Kippur at Shor Yoshuv
The atmosphere in the Bais Medrash on a Shabbos or Yom Tov is amazing. On Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur the sound of over 2,000 voices raised in heartfelt prayer is truly uplifting. The kehilla is an integral part of the yeshiva, by becoming extended family and personally involving themselves in the lives of the students, friendships and relationships are forged that span a lifetime.