JETS Yeshiva is a technical college and high school that gives young Jewish men the tools with which to lead productive and fulfilling lives through a well-balanced program of Judaic studies, vocational training, and recreational activities.
Teach a man to fish and you have fed him for a lifetime.
In addition to the obligation to impart ethical values and spiritual ideals to our youth, Torah law mandates that we provide them with the necessary tools that they can use to earn a living in the future. Hence, JETS was founded.
Celebrating individuality in a positive & supportive environment.
JETS enables each student to discover his unique strengths, helps him set goals accordingly, and provides the educational opportunities for him to pursue his dreams and aspire to the heights of his potential.
JETS Senior Staff
Rabbi Mayer Schmukler
Rabbi Schmukler is the founder and director of JETS, a position he has held since 2005. In his role, Rabbi Schmukler is responsible for the overall direction and development of JETS.
Rabbi Naftali Smith
Rabbi Smith is principal of JETS, a position he has held since 2007. In his role, Rabbi Smith directs the academic, vocational, and extracurricular curricula for the students.
Rabbi Mendy Seewald
Rabbi Seewald is principal of Judaic Studies at JETS, a position he has held since 2011. He is responsible for the overall direction, content and achievement in the areas of Talmud, Mishnah, Chumash, Jewish Thought and Jewish Ethics, among other areas of Judaic study.
Rabbi Elchonon Tauber
Rabbi Elchonon Tauber is the leading Dayan of the West Coast, and director of JETS' revolutionary and hands on Smicha Program. While Rabbi Tauber seeks to confine his sphere of authority to the local community, his input and rulings are nonetheless constantly sought by laymen and community leaders from around the world.
This one year program towards Rabbinical Ordination incorporates a classical approach to semicha, grounded in the gemara and poskim, offering a thorough knowledge of Yorah De’ah while expanding your independent learning skills.
Striking the right balance between Education, Torah & Industry.
JETS vision of “Torah V’avodah” – Torah and industry – is put into action through multiple avenues, some of which are:
Yanky SchienfeldLeasing Associate, BECO Mgmt
“I am forever grateful to the JETS organization for giving me the opportunity and encouragement to fulfill my goals. For all of those students that really feel they want to go into the working field and need to learn the tools to be successful I highly recommend the Jewish Educational Trade School.”
Mendel RubashkinLoan Officer, Radiant Mortgage Bank
“I came into JETS to get my GED and learn a trade but I wasn't really sure which career I wanted to pursue. Besides the great relationships I made, the best thing I got out of JETS is my career which I am very grateful for.”
Sam (Saadia) LiberowVP Investments, Marcus & Millichap
“The confidence and drive I have now is something that started in JETS and I hope stays with me throughout my life. I recommend JETS to anyone that wants to start making something for themselves, anyone that wants to try a new approach in growing and understanding. The dedication and help you will get is something you will never find anywhere else.”
Nuchom LevitanskyAmbulance Operation Mgr. & EMT, NYC
“At JETS, I tried a menu of courses: real estate, contracting and computers, before I found the one that suited me, the EMT course. At first I was hesitant but after the first class I was captivated and decided, “this is what I want as a career”. The staff is very caring and the individualized courses are geared to the student’s ability. Thank you to JETS for putting me on this path!”
Motty VogelFinancial DIrector at REDFITS
“When I first went to JETS I had a goal to become a fully qualified accountant, a goal that did not seem realistic for someone coming from a background that did not offer secular tuition. JETS made my goal a reality and helped me achieve that goal - and beyond. Thank you!”