Therapeutic Yeshiva

Yamulke_Boy_14527402SmA unique opportunity for social, emotional, academic, and Jewish success

At the JCFS Therapeutic Yeshiva,  we offer both the therapeutic setting of the Therapeutic Day School and a Jewish day school environment.  This combination allows us to create unique opportunities for social, emotional, academic, and Jewish success.

We serve Jewish children who require additional educational and social/emotional support, and who are serious about continuing their Jewish studies. Our program meets requirements for general studies and includes instruction in Ivrit (Modern Hebrew), Torah, Prophets, Jewish Law, and Mishnah/Talmud. A dedicated faculty, including two rabbis, provides an individualized program of study. For the 2015-16 year, the Yeshiva is proud to be able to offer Jewish Studies instruction by two professionals of the REACH program.

When appropriate, students take classes at other Jewish schools as part of their academic program. To broaden their communal and Jewish involvements, we encourage social and volunteer opportunities.  Students have successfully reintegrated to mainstream Jewish school programs and have gone on to receive degrees from undergraduate and graduate universities, professional schools, and Jewish study programs in Israel.

The Therapeutic Yeshiva accepts students whose tuition is provided by their local school district into its full-day program.  If a family’s good-faith effort to apply for their local school district to send their child to a therapeutic day school has not met with success, the parents are still encouraged to inquire about possible private placement at the Therapeutic Yeshiva.

The Therapeutic Yeshiva also accepts students through partnership arrangements with other day schools.  Partnership students divide their academic time between a home Jewish day school and the Therapeutic Yeshiva.

Prospective students may be referred by Jewish day and high schools, the Virginia Frank Child Development Center, REACH, the Associated Talmud Torahs, public school districts, parents, rabbis, or other involved professionals.

The JCFS Therapeutic Yeshiva maintains active partnerships with a variety of Chicago-area Jewish schools.  In Fall 2011, the Yeshiva Program was accepted as a member school of the Kehillah Jewish Education Fund of Chicago in recognition of its services to Jewish students.


  • Beit Midrash for morning and afternoon prayer and study
  • Special Jewish holiday celebrations and commemorations
  • Guest speakers
  • Optional after-school Mishmar study

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Arrange a tour today:  Call toll-free 855-ASK-JCFS (855-275-5237), or email us.