Ayelet Hashahar Yeshiva

25 years ago, a nucleus of religious families and a Zionist Kollel started working in Eilat. The members of the group and the Kollel were surprised to find out how thirsty the residents of Eilat were for the Torah of the Land of Israel.

The nucleus' activity expanded more and more until 22 years ago the Ayelet HaShachar yeshiva was founded – the beating heart of wide-reaching Torah work.

The yeshiva has around 110 students, both married and unmarried, who learn in the Bet Midrash, and in addition there are around 60 students presently serving in the IDF.

The yeshiva has hundreds of alumni who work in all spheres of life in Israel.

The aim of the yeshiva is to raise Talmidei Hachamim and Torah based people by learning Torah, in a deep, systematic way.

The atmosphere in the yeshiva demands idealistic growth on the part of the students and selflessness for the good of the People of Israel, both in learning Torah, in their military service and in all facets of life.

This is very obvious in our soldiers who serve in elite units and even continue to becoming officers and commanders.

The Ayelet HaShachar yeshiva is the heart and engine of the Religious Zionist framework in Eilat. The yeshiva's alumni serve in many functions in all educational and community systems in the city and are central forces in these systems.

Rabbis of the Yeshiva

Rosh Yeshiva, Rabbi Yossi Rodrigues

served as the commander of a company in
the parachute battalion and started his Torah world in Machon Meir, from where he went to
the Mercaz HaRav Yeshiva. After learning for several years, he went to learn in the Hazon Elchanan Kollel in the Old City
of Jerusalem, and after a while he was asked to serve as the head of the Kollel for army
graduates in the community of Eli.
A few years later he was called to Eilat to be the Rosh Yeshiva of the Ayelet HaShachar
Yeshiva.
Rabbi Yossi has stood at the helm of the yeshiva for the past 20 years and is the teacher of
the students in their third year of learning.

Rabbi Eli Bazak

learnt in the Mercaz HaRav Yeshiva and was one of Rabbi Tzvi Yehuda
HaCohen Kook's prominent students and one of those continuing his path. Today he gives
lessons in yeshivot such as Har HaMor, Mitzpeh Ramon and Yerucham. Rabbi Eli comes to
Eilat once a week and gives various lessons in Emuna

Rabbi Danny Miller

learnt in the Nir Yeshiva in Kiryat Arba and after that in the Mercaz
HaRav Yeshiva. He was one of Rabbi Tzvi Yehuda HaCohen Kook's students and also learnt
from Rabbi Shapira. He was a rabbi in the Kollel before the yeshiva was founded and was
one of the founders of the yeshiva in 1997.

Today he is at the head of the Ateret Nechemia Yeshiva in Tel Aviv, teaches Emuna in our
yeshiva in Eilat and gives lessons in the Kuzari and Rabbi Kook's teachings in various levels.

Rabbi Golan Saadon

learnt in the Mercaz HaRav Yeshiva and after that in the Netivot
Yisrael Yeshiva in Bat Yam and learnt a number of years in the Hazon Elchanan Kollel. He
teaches Emuna to the older students in the yeshiva.

Rabbi Tuvia Bleicher

learnt in the Mercaz HaRav Yeshiva for several years and then in the
Har Hamor Yeshiva. He is the head of the religious nucleus in Eilat, teaches the second year
students and gives various lessons in Emuna.

Rabbi Assaf Bendel

learnt in the Mercaz HaRav Yeshiva for several years and after that in
the Har Hamor Yeshiva. He is a rabbi in the Torah nucleus in the city, teaches the second
year students, teaches Halacha and gives various lessons in Emuna in the yeshiva.

Rabbi Assaf Strauss

learnt in the Mercaz HaRav Yeshiva and after several years went to Har
Hamor Yeshiva. Today he is the rabbi of fifth year students and above (especially for the
army graduates). He also serves as the rabbi for the army graduates in the Har Hamor
Yeshiva.

Rabbi YAniv Riznik

learnt in the Eilat Yeshiva and from there went to learn in the Hazon
Elchanan Kollel in the City of David. He has been the rabbi of the first year students since
2010. He gives lessons in Emuna both to his own students and to the older students.

Rabbi Oren Trebelsi

after the army he learnt in Machon Meir and in the Kollel in Eli. From
there he went on to learn in the Hazon Elchanan Kollel in the Old City of Jerusalem and after
a year learnt in the Kollel for Dayanim in Pesagot. He is the rabbi of the first year students
and gives lessons in Tanach and Emuna in the yeshiva.

Rabbi Lior Nechemia Bendit

learnt in Ateret Nechemia in Tel Aviv, headed then by Rabbi
Mika HaLevi (now headed by Rabbi Danny Miller) and from there went to the Har Hamor
Yeshiva for the next 6 years. He is the rabbi of the second year students in the yeshiva, and
in addition, he gives lessons in Emuna and Mesilat Yesharim.

Rabbi Aryeh Rothschild

learnt in the Shavei Hevron Yeshiva. Today he is a rabbi in the IDF,
and runs the Orot HaMidbar organization in Eilat. He in charge of Halacha learning in the
yeshiva.

Rabbi Yochai Kaplan

learnt in the yeshiva in Eilat for 5 years and after the army learnt and
taught in the yeshiva in Eli. Today he is the rabbi of the fourth year students and gives
essons in Emuna.