About The Mesivta


Mesivta of Cincinnati imbues talmidim with an appreciation and love for Torah and assists them in becoming valuable contributors to society.

We offer a warm, student-centered environment in which students enjoy a rigorous dual curriculum of Judaic and General Studies, as well as strong extracurricular offerings. We see every student as possessing great potential, and aim to inspire as well as to educate.


Experienced, Devoted Rebbeim

Our faculty has years of experience in chinuch, bringing with them pedagogical methods specialized for bochurim. In addition, a special emphasis is placed on the rebbi - talmid life-long relationship.

Emphasis on Middos

Derech Eretz is of utmost importance to us, and we prioritize mussar as part of our seder of learning.

Extra-Curricular Activities

In-Yeshiva recreation, including a gym and rec room, exciting programs and incentives, trips and more.

Personalized One On One Attention

Small classes and a highly focused staff enable us to give each bochur the attention he deserves so that he can fulfill his unique role in life.

Skill Development

Shiurim tailored to provide the bachurim with the skills of learning, the sweetness of deep understanding and the ability to continue their learning independently.

Accredited Secular Program

 Students learn math, science, history, english, and more on a level on par or exceeding state requirements, with the integration of modern technological teaching methodology.


Rabbi Shepard

Rabbi Hillel Shepard


Rabbi Hillel Shepard, a talmid of Philadelphia and Ner Yisroel, brings over a decade of chinuch experience, including teaching the eleventh grade of Yeshiva Shaarei Torah for the past nine years. Our menahel has enjoyed success with a broad range of high school talmidim, many of whom retain a close connection with their rebbi today. Rabbi Shepard has initiated new and exciting programs and curricula for all subjects of limudei kodesh, and has trained mechanchim in classroom management and presentation.

Rabbi Fuchs

Rabbi Moishe Fuchs

S'gan Menahel

Rabbi Moishe Fuchs grew up in Baltimore and learned in the Scranton Yeshiva for 7 years. He moved to Cincinnati in 2016 as a member of the Cincinnati Community Kollel. During his time in the Kollel he received his Semicha, taught shiurim to members of the community, and spoke at various functions. Rabbi Fuchs put a strong focus on teaching and mentoring Middle and High school aged boys. He created very successful programming for these boys and directed them for 5 years.  This led to his accepting the position of Program Director at the Mesivta of Cincinnati. 

Rabbi Fishman

Rabbi tzvi fishman

Ninth Grade Rebbe

Rabbi Tzvi Fishman is a talmid of Telshe - Cleveland, South Fallsburg and Yeshivas Brisk in Yerushalaim. Rabbi Fishman has extensive experience helping talmidim improve their comprehension of Gemara. During his time in the Cincinnati Community Kollel, he honed his organizational, leadership and teaching skills by directing youth outreach programs, initiating bein hazmanim learning programs for high school boys, after-school learning programs for Middle School students, and establishing and leading a successful Night Seder Chaburah for young professionals.

Rabbi Frager

Rabbi Zalman Frager


Rabbi Zalman Frager, a native of Monsey, learned in Mesivta Ohr Reuven and in Yeshivas Mir in Eretz Yisrael.  He became a close talmid of Rav Elya Baruch Finkel, eventually completing the five year cycle under him. He then proceeded to Brisk and gained a strong fluency in kodashim under Rav Avraham Yehoshua Soloveitchik.  After eight years in Kollel and teaching in the L.A. area, Rabbi Frager brings outstanding clarity and integrity to Torah and yiras shamayim both in his classroom and by personal example.

Rabbi Pfeffer

Rabbi Yehuda Leib Pfeffer


Rabbi Pfeffer, a native of Scranton, PA, learned in the Scranton Yeshiva and has been a beloved Rebbi in Cincinnati's Hebrew Day School for many years.  Rabbi Pfeffer, a talmid chacham, yerei shamayim and a devoted Rebbi, brings warmth, ruach, talent, mussar and innovation to help his talmidim succeed. 

Secular Studies

Mr. Barker

Mr. Peter Barker

Secular Studies Principal, History and English teacher

Rabbi Pridonoff

Rabbi Aryeh Pridonoff

Ninth grade Math and Science

Rabbi Landon

Rabbi Shmuel Landon

Tenth grade Math

Dr. Alden

Dr. David Alden

Tenth grade science


The Mesivta is located on Stover Avenue, in the heart of Golf Manor - the hub of frum life in Cincinnati. We welcome talmidim from all areas of the midwest - the warmth of our community is palpable to all who come.


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