Award Year: 2013

Rabbi Pesach Raymon Yeshiva

2 Harrison Street
Edison, NJ, 08817-2907

(732) 572-5052

Shraga Gross, Principal at time of Nomination


School Website


A Yeshiva characterized by a love of learning, Judaism, and a sense of community. To develop citizens with a solid academic foundation and commitment to excellence.

Student Demographics
  • White: 100%
  • ELL: 1%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %

Born of a dream to rebuild Jewish education in the United States after the Holocaust, built on the twin foundations of academic excellence and adherence to Jewish law, Rabbi Pesach Raymon Yeshiva (RPRY) was founded in 1945 as Moriah Yeshiva Elementary School by Rabbi Pesach Raymon. Preceding the existence of formal Jewish communities in Central New Jersey, it serves as the integral community center for a broad range of the Jewish population. RPRY’s purpose is to provide a quality Jewish and general education to all Jewish children. Each child at RPRY is valued and treated with respect, care and sensitivity. Under the banner of “challenging the mind and nurturing the soul,” our students are inspired and engaged, showing leadership and initiative.

RPRY is committed to keeping up with proven methods of educational delivery, including technological innovations. Maintaining and improving teacher excellence is a priority. Recognized as a bastion of excellence and improvement, we have been the recipient of grants from prestigious foundations and universities, and host to professional development workshops.

RPRY is rich with traditions of family involvement, student appreciation and community building and sharing. A reflection of that success is our current enrollment of 86 children of alumni!

RPRY aims to graduate students with a sense of their self-worth and role as responsible members of society in general and the Jewish community in particular. Such graduates are equipped with the tools and values necessary for further development and success.

We strive to give our students “roots and wings” – to instill within them pride in their heritage and personal accomplishments, while nurturing within them the ability to soar beyond their wildest dreams.