TheYeshiva@IDT Hires New Executive Director


neumanYeshivas Bais Tzvi Yaakov, better known in the frum world as TheYeshiva@IDT, recently announced that it has hired former student Tuvye (Mayer) Neuman as the new executive director of the yeshiva.

The Yeshiva@IDT, located in the IDT corporate building in Newark N.J., is the brainstorm of IDT founder and Chairman Howard Jonas. Mr. Jonas founded the yeshiva 8 years ago as a place where high school graduates could learn the intricacies of the financial world and obtain a college degree while continuing to learn Torah in a yeshiva atmosphere.

The yeshiva is led by its two well-known roshei Yyeshiva, Rav Dovid Weiss from Bergenfield, N.J., and Rav Shmuel Skaist from Monsey, N.Y. The yeshiva offers a strong morning seder, where the talmidim learn Gemara, halacha and machshava, and in the afternoon its students pursue one of multiple Bachelor’s degree programs in which its students educate and prepare themselves for the professional world.

Tuvye, a student of Satmar living in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, joined the yeshiva just two years ago.

“When he stepped into my office for the first time in his chassidishe levush,” said Rav Weiss, “I was already impressed… He was well spoken, confident, learned and comfortable in his own skin. It didn’t take me long to realize that we wanted him as a part of our student body. Little did we know that pretty soon he’d be our executive director.”

From the beginning of his first semester, Tuvye hit it off right away, creating a bond with the roshei yeshiva, fellow students and professors. He absorbed all that was being taught both in limudei kodesh and in his college courses. He received top grades on all his tests, even creating and leading his own review classes before midterms and finals.

It was natural that the yeshiva, in search of a new executive director, offered this position to Tuvye. With his rational thinking, outgoing personality and passion for the yeshiva which taught him so much, he will help it grow and prosper.

{Noam Newscenter}


  1. The yeshiva is for everyone and anyone that wants to get a higher education in a frum atmosphere, and it is generally for bochurim.

    feel free to check it out. IT ROCKS!!!

  2. toveya meir im wishing you and your wife lots of luck from the deepest of my heart, keep up the great work and knowledge,
    im really happy for you
    all the best
    brother in law
    Yoely S.

  3. Wow!
    Its fun to see a Chassidish guy take on a challenge! Thinking out of the box! I am sure he will succeed in what he does.

  4. we are very proud of you and we know you will succeed ??”?
    you are made for this keep up your good work

    Wishing you good luck!!!!!and all the best

    from sh…&sh…

  5. Congratlation! May Hashem Yisborach grant you much succes in this and verything else in life!
    You are making your family and friends proud! (I am actually a distant cousin,but your headlines caught my eyes right away….)

    Brucha and Hatzlacha

  6. Tuvye Mayer, there are no words for me to say how happy im for you and for the whole IDT Yeshiva,
    Congratulations, im wishing you loads of hatzlucha!
    I never tought that i’ll have a friend a rosh yeshiva!
    Chazak Ibaruch!

  7. This yeshiva is a great idea. It’s wonderful that it’s succeeding. Maybe we could have more of them in other locations?

    Hatzlacha to all concerned.

  8. Please remember: “Behind every great man stands a very great woman!”

    Congratulations and best wishes to his special wife!

  9. wow Tuvye that is such great news. I guess my chavrusa did make it far up the ladder?!!!!
    much success in all u do brother and may u make IDT a better warmer more vibrant place than it already is

  10. I was in the yeashiva@IDT for 2 years I had a very good time I got to know Tuvye Mayer and he will do a great job. The Rabbis really liked him from the get go I wish him lotsa luck