Yeshivas Ohr Torah

(formerly Yeshivas Toras Chessed)

Great Offley, nr. Hitchin, North Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire




Page created; 2 May 2006
Latest revision or update: 2 July 2017

Basic Data


Yeshivas Ohr Torah

Former Name:

Yeshivas Toras Chessed (until about 2009(i))

However, from about the same time(ii) Yeshivas Toras Chesed first appears in the Stamford Hill area, although the exact relationship between the two entities is unclear.


Wellbury House, Great Offley, near Hitchin, Herts

Current Status:


Date Formed:

About 1999(iii) 


Ashkenazi Orthodox


Affiliated to the Union of Orthodox Hebrew Congregations Union of Orthodox Hebrew Congregations


Rabbi A.S. Stern - from about 1999 until about 2010.(iv)

Rabbi Y.M. Stern - from about 2010 until at least 2013.(v)

Notes & Sources ( returns to text above)

  • (i) Based upon the last appearing under that name being in the Jewish Year Book for 2009, subsequent apperances being under the new name.

  • (ii) The Yeshiva first appearing in Stamford Hill in the Jewish Year Book for 2010. 

  • (iii) Based upon the Yeshiva first appearing in the Jewish Year Book for 1999. 

  • (iv) Based upon his being named as Rabbi of the Congregation in the Jewish Year Books from 1999 until 2010.  

  • (v) Based upon his being named as Rabbi of the Congregation in the Jewish Year Books from 2011 until at least 2013, although later Jewish Year Books may also name him as the Rabbi.  

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