"Yeshiva Bnei Simcha for men with Aspergers Spectrum Disorder and Learning Disabilities.”

What is Bnei Simcha?


Bnei Simcha is a unique Yeshiva for “special needs" men ages 17 to 28. It is designed to incorporate students who are independently functioning and who are capable of maintaining academic schedules and who need assistance in learning, communication, life and social skills.  The Yeshiva is a warm and joyous learning environment offering a program personalized for each student's “special” needs. We look at each individual student and empower him with the healing wisdom of the Torah and Psycho-social techniques and treatments. Mainstreaming is an integral part of our program by allowing the students to participate in a regular American Yeshiva learning program and fulfilling their growth and potential.

At Yeshiva Bnei Simcha, the first English-speaking, adult special needs yeshiva in Israel with mainstreaming, we believe in our students and... they believe in themselves!


To contact  or send mail to the Yeshiva in Israel send to:


Yeshiva Bnei Simcha

Attention: Rabbi Dr. Meir Zev Weiner

3/8 Josia Wedgwood Street 

Jerusalem  Israel 93108


Contact Information:


Rabbi Dr. Meir Zev Weiner
Dean/Director of Yeshiva
House-02-627-1577 or Cell-050-781-0182 or

US Number— 1-718-355-8120


Rabbi Reuven Ashenberg
Director of Education and Programming
Cell - 0546-202-781

US Number 1-718-355-8080


For anyone from the US who has questions or needs more information, please call Rabbi Reuven Ashenberg  at the US telephone line 1- 718-355-8080.   The US number rings in Israel and is 7hrs ahead of EST. 


For Donations for Yeshiva Bnei Simcha, one can either donate through PayPal on the website at the Donation Page or send contributions to the US address of :


American Friends of Yeshiva Bnei Simcha 
C/O Vered Raful
1617 East 23rd Street
Brooklyn, NY 11229


For any questions or for more information on Yeshiva Bnei Simcha, please 

Email:  Rashenberg@bneisimcha.com or Bneisimcha@yahoo.com


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Ephraim Sherr, Benny Wachspress, and Ephraim Rosensweig

 (C) Yeshiva Bnei Simcha 2010

Ephraim Rosensweig in a mainstreaming class on “Life Cycles” with Rabbi Mordechai Burg with Yeshiva Mevaseret Zion students.

Yeshiva Bnei Simcha…Above Nature ...Beyond Limitations…Ever Growing

 Yeshiva Bnei Simcha Staff at a Weekly Meeting

"I want to study in a Yeshiva in Israel just like every one else"

Students of Yeshiva Bnei Simcha

Benjee Saltzman, Rabbi Shmuel Landsman, Rabbi Reuven Ashenberg at a staff meeting with Rav Meir Zev Weiner.

Mainstreaming with Yeshiva Mevaseret Zion

School Trip to Kever Rochel

Rabbi Shmuel Landsman, Benny Wachspress, Ephraim Rosensweig, Rabbi Reuven Ashenberg, and Ephraim Sherr at Kever Rochel on October 29th 2009.