History of Yeshivah - Beth Rivkah Colleges

It all begain in 1949 when Yeshivah Centre opened a Jewish Day School with only 3 students

In the late 1940s, in response to a massive Post War influx of Jews to Melbourne (Australia) a group of newly-arrived Jewish migrants established the Yeshivah Centre, an organisation committed to the provision of a wide range of educational, social, welfare and cultural services to the Jewish community.


In 1949, Yeshivah Centre opened a Jewish day school with only 3 full-time students. The qualitative success of this school led, in 1954, to the purchase of the Yeshivah College at 92 Hotham Street. This was followed by the purchase of a property to house Beth Rivkah Ladies College on 14 Balaclava Road in 1959, and 16-20 Balaclava Road in 1969. In 1958, Rabbi Y D Groner OBM arrived in Melbourne as an emissary of the Lubavitcher Rebbe OBM in order to take up the position of full time Director of the Yeshivah Centre. Honorary officers were appointed to assist him in operating the organisation.


Since that time, the Yeshivah Centre has enjoyed tremendous growth and success and has become one of the largest, most respected Jewish Organisations in the Southern Hemisphere.

Find out more about enrolling your child in Yeshivah - Beth Rivkah Colleges by contacting our Parent Liaison, Michelle Blutman and book a school tour today.

YBR Enrolments
Michelle Blutman 
+61 3 9522 8222 


Yeshivah - Beth Rivkah Colleges
c/o 88 Hotham St 
St Kilda East VIC 3183
+61 3 9522 8222 

Gurewicz Early Learning Centre

10-12 Balaclava Rd 

St Kilda East VIC 3183

+61 3 9528 8393



Mercedes Dadon Creche

366 Carlisle St

Balaclava VIC 3183

0423 299 149


Yeshivah Brighton Kindergarten 

136 Marriage Rd 

Brighton VIC 3187

+61 3 9592 8106 


Yeshivah Primary

88 Hotham St 

St Kilda East VIC 3183

+61 3 9522 8220



Yeshivah Secondary

88 Hotham St 

St Kilda East VIC 3183

+61 3 9522 8223 


Beth Rivkah Primary
14-20 Balaclava Rd 
St Kilda East VIC 3183
+61 3 9522 8227 


Beth Rivkah Secondary
14-20 Balaclava Rd 
St Kilda East VIC 3183
+61 3 9522 8242