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History

1927 - The Yeshivah of Flatbush is born
1928 - YOF welcomes its first 22 students, four teachers, and two classes
1935 - The first Elementary School class graduates
1944 - New building campaign kicks off with hopes of opening a high school
1945 - Nearly 100 alumni fight in WWII
1948 - The State of Israel is created; plans are drawn for a five-story high school building
1950 - The High School welcomes 27 students
1952 - YOF celebrates its 25th anniversary
1953 - Principal Emeritus Rabbi Dr. David Eliach joins the High School staff
1954 - YOF graduates its first High School class
1965 - Enrollment tops 1500 students, and the Joel Braverman High School building opens its doors
1972 - YOF wins the Zalman Shazar Award, the world’s most prestigious Jewish education commendation
1976 - In October President Gerald Ford spoke at Yeshivah of Flatbush
1977 - YOF celebrates its 50th anniversary
1996 - Elementary School Capital Campaign launched
2001 - The Rose and Chaim Fraiman Building Chanukat Habayit
2002 - YOF celebrates its 75th anniversary
2003 - Atideinu 3 program begins
2005 - Rabbi Dr. Raymond Harari named Head of Joel Braverman High School; Rabbi Lawrence Schwed named Head of Elementary School
2006 - Atideinu 2 program begins
2010 - High School renovation is kicked off with the dedication of the Stein Family Science Wing
2013 - YOF partners with Witness Theater for the first time, to artistically share Holocaust survivor stories with the community on Yom Hashoah
2013 - Khezrie Auditorium, Ben-Haim Auditorium Lobby and Laboz Lobby are completed
2014 - YOF swimming pool converted to the modern Laniado Auxiliary Gymnasium
2018 - Chanukat Habayit for the North Building

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