Resident Life Program

FTI’s residential life program gives our boarding students a home away from home while in yeshiva.

We often refer to ourselves as a “hybrid” yeshiva, because from Sunday through Friday the bachurim eat, sleep, learn, and play under the supervision of our extremely warm and talented Dorm Mashgichim Rabbi Yitzchok Shmidman and Rabbi Hirsch Hollander.

Come Friday, we provide transportation for the bachurim to go home and reconnect with their parents and families and rejuvenate for a new week in yeshiva.


• Night Seder each night with Bais Medrash chavrusas
• Chill at a Rebbi's home once a week
• JCC weekly visits (basketball, swimming, game room, and more)
• Wednesday night mussar or hashkafa Vaad in a Rebbe's house

• Thursday night “food matzavs”
• Round-trip transportation home provided to multiple locations
• Sports (Basketball, Football, Volleyball, Ultimate Frisbee)
• Weekly shopping trips
• In-Shabbasos, Shabbatons
• Sunday Trips - Bowling, Funplex, Driving Range, etc.
• Pool-side barbecues, birthday celebrations, and other fun activities

Sports & Trips

An integral part of the healthy development of young men is the opportunity to release tension, relax the mind, and enjoy oneself. Thus, we incorporate physical fitness, and the time-tested therapeutic method of having good clean fun into our daily, weekly, and annual calendar.

FTI’s dynamic schedule incorporates time for daily sports, weekly swimming, and use of the JCC, as well as annual skiing and camping trips. Our basketball court, football field and volleyball court are daily favorite go-to spots for students to unwind, exercise, and enjoy the outdoors during several breaks throughout the day.

Students in the residential program are an active part of our local Cherry Hill Jewish community and are often invited to members of the community for Shabbos meals and to enjoy a game of pick-up basketball.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about boarding here at FTI.