Boro Park Yeshiva Graduate Scores Top Grade on Israel’s CPA Exam


A graduate of a Chasidic Yeshiva in Brooklyn, New York has received the highest grade on Israel’s difficult CPA audit exam.

Menachem Abramovitz, a Gerrer Chosid who currently lives with his family in Beit Shemesh, began studying accounting with his Rabbis’ blessings and advice.

The 29-year-old father of three gradated from Yeshiva Yagdil Torah in Boro Park. After getting married, he learned for around 5 years in the Mir Kollel, and is considered to be a close Talmid of Rav Asher Arieli.

The Israeli CPA exams have always been known to be grueling tests, especially the section focusing on audit – reportedly just 34 percent of the 100 who sat for the exam.

Menachem was informed last week that he had the highest grade on the July exam – earning a 79 in audit. He is set to be honored at The Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Israel (ICPAI) awards ceremony in Binyanei Hauma on February 4th, and was given the opportunity to address the crowd.

The accounting exams in Israel are intentionally created to be difficult, to maintain an adequate number of certified accountants in the workforce.

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)



  1. Mazel tov. Kol hakavod.
    B”H our Torah Yeshivos are doing just fine. No need for outsiders who hate us, to meddle in our mesorah.

  2. DrYidd, yes because the CPA profession is so uncommon by the Chassisdish oilim…don’t be ridiculous, every fifth Chassidishe yeshivisha graduate is an accountant and every sixth one is a CPA…

  3. GAON, you are an embarrassment to your moniker. studying AND ability are required. OVER HALF of those with weak secular education cannot recover later in life. sad but true

  4. Mazel Tov to Mr Abromovitz,
    It is beautiful to commend those that put their Gemara Kup to work!!

    Now let’s discuss facts. Yeshivas do teach and educate their students as needed to succeed in life.
    Education is very important in helping us determine and shape our future and is complimentary for one’s knowledge and wisdom.
    However, it is not the only way that a person gains knowledge and wisdom.
    People gain knowledge through experience as well, therefore, uneducated people too possess valuable knowledge which they have acquired through experience.

    There is no difference between educated and uneducated people when it comes to humanity.
    There are instances where educated people get inspired by uneducated people who influence them with a great sense of humanity.
    For example, an educated individual might have a Master’s degree however it was his mother who has never attended school who influenced his academic accomplishments.
    She taught her son important lessons by setting examples herself.
    Her son grew up and observed his mother working very hard to achieve simple goals and he followed her work hard ethics until he reached his goals in life.

    Millions around the world are deprived of an education and forced to find a way to survive through basic, hard labour and still achieve success in life!
    Through education one learns about theoretical concepts but what is important is how education provides ideas, boosts creativity and talent allowing one to apply the skills learnt correctly to their life leading to success.

    Now, a comment to Commissioner Elia,
    Commissioner, If your real intentions is to apply education so that ONE achieves success in Life, he or she become productive citizens to Society, allow the Yeshiva system to continue doing what they have been doing for decades.
    The Yeshiva system Educates and produces law abiding graduates that end up leading both successful and productive Lifestyles!
    We do not need to fix what ain’t broken!

  5. I would like to see who will graduate the Lumidim of Shas U’poiskem, that’s real Kol Ha’kovoed, What’s The BIG DEAL??????

  6. DrYidd, you are an embarrassment for sticking up for Moster who is a moser who loves to make noise and cause problems but doesn’t like to work too hard himslef. He just knows how to blame others for his issues.

    I’ve seen public school kids on the homeless on the streets, doing drugs, being losers or having jobs that don’t warrant education past second grade. So half of public school students also don’t recover at all at any stage in their lives.

    In my opinion basic English language skills and math should be taught in yeshiva, but that doesn’t necessarily guarantee success in business nor in life.