Sunderland Talmudical College
The Sunderland Talmudical College (Hebrew: ישיבת שארית הפליטה נצח ישראל), popularly known as Sunderland Yeshiva, was founded in the city of Sunderland in the United Kingdom during the 1940s. It re-located to Gateshead in June 1988, albeit keeping its original name. In its early years it catered for students from North Africa. The student body currently (2007) numbers 100. Students are mainly English; however, there are also students from France, Switzerland and Belgium.
The first rosh yeshiva was Rabbi Zev Waltner. he was succeeded by Rabbi Shammai Zahn, with whom the yeshiva is most closely identified known as av hayeshive. The other rosh yeshiva Rabbi Zechariah Gelley, now of Washington Heights, worked closely with Rabbi Zahn in opening an ashkenazi wing in the yeshiva. The current rosh yeshiva is Rabbi Yankel Ehrentreu, and the head of kibutz is the known lamden Rabbi Avrohom Ehrentreu. The other members of faculty are R' David Zahn, R' Avrohom Chaim Zahn, R' Yaackov Abenson, R' Shmuel Wolf, R' Moshe Salamon, R' Yechezkel Erentreu and R' Shloimie Klein.
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