Lakewood East

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Lakewood East
Hebrew: בית מדרש גבוה דאמריקא בארץ ישראל לייקווד
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32 Rubin St.
Established 2004
Rosh Yeshiva Rabbi Yaakov Eliezer Schwartzman
Affiliation Orthodox

Lakewood East, officially Beth Medrash Govoha of America in Eretz Yisroel (בית מדרש גבוה דאמריקא בארץ ישראל), is a yeshiva in Jerusalem headed by Rabbi Yaakov Eliezer Schwartzman,[1] son of Rabbi Dov Schwartzman and the eldest grandson of Rabbi Aharon Kotler,[2] founder of the Lakewood Yeshiva. It is officially a branch of the American yeshiva.


The Israel branch first opened in the Kiryat Itri neighborhood of Jerusalem. In 2004, it moved to its present location in Ramot.[3] It is composed of a senior beit medrash for post-graduate-level yeshiva students, along with a kollel.

In early 2015, the "Lakewood East" absorbed 28 Israeli students and gave them their own section of the yeshiva. The Israeli section has since grown and by June 2015 there were 44 students.[citation needed]

Rabbi Shlomo Wolbe, father-in-law of Rabbi Schwartzman,[4] was the mashgiach ruchani of Lakewood East until his death in April 2005.[5]


  1. ^ "Study at Beth Medrash Govoha". International Education Media. Archived from the original on 22 July 2011. Retrieved 28 December 2010. 
  2. ^ Schapiro, Moshe (8 September 1999). "An Inside Look at Lakewood of Eretz Yisroel". Dei'ah VeDibur. Retrieved 28 December 2010. 
  3. ^ Kahn, Betzalel (29 September 2004). "New Building for Yeshivas Lakewood-Jerusalem Dedicated". Dei'ah VeDibur. Retrieved 16 January 2010. 
  4. ^ Kahn, Betzalel (4 May 2005). "HaRav Shlomo Wolbe, zt"l". Dei'ah VeDibur. Retrieved 28 December 2010. 
  5. ^ Saltiel, Manny (2010). "Gedolim Yahrtzeits: 17 Nissan". Retrieved 28 December 2010. 

Coordinates: 31°49′23.08″N 35°11′37.6″E / 31.8230778°N 35.193778°E / 31.8230778; 35.193778