Yeshiva Gedolah Zichron Moshe

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Coordinates: 41°43′32″N 74°37′30″W / 41.72569°N 74.624966°W / 41.72569; -74.624966 Yeshiva Gedolah Zichron Moshe, also known as Yeshiva of South Fallsburg, is a private rabbinical college located in a rural setting in South Fallsburg, Sullivan County, New York.

During the 2006-2007 academic year, it had 181 students, a decrease from 191 during the previous year. As an Orthodox rabbinical college, all students are male.

Known colloquially as "Fallsburg", its students come from all over the United States, Europe and Israel. Following a stint in Fallsburg, students usually spend time in Israel, ideally in one of the many Brisker institutions there.[1] Rabbi Avraham Yehoshua Soloveitchik is known to accept a high percentage of Fallsburg's graduates.

The yeshiva is accredited by the Association of Advanced Rabbinical and Talmudic Schools, and offers the Bachelor's degree as well as first professional certification.


The yeshiva was first established as a Yeshiva and Mesivta in the Bronx, by Rabbi Yeruchem Gorelick, a faculty member of Yeshiva University for 40 years, and a former student of Radin. The Yeshiva was founded as a high school in 1969 under the name Yeshiva Gedola L'Mitzuyanim.He also established the Beth Jacob and Beth Miriam for girls. He also established the Beth Jacob and Beth Miriam for girls. Rabbi Gorelick, introduced his son Rabbi Chaim Ozer to be rosh yeshiva of the new yeshiva. Rabbi Chaim Ozer was a student of Rabbi Yosef Dov Soloveitchik, in kolel Brisk of Yerushalaim, famous for his outstanding academic achievements.[citation needed] Along with his son Rabbi Chaim Ozer he also brought his younger son Rabbi Tzvi Abba, who had also been learning in Brisk at that time.[2]

Leadership and Staff[edit]

The current rosh yeshiva (dean) is Rabbi Elya Ber Wachtfogel, son of Rabbi Nosson Meir Wachtfogel, the previous mashgiach ruchani of the Lakewood Yeshiva. The rosh yeshiva gives the primary shiur. Along with the rosh yeshiva is rabbi Isser Zalman Gorelick, himself a talmid of the rosh yeshiva, who gives a small shiur to younger students. The staff is supplemented by Rabbi Meir Kraweic author of Meirei Lev, Rabbi Avrohom Nosson Rosengarten, Rabbi Chaim Gershon Berzansky, and Rabbi Avrohom Miller. Rabbi Kraweic serves both as a shoel umeishiv during second seder, and gives a chabura once a week during morning seder. Rabbi Rosengarten and Rabbi Berzansky also serve as a Shoel umeishiv the second seder, and they give chaburos once a week to the older and younger stidents respectively. Rabbi Miller is shoel umeishiv during first seder.


  1. ^ "Yeshivath Zichron Moshe | (914) 434-5240". Retrieved 2015-08-02.
  2. ^ Elberg, Simcha (July 1969). "בעולם הרבנים והרבנות". Hapardes.

External Links[edit]

Official Website