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.

Beginnings[edit]

The yeshiva was first established as an Elementary Yeshiva in the Bronx. The Yeshiva was founded as a high school in 1969 under the name Yeshiva Gedola L'Mitzuyanim. Rabbi Yerucham Gorelick, who established the yeshiva, 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[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. Rabbi Tzvi Abba Gorelick, was also rosh yeshiva for many years until his death on May 1, 2010. Following Rabbi Gorelick's death, some of his administrative responsibilities where passed on to his son-in-law Rabbi Ephraim Sher who assumed the title Nasi HaYeshiva (President). Rabbi Elya Ber Wachtfogel has been accused of shielding alumni from accusations of child sexual assault.[3]

The Yeshiva also includes a pre-school as well as an Elementary School. The high school was closed in (approx.) 2011. Rabbi Aaron Dov Solomon works there.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Yeshivath Zichron Moshe | (914) 434-5240". www.campusexplorer.com. Retrieved 2015-08-02. 
  2. ^ Elberg, Simcha (July 1969). "בעולם הרבנים והרבנות". Hapardes. 
  3. ^ Vos Iz Neis http://www.vosizneias.com/35890/2009/07/29/south-fallsburg-ny-fallsburg-yeshiva-vigorously-denies-it-has-welcomed-acused-abuser/. Retrieved 17 September 2016.  Missing or empty |title= (help)

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