Yeshivat Kerem B'Yavneh

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Yeshivat Kerem B'Yavneh
Yeshivas Kerem B'Yavne.jpg
Yeshivat Kerem B'Yavneh is located in Ashkelon region of Israel
Yeshivat Kerem B'Yavneh
Yeshivat Kerem B'Yavneh
Coordinates: 31°49′06″N 34°43′21″E / 31.81833°N 34.72250°E / 31.81833; 34.72250Coordinates: 31°49′06″N 34°43′21″E / 31.81833°N 34.72250°E / 31.81833; 34.72250
CouncilHevel Yavne
Founded byRabbi Chaim Yaakov Goldvicht

Yeshivat Kerem B'Yavneh (Hebrew: ישיבת כרם ביבנה‎, lit. Vineyard in Yavne Yeshiva) is a youth village and major yeshiva in southern Israel. Located near the city of Ashdod and adjacent to Kvutzat Yavne, it falls under the jurisdiction of Hevel Yavne Regional Council. In 2017, it had a population of 499.[1]

History & Ideology[edit]

Beis Medrash of Yeshivas Kerem B'Yavne

Founded in 1954, Kerem BeYavneh was the first Yeshivat Hesder. The first Rosh Yeshiva of Kerem B'Yavneh was the renowned scholar Rabbi Chaim Yaakov Goldvicht. Following his retirement, Goldvicht was succeeded by Rabbi Mordechai Greenberg, himself an alumnus of the yeshiva, and Rosh Kollel.

Rav Mordechai Greenberg, Rosh Yeshiva of Kerem B'Yavne, dancing on Purim

Like all Yeshivot Hesder, Kerem B'Yavneh is a religious Zionist institution, advocating the position that the State of Israel is a concrete step forward in the coming of the final redemption. It also has an open outlook towards western culture, both with faculty holding university degrees and students attending university.[2]

Inside Yeshivas Kerem B'Yavne Beis Medrash during Rav Kav's shiur klali
Shiur Klali in Kerem B'Yavne

Structure and enrollment[edit]

Programs within the yeshiva include a Hesder track, a gap-year for overseas students, and a Kollel Rabbanut as well as a Kollel Ledayanut (a Kollel for training of religious court judges).

The yeshiva has an enrollment of around 300 students, including students from Israel and from overseas, most of whom reside in dormitories on campus. Overseas students come mainly from the United States, the United Kingdom, South Africa, and Canada, but also other countries.

Notable alumni[edit]

A number of the staff at Yeshiva University's Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary studied at Kerem B'Yavneh, including:


  1. ^ a b "Localities File" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. 2017. Retrieved 22 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Staff". Yeshivat Kerem B'Yavneh.
  3. ^ "Biography".

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