Yeshivat Kerem B'Yavneh
Yeshivat Kerem B'Yavneh
|Founded by||Rabbi 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 2018, it had a population of 496.
History & Ideology
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.
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.
Structure and enrollment
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.
This article's list of alumni may not follow Wikipedia's verifiability policy. (February 2020)
- Zalman Baruch Melamed Rav and Rosh Yeshiva of Beit El
- Yisrael Ariel, Head of Machon Hamikdash
- Tzion Luz, Dayan on the Beit Din HaGadol of the Chief Rabbinate of Israel and formerly Av Beit Din in Be'er Sheva
- Yitzhak Levy, Knesset member and government minister
- Hanan Porat, Israeli politician
- Uri Bin Nun, director the Israel Electric Corporation
- Ephraim Mirvis, current Chief Rabbi of the British Commonwealth
- Eytan Feiner, rabbi of The White Shul in Far Rockaway, New York
- Zephaniah Drori, Rav and Rosh Yeshiva of Kiryat Shmona
- Ohad Moskowitz, successful Jewish singer
- Yigal Amir, assassin of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin
- Pesach Wolicki, Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshivat Yesodei HaTorah and associate director of CJCUC.
- Yona Metzger, former Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Israel
A number of the staff and rabbinic alumni at Yeshiva University's Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary studied at Kerem B'Yavneh, including:
- Meir Goldwicht, Rosh Yeshiva at Yeshiva University (RIETS)
- Mordechai Willig, Rosh Yeshiva at Yeshiva University (RIETS)
- Zvi Sobolofsky, Rosh Yeshiva at Yeshiva University (RIETS)
- Eliakim Koenigsberg, Rosh Yeshiva at Yeshiva University (RIETS)
- Aryeh Lebowitz, Rosh Yeshiva at Yeshiva University (RIETS)
- Baruch Simon, Rosh Yeshiva at Yeshiva University (RIETS)
- Howard Jachter, Dayan on the Beit Din of Elizabeth, Rabbi of Congregation Shaarei Orah, and Rebbe at Torah Academy of Bergen County
- Daniel Rapp, Rebbe at Yeshiva University (RIETS) and Dayan at Beth Din of America
- Rabbi Yonason Sacks, Rosh Yeshiva at Lander College for Men
- David Pahmer, Maggid Shiur at Yeshiva University (Stern College for Women)
- Meir Orlian, faculty member of the Business Halacha Institute
- Uri Orlian, rabbi of Congregation Shaarei Tefillah in Lawrence, New York
- Yaakov Trump, rabbi of Young Israel of Lawrence-Cedarhurst
- Steven Weil, the Senior Managing Director of the Orthodox Union.
- Efrem Goldberg, Senior Rabbi of the Boca Raton Synagogue
- Netanel Wiederblank, Maggid shiur at RIETS