Chevron Yeshiva Knesses Yisroel/Slobodka is expanding its magnificent campus in Givat Mordechai in response to an unprecedented demand for admission to the famed 135-year-old yeshiva. This z’man, the yeshiva admitted 200 bachurim of the approximately 1,000 that applied. As in the past, the new bachurim were selected based on their ability to continue in the rich tradition of the yeshiva to delve into the depths of learning and perhaps to emerge as one of the future Torah leaders of Klal Yisrael. More than 1,400 of the brightest young men from Eretz Yisrael and abroad study in the magnificent yeshiva campus.
To accommodate the many bachurim who wish to learn in the Chevron Yeshiva, a capital campaign was launched to construct 32 modern dormitory rooms on the fifth floor of the yeshiva building. An additional 32 rooms are in the process of being built on the sixth floor. In addition, the yeshiva expanded its huge dining hall. The yeshiva prides itself with a well-maintained modern campus that is praised by the student body and visitors to the Givat Mordechai home of the yeshiva.
Rav Yosef Chevroni, rosh yeshiva of the Chevron Yeshiva, explained that the decision to expand was not taken lightly, as “the yeshiva has always sought to limit admission to the most serious students, but of late the number of such applicants has dramatically increased.” He added: “It is encouraging to see so many bachurim who are looking for the ‘Slobodka derech’ of intense learning.”
The Chevron Yeshiva is known for having produced many of the leading gedolei Yisrael in Eretz Yisrael and America. The yeshiva recently marked the 50th yahrzeit of Rav Aaron Kotler, the founding rosh yeshiva of Bais Medrash Govoha, who studied in Slobodka. His son Rav Shneur studied in the Chevron Yeshiva.
Rav Chevroni thanked the many friends of the yeshiva in America who actively support the expansion program. “The yeshiva is extremely grateful to its supporters in many part of the world who appreciate the yeshiva’s legacy and its commitment to excellence today.” v