New Chaburah for “Senior Yungeleit” Forms at BMG in Lakewood


rav-elimelech-willnerThis zeman, Beth Medrash Govoah in Lakewood, NJ, America’s largest makom Torah, is initiating a new chaburah for “senior yungeleit,” those at or around retirement age who have settled in Lakewood.

In recent years, quite a number of older bnei Torah have settled in Lakewood to be near their children. Yet other older bnei Torah have spent their lives in Lakewood and continue their growth in Torah and avodah in the wonderful environment of the Ihr Hatorah.

This zeman, a new chaburah geared for these men will be established at the Forest Avenue Bais Medrash of the Kleinman Family Campus of Beth Medrash Govoha and will be led by Rav Elimelech Willner, former longtime maggid shiur at Mesivta of Long Beach.

The limud of the chaburah will be the perek of Rav Eliezer Demilah in Maseches Shabbos during morning seder and second seder. The chaburah learning for first seder will begin each day at 9:15 a.m. and conclude at 12:30 p.m. Second seder will begin with Minchah at 3 p.m. and conclude at 5:15 p.m.

The chaburah is open to anyone who wishes to join, both talmidim of the yeshiva and others who have moved to Lakewood and wish to join Beth Medrash Govoha.

This chaburah at the Kleinman Family Campus will be another facet of the resounding kol Torah that is heard in that bais medrash daily. The bais medrash and campus will now boast a prestigious chaburah of veteran lomdei Torah – a chaburah that wasn’t even on Beth Medrash Govoha’s radar screen when the campus opened less than two years ago in November of 2009. That such a chaburah is being established on the Kleinman Family Campus reflects the Kleinmans’ dedication to Torah in general and their respect for Bais Medrash Govoah in particular, and its formation will surely be a zechus for Mr. and Mrs. Elly Kleinman’s parents and in-laws, in whose memory the campus is dedicated.

For more information or to join the chaburah, contact Rav Willner at 732.901.0565 or 516.238.6056.

{ Newscenter/First reported in Yated Ne’eman-USA}


  1. Many years ago, in the early days of BMG, under Rav Kotler, ZYA, there was also such a chaburah. My great-grandfather left his buisness every Chodesh Elul to learn in the Yeshiva, when he was in his 60s and beyond. Yasher Koach to BMG for continuing this legacy of the Rosh HaYeshiva, Zichrono L’vracha!

  2. Chicago has something similar: the long-established Kollel Orech Yamim of the CCTC (Chicago Center for Torah and Chesed): for senior men, Shiurim by HaRav Pinchas Eichentein SHLIT”A and Chavrusos.

  3. What about a hook-up via the Internet to broaden the scope of particpation in this most noteworthy idea.

    To Mikadesh the Internet.