Video, Photos: Opening of Beth Medrash Govoha’s New Kleinman Campus


bmg-kleinman-campus[Video and photos below.] Beth Medrash Govoah in Lakewood, NJ, is readying to open the yeshiva‘s third and newest campus, the Kleinman Campus at Eleventh Street and Forest Avenue. The Kleinman Campus was acquired by the yeshiva through the generous support of  Mr. and Mrs. Elly and Brochie Kleinman, and is eternally dedicated in memory of Mr. Kleinman’s father, R’ Avrohom Kleinman z”l and Mrs. Kleinman’s father, R’ Mendel Indig z'”l

The Kleinman Campus will house a number of botei medrash; numerous shiur and chaburah rooms; libraries; offices for the yeshiva‘s hanhalah, rabbonim and poskim; the yeshiva‘s Machon Mishnas Rav Aharon, which publishes the seforim of Rav Aharon Kotler zt”l and Rav Shneur Kotler zt”l; the yeshiva‘s Torah Links affiliate through which hundreds of yungeleit and their wives reach thousands of Yidden; two parking lots; service facilities; and more.

The first of the new botei medrash to open on the Kleinman Campus will be the large Eleventh Street bais medrash building, which is scheduled to open this week for the upcoming of the winter zeman.

Rabbi Aaron Kotler, CEO of Beth Medrash Govoha, in a report in Yated Ne’eman this past week, stated that the yeshiva enlisted the help of R’ Dov Gluck and R’ Raphael Zucker, members of the yeshiva‘s Executive Committee, both of whom gave countless hours and invested great resources in the acquisition of this new campus. Mr. Howard Tzvi Friedman, fellow member of the yeshiva‘s Executive Committee, was also instrumental in the creation of this campus, as were the other members of the yeshiva‘s Executive Committee.

The building can serve approximately 1,000 talmidim – 650 in the main bais medrash, in addition to the side botei medrash and chaburah and shiur rooms, both downstairs and upstairs. 

It was announced today that the shaar limudim of Bais Eliyahu will be learning in the new Forest Avenue bais medrash, while the shaar limudim from the Fifth Street bais medrash will now be in Bais Eliyahu. Prior bodedim of Bais Eliyahu will have a choice to remain or to move to the new Forest Avenue bais medrash.

The chaburos in Bais Eliyahu will remain there for one more year, until Bais Aron, which is under construction adjacent to Bais Shalom, is ready next Sukkos. The entire Bais Eliyahu olam will relocate there. The “non-yeshivishe mesechtachaburos will all be on Ninth Street once that takes place; the “yeshivishe mesechtos” chaburos will be on Seventh Street and on the new Kleinman Campus at Eleventh Street.

For video of the new campus, click below:

For photos of the new campus, see below:

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{ Newscenter/Some information for this report was provided by Yated Ne’eman }