Yeshivat Keter Torah has formally merged its Lakewood school with its Deal branch after the Lakewood mosad was forced to close its doors due to a financial shortfall, as reported here on Matzav.com yesterday.
The difficult decision was made by the rosh yeshiva and founder of Yeshivat Keter Torah, Rabbi Mordechai Dabbah, after consultation with Rav Matisyahu Salomon, among others.
Those Keter Torah students wishing to attend the Deal branch have been enrolled there. Those Lakewood parents who wish to keep their children local are being assisted by Yeshivat Keter Torah, and specifically the dedicated menahel Rabbi Tzvi Zev Schwartz, in placing their children in other elementary boys schools in Lakewood.
The closure has affected approximately 150 boys.
It is not yet clear what the future holds for the Lakewood campus of Yeshivat Keter Torah located on Appolo Road.
The dire pecuniary state of Lakewood’s Yeshiva Bais Hatorah has not yet been resolved. 400 students of that school were displaced following a decision last week not to open the mosad until and unless a responsible budget is formulated.