Philadelphia Yeshiva Selects New Mashgiach

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phillyYeshiva Gedolah of Philadelphia has selected a new mashgiach for the yeshiva. The position of mashgiach has remained vacant since the petirah in July 2008 of the beloved Rav Avrohom Golombeck zt”l, who served as mashgiach for many years. The new mashgiach is Rav Yisroel Dick, a talmid of the yeshiva and a popular rosh chaburah at Beth Medrash Govoha in Lakewood, NJ.

Yeshiva of Philadelphia, one of the prominent mekomos haTorah in the United States was founded in 1953 at the behest of the Lakewood rosh yeshiva, Rav Aharon Kotler zt”l. The yeshiva is currently led by the rosh yeshiva, Rav Shmuel Kamenetsky, who together with his fellow rosh yeshiva, lhbcl”c, Rav Elya Svei zt”l, raised a generation of talmidei chachomim and marbitzei Torah.

The two highest shiurim in the yeshiva are now given by Rav Yehudah Svei, a son of Rav Elya and a son-in-law of Rav Leib Bakst, rosh yeshiva of Yeshiva Ateres Mordechai in Detroit, and Rav Shalom Kamenetsky, son of Rav Shmuel and son-in-law of Rav Yisroel Meir Kagan, rosh yeshiva of Yeshiva Toras Chaim in Denver. Rav Shalom is well-known as one of the most well-spoken and knowledgeable young roshei yeshivos in the Olam Hatorah and his counsel is sought on many issues.

In addition to the passing of Rav Golombeck almost two years ago, the yeshiva sustained the loss last year of the rosh yeshiva, Rav Elya Svei zt”l, and Rav Yaakov Stefansky zt”l, a longtime maggid shiur at the yeshiva.

{Dovid Newscenter}


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  2. As always, we greatly appreciate these breaking news stories, which are so relevant and important to the greater Jewish community.

  3. Rabbi golumback zatzal and rabbi stefansky zatsal and reb elyi svei zatsal thats alot of losses of such great people in such a short period of time it is trully disturbing May Hashem make their replacement work well i.y.h. And may the great yeshiva and the gulumback and stefansky family which I know well have a nechumu not know any more tsar

  4. #2 Joely,

    If this dosent serve your interest, why-oh-why did you click the link and proceed to even comment on it??

    I guess every joke (if we’ll call it such) can have its truth!

  5. r’ yisroel dick is a huge talmid chochom and one of the up and coming gedolei hador. he is also a big tzadik and super humble . its worth a trip to philly just to meet him he learned in bmg and was a rosh chabura for many years .

  6. May the new mashgiach be successful in raising a new generation of tolerant , open minded talmidei chachamim who accept the famous chazal of nahara nahara upashtei.


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