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1 Teves 5761 - December 27, 2000 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly








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Yeshivas Dvar Yerushalayim Celebrates Thirty Years of Kiruv
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

A gala Succos banquet was held recently at the new Dvar Yerushalayim campus in Jerusalem's Har Nof neighborhood with the participation of Rav Boruch Horowitz, the rosh yeshiva. The banquet marked the 30th anniversary of the Jerusalem Academy of Jewish Studies Dvar Yerushalayim. Rav Horovitz also attended a 30th anniversary melave malka in Manchester on motzei Shabbos Vayeitzei. On his trip to England, Rav Horovitz spoke in the Central, Holy Law, Stonecourt, Ohel Torah Synagogues. On the preceding Shabbos, his son, Rav Yehuda Aharon, was speaker and `scholar in residence' for Jewish students at Cambridge University.

Rav Boruch Horovitz was born in 1930 in Frankfurt, where his grandfather had served as chief rabbi. His father, Abba Horovitz, a lawyer, brought his family to London before the outbreak of the Second World War. Boruch studied in yeshivos in Gateshead and Israel. After continuing his studies at Gateshead Kollel, he was appointed rav of Manchester's Central Synagogue in 1957.

While in Manchester, he become a dayan on the Manchester Beth Din and actively worked with youth, serving as student chaplain. In 1970 he set about working to make his dream a reality: to create a yeshiva for students who knew no Hebrew. With financial backing from the Hubert family of St. Annes, the yeshiva opened in a small building in Sanhedria, Jerusalem.

Five years ago, the yeshiva moved to a large campus in Har Nof, where students from all over the world study Jewish philosophy and current affairs as well as the traditional yeshiva syllabus.

A government-approved ulpan is also offered at Dvar Yerushalayim. Sports facilities, a gym and swimming pool, are also being planned.

For more information contact Rav Horowitz at telephone 00-972-2- 6522817 or fax 972-2-6522827 or


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