Yeshivas Dvar Yerushalayim Celebrates Thirty Years of
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.