Beit El yeshiva
- For the ancient Sephardic and Yemenite yeshiva in the Old City of Jerusalem well known for the study of Kabbalah, see Beit El Synagogue
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The Beit El Yeshiva (Hebrew: ישיבת בית אל) is a Religious Zionist yeshiva situated in the Israeli settlement of Beit El, a community in the Binyamin region near Ramallah in the Israeli-controlled Area C of the West Bank.
The Yeshiva was founded in late 1977 by a group of students from the Mercaz haRav yeshiva in Jerusalem. The students originally lived on a nearby army base, but today the yeshiva has its own premises, and over 250 students enrolled. The rosh yeshiva (dean) is Rabbi Zalman Baruch Melamed.
Other educational institutionsEdit
The Beit El Yeshiva Center also includes:
- A yeshiva (religious studies) high school for boys (junior and senior yeshiva high school), Yeshivat Bnei Zvi, also known as Bnei Zvi Yeshiva Ketana (pre-yeshiva high school; ketana stands for "small")
- An ulpana (religious studies) high school for girls, Ulpanat Ra'aya
- An ulpana high school for girls "with a wide variety of studies", Tal Ra'aya
- A mechina pre-military program for young men
- "The Chief Rabbi of South Africa, Rabbi Warren Goldstein, is a graduate of the Beth El Yeshiva, the organization that founded and maintains Arutz Sheva."Goldstein, Rabbi Warren. "A Passover Message from the Chief Rabbi of South Africa". Arutz Sheva. Retrieved 1 April 2012.
- Official site, Bet El Yeshiva Center
- Arutz Sheva, 21/09/10