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Study at Beth Medrash Govoha

Beth Medrash Govoha was founded in 1943 as a Haredi institution by Rabbi Aharon Kotler. It is the largest Talmudical Academy in the United States. It is located in Lakewood Township, New Jersey. The college offers bachelors degrees and masters degrees in Talmudics.

Lakewood Yeshiva has a branch in Israel commonly referred to as Lakewood East, and is headed by Rabbi Yaakov Eliezer Schwartzman, the oldest grandson of Rabbi Aharon Kotler.

Lakewood Yeshiva offers Enrolment to more than 4, 000 students every year.

Profile of Beth Medrash Govoha

Beth Medrash Govoha is located in a large suburb, in Lakewood, NJ. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degree levels at Beth Medrash Govoha top out at the Post-Master's certificate.

Course Topics

The school tries to do a few things and do them well, and doesn't offer a huge range of majors. Students at Beth Medrash Govoha often study religion and philosophy.

Beth Medrash Govoha Selectivity

The admissions department at the school does not accept all those who apply.

Student Enrolment

Beth Medrash Govoha offers classes to 5, 205 students (4, 925 full-time equivalent). A very high share of students at the school are male.

Student Life

Beth Medrash Govoha does offer meal plans to students.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Beth Medrash Govoha is an institute for advanced Talmudic scholarship. Its primary objective is to produce Talmudic scholars. In the pursuit of this objective it also will provide a training ground for excellence in dedicated, highly educated, professional and lay community leadership. The growth and diversity of its Student Enrolment provide Beth Medrash Govoha with the ability to offer the broadest Talmudic curriculum available in any such institute in the world, providing its students with the opportunity to study almost any area in the widest spectrum of Talmudic study. Beth Medrash Govoha is dedicated to helping its students achieve the highest level of scholarship along with intensive commitment to academic excellence in every area of Talmudic Studies. Beth Medrash Govoha carries out its objectives through its graduate and undergraduate divisions and through its community based programs. The Beth Medrash Govoha Undergraduate Division is a preparatory five-year college for the Rabbi Aaron Kotler Institute for Advanced Learning. The undergraduate program is designed to provide the student with a thorough foundation in the basic areas of Talmudic knowledge according to the traditional model of Talmudic scholarship. The program also prepares the student to integrate this scholarly training into his personal and professional life. The Rabbi Aaron Kotler Institute for Advanced Learning, the Graduate Division of Beth Medrash Govoha, aims to promote advanced Jewish scholarship and research in classical Talmudic and cognate studies. In addition, it is concerned with professional orientation by providing programs to prepare these scholars as teachers and administrators in secondary Torah schools and institutions of higher Talmudic studies, as practicing Rabbis and as experts in Rabbinical jurisprudence. "

Beth Medrash Govoha Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Religion and Philosophy922Talmudic studies, theology

Contact: Beth Medrash Govoha

Beth Medrash Govoha

617 6th St

Lakewood, NJ 08701-2754

General Phone: (732) 367-1060

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