Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Yeshivat Hesder Hagolan launches Capital Campaign for campus expansion

Yeshivat Hagolan was founded in 1972 as the fourth Hesder yeshiva during the War of Attrition on the Golan Heights. The yeshiva was evacuated from its temporary quarters at Moshav Ramat Magshimim on the first day of the Yom Kippur War in 1973. Today the yeshiva’s library houses a memorial to the yeshiva’s 13 students who have fallen in the line of duty, including three of the original students who were murdered in a terror attack on the yeshiva in 1975.

Yeshivat Hagolan has played a vital part in increasing the population of the Golan Heights. Over 300 graduates have made their homes in the region upon completion of their studies. 70% of the rabbis and educators in the Golan Heights are Yeshivat Hagolan graduates and many others have assumed leading roles in the region as businessmen, directors, and farmers.

Golan Schwartz, Yeshivat Hagolan's new Director of Development was recently in New York, Columbus and Chicago to meet with YBA supporters. He explained the school's need for a capital campaign: "The yeshiva has outgrown its original Beit Midrash and student residence buildings built over 30 years ago. We plan to construct a new modern Beit Midrash building at the entrance of the campus, and to reallocate the present structure as a multipurpose facility use for our community outreach projects." 

Over 1,200 graduates of Yeshivat Hagolan serve in positions of leadership in every field of endeavor throughout the country. The yeshiva has produced many Torah scholars who have gone on to serve as rabbis and educators in communities in Israel and the entire world.

Planned new Beit Midrash building at Yeshivat Hesder Hagolan

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