As we countdown to Shavuos, we take a look at Elad’s blossoming community. According to Erev Shavuos 5777 figures released, there are 6,119 children in talmidei torah in the city, 2,912 talmidei yeshivos; yeshiva ketanos and gedolos.
In, addition, there are 1,884 avreichim studying in kollelim.
The largest yeshiva in the city is Torah B’Tifara founded by HaGaon HaRav Aharon Yehuda Leib Shteinman. The yeshiva is headed by HaGaon HaRav Yaakov Stefansky and today there are 530 talmidim. Second largest yeshiva is Knesset Yechezkel headed by HaGaon Rav Baruch Ettinger and there are 345 talmidim.
Elad is the younger chareidi with a younger community. Today, there are over 28 different talmidei torah for the litvish, chassidish and Sephardim, boasting 6,119 students between them.
Mayor Yisrael Porush stated “All of Elad exists in the zechus of the ‘hevel pihem’ of the tenokos shel beis raban, and our success us the thousands of avreichim involved in torah and our mezuzah is the bachurei yeshiva involved inבהוויות דאביי ורבא.
“This is our pride and our zechus and for me as mayor of a city of growing torah and chassidus, something is taking place in Elad – and “אין טוב אלא תורה .
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)