About Maran Rosh Hayeshiva zt"l
Maran Hagaon Rosh Hayeshiva Harav Chaim Yaakov Goldvicht, zt"l, was born in Jerusalem and educated from childhood in the age-old Jerusalem Yeshiva "Etz Chaim" under the spiritual leadership of the revered sage and Gaon, Rabbi Isser Zalman Meltzer, zt"l. Even when young, he already had acquired a distinguished reputation among the great Talmud scholars of the Jerusalem Yeshivot. All of his years in the Holy City were spent under the fatherly guidance of Rabbi Yitzchak Zev Soloveitchik, zt"l, the Brisker Rav.
In the year 5714, he was asked to establish Yeshivat Kerem B'Yavneh, and from its inception he served as its Rosh Yeshiva. Rav Goldvicht, zt"l, succeeded in establishing the Yeshiva to the degree to which it is now recognized among Yeshivot worldwide.