Etzion News

An English E-Newsletter for Yeshivat Har Etzion Alumni 
 Nissan 5768


From the Desk of Dr. Meyer Brayer

A Project of the 40th Year Celebrations
of Yeshivat Har Etzion 
Two Publications
featuring Yeshivat Har Etzion and its Alumni


Dear Alumnus,


In the framework of the events of the 40th year anniversary of the Yeshiva, we are planning to publish two books. The first is a collection of articles about the unique path and worldview of the Yeshiva and its Roshei Yeshiva written by alumni. We are at an advanced stage of collecting articles from various alumni for this book.


The second book will be album-style and is intended to open a wide window into the world of the Yeshiva's alumni, both Hesder alumni and alumni from overseas. It will include memories from Yeshiva, as well as reflections on the influence of the Yeshiva on your lives and activities today. It is our hope that this book will include as many alumni as possible.


To ensure the success of the project, we need the cooperation of each and every one of you. To this end, we have prepared a short questionnaire, and we would greatly appreciate your taking a few minutes to fill it out and send it back to us at your earliest convenience.


After analyzing the data, we will decide how to proceed. We hope to conduct personal interviews, meet with various groups – such as a group of friends who live in the same community, a group teaching in the same yeshiva or midrasha, a group working in similar professions, brothers or fathers/sons who have studied in yeshiva, etc. We welcome your ideas and suggestions.


Due to time constraints, we will only be able to interview a small percentage of alumni and, therefore, in order to represent the entire corpus of alumni and not omit any interesting and important stories, we ask each of you - far and near - to please fill out the questionnaire and return it to us as soon as possible, together with a photo.

Keep in mind that some of the answers will be published in the book.


We would also be happy to hear your stories, experiences, memories in writing, as well as recommendations and ideas about alumni from your machzor or other machzorim who would be worthwhile to interview.


Please return the questionnaire to:

Yitzhak S. Recanati (Machzor Bet)

DeLama 12 Jerusalem 97237


Telephone for questions: 02-586-4331, 052-6202733


We look forward to your full and productive cooperation.


Chag Kasher V’Sameach!

Dr. Meyer Brayer

Yitzhak Recanati, Book Editor



Questionnaire for Yeshivat Har Etzion Alumni


Personal information:



Year/s in Yeshiva:


Family Status:

Children’s Names and Ages:

Army service (if applicable) – When and What:


Degrees (Where? Year graduated):

Current Employment (position and name of place):

Community Activities:

Full details of books or articles published:


Connection with Yeshivat Har Etzion:

  1. What accompanies you in your personal, professional or communal life from the Yeshiva?
  2. Your main hopes of the religious /Israeli/Jewish society. Your educational or social vision.
  3. Would you like to relay a message of any kind to the Yeshiva and its alumni?
  4. Would you like to send a bracha to the Roshei Yeshiva and send a message to them?
  5. Additional comments:


Contact Information:



Telephone (home):

Telephone (office):

Mobile phone:



Please send with a recent photo to:

Yitzhak Recanati

Address: 12 De Lama, Jerusalem 97237

Telephone for questions: 02-5864331, 052-6202733


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