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Torah Jews & American Conservatism

A Tikvah Institute for Yeshiva Men | New York City | August 14-August 18, 2017 / 22 Av-26 Av, 5777

Rabbi Aaron Kotler

Beth Medrash Govoha

Rabbi Aaron Kotler is the president of the Beth Medrash Govoha (BMG), also known as the Lakewood Yeshiva. BMG has some 7,000 students and 13,000 alumni, many of whom are leaders and builders of Jewish communities worldwide. The yeshiva is the engine of growth for the community of Lakewood, N.J., helping it leap from New Jersey’s 20th largest municipality to the 7th. As Lakewood has grown, Rabbi Kotler has been active in public policy matters, serving on various boards devoted to the expansion of regional health care, transportation, housing, education, and economic development. He is the son of Rav Shneur Kotler zt"l and grandson of Rav Aharon Kotler zt"l.