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Revava - The Riva Koschitzky z"l Torah Enrichment Program

Yeshivat Har Etzion has long been known for excellence in Torah study. The yeshiva’s core curriculum is made up of traditional Talmud study, complemented by in-depth study of Tanakh, Halakhah and Jewish Philosophy. Yeshivat Har Etzion regards these complementary areas of study as a vital element in Torah education. They are the key to producing the kind of well-rounded, broad-minded Jews the world so desperately needs today – steeped in Torah, conversant in all areas of our tradition, yet able to fully engage with the modern world.


est. Sept. 5. 2010

Revava, the newly-established Riva Koschitzky z"l Torah Enrichment Program, aims to incorporate non-Gemara study that takes place in the yeshiva into one over-arching, organized framework that will maximize the value of these studies. The restructured program will improve the quality of instruction and ensure that all Har Etzion students, whether from Israel or abroad, benefit from the fullest possible range of topics and lecturers. Just as important, it will serve as a befitting memorial to an inspiring individual whose commitment to broad-minded Torah for the modern world melds naturally with the values to which Har Etzion aspires.

On September 5, 2010 (26 Elul 5770) Joel, Yedidia, Yekutiel and Amitai Koschitzky dedicated Revava: The Riva Koschitzky z”l Torah Enrichment Program in memory of their beloved mother and wife at a ceremony in the Yeshiva attended by the Roshei Yeshiva, Ramim, family and friends. Read more >>


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Riva Koschitzky z"l

Riva was born on August 19th, 1960, in Montreal, Canada to Joey and Annette Colton. Following her graduation from the Hebrew Academy of Montreal, she studied for a year at Michlalah-Jerusalem College in Bayit VeGan and continued on to Barnard College in New York where she graduated with a BA in Computer Science.

Riva married Joel Koschitzky in 1981, and together they made aliya from Toronto one year later. Riva lived in Israel for 27 years and died from breast cancer on December 19th, 2008. Riva is survived by her husband Joel and her three sons: Yedidia (Hesder machzor 37), Yekutiel (Hesder machzor 39), and Amitai.

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