Shortly after the founding of the State of Israel, Rav Kook zt”l, and Rabbi Berlin zt”l, envisioned a Yeshiva that would combine the intensive Talmudic traditions of the East European bastions of learning with an atmosphere that would remain consistent with the lifestyle of the young State. Now in its fifty-third year, Yeshivat Kerem B’Yavneh has successfully blended these elements, and actively pursues programs to meet the spiritual needs of the State of Israel and the Jewish people. Kerem B’Yavneh has 450 Talmidim enrolled in its various programs. It tries to keep a proper mix between Israelis, who constitute two thirds of the student population, and those from overseas.The non-Israelis are mostly from North America, with a sizable group coming from England, Europe, South Africa, Brazil, and Australia. The Yeshiva has a system of Shiurim designed to integrate the overseas students, and offers parallel Shiurim on different levels for the students.