Sunday, May 19, 2013


The Volozhin Yeshiva, formerly in Russia, presently in Belarus, is also known as Etz Chaim Yeshiva.

In a publication by Genrich Agranovsky and Sid A. Leiman, there are "Three Lists of Students Studying at the Volozhin Yeshiva in 1879" (filed in the Lithuanian State Historical Archives, Vilnius, LVIA, F. 381, Ap. 19, B.649)

The information, in PDF format, is found at:


List 1--in Hebrew (pp. 14, 15)
Lists 2, 3--in English (pp. 16-23)

Some List #2 surnames:

Levin, Mindlin, Zaks, Dolginov, Lokshin, Epshtein, Shkhot, Yudelevich, et al

Some List #3 surnames:
Kovner, Ratner, Dymant, Levin, Vainberg, Izrailit, Kunkes, Berman, et al

Please see the publication for additional names and information.