Exciting new developments are underway at the Waterbury Yeshiva’s new Durham Campus, in Durham, Connecticut with plans set to break ground on a massive new dining room right after Pesach.
Energy at the yeshiva has been at an all time high since the mesivta relocated from Waterbury to a spacious 55 acre campus in Durham this past fall. The influx of Gedolim and Jewish community leaders who have visited the yeshiva at its new location has given students an extra boost of self confidence and has cemented the yeshiva’s place as a warm and nurturing makom Torah that allows every talmid to maximize his potential.
No longer the best kept secret in the metropolitan New York area, Yeshiva of Waterbury’s Mesivta at the new Durham campus is expected to double in size over the next three years and the new state-of-the-art dining complex will be large enough to serve over 1,200 meals daily.
Currently students are eating in a makeshift dining room, with food trucked in from the yeshiva’s Waterbury facility on a daily basis. The new dining complex will allow students and faculty to enjoy freshly cooked meals and will also serve four Torah learning camps that will be utilizing the facility during the summer months.
As many boys from communities across the United States and elsewhere came to find the Mesivta as a place to continue their high school years to attain their potential under the leadership of Rav Ahron Kaufman Shlita and Rab Doniel Kalish Shlita, many community leaders began to recognize the integral role that the Mesivta is playing in today’s society. “Every community and every yeshiva is represented at our new Durham campus” said Rabbi Moshe Leizerson, Executive Director of the New Durham Campus. “With new Talmidim arriving weekly, we only want to make sure that they feel at home and that we allow them to live up to their potential.”
Arrangements are being made for the supporters and contributors to the Yeshiva to be flown up by helicopter from JFK and downtown Manhattan.
Meetings to finalize the plans for the new dining room were held before Pesach by the recently formed Durham Campus Committee. Momentum continues to build for this next step in the development of the massive Durham property which has catapulted to fame because of its service to the Jewish community worldwide. A recent visit by Rav Yaakov Hillel brought brochos from the Tzadik to the success of the Yeshiva, and specifically the New Durham Campus.
Video – Rav Yaakov Hillel visits New Durham Campus: