New Dining Room for American Bochurim at Mir Yerushalayim

Wednesday August 22, 2012 6:09 PM - 11 Comments

mir-yerushalayimYeshiva Mir-Yerushalayim, the largest Torah institution in the world with over 7,000 talmidim, continued to thrive under the leadership of Rav Eliezer Yehuda Finkel, the rosh yeshiva, who filled the position of his father, the beloved Rav Nosson Tzvi Finkel zt”l, who was niftar earlier this year.

This zeman, a number of changes have been made at the yeshiva to accommodate its exponential growth.

The yeshiva has experienced overcrowding, especially in the dining room. Lunch is generally served in two shifts, because, at that time, many avreichim eat in the dining room as well.

However, some American talmidim have complained that by the time they got down to the dining room, the food ran out.

Therefore, only registered students of the yeshiva will be able to enter the dining room, preventing those who are not enrolled from partaking of the yeshiva food.

Also, a third shift will be opened to accommodate new talmidim who as of yet have not found a seat in the dining room.

In addition, a new dining room for the American talmidim will be opened in the nearby Zvhil Yeshiva building, where those possessing a card will be granted entrance.

Another interesting development this zeman is that in the Bais Yeshaya bais medras, a chaburah of chassidishe talmidim are learning Daf Yomi as part of the regular yeshiva sedorim.

Earlier this year, Matzav.com first reported on an effort by askonim to address the yeshiva’s debt involved the launching of a worldwide campaign by askanim and friends of the yeshiva. During the campaign, noted baal tzedakah Reb Shlomo Yehuda Rechnitz of Los Angeles donated $5 million to the yeshiva.

Matzav.com also shared some fascinating statistics about the yeshiva from earlier this year. Please note that these numbers have changed slightly since then:

Number of talmidim: 7,200

Number of botei medrash: 20

Number of staff members: 200+

Number of pieces of shnitzel served on Wednesdays: 10,000+

Number of students served lunch every day: 6,000

Monthly budget: 10,000,000 NIS

Monthly stipend budget: 3,000,000 NIS

Yearly budget: 120,000,000 NIS

In other news, the Los Angeles community is preparing to welcome Rav Eliezer Yehuda Finkel, who will arrive there on August 30, together with his mother, Rebbetzin Leah Finkel, and his uncle, Rav Nachman Levovitz, for a Shabbos of Chizuk and breakfast reception.

On August 29, the Lakewood, NJ, will host a dinner for Mir Yerushalayim at Lake Terrace Hall. Rav Eliezer Yehuda Finkel will make a special trip from Eretz Yisroel to participate in the event.

{Andy Heller-Matzav.com Newscenter}

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11 Responses to “New Dining Room for American Bochurim at Mir Yerushalayim”

1. Comment from MM Nofshoch
Time August 22, 2012 at 7:40 PM

This article is not too clear. Why a special room for American’s? Is it fancier? Do you pay extra to go? An Israeli can;t enter? What about a Canadian?

2. Comment from shortcut
Time August 22, 2012 at 8:30 PM

please let me know the address of the Mir Yeshivah so that I can send them a check.

3. Comment from Kavod Hatorah
Time August 22, 2012 at 9:42 PM

This is mamesh amazing! How were they zoche from all the Yeshivo’s, to grow to be the largest? The most Bnei Torah? Unbelievable! Hatzlacha veiter!

4. Comment from Shimon
Time August 22, 2012 at 10:35 PM

I can’t imagine how in the world they mannage to collect so much money… 30 million dollars a year!! That’s mind boggling!

5. Comment from yehuda
Time August 22, 2012 at 11:11 PM

send in your checks & donations today so they don’t C”V need to says Veis MIR (whats going to be)

6. Comment from jewish pride
Time August 23, 2012 at 1:01 AM

Kol Hakavod to Reb Eliezer and his Imma, Leah who is accompaning him to raise funds in the US.

7. Comment from mosheyitzchok
Time August 23, 2012 at 1:40 AM

#4
you are right! Just comes to show tat there IS enough money to support our Yeshivos we just need the will to do so.

8. Comment from http://learningshas.blogspot.com/
Time August 23, 2012 at 2:29 AM

#7. on whom do you mean when you say WE? a lot of people in the ‘we’ can’t afford to try to cover their 30 million dollars, its hard enough paying yeshivah to tuition to the places where our kids go.

9. Comment from Abe
Time August 23, 2012 at 7:15 AM

may the yeshiva be successful

please post an address where people like me can send a donation

10. Comment from Ja
Time August 23, 2012 at 11:07 AM

5227 New Utrecht Ave.
Brooklyn N.Y. 11219

11. Comment from Shmuel
Time August 26, 2012 at 2:44 AM

One man donated $5m(!) and you’ve convinced yourself that all’s well, there’s plenty of money to go around?

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