CONSTRUCTION AND IMPROVEMENTS
When the talmidim returned to the Melohn Campus in Elul , they were greeted by several new improvements to the physical plant .
The Zichron Avinoam Mussar Hall , which serves as the daily beis medrash for the Mechina ( eighth grade ) and Ezras Nashim on Shabbos , was expanded to allow for sixty more talmidim to daven comfortably . New , state-of-the-art lighting and flooring were the finishing touches in this important project .
Outside the Yeshiva on the Beach 17th Street sidewalk , the first phase of bollards were installed , thanks to the New York State Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Services and our local elected officials . These metal-and-concrete bollards serve as barriers to prevent a vehicle from driving onto the sidewalk and putting pedestrians in harm ’ s way , Rachmana litzlan . The next several phases are projected to be completed before the spring , Im Yirtzeh Hashem .
In the Mesivta Beis Medrash currently used by grades 9 , 10 and 11 ( formerly known as the Waterview ), new flooring , lighting and air conditioning and heating systems were installed ; in addition , new restrooms , a coat room , and a kitchen were built or renovated . Exterior walkways were repaired and repaved as well . When the new Mesivta Beis Medrash is completed in the coming years , this facility will convert to a gymnasium and simcha hall .
More Kemach , More Torah , More Savings for Parents
This September , the Yeshiva re-joined the U . S . Federal food program after a hiatus of several years . Although the Yeshiva has always served three healthy and delicious meals every single day ( supper is for Mesivta and Beis Medrash ), it is now able to ensure that every talmid – regardless of family income – is served breakfast and lunch without charge . Each meal and menu is crafted under the careful direction of Mrs . Chana Florans , the Yeshiva ’ s indefatigable chef , and her capable staff . Launching this program required a major renovation and expansion of the Yeshiva kitchen to accommodate the thousands of additional daily meals being prepared . The children are thrilled and the parents are grateful , with the program saving them thousands of dollars a year . Most importantly , the rabbeim and teachers have reported a marked improvement in the behavior and attention span of talmidim who may have skipped meals in the past , or ingested a poor substitute of nosh , and are now arriving in class with full stomachs - and open minds , ready to learn and grow .
12 BEDARCHEI HATORAH WINTER 5782 / 2022