The list of important guests who have come to tour the new Durham campus of Mesivta Ateres Shmuel continues to grow as internationally acclaimed singer Yaakov Shwekey has announced plans for a concert at the new Durham Campus tomorrow.
Yeshiva Ateres Shmuel relocated its high school division from Waterbury to Durham this past September and the move to an impressive 50 acre campus has given the yeshiva an opportunity to expand its facilities for its 200 talmidim. A recently installed helipad provides easy access to the southeastern Connecticut campus for the many rabbonim and askanim who have expressed an interest in paying a visit to the yeshiva.
While people around the world wait in long lines to pack into Shwekey concerts in their local cities and venues, students at the Durham campus will be enjoying a private concert by Shwekey arranged by businessman Aryeh Weiss of Edison Healthcare. In addition to being a proud devoted financial supporter of the Yeshiva, Mr Weiss knows many of the boys and is deeply involved in their personal and spiritual growth.
“This is part of our vision of making the Durham campus one of the greatest places on earth,” said Weiss . “Having visitors of this caliber sends a clear message to the boys that they are an integral part of the future of the Jewish people.”
Monday’s appearance by Shwekey has already become the talk of the yeshiva and students are eagerly anticipating his upcoming visit.
Other notable visitors to the yeshiva have included Rabbi Binyomin Eisenberger and Rabbi Chaim Dovid Zwiebel, executive vice president of Agudas Yisroel of America. Rabbi Yaakov Hillel of Yerushalayim is expected to visit this week as well.
[TLS – Press Release]
Durham is somewhere in Lakewood?
Mark – Durham is in Connecticut, not far from Waterbury
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