The Lubavitch yeshiva building expansion was completed “over budget”…for good reason

The Lubavitch yeshiva building expansion was completed “over budget”…for good reason

Parents, supporters and friends of the Lubavitcher Yeshiva gathered on Crown Street on Motzei Shabbos for an event celebrating Chanukas Habayis in the new building expansion. Rabbi director Yossi slowly They explained why they were “very proud to have completed the project over budget.” Full story, photos and video

By COLlive reporter

Families, supporters and friends of the Lubavitcher Yeshiva gathered on Crown Street in Motzei Shabbos, Chof Cheshvan, for an event celebrating Chanukas Habayis in the new building expansion.

The warm and elegant Melava Malka event was hosted in the school’s spacious new gymnasium, with elegant long tables and glowing candles as befits a Melava Malka.

singer Abraham Faridwho proudly pointed out during the evening that he has two grandchildren learning at the school, performed a niggunim song from the heart.

Rabbi Joseph SimpsonThe dedicated director has long spoken of tchov cheshvan, the birthday Ruba Rishabwho was the founder of Tomchei Temimim, said that his mazala and blessings were bestowed upon all the parents and supporters of the yeshiva.

Rabbi Simpson noted that when people talk to him about the new building, they mention, “Not how pretty the building looks…while it is pretty. But everyone talks about speed and how quickly the building will be built.”

Rabbi Yossi slowlywho led the construction project, received a standing ovation for his continued dedication in ensuring construction was completed in just one year, a tremendous accomplishment considering the original plans called for an 18-24 month timeline for completion.

Rabbi Langsam noted that the opening of the building takes place 12 months after the historic foundation stone was laid last year in the Chev Chevan.

He added: “This project is nothing less than a miracle.” “It is only because of the Rebbe’s courage, because… To your pine tree It was impossible. The original plan for the building was 18 to 24 months. But we knew the boys needed the building to start the new school year.

Langsam said the dilemma was to build the much-needed expansion while causing as little disruption as possible to the children learning at the religious school.

“In real estate, the expression is to complete a project ‘on time, and on budget.’” Our project was completed “early and over budget,” he said. “We are very proud that we went way over budget.”

He explained that after numerous reviews of the planned 21,000-square-foot expansion, they began the project. “Once we got deeper into the project, we realized we could squeeze in another 10,000 square feet,” he said.

“We had no idea how to pay for it, but we went Lechachila Arreber, and planned to expand 30,000 square feet. The budget rose from $7.5 million to over $10 million.

The building was also a source of pride and honor for the entire community, Langsam said.

“100 percent of the money raised for this project came from the Crown Heights community, a younger demographic,” he said. He said he witnessed the number of people stopping, looking and smiling as they passed the building heading to Crown Street and Albany Avenue in the heart of Crown Heights.

“You can see that the residents are proud to see a beautiful yeshiva building rising in the middle of Crown Heights,” he said.

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Video: Replay of the entire event

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