By COLlive reporter
Yeshiva Schools of Pittsburgh and Chabad of Western Pennsylvania closed on a significant building for the organization’s continued growth.
New Light Congregation, a conservative temple since 1955, was based in Squirrel Hill, the heart of the Pittsburgh Jewish community. It had seen its membership drop over these past years, and in November relocated to a smaller location.
“We had been in touch with the congregation’s leadership over the past year regarding our interest in the property,” said Rabbi Yisroel Rosenfeld, Dean of Yeshiva Schools and Head Shliach of Western Pennsylvania.
“As Yeshiva School’s enrollment is approaching close to 500 students the school has simply run out space. Our combined boys and girls campus houses approximately 44,000 sqft and is completely maxed out,” continued Rosenfeld.
Shlomo Jacobs, President of Yeshiva stated, “This building’s close proximity to our girls campus, will ensure that our Early Learning Center, elementary, and girls high school has room for further growth.
Yeshiva Schools of Pittsburgh is the largest and oldest Jewish day school in Pittsburgh serving over 470 students in grades PK-12. This network of private schools is widely recognized throughout the country for its academic excellence in both secular and Judaic studies.
Jacobs said that the building will also serve the outreach work of Chabad of Pittsburgh, led by Rabbi Yisroel and Chani Altein, who have been using space on the girls’ campus for their weekly minyanim, classes, and Hebrew school.
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