By Chana Kastlebaum
Anticipation is building at Machon Basya Rochel Seminary as the finishing touches are being completed at its beautiful new facility in the Five Towns. The project, which has been completed at lightning speed, will enable the school to flourish and grow well beyond its current space and give girls from across the area the opportunity to experience the unique MBR education.
Mr. Alex Edelman, who founded the school in memory of his mother, Rose Edelman, is thrilled with the results. “This new campus is equipped with virtually every amenity available and is most appropriate for a world-class seminary like Machon Basya Rochel!”
The menahales, Rebbetzin Aviva Feiner, explains the school’s success: “From the start, we set out to rethink and redevelop a rich and refreshing kind of program that will give talmidos a solid foundation for life beyond seminary. Every part of the program is designed to be inspiring and meaningful in ways that few girls have ever experienced. B’ezras Hashem, we have seen so much hatzlachah! Our students are blown away by the power and impact of it. It is so enriching to be a part of a school where you can watch young girls growing and developing their Yiddishkeit every day.”
That hatzlachah is clearly seen when you look at the school’s amazing growth. In just three short years since its doors opened, MBR already has an impressive enrolment of 45 girls and that number continues to grow. Both the shanah alef and shanah bet tracks have become popular choices for girls of this age.
“Now, with our move into the new campus,” says mechaneches, Mrs. Debra Green, “we will be able to attract even more young women and turn MBR into a landmark of chinuch in America.”
To mark the momentous occasion, MBR is holding a chanukas habayis breakfast reception for the entire community to visit the beautiful new building and take part in the building campaign. The reception will take place this Sunday, October 28 at 10:00 a.m. at the new campus, 137 Lawrence Avenue in Lawrence. Rabbi Zechariah Wallerstein, a pioneer in the world of chinuch, will be the guest speaker. Please join Machon Basya Rochel and celebrate this important milestone this Sunday! v