January 16, 2017 2:56 pm at 2:56 pm #619026Shraga18Participant
The past few weeks we’re being flooded with stories (which look more like advertisements) for the “new and amazing new Durham campus” of a yeshiva. Dignitaries visiting, now a yaakov shwekey concert…
What’s this all about? Why is there such a heavy and obvious marketing campaign going on for a yeshiva? Is this just to try and elicit donations for the yeshiva?January 16, 2017 3:00 pm at 3:00 pm #1209251
Exactly! Everyone knows Durham is in the North of England, just 15 miles south of the Angel.January 16, 2017 3:56 pm at 3:56 pm #1209252–Participant
No, it’s in North Carolina, just outside of Raleigh.January 16, 2017 5:20 pm at 5:20 pm #1209253
Actually it’s about 25 minutes NNE of New Haven, CTJanuary 16, 2017 5:22 pm at 5:22 pm #1209254
new haven…now that’s a little town with some big baggage….January 16, 2017 6:02 pm at 6:02 pm #1209255
OK. So what’s happening there?January 16, 2017 6:50 pm at 6:50 pm #1209256
New Haven…my birthplace and also (unfortunately) that of former President George W Bush.
It was a great place to grow up and live in the 50s and 60s, many shuls, butchers, bakeries, delis, yeshivos, day schools, JCC serving 30,000 Jews. All gone with white flight in the late 60s and early 70sJanuary 16, 2017 7:17 pm at 7:17 pm #1209257golferParticipant
Thought this was one of those geography game threadsJanuary 16, 2017 8:29 pm at 8:29 pm #1209258
Yeshiva Ateres Shmuel of Waterbury (CT) had to move their facility from Waterbury to Durham. The yeshiva which does look for “only the best boys” now have a larger facility to expand. They are trying to publicize that fact.January 16, 2017 9:54 pm at 9:54 pm #1209259
MAJOR CORRECTION TO WHAT I WROTE: That should have read “they do not only look for the best boys”. They open there doors to anyone they think will benefit from their yeshiva. Sorry for not rereading before clicking send post .January 16, 2017 10:41 pm at 10:41 pm #1209260
The high school in Waterbury was located in the old Conservative synagogue that closed decades ago. The neighborhood is lousy (I say this having owned 3 businesses in Waterbury, various 3 family houses on Cooke St and even taught Sunday School in the Orthodox shul more than 40 years ago.
I would not feel safe letting my adolescent/teen son dorm in this neighborhood, use the parks, shops, etc.
So, they bought 50 acres in the sticks for a new high school campus. It’s fine for a self-contained campus but will not be suitable for development into a frum neighborhood.January 16, 2017 11:46 pm at 11:46 pm #1209261
well i have a son there presently and i can’t say it is without some anxiety. but he is in new haven, not waterburyJanuary 17, 2017 12:20 am at 12:20 am #1209262
I moved out of New Haven in 1988, but still have property there and appear in court there regularly. My mother remained until 2013 so I was in town at least 3 times a week. It’s not great, but far better and safer than Waterbury.
Sorry, that Mrs. CTL has been so unwell this past year or we’d figure a way to host your son.January 17, 2017 12:21 am at 12:21 am #1209263
We’re slowly getting there….
So they’ve moved a whole set of institutions (Yeshiva ketana, mesivta, beis medresh and kollel) to a new campus in a different town?January 17, 2017 12:29 am at 12:29 am #1209264
he says it is gloomy. and somewhat desolate.
i wish the Mrs. was well enough to host him even you didn’t 🙂
i had thought about how much he would enjoy your grounds and figured it was too bad i didn’t have your name. i also thought it was too bad you didn’t have his 🙂
thanks for the thoughts…January 17, 2017 4:25 am at 4:25 am #1209265anonymisssParticipant
What happens to the community now?January 17, 2017 7:01 am at 7:01 am #1209266
They did not move all the divisions so the community is still there.January 17, 2017 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm #1209267
The community isn’t moving, the high school is. The community is dependent on both the former UCONN branch campus they got for a song, seriously depressed housing prices and easy commutes to Hartford, Danbury, Bridgeport, and New Haven. I have a cousin living there who bought cheaply 7 years ago and commutes to an engineering position in Danbury. The community is not centered in the Cooke St area near what was the high .school building
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