February 11, 2007
The Yeshiva K’tana of Waterbury will be holding its
2nd Annual Reception on February 11th at 1:00 pm
in the Main Ballroom at Bnai Shalom.
The reception will pay tribute to the twelve founding families of the Waterbury Jewish Community.

For more information about the Yeshiva K’tana or the reception please call 203.756.1800 or email:

Rabbi Kaufman’s Visit To Eretz Yisroel

February 5, 2007

Additional Pictures from Rabbi Kaufman’s visit to Eretz Yisroel

are in the photo album.

Rosh HaYeshiva’s Trip Continues

February 2, 2007

Rabbi Kaufman went to Tzefas and Teveria on Thursday visiting M’komos HaKedoshim.
Friday morning Rabbi Kaufman met with Hagoen Rav Elyashiv.
Rabbi Kaufman will be eating the Seuda tonight at the home of R’ Yisroel Majeski, following the seuda a T’u B’Shevat Tisch will be held by the home of R’ Yaakov Deutscher.

The Rosh HaYeshiva will be attending the tisch of the Toldos Avrohom Rebbe. The Rebbe personally invited Rabbi Kaufman and insisted Rabbi Kaufman comes and brings the bochrim.

Shabbos Chizuk at the Conneticut Grand Hotel

January 27, 2007
The Bochurim arrived at the Hotel at 12:30p.m friday. They had swimming from 1:30 – 3:00 . The pool was open for Yeshiva only during that time.

Davening began at 4:45 followed by an inspiring Kabolas Shabbos by Reb Ezzy Wartelsky with dancing.

The Friday night meal was unbelievable with Zemiros that can be heard throughout the hotel and of course divrie Torah said by Reb Ezzy and Moshe Levin.

The Bachurim then heard Divrie Torah from their Rabbim followed by an oneg and a speech from Rabbi Thaler.

The Shabbos morning seudah had more singing and Divrie Torah by Reb Avi Oberlander(mashgiach) and Tzvi Weg.

Rabbi Kalish spoke at Shalosh Sheudos followed by a question and answer session.

Rosh HaYeshiva continues his trip in Eretz Yisroel

January 27, 2007
On Friday the Rosh HaYeshiva met with Harav Nossen Tzvi Finkel Shlita, Rosh HaYeshiva of the Mir, he also met with Harav Glustien and Harav Aron David Shlita on Friday.
Friday night the Rosh HaYeshiva davened by the Kosel (escorted by IDF personnel) he then ate the Shabbos Seuda by Reb Yacov Metz, an alumni of the Yeshiva.

Shabbos morning the rosh hayehiva davend by harav don segal shlita and spoke by rabbi centers yeshiva in the afternoon.

Rosh HaYeshiva in Eretz Yisroel

January 25, 2007

Pictures from Rabbi Kaufman’s visit to Eretz Yisroel.
The mesibah was held in Yad Shlomo, Malot Dafnah. A very big thank you to Pinny Spira who arranged the event and Rueven Gross for the VIP treatment Rabbi Kaufman received in the airport.

Photo Courtesy: De-Vort, Inc.

Yeshiva K’tana to Attend Siyum Mishnayos

January 25, 2007

The 4-6th grade of the Yeshiva K’tana will spend this Shabbos in Montreal. They will be part of 500 boys that learned Mishnayos. Each boy had to learn at least 40 mishnayos, and tested. Accompaning the boys will be Rabbi Yehuda Brecher, menahel, Rabbi Baruch Levine, 6th Grade Rebbe and Mr. Ari Bousbib. “We are very proud of the boys” Rabbi Levine said, “and hope to see then continue growing into Talmidei Chachamim.”

Top Left (L-R) Mr. Ari Bousbib, Rabbi Baruch Levine, Rabbi Yehuda Brecher

Loading the cars for the trip to Montreal


Shabbos Auf Ruf

January 23, 2007

The Yeshiva will be hosting the Auf Ruf of Elchonan Shoff this coming
Shabbos, Pashas Bo. All are invited.

Chizuk Shabbos

January 23, 2007

The first year Bais Medrash Bochrim will be spending this Shabbos in
the Connecticut Grand Hotel. Rabbi Doniel Kalish, Rabbi Baruch Levine, Rabbi
Avi Oberlander (Mashgiach HaYeshiva) and Rabbi Ezzy Wartelsky will
join the Bochrim and offer them Chizuk over Shabbos. There will be
Shiurim, Onegs, Kumzits and a Melave Malka. Although the hotel is a
few miles away it is a change of scenery and focusing on these Bochrim.


Rabbi Levine will be spending the Shabbos in Montreal with the Yeshiva K’tana, not in the CT Grand.

Thank you Wtby-5 for pointing this out

YGW Goes to La Marais

January 23, 2007
Monday night the Yeshiva took the Bochrim in Beis Medrash who sold 15 tickets for the $100,000 raffle along with Mr. Joe Weissman to La Marais as a token of appreciation.
On Wednesday those in the High School that sold over 15 tickets will be going.(L-R) TINY, Simcha Wenger, Mr. Joe Weissman, Naftoli Sternbach, Refael Max, Yaakov Tikotzki, Avi Anderson, Eli Greenfield, Yisroel Wisniki, and many more who are not in the picture.

Photo Credit: Simcha Wenger.

Rosh HaYeshiva to go to Eretz Yisroel

January 21, 2007

The Rosh HaYeshiva, Rabbi Aaron Kaufman will be leaving to Eretz
Yisroel this week. The Rosh HaYeshiva will be meeting with talmidim of
the Yeshiva that are now learning in the Mir and various other
Yeshivas in Eretz Yisroel.

**Dorm Crisis**

January 20, 2007

Rabbi Kaufman will be meeting with parents of the Yeshiva in
Brooklyn,NY and Lakewood,NJ regarding Yeshiva’s dorm crisis. Yeshiva
had recent problems with their current dorms, and are planning on
buying the Carlton Tower but need to raise appropriate funds.

HaRav Mordechai Finkelman Visits Waterbury

January 17, 2007
HaRav Mordechai Finkelman, Mashgiach of Yesodei Yeshurin, Queens, NY will be visiting Waterbury today. HaRav Finkelman will be addressing the Yeshiva and the community after Mincha.

additional pictures in the photo album

Yeshiva Raffles off $1,000

January 17, 2007
The Yeshiva Gedolah held a raffle of $1,000 tonight in the main dining hall. The raffle was an incentive to the students to sell tickets for a larger raffle of $100,000. In order to be included in tonight’s raffle (of $1,000) students had to sell tickets.
The winner of the $1,000 raffle is Label Gerson!

Rabbi Sonnenschein Goes to Eretz Yisroel

January 14, 2007

We would like to wish a Tzeischem L’Shalom to Rabbi Yossi Sonnenschein
and Rabbi Tuli Braunstein. The Rabbeim will be going to Eretz Yisroel
for the week and will be back for Shabbos. We wish them much Hatzlacha
and hope they come back with some new faces.

Rabbi Cohen will also be going to Eretz Yisroel to recruit yungerleit
for the always expanding Kollel.

Lunch & Learn

January 11, 2007

This afternoon, Rabbi Avrohom Krohn, Magid Shiur in the Yeshiva gave shiur in a place a bit different than usual- in a pizza store. The Pizza Cafe instantly became his shiur room, and while the guys enjoyed the pizza, fries and other food, the warmth of the Torah was the most enjoyable part.

Rabbi Krohn with part of the shiur

Yeshiva K’tana History Project

January 11, 2007

The Yeshiva K’tana is always looking for fresh, new ways to educate the next generation. This week Waterbury News had the privilege to get in the door on their new project. We got a quick snapshot of Woodrow Wilson and Albert Einstein… or at least it seems so.

(L-R Woodrow Wilson, Albert Einstein)
The costumes look so real that you have to take a double look to tell who is the real Wilson and Einstein. Kol Hakavod to the Yeshiva K’tana’s unparalleled staff.

FYI: Woodrow Wilson was the twenty-eighth President of the United States (1913-1921). Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist widely considered one of the greatest physicists of all time. While best known for the theory of relativity ( E=mc2), he was awarded the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics.

Ingenious Production

January 10, 2007
Another short clip from Ingenious Productions.
Look out for the Rabbis video, Rabbis 3- coming very soon!

$100,000.00 Raffle Tomorrow

January 10, 2007

As previously reported on Waterbury News, Yeshiva will be holding a raffle, with the grand prize of $100,000.00. The deadline for the raffle is TOMORROW, so if you would like to be included in it, call 203-756-1800 NOW! Additionally, tickets are now at 10% off.

PEP/CSR to Offer EMT Course

January 10, 2007
Community Services and Resources(CSR), an organization formed in the community to asssist and act as a liaison between the hospitals, Medical Examiner’s office and the Jewish Community, together with Yeshiva’s PEP program will begin their first EMT course. The course will be given by American Medical Response (AMR), the City’s emergency medical response. AMR is known to work together with the Jewish Community, and had trained their EMTs and Paramedics with the customs and sensitivities towards the Jewish Community. We contacted Chaim Gewirtzman, a co-founder of CSR, he said “This is a real asset to the City and will offer the students much knowledge. We look foward to continue working with AMR in the future.”

Yeshiva to Expand Workout room

January 10, 2007

The Yeshiva Gedolah recently received new excercise equiptment to be added to their stocked work out room. A New Haven family moving to Eretz Yisroel donated the equiptment. Yeshiva might have to move the work out room due to the lack of space.

Yeshiva K’tana Suprises Rebbe

January 9, 2007
The 6th grade in Yeshiva K’tana pulled off a nice surprise today. This morning when their Rebbe, Rabbi Baruch Levine, the famous song writer, composer and newly announced singer walked into his class room he was blown away. The boys decorated the class room, and had a birthday cake ready for their Rebbe. Another surprise they pulled off was placing a picture of their Rebbe in a frame amongst the other pictures around the class room. Rabbi Levine places pictures of the present and past Gedolei Yisroel on the wall of the class, and placed between pictures is the boys in the class, letting them remember, they too can be a Gadol B’Yisroel.

Waterbury News Assists Yeshiva K’tana

January 6, 2007
We previously reported on Waterbury News that the Yeshiva K’tana was seeking donors for the Yedias Kloliyas Program. B”H thanks to our post two individuals are now sponsoring the prizes (a Shas and a bicycle).

HaRav Mandel to Give Shiur

January 2, 2007

HaRav Mandel, a Rebbe of Rabbi Doniel Kalish from Yeshiva of Far Rockaway/ Derech Ayson will be speaking in Yeshiva at 6:00 pm SHARP.

HaRav Mandel will be arriving at 3:00 pm to speak with individuals, to schedule an appointment contact Rabbi Doniel Kalish


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