Salford yeshiva relocates

A £2 million yeshiva building in Salford will cater for 100 teenagers.

Yeshiva L'Zeirim opened its new premises on Sunday at a ceremony attended by 1,000 people. Its current 50-pupil intake had outgrown a previous building, where a converted indoor swimming pool served as the study hall.

Known as a yeshiva ketana (minor yeshiva), its goal is preparing 15-to-16-year-old strictly Orthodox boys for the rigorous study methods employed at major yeshivot worldwide.

Building committee member Chagai Kahn said there were students from Belgium, France, Switzerland and Holland. The project has been funded mainly by local donors. Among guests at a fundraising dinner on Sunday was Rabbi Malkiel Kotler, who heads America's largest rabbinical college.

    Last updated: 2:54pm, April 27 2012