The students of Bais Menachem Youth Development Program, formerly of Wilkes-Barre, are enjoying their new Pocono campus, with many on-site resources and opportunities. A new shechita class was recently started.
Bais Menachem Youth Development Program’s new home in the Pocono Mountains is living up to expectations. The 53-acre campus is providing bochurim with access to a diverse array of on-site resources and opportunities.
One of the initial exciting projects taken on by bachurim was the building of a chicken coop which currently boasts three residents. The chickens are tended to by the bochurim and eggs are collected daily. Recently, talmid-shaliach Eliyahu Ezagui began a class teaching the laws of shechita and concerning the shechita knife. Participation in the class has been tremendous with many more bochurim than expected.
In addition to the inground pool, soccer & baseball fields, basketball & volleyball courts, the campus boasts an indoor gym & basketball court. Bais Menachem staff member, R’ Levi Blizinsky, teaches a twice-weekly MMA class there to a very large & interested group of bochurim. The class emphasizes discipline and the putting forth of full effort towards a goal.
One of the best parts of the new facility is the abundance of indoor spaces. Several spaces, such as the music room & computer lab have been dedicated by the yeshiva itself. The other spaces were given to the bochurim to establish as they wished. These now include a leather-working studio, a music recording studio, a photography room with traditional film developing equipment, a canteen, an art studio and more.
Talmid-shaliach Moshe Levy teaches computer programming four afternoons a week and has procured a wealth of equipment for the bochurim to learn on.
This year’s bochurim have also been given the opportunity to learn construction, auto-mechanics and work with horses on a regular basis.