Oct 24, 2013
Family Opens Learning Spot

A Crown Heights family decided to open a learning venue in the basement of their home. The neighbors are all for it.

By COLlive reporter

Learning on demand.

In response to a growing demand for proper places to learn Torah in the Crown Heights neighborhood, one family has decided to transform the basement of their home into a venue for learning.

"There's a nice amount of families and bochurim living here," says R' Menachem Mendel Yusewitz about the recent migration of Lubavitchers to the "other side" of Eastern Parkway, between Schenectady and Utica Avenues.

A 8 minute walk to Lubavitch Headquarters at 770 Eastern Parkway and a 25 minute walk to the Heichal Halimud Tiferes Yitzchok at 574 Empire Boulevard, both regularly full to capacity, Yusewitz wanted to offer a closer option.

So he and his wife Faigy opted to convert the ground level of their home at 1334 Lincoln Place to a 50 feet Beis Medrash with bookshelves, chairs and tables, a restroom, coffee, tea, washing station.

Officially opening this week, Heichal Limud Anshei Moshe is named after his grandfather, Rabbi Moshe Rubin OBM, who served for over 40 years as a shochet and a beloved mashpia in Montreal and was known for his hearty farbrengens and niggunim.

"It will be a geshmake, quiet place to learn," says Yusewitz who works for Beis Midrash L'Shluchim of Merkos Suite 302. "By demand, we'll daven Mincha and Maariv and working people can stay to learn alone or with a chavrusa, near their home in a fitting environment."

His parents R' Yaakov and Sarah Yusewitz strongly encouraged and helped this initiative become a reality.

In addition, his friends R' Shlomi Frishman, R' Menachem Engel and R' Saadia Engel and neighbors pitched in to furnish the room. The bookshelves are mostly filled and there will be a computer installed with the Otzar Hachachma seforim library. 

Yusewitz thanked to R' Levi Browd of Yagdil Torah "which is an ongoing inspiration to us, and is helping us along the way," as well as R' Yehuda Zaltzman "who put in time and resources to bring the Heichal Halimud to what it is now."

In the future, there will be shiurim given by guests, as well as occasional farbrengens. "Everyone is very supportive," says Yusewitz. "Learning is clearly on the rise in Crown heights and we feel it is a zchus for us to help."

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Heichal Halimud Anshei Moshe is located at 1334 Lincoln Place
Heichal Halimud Anshei Moshe is located at 1334 Lincoln Place
50 feet of learning space - all times of the day
50 feet of learning space - all times of the day
The bookshelves were filled by caring friends and neighbors
The bookshelves were filled by caring friends and neighbors

R' MM Yusewitz (R) with R' Levi Browd, founder of the other Heical Halimud on Empire Blvd.
R' MM Yusewitz (R) with R' Levi Browd, founder of the other Heical Halimud on Empire Blvd.

Opinions and Comments
Good news
Wow. Absolutely amazing and inspiring. Much hatzlacha!
(10/28/2013 8:12:34 PM)
Excellent! This is really a tremendous zechus for him and all who remember Reb Moshe Rubin will appreciate it greatly. Very nice.
(10/28/2013 8:27:56 PM)
Very nice
Loved the idea.
(10/28/2013 8:28:43 PM)
It looks so inviting ! Kol HaKovod - May the Yusewitz family and all those involved be gebenched !
(10/28/2013 8:29:18 PM)
Yossy H
Wow sounds great...
(10/28/2013 8:31:43 PM)
Wow. Beautiful
Such a nice way to add to the community and share of yourself. Thank you so much. May the Zechus be source of much Bracha for you and your family.
(10/28/2013 8:33:55 PM)
something different
Great to see something different then making a siyum sefer torah finally
(10/28/2013 8:41:19 PM)
Boruch Hashem
Nachas to the Rebbe
(10/28/2013 8:51:14 PM)
been there...
it is the most beautiful fabulous place I've ever learnt in. and had a major hatzlocha in learning!
(10/28/2013 9:24:26 PM)
(10/28/2013 9:25:12 PM)
another reason
MY was telling me there is a nother reason for the name "ANSHEI MOISHE"....
b/c " Anshei moshe" sit and learn...
(10/28/2013 9:27:21 PM)
How generous to give up the space of ur home for such an amazing cause! so impressive!!
(10/28/2013 9:31:25 PM)
Very beautiful initiative!
May you be zoche to much Hatzlocho Begur
(10/28/2013 10:00:19 PM)
This is Real nachas
(10/28/2013 10:27:45 PM)
amazing news.
may it be the mitzva that brings Moshiach.
(10/28/2013 10:39:57 PM)
One most important fact was left out.Rabbi Yusevitz is the outstanding principal of Ohr Menachem, while his wife Feigy is the principal of our own Bais Chaya Mushka. They are both sterling examples of how we raise our children to be. May Hashem Repay them with all of the Rebbe's Brochos for only Good
(10/28/2013 10:43:15 PM)
To the Yusewitz's
You are a exampel for all. Your eferts in Chinuch, you devotion to Shluchim and now giving your home and investing in Learning Torah. May Hashem bentch you!!
I love you!!
(10/28/2013 10:57:51 PM)
Rabbi and Mrs Yusewitz
You are the best Yeshiva Menahalim CH ever had. Keep up your good work!
(10/28/2013 11:07:32 PM)
such a beautiful thing to read on this website!
may they be blessed with bonei chayei um'zonei
(10/28/2013 11:27:43 PM)
so beautiful
may u go mchoyil el choyil
moshiach now
(10/28/2013 11:29:24 PM)
That's nice
(10/28/2013 11:44:11 PM)
In the Lameds
I heard from my Mashpiah the Rebbe Made a big Koch of "Ainnemen de velt dorch Limud Hatorah" conquer the world through Learning Torah! Crown Heights you guys are true Doogma Chayois, "Kain Yeriu vichain Yasoo" So they shall see and so they shall do!
(10/28/2013 11:58:24 PM)
St. Johns
Wow this is amazing! I can't wait to learn there! May hashem bentch you and your family with only berochos, gezunt, parnasa and mazal!
(10/29/2013 12:16:38 AM)
Thursday night - Khal Chassidim Shiur
I would also like to make note and mention, R. Yusewitz gives an outstanding Chassidis Shiur on the Chassideshe Parsha.
[For additional info. call Yagdil Torah]
(10/29/2013 12:21:59 AM)
MAZAL TOV!! MAZAL TOV,! paamayim, beahava!
A hartzige yashar koach to our dear niece and nephew,
May this be the continuation of many more bsuros tovos
bivrocho vehatzlocho, this new Bais Chabad; Bayis
Molay Sforim, with ahavas Yisroel.. what a beautiful blend!.

proudly, the montreal chanowitzs..
(10/29/2013 1:12:22 AM)
So generous of the Yusewitz's and great for the neighborhood
This will help keep Yidden walking those streets and help grow the boundaries of CH. Beautiful idea. Kol Hakavod.
Lots of hatzlacha and bracha!
(10/29/2013 2:22:16 AM)
mazal tov!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Mazal tov from Thornhill woods
(10/29/2013 8:42:37 AM)
Ahhh... Shlomi Frishman, the widest heart i know!
goes all the way out for others...
(10/29/2013 10:03:42 AM)
Where Credit is due..
This is all the lasting effect of Yagdil Torah,

From their Heichal Halimud, to the publications and shiurim, they continue pomping inspiration for Mivtza Torah in the Rebbe's Shchuna!

Thank you Levi Browd!
we all owe it to you...
(10/29/2013 10:06:12 AM)
Thank you Collive
After so much Presidential non-sense, finally some real content.
Keep the Toichen coming!
(10/29/2013 10:08:34 AM)
this is definitely the work of real shluchim of the rebbe right here in crown heights
(10/29/2013 10:18:14 AM)
שלומי פרישמן
אחלה בנ"א שבעולם!
(10/29/2013 10:22:47 AM)
The family Attorney Zev Goldstein
Zeidy Rubin is certainly shepping nachas, saying teillim, and davenin ...
(10/29/2013 11:21:57 AM)
home next door for sale
The house next door to the Yusevitch family is for sale. It would be nice if a ben torah buys it and further enhances this great Heichal Halimud.
I saw them advertise it. They could be reached at LincolnPlHouse@Gmail.com

Yours Truly,
A Willing and Welcoming Neighbor
(10/29/2013 11:34:50 AM)
Kol Hakovod
really wonderful what Mendy and Faigy are doing, keep up the great work you do (all of it!) Many Brachos to you and yours, Levi and Batsheva and family
(10/29/2013 12:17:35 PM)
Chevreh man!
He and his wife are right on!
(10/29/2013 1:37:33 PM)
The Rebbe's Kinder
Incredible to see the Rebes inyonim being advanced!
Shlichus in CH!
Ive been there and it really in a beautiful atmosphere and geshmake place to learn and focus.
(10/29/2013 2:30:24 PM)
a dank for chasidishe naches from kinderlach
a emese beis shmegadlin bei tora tfila and gmilas chasodim
im sure its much naches to the rebbe
(10/29/2013 3:51:53 PM)
I am humbled!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(10/29/2013 4:34:36 PM)
Incredibly beautiful
(10/29/2013 4:59:35 PM)
I am inspired, puts priorities into context! Thanks
(10/29/2013 8:56:01 PM)
# Yehuda zaltzman
I knew such a thing would have your finger in it.
.... where is Getzel in the pictures?
(10/29/2013 9:01:47 PM)
All Relative
Why do they refer to it as the "other side" of Eastern Parkway? Lincoln Place is my side of Eastern Parkway.
(10/29/2013 10:55:05 PM)
Thanks for this article.
I went to visit ויש שם תמיד את הקוד על הדלת....

The light was on,

when not, just turn on the light and Learn-Away... :-)
(10/30/2013 12:04:23 PM)
i have a kvius there. its an amazing place to learn. highly recommended.
(10/30/2013 12:35:42 PM)
great place
i learn there. when ever it is you need a good spot to learn thats the place to go. its a great place to learn.
btw there is always coffee tea and farbaisen.
(10/30/2013 12:42:20 PM)
Doesnt mention - what are the hours
(10/30/2013 4:29:05 PM)
Kol Hakavod!
wow wow very nice! inspiring. im so happy to see that this is happening.
yarbu kamochem biyisroel!!
(10/30/2013 6:31:43 PM)
Love it
Nothing like family and friends taking care of each other and their community!!! If it weren't for the Zaltzmans our family wouldn't be here!
So so proud of you Faigy!!
(10/30/2013 10:08:09 PM)
one thing you gotta give them...
:-) the cookies beat everywhere else I was @
(10/30/2013 11:21:58 PM)
since there is a 'kod al hadelet' - you can come whenever you would like, 247 litterally - turn on the light, make yourself at home, and learn!
(10/31/2013 9:00:08 AM)
anshey moshe
אנשי משה- דעם רעבינס מענטשין
(10/31/2013 11:12:29 AM)
Me too me too!
I guess this is why people buy houses? I live in an apartment and always thought that was an ideal (Israel..) but maybe it's a good idea to buy a house, so that you have a basement to turn into a beis midrash/ kiruv place.
(11/1/2013 8:02:40 AM)
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