By COLlive reporter
The kitchen serving Israeli bochurim learning at the Central Yeshiva Tomchei Tmimim – 770 in Crown Heights has been closed this week by the Health Department of New York City.
Kevutzah Bochurim who went to eat at the kitchen located in the basement of the dormitory building at 1414 President Street discovered that it had been shut after failing the hygiene inspection.
As a temporary solution, meals were held for the bochurim in Getzel Shul which is adjacent to the dormitory dining room.
On Monday, inspectors from the health department again arrived to inspect the premises, and they closed the kitchen a second time and imposed a fine on the management.
According to one of the bochurim who spoke to COLlive, they were not served lunch or dinner on Monday.
By Monday night, in need of meals, many Bochurim reached out to Crown Heights residents whom they knew.
Crown Heights residents responded quickly, kindly offering to host bochurim, many along with a friend or two, to their homes for dinner.
On Tuesday, Rabbi Moshe Meir Gluckowsky, of the hanhallah of the Yeshiva, and R’ Yosef Wilmowsky, manager of the Yeshiva kitchen, held an urgent meeting on the issue, and are working hard to get the kitchen reopened as soon as possible, COLlive was told.