Waterbury Mesivta, situated in Durham Connecticut is under the leadership of its Menahel Rabbi Doniel Kalish, and its Rosh Mesivta, Rabbi Shimon Yanofsky. This highly acclaimed Yeshiva High School is home to adolescents who thrive outside the confines of conventional schooling. Many of them have lost faith in their own abilities due to adverse experiences in their youth. On a sprawling campus of 55 acres, 185 bachurim spend the most important years of formative education secluded and free of distractions. In this warm environment, they bond with their dedicated teachers and supervisors who work to restore a sense of belief and self-dignity within their students. The results are astounding. It is the only institution of its kind where boys can enter, and irrespective of their background, they invariably emerge with a drive to succeed. Teenagers who were previously too unmotivated to wake up in the morning can be seen at Durham Campus stretching the limits of personal
achievement, driven by a renewed sense of self-worth. At Durham, boys look forward to the sunshine. They wake up each morning enthused, braced to take on any challenges that they may face.