Breaking New Ground

Watch the progress on our planned 21,000 square foot expansion and renovation of existing space!

Archive for March, 2008

Work on our new building begins!

We’ve broken ground on our building expansion! The bulldozers and backhoes are in full force. Soon we’ll be opening our state-of-the-art Deposit Library built into the hillside behind our existing theater, a concrete “vault” with shelving for a half-million of our most important volumes. Through precisely calibrated control of temperature and humidity, we’ll be able to assure their preservation for centuries to come.

Adjacent to the Library will be a sunlit, two-story “Yiddish academy,” featuring comfortable classrooms and seminar rooms, a performance hall with seating for 275, a student commons, a distance learning studio, galleries and exhibition space, a kosher kitchen, offices for faculty and staff, and, just outside, a “big top” tent for summer audiences of 600 or more.