Missouri Torah Institute to celebrate inauguration of new campus

Above, Rabbi Mendy Rosner teaches a Talmud class at Missouri Torah Institute. Below, clockwise from left: Rabbi Dovid Goldman, MTI principal, assists student Avi Rubin in the computer lab; views of the school’s library and auditorium. Photos: Andrew Kerman

Missouri Torah Institute is inviting the community to celebrate the official inauguration of the school’s new campus in Chesterfield during an event at 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 15. 

Opened at the beginning of this school year in August, the yeshiva — a Jewish day school providing secular and religious instruction —  features 120,000 square feet of space on a campus spanning more than eight acres.  

The campus includes large, open spaces, skylights for natural light, a large “bais midrash” — or study hall — modern classrooms, laboratories, an indoor gym, outdoor ball courts and close to 60 dorm rooms. An AdvancEd accredited high school, MTI currently has about 85 students, many of whom are from the St. Louis area, but the enrollment also represents 15 cities across the U.S. 

“We have an amazing positive energy here,” said Rabbi David Fromowitz, dean of MTI, which is located at 1809 Clarkson Rd. “Our parents and students are proud; Members of the community are coming to visit and people from Jewish communities across America are calling, offering congratulations and encouraging us with regards to the impact this will have on our greater St. Louis Jewish community.”  

Built in 1986 and renovated in 1996, the campus formerly housed St. Joseph’s School for the Deaf. MTI was founded in 2007 and is an affiliate of the Rabbinical Seminary of America. 

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For more information, contact Rabbi David Fromowitz at 314-594-0462, ext. 101 or visit missouritorah.org.