As the new school year steadily approaches, yeshivos are scrambling to figure out how, and if, they could open. One yeshiva, however, is beginning to prepare to bring hundreds of out-of-towners into Crown Heights.

The annual ‘Kevutzah’ brings hundreds of Israeli Chabad bochurim to Crown Heights to spend a year learning in Chabad World Headquarters at 770. In an average year, the process is simple for the most part, and the community gladly welcomes the bochurim.

This year, however, the world is in the midst of a raging pandemic, which shows no sign of letting up any time in the near future. Israel in particular, is experiencing a severe outbreak that is expected to last for months.

The hanhala of ‘kevutza’, the Israeli bochurim who travel to spend a year in Crown Heights, have begun sending out application forms for the coming school year, leaving many wondering if Crown Heights will once again be full of out-of-towners in the near future.

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